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    Some Remedies for a Remedy

    So I got a nice little project land in my lap awhile back that needed some remedies applied, it's a Lamson made Remedy gyuto.

    The remedies that were prescribed and administered were blade thinning (see details below), hidden tang conversion, & rehandling.

    This would have been a pretty straight forward refurb except for two issues. The first is that the blade has a decent overgrind strip on the right side where it appears that the blade was refinished after the mark was lasered on. There's a hollowed out section from spine to edge in just this section. I did my best to even the face of the blade out but I couldn't add steel where it had been removed so some evidence still exists. The second issue nearly kicked my ass, the bolster is whacked out, it was shorter on one side than the other and more or less uneven in every direction. This might not have been that big of a deal if I was applying scales but in this case I was putting a squared up block of wood up against these things. As with the blade I did my best to make this look as good as possible where there was little to work with and again some evidence still remains of the factory imperfection.


    Blade Thinning stats:

    Before
    Spine (handle to tip) - .70" , .72" , .20"

    Edge (handle to tip) - .13" , .13" , .11"

    After
    Spine (handle to tip) - . 63" , .60" , .09"

    Edge (handle to tip) - .06" , .05" , .05"



    Handle:Two toned straight grain ironwood (from BurlSource)
    Copper bolster spacer
    Copper & nickel silver mosaic pin
    Converted full tang to hidden



    The customer saw potential in this knife and I hoped that I saw it realized.


    Here's some pictures.....

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    Looks great! I love the hidden tang conversion!

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    i think it looks great!

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    Really nice execution!
    -"we're gonna make gluten free lasagna"

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    Especially loving this after:


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    Quote Originally Posted by schanop View Post
    Especially loving this after:


    Let me tell you that this mark is D_E_E_P set into that blade.

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    WoW!
    Very clean and beautiful work Dave.
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    The handle came out great! I love that little hit of copper next to the bolster, and shape is an enormous improvement!
    Spike C
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    dang! Dave works miracles! you've truly remedied my remedy.

    edit: I still can't believe how awesome it looks.

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    I've always thought the Remedy handles didn't have enough curvature...this looks much better!
    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
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