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Old 12-27-2018, 01:11 PM   #1
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Dinged up my own knife.

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I really cut some gouges into the knife this time, it bounced around the pocket I keep my keys. Took me some time to gt out the damage, and then I had to polish. You'll notice by the blue tag on the butt end, it got the slurry treatment.

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Old 12-27-2018, 01:57 PM   #2
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Looks great Chico!!
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:01 PM   #3
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I'm actually more worried about the Queen. I've noticed that I put so many sharp edges in the middle of her eye the ink is coming off the playing card!
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:13 PM   #4
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You are definately the wizard. I would have thought it to be garbage or make it serrated . Did you have to take a lot of metal off to fix it.
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:15 PM   #5
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Im sorry , when I first looked at the picture it looked like the blade was chipped.
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:17 PM   #6
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No, surprisingly little. Most of the work was done with glass and automotive paste. I did have to flip it a few times, but it came out. Then I used the slurry, more to look for flaws than ego.

Everything came out.

Edit: Chipped? No, probably just a reflection off the card. You'd be amazed at how big a chip a re-profile can fix.
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:22 AM   #7
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Ok, I have to ask. When "Chico" says an edge is dinged up, does that mean it got a sandwich smudge, or was there a true edge ding?
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:50 AM   #8
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Ok, I have to ask. When "Chico" says an edge is dinged up, does that mean it got a sandwich smudge, or was there a true edge ding?
He says "it bounced around the pocket I keep my keys". I have to ask, does he carry the knife open in his pocket? Most keys are made of brass, wouldn't the knife damage the keys rather then the keys damaging the knife?
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:12 AM   #9
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They were gouges really, both sides, same place, like the blade tried to cut a zipper.

The knife was closed when I took it out, the inside of the handle is smooth. I 'm as confused as you guys are.

Edit: The keys are brass and steel, but I think it was the metal ring they were on that made the gouges.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:51 AM   #10
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I think I solved the problem.

Take your Barge and look at it from the top or the bottom. You'll find the opener studs are wider than the knife. If you just dump it into your pocket, the stud could pull the blade slightly open.
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