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    What am I even doing? part 2

    The trusty shovel is back at it again! This time I wanted to try a more useful chef knife design than the Serbian chef I did before. Since all my other “nice-ish” knives are 8-12 blades, I wanted to add a smaller blade to the arsenal. The blade on this guy is about 6 3/4 inches. I am really...
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    What am I even doing?

    I think it cuts pretty okay. It has a relatively flat bottom which is different than the typical chef knife a typically use. I tend to do a fair amount of both rocking and push cutting when I cook and this knife is okay with pushing. I’m also quite a noob with knives so haven’t quite developed a...
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    Strip old oil from handles?

    Awesome! Thanks for all the info! I will definitely be trying some of these ideas
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    Strip old oil from handles?

    Hello, has anyone found an effective way to clean and/or strip old oil from a wooden handle? I have a lot of old knives that have pretty significantly darkened from use over the years and was wondering if they could be brightened without the use of sandpaper? Thanks
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    Quest for the perfect in-hand paring knife

    This post was very helpful! I too am looking for a good paring knife!
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    What am I even doing?

    I ho I haven’t used it enough to really know how it does. Plus there are a lot of variable in working with including my knife and sharpening skills... But can say that there is a bit of a twist in the blade. It is curved one way at the edge and the other way at the spine. Because the shovel...
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    Another shovel project and a question

    So I started another project with this shovel I have. This blade ended up being about 8 inches long. The spine got a little not straight when I was using a cutoff wheel in poor lighting, but I can live with it, lol. We’ll call it a “weight reducing feature”... I am wondering what kind of bevel...
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    Picked up a vintage Trompette, Henckels and another unknown French knife

    Thanks for those tips. I’m gunna practice some more on sharpening before I attempt this Trompette, but I’m excited to see how it turns out!
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    What am I even doing?

    So if function is the number 1 priority (it was not in this case obviously, I did use a shovel...) should I have left the extension off to make the front even heavier?
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    What am I even doing?

    Haha, thanks. In the photos you can see where I welded the tang onto the blade (I spot welded very slowly to not mess up the heat treat on the blade) but when I went to cut my scales I realized how fricking front heavy this knife would be. I needed more weight in the back so instead of welding...
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    Picked up a vintage Trompette, Henckels and another unknown French knife

    Thanks for the advice. I’m not really confident enough in my sharpening skills yet to want to try and somewhat valuable 100year old knife... Though I am more likely to keep the the Trompette than the other unknown one.
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    What am I even doing?

    I really have no idea what I’m doing... this knife is the epitome of jerry-rigged. the blade is made from a shovel, the scales are teak from an old window frame, the pins are steel bolts I ground smooth, and the brass accent is from a random piece of brass I found in a drawer.
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    Picked up a vintage Trompette, Henckels and another unknown French knife

    I just picked up these 4 knives. My journey into knives started only recently and I have quickly found that old carbon is my weakness... I went in a bit of a shopping spree on ebay.... lol. I have no clue what the bottom one is. It has a stamp I am not familiar with. But second from the bottom...
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    “New” beater carbon cleaver. Unknown maker

    For anyone interested, through the magic of photo editing, I got enough letters to be readable to decider that it says “Royal brand cutlery company” with “sharp cutter” in the middle. I was a company that operated from 1913-1954 and made some knives for the military during WWII. An exotic wood...
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    “New” beater carbon cleaver. Unknown maker

    Hello, I just picked up this old cleaver for a couple dollars. I am a sucker for dirty old carbon and wanted a new little project. As I am fairly new to the knife world I was wondering if anyone could help identify the maker. I am unable to read all the words, bit was able to make out a few. I...
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