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Fit & Finish Fit and Finish = the difference in "good art" and "fine art." Join in, as we discuss the fine art of finish and embellishment.

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Old 08-27-2018, 12:49 AM
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Unexpected kitchen knife find

One of the beat knives that was given to me that was in need of a new handle. The knife was pretty coarse and the original had diagonal grind-finishing marks on both sides. Junko couldn't read the marking so we have no idea what is on the blade. I thought this was an inexpensive piece and for the fun wanted to rub the finish to clean it up. I thought the temper line was faked.

As I'm rubbing I could feel the slight difference from the edge and top of blade. Where the edge bevel is, is quite hard. At 400 grit I could see the temper line and continued to 1000. The back has a hollow grind too but the temper line is not there. However this knife was made there are different layers on the backside.

Gave it a light etch in some vinegar water at 1:3 and this is how it came out. To clean the haze off rubbed it wit some 2000 grit and this is how it is now.

This will be a polish project. Just don't know how far I want to rub the markings because already they are smoothed over.

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Haven't figured what to handle this with. Part of me is considering carbon fiber while the other has Makassar/Macassar ebony. I kinda like the integration of CF to be out of the tradition. Thoughts?


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That blade needs some really red/black cocobolo Mike. If you want to go with black I'd go African Blackwood as it's as dense and hard as ironwood, the ebony tends to be brittle.
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Great suggestions Jim! The ironwood sounds good too. Hmmm...


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