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Old 04-26-2019, 08:41 AM   #1
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If that's my work I ought to be shot!

During the last millennia, Chuck sent me a box of knives. One of them is the folder pictured below. He identified it as one he carries EDC, and he told me I had polished it.

...then I looked at the edge...

Yikes, when the cutler perfected all four bevels my guess is that he wanted them of equal width. Oy, vey, some one was in the cooking sherry, because not one of Chuck's bevels matched the other three--and I inked them to make sure.

The bevels that were there were paper-thin in width and cut at a high angle. They were "utility sharp" at best.

I won't even mention the tip...

Using ink and a fairly new 140 Atoma it took me the better part of an hour to just to do the repairs. Now everything matches, the corner separating the bevels is crisp and defined and all of the glint marks on all four bevels are totally gone.

In truth, when I first saw this knife I thought "amateurish." Then I saw the polish. This knife has to go out fixed, even to the gaze and razor sharp. Period.

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Old 04-26-2019, 08:55 AM   #2
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I did the tip over again.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:21 AM   #3
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This is a very difficult portion to do, and you have to be careful.

I left the ink on the tanto bevel and polished off the belly bevel. Notice the hard, crisp line. This is a design of the knife, and one errant move with a stone will round it off.

Yes, it can be fixed, don't ask me how I know! But my guess is that Chuck wants his best knife in that 'best' condition. LOL

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I got trapped at the DMV this afternoon and didn't get as far on Chuck's knife as I thought I would. Tomorrow is another day...
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:08 PM   #5
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The final polishing of Chuck's knife.

I am now two polishing stones into Chuck's knife.

I never thought I would use any of the "concave/convex" spiel some polishers bandied about. Now I'm glad I listened.

It's a real trick to get a concave scratch pattern to mirror a convex pattern--especially when those two bevels have to meet!

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Better picture.

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Old 04-27-2019, 03:14 PM   #7
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Let's try this again.

So close and yet...

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Looks more like a Paper cutter than a Knife.
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Old 04-27-2019, 04:30 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Love Kimberly View Post
Looks more like a Paper cutter than a Knife.
I can assure you that it is very sharp. The issue is that the owner likes uniform edges and a little polish on his personal folders.
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