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augerpro
05-23-2013, 09:04 AM
This is one of several "cheap" knives I tried out lately. Blue #2 steel. Nice profile (for me) with a pretty flat edge. Decently thin behind the edge, although I did have to do a little stone work to even out the grind a bit. $60 shipped in the CONUS. paypal only.

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franzb69
05-23-2013, 10:14 AM
righty bias on the grind/sharpening? can i see a choil shot?

i would get it soon as i can see a nice choil shot.

a lefty here

El Pescador
05-23-2013, 12:02 PM
is it just a weird picture or is there a hole in the grind a little more than an inch in from the tip?

augerpro
05-23-2013, 03:08 PM
righty bias on the grind/sharpening? can i see a choil shot?i would get it soon as i can see a nice choil shot.

a lefty here

Right hand, although the grind doesn't look too terribly biased. I'd get a choil shot but I can never get those to turn out. I measured a 1/2" behind the edge and it is slightly thinner than the Tanaka I bought off ebay.

augerpro
05-23-2013, 03:09 PM
is it just a weird picture or is there a hole in the grind a little more than an inch in from the tip?

Yeah it showed up after I put it on the stones.

Mike9
05-23-2013, 06:26 PM
Yeah it showed up after I put it on the stones.

I hate when that happens - I always feel like I did something wrong, but that's the way it is. That cutting edge has a long way to go before it gets to there.

K-Fed
05-24-2013, 01:47 AM
I hate when that happens - I always feel like I did something wrong, but that's the way it is. That cutting edge has a long way to go before it gets to there.

As long as the low spot isn't so deep that it goes past the center point of the core steel, or there isn't a deviation off the centerline of the core steel at that point it should just even itself out over time I would think. Much like low spots in single bevel knives. They just eventually end up flat and even with the rest of the bevel.

augerpro
05-24-2013, 04:31 AM
I think the lighting makes it look bad, really it is nothing 5 minutes on the stones wouldn't take care of, I just didn't bother since I didn't really see the point - I wanted to smooth out the area just above the edge. Once I was satisfied with that I went on to sharpening. I am an amateur sharpener though, I wonder what Dave Martell or the like could do with it. Because otherwise I liked the profile and the blue #2 should be a good durable steel. I like the rustic look too.

franzb69
05-24-2013, 08:28 AM
i have decided to concede my interest. apologies for taking so long. been sick and busy. priorities has been shifted around.

augerpro
06-02-2013, 09:55 PM
This knife is still available. I hope the talk about the visual imperfections you see from a camera don't scare anyone off, functionally the edge is fine. Also the blade has a very light lacquer coat, so it is totally unreactive, except the core, which being blue steel isn't terribly reactive anyway.

420layersofdank
06-02-2013, 10:14 PM
Pm sent

augerpro
06-06-2013, 03:03 PM
this knife is still available

panda
06-07-2013, 02:32 AM
where did you get it from? are there longer versions available?

augerpro
06-07-2013, 05:41 PM
I got it from epicedge. I'm sure they have longer ones.

augerpro
06-09-2013, 10:52 PM
SOLD