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broken tip repair

Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:06 pm

I dropped my knife and broke the tip. I'd like to do the repair myself, but I have some questions. Is it best to remove steel from the spine rather than cutting edge. Is a 500 grit stone course enough for the job? If so, when removing steel do I hold the blade perpindicular to the stone with the cutting edge facing straight up? Any other recommendations? I have posted a photo link with my proposed cutting line. Does this look ok? Thanks!


Re: broken tip repair

Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:15 pm

My wife dropped our Santoku and broke off the tip. I used the beston 500 to grind it back but it took quite some time. Yes Grind away from the spine. Once you start working I thin you will have to shape the spine a little more gradually that what you have marked off. Really it became natural to me and I just kept working away until I got the shape I wanted.

Re: broken tip repair

Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:31 pm

Move the tip up too. This is going to require thinning the knife and moving the edge up a bit. It's really not a huge deal, just grind off half the broken tip, taper it so you like the way it looks, then sharpen the tip up and blend the edge with the rest of the blade.

If you just grind the spine, you will have moved the tip placement significantly. Which you may like. But to keep the knife the same, you have to move the back down AND the tip up.

Re: broken tip repair

Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:50 pm

thank you all for the advice. I am clear on what I need to do now.

Re: broken tip repair

Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:22 pm

Here's a video I did on the subject.

Re: broken tip repair

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:25 pm

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