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A little TLC for a Cheapie 8 inch beater

Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by roaduck, Nov 15, 2023.

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    A chefie friend gave me a Chinese budget knife that was mis-ground and abused so I had a little go at it when I had the spare time just to get it functional again.It was going to go in the bin so I thought sod it - sort it out for the junior chefs to use at the restaurant.
    Originally it was a Sowoll brand 8 inch sashimi in a high carbon stainless at HRC-58 and had a narrow bezel on one side - I reground it to make it wider. I also unbranded it by polishing the laser etching off it using just a #1000 grit diamond whetstone - nothing else.
    Because I had to remove about a sixteenth of an inch thick of metal - it took months to do and loads of patience.
    Also it looks like somebody had a serious go on the back of the blade with an electric grinder which is usually deadly for a single bezel knife but I managed to sort it out eventually.It was about 1/6th of an inch thick and 7 ounces so not terrible quality for a $11 knife.
    Not pretty but it`s usable at least.I could refine it more with polishing but it`s not worth the time and trouble really because it has permanent scars from being mistreated and probably will be again.At least it had a second chance to be functional.
    It was just like stroking a cat - I love sharpening allsorts of things

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