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    Reprofiling!

    I'm looking to do some re-profiling on my CCK cleaver to really see what kind of better cleaver to buy! I have a question though... what is the best way to go about doing this? If I am looking to take a decent amount of metal off... should I grind the blade perpendicular to the stone and then reform the edge? Or should I grind as if I'm sharpening and simply concentrate on a certain area for much longer and that will grind down the metal I don't want?

    Thanks... the CCK has pretty soft steel, so I'm not too worried about it... I gave a thought (if I was going to do some serious reshaping) to actually cutting the metal into rough shape then reform the bevels that way, but I don't think I'm going to take that much metal off.

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    I'd suggest hanging the blade off of the stone and using the stone lengthwise. You'll gain a lot of control and you can pick the height of the grind you want to work at while keeping it pretty neat looking.

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    So I'm holding the blade almost as if I'm trying to "cut" the stone with the tip, only I'm not slicing but grinding with the lengthwise direction of the stone?

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    It looks like this....lay the knife down at the angle you want...
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    You may have to raise the handle to get the tip and lower the handle to get the heal.

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    Ahh... thanks, Dave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    You're welcome!
    Hmm.. I may have been using the wrong term... but basically I added a few mm of belly to my CCK 1103... here's the before and after shots; note, I didn't take the belly all the way to the blue line, about 2-3mm short of that -- the blue line is the belly on the Suien VC cleaver. I haven't cut much with it, but it seems much less "clunky" than before on the board.

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    What do you think? I think I may have over ground a little on the tip, as I was originally shooting for the blue line, then thought I'd go a little less curve at first. Anyways, those DMT plates cut fast!

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    Looks good to me. But all that matters is how it feels to you! So, do you have a better idea of what cleaver profile you want now?
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    Yeah, I like the extra curve... it's sticking a bit more than it used to so I think I might need to thin it behind the edge a little more and give it a polish. I haven't decided whether or not to take the curve all the way up to match the Suien profile or not. hmmm... this is kinda fun

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