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Thread: Recommendations for reshaping / fixing broken knife point

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    Recommendations for reshaping / fixing broken knife point

    Afternoon all,

    I was wondering whether anyone had any experience or recommendations of someone to talk to about reshaping a broken stainless steel knife point. I made the mistake of lending a knife to a (former) mate to use to cut the haggis for a Robbie Burns ceremony, and he got drunk, proceeded to go full retard and stab it full noise into a steel tray, snapping a couple of mil off the point

    It's a martiini lynx lumberjack' https://www.marttiini.fi/epages/Mart...roducts/127015 (not an insanely pricey knife) so I wouldn't normally bother getting it done properly and would even looking at replacing it but as it is my one souvenir from Finland I thought I would look at options for salvaging/ reshaping it

    The knife is currently in freight so I will put up photos as soon as it turns up

    Keen on any bright ideas. Cheers

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    A bit of time on a stone will fix it up if it is only a couple of mm.

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    +1 for the stone.

    Whatever you do, don't sink a lot of heat into it with a grinder. Take your time and enjoy the challenge.
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    +2 on the stone. Its a scandi grind so easy as to get a nice even bevel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubique View Post
    ...he got drunk, proceeded to go full retard and stab it full noise into a steel tray, snapping a couple of mil off the point
    He sounds like a good guy

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    @ubique

    Bevel it from the back ridge to make it a slight drop point and be happy with that. It will be an improvement actually!

    - Going for the drop point, even if ever so small, will help you avoid having to reshape / interfere with (ruin!) the knife edge.

    - A small drop point, when skinning, makes you less likely to accidentally puncture the hide / innards (or yourself!).

    And I agree avoid a grinder, just not worth it for such a small job. They can deliver a lot of heat in an unexpectedly short time, but the main danger IMHO is you can overshoot as grinders just work too well!
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    HAd much the same job to do on one of mine after I broke the tip off. Spent some on it with a file rounding it back to the spine. Now it just has more belly to it. Came out alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    HAd much the same job to do on one of mine after I broke the tip off. Spent some on it with a file rounding it back to the spine. Now it just has more belly to it. Came out alright.
    Did the same thing to a Gerber that was previously 'professionally' sharpened. Came back with a nice rainbow hue to the end of the blade, which proceeded to snap when removing the head of a Jap spiker. So as CH suggests, I just took a file to it.....

 

 

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