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 Post subject: Masakage Yuki is now a couple mm shorter
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:22 pm 
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I put this under the Sharpening forum since it involves a knife repair.

First, I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to my gaining enough knowledge to approach this problem with a correct solution - and not totally screw up a nice knife in the process :-).

So...I was holding my 210 Yuki a little too low approaching the kitchen counter and caught the tip on the vertical edge of the Formica counter - and it dug in and bent the tip. I went from embarrassed :oops: to :cry: to :x. I tried gently bending the tip back, but it broke off, taking 1.5 to 2mm of the tip with it. A few choice expletives came to mind :evil: :evil: :evil:.

Then I remembered a post from a while back that showed the correct method to repair this issue - grind the spine to meet the new tip, don't touch the cutting edge.

I got my hand held belt sander, turned it over, and used a speed control to keep a nice lower rpm on the belt. I've played with this before doing other grinding and it worked pretty well for this task. I worked the spine down to meet the now shorter tip at the edge, then did a little smoothing of the spine edges. I then used some sandpaper to finish the spine and spine edges. It took about 15 minutes total.

The knife now looks like a mishap never happened - it looks and works as good as new :). It felt really good to meet this challenge calmly and git 'er done, as they say. And - another lesson learned in knife handling 201 ;).


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 Post subject: Re: Masakage Yuki is now a couple mm shorter
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:11 am 

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Great save of your Yuki! Do you have any pictures of the before/after/work? Would be cool to post them here :)


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 Post subject: Re: Masakage Yuki is now a couple mm shorter
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:39 pm 
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I didn't think to get a photo of the before w/missing tip. I'll see about posting an after fix shot.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Very cool, thanks for the share! I could dig up a bunch of pics of this, but I'd have to go through all kinds of pics to find them. Most of the time when doing customer repair work I take before and after pictures as an insurance kinda thing and for personal reference. Congrats on the successful repair! It certainly feels good to save a knife. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Masakage Yuki is now a couple mm shorter
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:21 pm 
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Here are a couple of "after" photos:
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:51 pm 
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I thought you said it had a broke tip?! :D Nice repair! :ugeek:



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Nice save Steve!



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Image ...the before & afters woulda been awesome though.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:02 am 

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Looks great, very well repaired/saved Steve!


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 Post subject: Re: Masakage Yuki is now a couple mm shorter
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:55 am 
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Good work.

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