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  1. #11
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    That looks like it was caused by having a bend in blade, so that parts of the bevel are touching the stone but parts aren't. Either that or really bad sharpening....
    If it isn't bent it'll be fixable, a belt grinder being the easiest approach, taking the usual precautions to avoid overheating (New ceramic belts will cut better with less heat)

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    Ok so this guys has found some pictures of the knife OOTB.



    This is the movie before i've started my work:



    I started with Bester 500 with no results. Then i've used dmt coarse (which is hardly cutting). After DMT i came back to bester but i've used narrow side. Eureka!! It's cutting like hell.

    This is after maybe half hour:



    and then after maybe one hour:











    I will continue tommorow. I like the results because I thought that it will be immpossible but it's not bad. I have never done that before. Tommorow I will try to straighten the blade.

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    Looks like progress, are you keeping the asymmetry?

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    Hard to say. I was thinning mostly right side because it was awful. It does look like 90/10 grind but I will try to make it 50/50. I just have touched left side for a while and will try to continue that tommorow. Also i tried to remove low spot by putting knife vertically on the stone and cutting like this.

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    good lord that thing is fat. you have some serious patience! you might be better off keeping it asymmetrical because it's so thick.

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    Ugh -- what a job to do on stones. ZDP is awfully cranky to handle that way.

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    Come on! Go for it !

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    Hey guys it will be fun to do. I was scared because most people say ZDP-189 ...... be afraid, it's pain in the arse etc but to be honest it wasn't that bad. I will spend maybe one hour tommorow on thinning and that's it. Then I will polish it. I took some measurements: (heel, middle, aprox 2cm from tip)

    Spine: 2.70 2.63 2.23
    Shinogi line: 0.72 0.58 0.53

    What do you think?? Should I thin it more or leave it like this?? I will definitely grind the left side tommorow because mostly i did right side today.

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    I don't have anything substantive to add to this.

    Just two comments: 1) great work!, doesn't it feel awesome to do a repair like that?; 2) I'm totally psyched that I could look at the original photo on that and actually see and understand what was wrong...my nearly 1 year on this forum hasn't been for naught!
    Remember: You're a unique individual...just like everybody else.

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    Zwiefel it really does feel awesome especially that I know that in this situation I can sharpen better than somebody else hehe. To be honest i feel good because i have never done that before and now i've got opportunity to learn.

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