PDA

View Full Version : Fixing a Bent Tip?



ajhuff
07-25-2011, 05:39 PM
My friend lent me her Chef's knife to sharpen and I noticed the tip is bent. What is the best way to go about fixing this. Just bend it back against something hard? Use pliers? Lightly hammer it on something flat? I really am not sure what to do.

Thanks,

-AJ

JBroida
07-25-2011, 05:48 PM
what kind of knife? Pictures?

ajhuff
07-25-2011, 05:49 PM
I'll try to post a pick. Knife is a Mercer I think.

-AJ

ajhuff
07-25-2011, 06:03 PM
Correction. Knife says it is a STUBAI? Made in Austria. INOX, 10" chef knife. No I'll see if I can post picks.

-AJ

ajhuff
07-25-2011, 06:13 PM
I am not the best a taking pics of knives and had to resort to my phone, so I hope these are detailed enough.

Knife profile:http://s2.postimage.org/c68io7uax/IMAG0154.jpg

Knife tip: http://s1.postimage.org/x13xsqdcy/IMAG0155.jpg

Thanks

-AJ

JBroida
07-25-2011, 06:17 PM
thats just one you need to sharpen out... fixing it is not worth the effort. It looks to just be about 1-2mm or so... is that right?

JBroida
07-25-2011, 06:18 PM
oh... grind a bit from the spine and a bit from the edge

Rottman
07-25-2011, 06:19 PM
You could try hammering lightly on something hard and pretty flat, if it breaks off lower the spine to form a new tip

Lefty
07-25-2011, 06:57 PM
The tip could use lowering, anyways.

ajhuff
07-25-2011, 07:09 PM
Yes, I would say 2mm max. Thanks for all the replies. Do you think my 400 Chosera would do the job? Is it just a matter of patience?

-AJ

Rottman
07-25-2011, 07:14 PM
If you grind the spine down something coarses would be better, maybe even a concrete sidewalk to start with. A Chosera 400 is too nice a stone for coarse crap like that, if you need to use it rather use the sides of the stone, grinding a spine can leave nasty grooves fast.

SpikeC
07-25-2011, 07:17 PM
Anglegrinder!!!

ajhuff
07-25-2011, 07:23 PM
If you grind the spine down something coarses would be better, maybe even a concrete sidewalk to start with. A Chosera 400 is too nice a stone for coarse crap like that, if you need to use it rather use the sides of the stone, grinding a spine can leave nasty grooves fast.

Ok, great info. I used my Korin stone fixer (http://korin.com/Stone-Fixer-Brown) once as a wet stone to fix a friend's knife that had no edge on it. Maybe I'll try that first.

Thanks,

-AJ

JBroida
07-25-2011, 07:33 PM
that would be a good way to start... this kind of thing tends to leave scars in the stones

Citizen Snips
07-25-2011, 09:39 PM
not if you use the side of a stone or use a dmt

i usually fix tips by grinding off the top and polishing it up on the side of my beston 500 and bester 1200 although its not really necessary to polish

ajhuff
07-25-2011, 10:59 PM
I think I got it. I used the stone fixer stone as a wet stone and it took the curl on the end right off. I noticed she has no edge on this knife at all. I know all she has ever used in the past is one of those pull through sharpeners they sell in sporting goods at Walmart. And I found there is a wave in the blade about an inch from the tip. I plan on working the knife a little bit every day. I'm just trying to help out a friend not trying to turn this into a wonder of stainless steel. :)

Thank you guys for your help,

-AJ