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JBroida
08-28-2012, 05:01 PM
I got in a knife this morning that will be a kind of interesting and fun repair, so i thought i'd post some pictures for you guys to see as i go through the process. Anyways, i'm going to get started on it later today, but here is the knife in the condition it arrived in...

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apicius9
08-28-2012, 05:04 PM
Could be one of mine... Good luck with the repair.

Stefan

Jim
08-28-2012, 05:09 PM
Ahhh... The rare ellipse knife for cutting semicircles!

JBroida
08-28-2012, 05:41 PM
blade straightening and results

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Jim
08-28-2012, 05:58 PM
Nice Jon!

Cutty Sharp
08-28-2012, 06:13 PM
Interesting and thanks for posting.

JBroida
08-28-2012, 08:13 PM
Some sharpening...

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schanop
08-28-2012, 08:42 PM
Nice. Did this guy need the WHEEL?

And is slightly dished monzento the secret key to nice kasumi hamaguri edge?

Awesome, Jon.

JBroida
08-28-2012, 08:49 PM
no wheel here... just normal stones. The monzento makes my life a lot easier... i'm getting more in stock again soon.

JBroida
08-28-2012, 08:53 PM
almost ready for rehandle

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Tatsuya
08-28-2012, 10:54 PM
Can you talk about that blade straightener and if it could possibly be a future product for sale? There's a santoku that's been in my family for quite some time and I found out just yesterday that it was actually a Tojiro knife (perhaps it's not Tojiro but some other Fujitora knife, either way it's older, half-tang, definitely not vg-10). It's got a couple twerks in it that would be cool to straighten out.

Crothcipt
08-29-2012, 02:35 AM
Was the symmetry 99/1 and they tried to put a 50/50 on it? Or are you just shining it up? I am just wondering about the stone use on the back side.

Eamon Burke
08-29-2012, 02:41 AM
I think a blade straightener is definitely one of those tools that requires a lot of hands-on and in-person instruction to learn to use. Not exactly point-and-click.

This is fun to watch. I wish we had more of your sharpening progression. Don't even try to tell me you did that whole knife start to finish on two stones.

JBroida
08-29-2012, 03:08 AM
I think a blade straightener is definitely one of those tools that requires a lot of hands-on and in-person instruction to learn to use. Not exactly point-and-click.

This is fun to watch. I wish we had more of your sharpening progression. Don't even try to tell me you did that whole knife start to finish on two stones.

3 stones... theres a really cool stone i had custom made for me (i wish i could sell it but it cost me $600)... it does my coarse and medium work. Then its the monzento and the suita.

JBroida
08-29-2012, 03:09 AM
Was the symmetry 99/1 and they tried to put a 50/50 on it? Or are you just shining it up? I am just wondering about the stone use on the back side.

it seems like it had never been sharpened before (or at least not much)... there were some chips in the edge though. I was just doing normal repair and sharpening. The major fixes were refinishing the rusted areas of the knife and straightening it.

Eamon Burke
08-29-2012, 03:20 AM
3 stones... theres a really cool stone i had custom made for me (i wish i could sell it but it cost me $600)... it does my coarse and medium work. Then its the monzento and the suita.

I am finagling a way to get to the West Coast, expressly to visit your store. 33% of the reason for this visit is to see that stone.

JBroida
08-29-2012, 03:29 AM
i promise it doesnt look like much... i'll see if i can remember to take a picture at work tomorrow

Eamon Burke
08-29-2012, 03:52 AM
No, I want to see it AND smell it.
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JasonD
08-29-2012, 09:15 AM
No, I want to see it AND smell it.
:sofa:

So THAT's why it's so expensive. What'd they put in that "special stone" Jon?

Also, awesome job as usual.

DeepCSweede
08-29-2012, 10:27 AM
No, I want to see it AND smell it.
:sofa:

Bieniek would taste it too Eamon :D

JBroida
08-29-2012, 08:31 PM
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JasonD
08-29-2012, 09:10 PM
Ok so something I've always wondered. I always see pictures of japanese craftsmen smacking the back of the handle when they're burning the tang in and installing the handle. But why are they holding the knife on the handle and not the blade? Just seems silly to hold on to the piece you're smacking. I know that's how they do it and it's obviously worked for quite a long while. But do you know why?

JBroida
08-29-2012, 09:12 PM
newtons 3rd law ;)

Andrew H
08-29-2012, 09:28 PM
newtons 3rd law ;)

I don't think my physics teacher would give you full credit for that answer, Jon.

JasonD
08-29-2012, 09:29 PM
Yeah I figured action/reaction and all that. The inertia of the blade itself will be kind of a limiting factor, I'd think. Is the idea to tap it in lightly?

JBroida
08-29-2012, 09:54 PM
its not super light, but its not like you're trying to kill something

wenus2
09-02-2012, 04:57 AM
I once used an axe with a loose handle for light splitting duty in the winter, I always looked forward to whacking the back of the handle with the sledge and watching that iron suck backup onto the wood. I had to drive a wedge in there eventually for safety sake, but it sure ruined my fun.

Good looking work Jon. It's fun to see the straightener in play.

bieniek
09-02-2012, 03:43 PM
its funny you posted that Jon i bought a takobiki few month back in about same condition.

I managed to straighten it but it is still a mess. I had to regrind the back with my household methods so its far far away from completing.

Thanks for that :doublethumbsup:

JBroida
09-02-2012, 03:49 PM
so, this knife is done at this point... just have to take some pics and send them to the owner... i'll post a few when i have a chance later today