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orange
04-08-2013, 11:20 PM
This unusual idea came up in my mind this evening;
I have a 330mm kensaki yanagi. I feel it is too long and like to make it shorter by cutting a 3~5cm off from the blade and like to make a small cutting tool with the cut-off 3~5cm blade also.
What is the best tool for doing it? I imagine some sort of water cool industrial quality cutting tool. :-)
Where can I send it to if someone can do it?

Thanks K

Squilliam
04-09-2013, 04:15 AM
IMO this sounds like a bad idea all around... Pop it up on BST and buy a shorter one if you can. But I would go with a hacksaw for the iron and a hammer to snap the steel if I was going to go through with it. Bear in mind that the ura will be all messed up no matter how you do it.

TB_London
04-09-2013, 04:17 AM
Will you not have to then rework the whole tip profile, shinogi and redo the Ura?

Sell it and buy a shorter knife or see if someone has one to trade.

ThEoRy
04-09-2013, 04:52 AM
Just keep sharpening it and over time it will shorten.

ecchef
04-09-2013, 05:31 AM
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orange
04-09-2013, 07:23 AM
LOL. Thanks for your input!!
If there's a way for a clean cut, the backside would be ok.
Of course, the tip needs a little care after but not major.
I will think about selling it.
Thanks again.

franzb69
04-09-2013, 08:51 AM
what squilliam said.

post it on the BST and buy a shorter one.

=D

Marko Tsourkan
04-09-2013, 10:03 AM
This unusual idea came up in my mind this evening;
I have a 330mm kensaki yanagi. I feel it is too long and like to make it shorter by cutting a 3~5cm off from the blade and like to make a small cutting tool with the cut-off 3~5cm blade also.
What is the best tool for doing it? I imagine some sort of water cool industrial quality cutting tool. :-)
Where can I send it to if someone can do it?
Thanks K

The simplest way to cut a hardened steel, is to use an angle grinder with a cut-off disk. It will generate some heat, so you will probably need to grind off discolored area around the cut line. If there is a distal taper on the blade, you are likely to lose much of it, and end up with a thicker knife. If you want a kensaki tip ground on the shortened knife, whoever does the work, hopefully knows what he is doing.

In short, I would just sell this knife and buy a shorter one. In my opinion it it is not worth the effort.

Mike9
04-09-2013, 10:41 AM
I think trying to shorten a single bevel knife is akin to making a spanker for your own ass. Sell it and buy or trade it for a shorter one.

Miles
04-09-2013, 02:04 PM
Agreed. BST is the best way to shorten it. No chance of damage.

orange
04-09-2013, 02:09 PM
Thanks again for your input.
I will erase the "unusual idea" = stupid idea from my head. :O

Marko Tsourkan
04-09-2013, 05:11 PM
Thanks again for your input.
I will erase the "unusual idea" = stupid idea from my head. :O

It's not a stupid idea, it can be done (I did it once), but it's a bit of work and I am sure there is somebody out there who is looking for a kensaki yanagi in this lengh.

orange
04-09-2013, 07:58 PM
It's not a stupid idea, it can be done (I did it once), but it's a bit of work and I am sure there is somebody out there who is looking for a kensaki yanagi in this lengh.

I am somewhat attached to this knife as it is a custom made.
But you guys are right. It's best to put it on b/s/t if I can't enjoy it.