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LT72884 01-23-2011 04:19 PM

50 cent score
 
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8 inch chefs knife. Stainless forged. I have been lookin for a cheap knife to buy so i found this at a thrift store. Someone donated it so i took it. marked .50$ so why not. It was dull as none other and i didnt want to use my chefs choice sharpener on it. I plan on using this knife for EVERYTHING from vegies to bones. So using the chefs choice is not an option. dont want to wear it out. So, i took it to my bench grinder out in the garage. I put 20* angle or so on it. That thing is SHARP. cuts right throw bone and flesh. Never would have thought my bench grinder i use for the axe would do such a great job.

Im gonna see if i can buy an actual paper wheel and knife stone for the grinder

btcg 01-23-2011 04:31 PM

Good value Matt

LT72884 01-23-2011 05:11 PM

thanks man. im excited. now i can ensure that my more expensive mundial and twin masters knives are used ONLY for certain things. haha. this knife i dont really care if it gets all dinged up. im just surprised i found a good quality knife for .50$.

Granted, i was lookin for a machete, but this will have to work for now. haha

btcg 01-23-2011 05:20 PM

Get something to sharpen it, and use the heck outta it. You made a good score, bro.

bigabyte 01-23-2011 07:18 PM

That's a good idea.:cool:

LT72884 01-23-2011 08:33 PM

yeah the bench grinder done did rocked man. it was awesome! so sharp. i wonder how long the blade will last with me using the grinder? as in, when will all the material be ground off and all i have is a handle. haha

btcg 01-23-2011 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by LT72884 (Post 1522620)
yeah the bench grinder done did rocked man. it was awesome! so sharp. i wonder how long the blade will last with me using the grinder? as in, when will all the material be ground off and all i have is a handle. haha

Don't go overboard on sharpening it. A knife like that will do veggies well even when not extra sharp. I'd use it for things that might possibly damage your good knife if you used it: meat with bones (like ribs), etc.

Use the good knife for the good meats.

If you do ruin it eventually, you've lost fifty cents. No biggie.

LT72884 01-23-2011 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by btcg (Post 1522632)
Don't go overboard on sharpening it. A knife like that will do veggies well even when not extra sharp. I'd use it for things that might possibly damage your good knife if you used it: meat with bones (like ribs), etc.

Use the good knife for the good meats.

If you do ruin it eventually, you've lost fifty cents. No biggie.

exactly why i bought the knife. i wanna use it for chicken and things that dont need to be pretty lookin. maybe i should just buy a dang hatchet! haha

btcg 01-23-2011 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by LT72884 (Post 1522660)
exactly why i bought the knife. i wanna use it for chicken and things that dont need to be pretty lookin. maybe i should just buy a dang hatchet! haha

Search for John's (Patio Daddy) Kiwi knives thread. I got some darn good cleavers pretty cheap. They're excellent for chicken bones.

LT72884 01-23-2011 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by btcg (Post 1522688)
Search for John's (Patio Daddy) Kiwi knives thread. I got some darn good cleavers pretty cheap. They're excellent for chicken bones.

gonna check the asian market first because i have heard that they cary them for like 3.50$ for the same knife

dwmckay99 01-23-2011 10:50 PM

in a pinch, you can also use fine grit sandpaper to sharpen. i keep a couple of tri-stones around for mine.

LT72884 01-23-2011 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by dwmckay99 (Post 1522762)
in a pinch, you can also use fine grit sandpaper to sharpen. i keep a couple of tri-stones around for mine.

I was thinking of this the other day but was not entirely sure if i should or shouldnt. How fine of grit my friend?

thanks

dwmckay99 01-23-2011 11:18 PM

left my book at the farm, but i would use a very fine grit sandpaper on a finished blade. i just use one of my norton tri-stones for maintenance

knifemakers, fwiw, often use large belt sanders to form/hone their blades


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Originally Posted by LT72884 (Post 1522768)
I was thinking of this the other day but was not entirely sure if i should or shouldnt. How fine of grit my friend?

thanks


swamprb 01-24-2011 05:45 AM

WOW! You can't find a deal like that at the Dollar Store!

Shiz-Nit 01-24-2011 06:34 AM

.50 cents its your birthday


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