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    Old School Takeda Conversion

    This "new style" Takeda came in with edge damage. This repair required a decent amount of material to be removed which would make an already thick edge - extra thick. Instead of just remvoing the damage and sharpening I thinned the bevel by raising the height up into the blade. Basically I converted this knife to an "old school" Takeda. The owner isn't going to believe it's the same knife when he cuts with it.
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    Did you do some blueing on the KU? Or is that just the lighting in the after pics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brainsausage View Post
    Did you do some blueing on the KU? Or is that just the lighting in the after pics?

    Good eye! Yeah it's bluing. I didn't do it heavily, just a light quick coating.

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    That's a nice transformation, you can actually see a lot of the damage in the before pics. Do you know if the bluing also works on stainless cladding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjangula View Post
    Do you know if the bluing also works on stainless cladding?




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    Old School Takeda Conversion

    I see… upon doing further reading it looks like bluing and the oxide coating terms I've come across are referring to the same, at first I thought they were two different processes. With knives other methods such as hot bluing probably wouldn't be smart…

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    Nope

    Thanks Jon

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