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Thread: How can you tell if a knife is perfectly straight?

  1. #11

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    Jul 2011
    St. Petersburg, FL
    i will try to describe this as best as I can. When i check the spine, I look down the blade towards the point. I then grab the handle or tang and hold it out i front of me at eye level in my right hand with the edge away from me and the tip pointing to the left. You have to look at it straight on. I you look at it off angle, it will look like it is a bit bent. But, if you move it around, or switch hands and it looks like it is bent equally in opposite directions depending on whether the edge is too high or too low or going from your left to your right hand, then it is probably straight. :big grin: I usually stand in the door of my shop and use the wall across he driveway was a back backdrop.

  2. #12
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    Sep 2011
    Thanks everything seems fine. Taught me not to plop my knives down next to the couch after work...

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    Feb 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by Deckhand View Post

    Sorry, I was bored. It is interesting though.
    Spike C
    "The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."

  4. #14

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    Mar 2011
    Rockport, TX
    Quote Originally Posted by bechler View Post
    I guess I have two questions. The first would be how difficult is it to mistakenly bend a knife?
    I'm willing to wager that he did not bend the knife.

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    Costa Mesa California
    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    Glad you noticed my knife laser protractor link

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