View Full Version : Vintage Sky Line knife refurb

05-02-2014, 11:25 AM
I found an old Sky Line knife down the back of a kitchen unit that I ripped out in a house I am refurbishing, I believe they were made by Prestige.
Anyway I decided to use it as practice knife for a refurb, the idea was to clean it up and do a re-handle, but on closer inspection the edge had a vertical crack in it about 15mm long, as the crack was 3/4 of the way along the blade I decided to re-profile it, it has turned into Kiritsuke style petty/mini gyuto thing:dontknow:
So far it has been shaped and rough sanded, used a Dremel to shape it and hand sanded everything, I put a quick edge on it and actually isn't too bad, good fun with tomatoes, even with no handle:biggrin:
Good fun so far, will leave it with a higher grit finish and going to shape the tang and put a Wa handle on it soon hopefully.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ayf3n4b1at7pj6g/20140501_140018.jpg?dl=1&token_hash=AAHjtBhBzLEKmC6JtgqKBMuDcLS7v3qkbzzwUux J64bfhA
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/s94g3erlz6tgwil/20140501_200556.jpg?dl=1&token_hash=AAEOeRi0Dk8pERClssem5T2ZcGbkrwSA9RrVtzI RccLsHQ

05-02-2014, 11:43 AM
Looks good Warren. How old do you think it is?

05-02-2014, 11:51 AM
Looks good Warren. How old do you think it is?
I would say it is probably 1960's-70's, it was my grandma's so thought it would be nice to do something with it, just a shame it had a crack in it

05-02-2014, 02:02 PM
First one I've seen, thanks for sharing.

05-02-2014, 02:15 PM
First one I've seen, thanks for sharing.
Will probably be the last as well:biggrin: Don't think they were great knives, no idea what the steel is and it was a bit too flexible as it was originally so now I have shortened it quite a bit it has stiffened up and seems a lot better, takes a good edge though