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dbmiller5
07-20-2012, 05:21 AM
I bought this cleaver right when Mark got them in for the first time. I don't use it a lot, maybe a few times a week. But now its really looking like crap, and I need to give it a makeover. Obviously, its going to get a new handle but what else? Should I just crap it and buy a new one? I was thinking of removing the entire lacquer coating but I remember someone on the old forum saying it ruined the knife.

I got a piece of wood similar to THIS (http://www.woodheadz.com/store/pc/-Redwood-1-3-4-x-1-3-4-x-10-11p3939.htm) one. And I have some ebony lying around to round it out.

Currently:
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac345/mllrkllr88/IMG_6122.jpg
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac345/mllrkllr88/IMG_6121.jpg
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac345/mllrkllr88/IMG_6120.jpg
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac345/mllrkllr88/IMG_6119.jpg

rahimlee54
07-20-2012, 11:44 AM
Looks about like mine, polish it and keep going it is fine.

Eamon Burke
07-20-2012, 11:49 AM
That looks way better than mine.

GlassEye
07-20-2012, 11:52 AM
I don't really see any issues, what is wrong with it? I removed the lacquer from secondary bevel grind down and found the reactvity not bad at all, ymmv.

tgraypots
07-20-2012, 02:44 PM
I totally disagree with these guys. It looks like ***t. My suggestion is to sell it to me for $20 incl. PP and shipping and I'll dispose of it for you in a safe manner. I have an old knife graveyard around here somewhere, and it will be right at home. Thanks for considering my proposal.

DeepCSweede
07-20-2012, 03:25 PM
I totally disagree with these guys. It looks like ***t. My suggestion is to sell it to me for $20 incl. PP and shipping and I'll dispose of it for you in a safe manner. I have an old knife graveyard around here somewhere, and it will be right at home. Thanks for considering my proposal.

I agree with Tom, but you should probably pay him $20 to dispose of it for you.

chinacats
07-20-2012, 04:05 PM
That looks way better than mine.

+1

Vertigo
07-20-2012, 04:17 PM
+1

+2

tgraypots
07-20-2012, 04:22 PM
OK, I'll throw in some music and a few of my better knives can say a few words. Seriously, at some point you just have to let it go man. I know, I've been there. Listen to your uncle Tom.....pats on the back would be appropriate here.

dbmiller5
07-20-2012, 04:46 PM
Ok, I guess I am just being picky. I am going to remove the bare metal lacquer and leave the blue lacquer alone. Once I make the new handle and the bare metal achieves a good patina, I will re post. Trust me...its going to make a big difference. Or maybbe I will get a new one and dress it up the way I was talking about. Either way, its still a dang good knife.

Crothcipt
07-20-2012, 08:41 PM
Looks better than the chopping cleaver I just made look like new.

Drybonz
09-02-2012, 09:21 PM
Just wondering what method you guys use to remove the lacquer? Would a wire buffer wheel work?

GlassEye
09-02-2012, 09:33 PM
Acetone

brainsausage
09-03-2012, 01:06 AM
That looks a lot better than mine. Especially since I dust dropped the damn thing on the floor and bent the tip last week:curse:

Johnny.B.Good
09-03-2012, 01:38 AM
Have a look at this: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/7655-Show-your-newest-knife-buy?p=130255&viewfull=1#post130255