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Repair Question

Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:01 am

Got in on the first round of Goko Damscus 240's. It's probably a little long for me, being a home cook and having a tiny Bungalow kitchen. I knocked it into the sink the other day. The result was very small tip rollover. It's very slight roll to the right. I would appreciate some suggestions on the process of this type of repair.

I have an Edge Pro with the stock stones and a variety of Congress Stones.
I have a 800 and 6000 king from my old chisel sharpening routine. I'll probably fill in this progression with the green brick until I have some more spare cash for better stones. (My wife refuses to give up her Henckels, so the green brick seemed to be good choice)

I'm still learning to hand sharpen but since it is a minor rollover, I figured, just dive in! I'm just a bit worried about the finish and thinning this sucker even more than it is.

Thanks, Willy

Re: Repair Question

Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:09 am

So. I have done this as well. Luckily the steel is strong enough that it only bent over and didn't snap.

What I did? I took a diamond plate and went to town. Just re ground the tip back to true and then sharpened away.

Lets face it, this is a $100 knife. It's gonna get a little roughed up with normal use. It's gonna have some battle scars and the finish might not be so perfect after the work is done.

If you are thinking to yourself "I'd rather have a nice finish then a straight tip" you are out of your bloody mind!

Another way if the tip is more bent than rolled is to try and press it back into place using two very hard and flat stones (diamond plates work best as it's metal and not a porous stone.)

Re: Repair Question

Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:19 pm

Check this video out and see if that addresses your problem.


If it is very small, you can also just sharpen normally and abrade away the wayward edge and establish a new edge with undamaged steel.

Re: Repair Question

Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:28 pm

Assuming the "rolled" tip is very small, I would use the side (not face) of one of your stone's and grind the spine at the tip to remove what's been rolled away. This will shorten the length of the knife slightly, but it's easier than trying to bend the tip back (if it doesn't break on the return trip) and easier than sharpening the roll out. Use the side of the stone because it will gouge the stone slightly. If you don't want to gouge your waterstone, go buy some 120 grit wet/dry sandpaper and to the same thing.

Re: Repair Question

Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:40 pm

Thank you all for your advice. I was able to fix the tip easily.

I was able to gently coax the tip straight by lying the blade on piece of machinist granite, slightly raising the handle, and pressing firmly at the apex of the bend. Lucky I guess. Then I just touched up the blunted tip on my diamond plate. I'll resharpen tonight.

I only have experience with a few knife steels(mostly cheap) and tool steels for woodworking. I expected it to be.....harder.

I appreciate how much everyone puts into this forum. Cheers, Willy
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