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 Post subject: Tag sale finds -- stabby and slicy
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:22 pm 
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These two aren't much to look at, but they sharpened up beautifully and are a joy to use. The larger one is an old Mac petty, the small one is apparently form the early 1900's, marked "Property of Coast Grinding Service".


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 Post subject: Re: Tag sale finds -- stabby and slicy
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:27 am 

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I have a very similar MAC knife, it's labelled as a utility knife. The steel is very wear resistant but can take a sweet edge.


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 Post subject: Re: Tag sale finds -- stabby and slicy
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:38 am 
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I have that exact same MAC petty. I just finished up refinishing the handles by sanding them smooth then applying some Red Mahogony stain followed by a good rub of mineral oil
Touched up the edge on my SMT diamond stones fine and extra fine.
The blade is a little beat up, has a nick on the spine, but it still cuts very well.


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 Post subject: Re: Tag sale finds -- stabby and slicy
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:40 am 
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Location: San Ramon Ca.
I see those vintage Mac knives from time to time. Always wanted to see what I could do with the handles to make them pretty. One of these days.



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 Post subject: Re: Tag sale finds -- stabby and slicy
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:19 pm 
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Ooh, that's a good idea phillysco. I ought to try that too, though I'm not well-versed in refinishing wood. When I found it, the blade was like a butter knife. I was surprised how sharp it got. (I used a DMT diamond plate - fine/extra fine, then a ceramic rod and a balsa strop)


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 Post subject: Re: Tag sale finds -- stabby and slicy
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:40 pm 

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sfranciss wrote:Ooh, that's a good idea phillysco. I ought to try that too, though I'm not well-versed in refinishing wood. When I found it, the blade was like a butter knife. I was surprised how sharp it got. (I used a DMT diamond plate - fine/extra fine, then a ceramic rod and a balsa strop)



I actually believe the older mac utility knife came unsharpened. Mine was exactly the same but still cut well because it was so thin.


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