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What is the worse treatment of a good knife you've seen?

Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by MotoMike, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Picked up an old Henckels friodur slicer, probably 10" if I remember right, at a garage sale. It lost one round with the garbage disposal, another round on the handle with an electric coil on the stove. It's now a 4" kudamono with a purpleheart handle, with an extreme (for me) little finger hook for pull cutting on the point.
  2. I second sudsy9977, that's the equivalent of having a really hot girlfriend and not having sex with her because she is too hot.
  3. Spaz

    Spaz Founding Member

  4. apicius9

    apicius9 Founding Member

    Geezez, that video should come with a trigger warning...

    I am quite guilty of abuse myself - too many suffered from humidity when I still lived in Hawaii and some still need major work om the rusty bits :(

  5. I nuked a rustbucket the other day. It was completely covered... Less than a min in warmed up hydrochloric acid, just saying :cool: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWiHdBoFwWa/
  6. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    you got any before pics Robin?
  7. No, sorry. It had lots of rust, nothing very deep.
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  9. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

    Nice job Stephan...I like the new profile much better!
    Bet there was quite a bit of swarf in the tub after that job.
  10. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Holy Cow. Nice save Stephan. I too like the redo over the original. love to hear that story
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2017
  11. BathonUk

    BathonUk Founding Member

    IMG_20170817_194401.jpg Not the worst one, but most recent one.
  12. I found a relative bargain from a shop in Holland.Erm it was a paltry £79 Japanese hand-forged Eden kanso # 2 blue aogami carbon 180mm ( about 7" ) with kouruchi finish.Long story short - girlfriend dropped it and the tip went - about 4-5mm and a friend butchered it with a 3-4mm deep chip half way down the blade.I sort of rescued it - didn`t have the right gear - just a catrahone electric Sheffield sharpener and 400-1000 grit diamond plates.I don`t have before piccies unfortunately.At least it works now but it isn`t my proudest reprofiling moment haha ! EDEN KANSO BLUE STEEL #2 180mm SANTOKU .jpg
  13. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  14. Thanks Toothpick it was a good size decent handmade Japanese quality and tremendous aogami #2 Hitachi blue paper carbon steel.It is very easy to sharpen, retains an edge for ages and is very light and comfotable in use.Because it is very hard - HRC 64 it is very brittle so you can`t drop it on hard floors or use on bones etc.Also it does not rust easily unlike a few of my white steel knives.
  15. butch

    butch Founding Member

    cant lie been using a 12" slicer i made as house demo cutter (foam and insulation type work) when im done i guess i ll clean it up make a saya for it and use it as my travel slicer so i dont need to drag my wedding cake knife to other houses when i know im going to be the carver for the meal
  16. I remember making a three tier wedding cake 30 years ago for a poor friend - we only had £100 for the ingredients and it was my first big posh cake.The cakey part had three bottles of brandy in it; injected with a syringe and erm the icing was hard to do because I never did it before.I did it in layers and it took ages to set.The 30 inch high amateur creation fed 250 wedding guests and went down quite well.I didn`t charge anything for making it and I got a steady stream of posh cake commissions for formal do`s after that.I remember my slicer was an original 1970`s 12" Sheffield England Granton edge round-tipped beef slicer with a wooden handle.I have the modern version of the Granton knife (established 1928) which is used by professionals Worldwide.They`re not expensive but are good quality Sheffield steel that retain an edge, are easy to sharpen and last for decades.Sheffield has been making knives in the Yorkshire city since 1297.The Chinese by contrast have been making knives longer than the Japanese - at least 1500 years - that is about the 5th or 6th Century AD and the Indians and Vikings have been forging knives for well over a 1000 years.Granton knives are like an English version of the German Giesser knives (established 1776) which are just as good as Wusthof, Messermeister, GÜDE Alpha, and Mercer according to the pros. 14 INCH SERRATED KNIFE.jpg

    The Granton knife with the scollops to the edge (unlike all other brands) is the top one with the black handle.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2022
  17. Granton actually started making knives in 1601 but the Granton edged knives were invented in the late 1920`s apparently.

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