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by kwackster
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Another PM2 in S110V. The new edge was done on a Paper Wheel with 15 micron diamond compound, and then refined with 6.0 micron, 3.0 micron, and 1.0 micron diamond compound, all on dedicated Paper Wheels. The apex is keen enough to whittle several curls in a row on one of my chest hairs while holding...
by kwackster
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Some TLC for a Tomcat
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Some TLC for a Tomcat

To glue the Kraton rubber grip panels i used HEMA contact cement, a strong all purpose glue that once cured allows a bit of movement and doesn't dry out. It's only a home brand, but i've found it to work very well for many materials. I'm sure there are similar types of glue in the US which would wor...
by kwackster
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: AG Russell Sting I & II
Replies: 2
Views: 110

AG Russell Sting I & II

An AG Russell Sting I and a Sting II, both originals from 1977 and complete with sheaths in their original boxes. These knives were bought by a Dutch collector in the manufacturing year, and both were never used or even sheathed and spent over 30 years in a closet. They are as pristine as they were ...
by kwackster
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Gerber Guardian
Replies: 16
Views: 958

Re: Gerber Guardian

Here a vintage Gerber Guardian, designed by R.W. Loveless and made between 1981 and 1987. It's a first generation with the Loveless logo still on the blade & a black leather sheath with handle clamp & steel pocketclip. Later versions don't have the logo and a Cordura sheath with FRN clip. Th...
by kwackster
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Some TLC for a Tomcat
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Some TLC for a Tomcat

Some TLC for a vintage SOG Tomcat that is the treasured EDC knife of a friend of mine. The pin on which the lockbar pivots had been seriously deformed over the years due to which the backlock function was compromised. Also the glue under the Kraton grip panels was dried out leaving the panels almost...
by kwackster
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Gebr.Gräfrath Scout knife
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Vintage Gebr.Gräfrath Scout knife

Vintage Gebr.Gräfrath Fahrtenmesser (Scout knife) from the 1930's or begin '40's. The handle is made from Trolon, an early plastic that was also used on many Third Reich dress daggers, and which has the tendency to slowly get darker over the years. Gebr. Gräfrath manufactured knives in Widdert (part...
by kwackster
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife

Vintage P.Holmberg hunting knife, made in the Swedish city of Eskilstuna. Pontus Holmberg (1852 – 1893) started his factory in 1876 (Aktiebolaget Pontus Holmberg). When Pontus died in 1893, the company was first operated by Pontus’ brother Fritiof Holmberg (1860 – 1911) and later by Fritiof’s sons F...
by kwackster
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Well thank you, 8) For a basic set-up you would need just a reasonable bench grinder & a standard set of Paper Wheels. I use and recommend the best ones that money can buy, which you can get from here when you are in the US: http://sharpeningmadeeasy.com/paper.htm Furthermore i would recommend a...
by kwackster
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

This vintage Al Mar Applegate Fairbairn dagger from a display collection had factory edges which were rather coarse, had a few flat spots, and a flattened point. Since the "R" from Rex Applegate's signature was already quite close to the +/- 50 degrees inclusive factory edge i chose not to...
by kwackster
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Forever Diamond Titanium knives
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Forever Diamond Titanium knives

The knife that Chef Patrick used for two months in a commercial kitchen could still slice a firm tomato in good standard slices (not paper thin ones) with very light pressure, and i think that many non-knife people would have still considered it sharp enough. I chose to resharpen the edge freehand u...
by kwackster
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku

The factory edge on this second Kohetsu HAP40 could just shave a few hairs on skin level, so i "resharpened" it with 3.0 micron diamond compound on a Paper Wheel, then removed the extremely fine burr with 1.0 micron diamond compound on a second Paper Wheel. On this knife i chose to also us...
by kwackster
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Forever Diamond Titanium knives
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Forever Diamond Titanium knives

A few days ago Chef Patrick brought me the two knives, and this morning he came by to collect his own knife again. These first two pics show Patrick's own Sakai Takayuki santoku in cladded VG10 steel together with the reground diamond titanium santoku. Patricks knife has already been resharpened aga...
by kwackster
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Forever Diamond Titanium knives
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Forever Diamond Titanium knives

On the 15th of November i received this e-mail from Patrick (translated from Dutch): "I didn't keep track of how much exactly i used the diamond titanium knife during the past two months, but my best guess is that i used both my own santoku (a Sakai Takayuki in cladded VG10 steel) and your knif...
by kwackster
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Dustar Model 1 Arad 67 Commemorative combat knife from a collector. The factory "edge" was very rough and also still had a burr so thick that i could lift the entire knife from the table by hooking it with my finger nail. Edge angle was +/- 45 degrees inclusive which i left intact as the c...
by kwackster
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Early Western Bowie
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Early Western Bowie

Found a twin brother of my own knife, also from the first generation (around 1965-1966) but in better overall condition. The blade has seen less sharpenings over the years, only the apex was a bit blunt & damaged due to the use of a pull through device. The guard has no play and the wooden grip ...

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