Any advice on a quick and easy way to round off sharp spines at the pinch grip? I only need to do one side, and aesthetics are no concern. My callous is about to tear, and I hate wearing gloves. Thanks for any input.
Agree 100%I find the shoe shine method with sanding paper way to slow to round the spine. Perhaps you can knock of the initial sharpness but to get some roundness it is just to slow.
Because of this I always use my cheap stones to do this. Just use the stone to do rounding. But you do need a vice to hold your knife. To refinish I then use sand paper and shoe shine method.
Few other good points mentioned:
* tape the cutting edge. Once I cut my self like crazy doing finishing and shoe shine movements
* I would not attempt this without a vice. I have some small one that I put on the table. Perfect for holding the knife. You can get it really cheaply in any hardware store.
* Like TB said: put tape on the sides of the knife to avoid any errant scratches while you’re doing it. The best tape I found for this is Tesa Orange tape. This one you can remove easily without leaving any glue residue on the blade. Also good option is painters tape, but Tesa is clear winner.