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some cooks at my job are dumb

Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:59 am

I was using my Richmond laser I just got at work today and one of the cooks wanted to check out my new knife. He thought it was cool and bent the blade a little bit to see how stiff it was. Unfortunately he bent it a little to hard I had to grab it out of his hands because he didn't know anything about nice knives and thought a thin "laser" meant it was cheap or something. The knife isn't as perfectly straight as it was. I was wondering what I could do to make bit perfect again. Put it in two vices? Any ideas? I'm embarrassed posting this after only having my laser 4 days :(

Re: some cooks at my job are dumb

Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:13 am

That guy would no longer have one of his hands. As far as fixing it I can't give any advice and will allow those who have more experience chime in. Sorry to hear you work with a supreme moron.

Re: some cooks at my job are dumb

Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:45 pm

Hey organik, your blade can be straightened, no worries. The Japanese smiths actually use a simple piece of wood (small piece of 2x4 with a handle) with a 1/4" slot in it for inserting the blade and bending back to true. I once used a picnic table that had slots in the table top to successfully straighten few chef's knives. Just need to be creative. My only suggestion would be to take your time, work slowly, be patient, and wear safety glasses. Bend, pause, observe, repeat.

Josh

Re: some cooks at my job are dumb

Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:46 pm

forthosewhotoil76 wrote:....Just need to be creative. My only suggestion would be to take your time, work slowly, be patient, and wear safety glasses. Bend, pause, observe, repeat.

+1
I once placed a knife between a cutting board and a counter top to straighten it. Just be careful and work slow.

Re: some cooks at my job are dumb

Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:28 pm

Here is how we straighten knives. Murray carter showed me how to do this in a video of his. Just use a rag on both sides of the blade.

Re: some cooks at my job are dumb

Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:15 pm

where is the rag? :)

Re: some cooks at my job are dumb

Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:52 pm

I trust myself not to snap the knife.
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