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by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

The knife is now almost done. The blade surface was refined with 800 grit wet & dry and some WD40. The new convex edge apex measures +/- 30 degrees inclusive and needs to have it's tiny burr removed later, after which the sheath will receive a few coats of warm Granger's wax. https://i.postimg.c...
by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

Separately polished the miniature guard a bit, then put the handle back together using glue between all the washers: https://i.postimg.cc/d733pGdt/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BXNq3XJ8/image.jpg Egalized the surface with a few different grits of sanding linen, treated it with several coats of warm...
by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

This is how the blade looks after regrinding by hand both sides with only 400 grit wet & dry SiC paper using WD40 oil as a lubricant on a semi-hard rubber backing. Somewhere in the past the edge had already been sharpened convex, so in order to remove as little steel as necessary i just evened t...
by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

Started with the blade: https://i.postimg.cc/qN3jCb9h/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/LqSBgHtw/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Wdgw4Dk0/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BPbCZMTv/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BtnpCQrG/image.jpg
by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

Handle disassembled.
Tools used: a modified Swiss Made PB flathead stubby no.5, a thin scalpel blade with a purposely overstropped apex (polished blunt), and the flathead screwdriver on my old Amefa army knife.

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by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

Today a member of Tactical Forum in Germany sent me this vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill, advertized in a +/- 1950's Puma brochure as a "throwing Scout knife" (German: Wurf und Fahrtenmesser) The request is to give it some TLC, post some pics how i do things, and then return the knife to it's...
by kwackster
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Vintage Solingen Hacomer dagger
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Vintage Solingen Hacomer dagger

Solingen based manufacturer Hugo Hammesfahr & Co. GmbH. once used the following brand names: 'Blau-Jacke', 'Blau-Jungs', 'Crown & Torches' ('The', 1922), and 'Hacomer' (1922). This quality dagger with it's polished blade was probably made in the late '40's. https://i.postimg.cc/YLQMr6ZG/imag...
by kwackster
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

How the first knife currently looks: https://i.postimg.cc/bdsV7gh4/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/DSqMCzTZ/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/3WVfYGrN/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/vgSq1gWP/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/CRVvfVqV/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/mhWJHqFR/Carl-Friedrich-Ern-Woodcraft-6.jp...
by kwackster
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku

Recently the second Kohetsu was returned to me for sharpening. The knife had been used about 3 days a week quite intensively for 6 months, and was touched up from time to time by the owner on an MDF strop coated with 1.0 micron diamond paste. When i received the knife back i could see on the edge an...
by kwackster
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

A few old pictures. The first one shows Webster Marble (on the left) together with an associate. https://i.postimg.cc/N5MtQ9K1/Webster_Marble_associate.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/jwQg7XFL/Marble-_Arms-_Safety-_Axe-_Knife-_Company-_Workers-_Factory.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/PLDFthbb/Marble-_Arms-_Safety...
by kwackster
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

The knife as it looks now, https://i.postimg.cc/CnRVqrrx/GEDC2248.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/4nx4GB5M/GEDC2252.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/JD481zbJ/GEDC2249.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BPbJCnbs/GEDC2253.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XXsJBTq4/GEDC2256.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/w3qMv66w/GEDC2258.jpg https://i.posti...
by kwackster
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

Restoration projects like these can be very rewarding, as not only do you get to bring pieces of knife history back to life, it's quite useful to practice your skills, plus it pays for itself as generally i use the proceeds of the sale of a restored knife to buy other oldies that could use some work...
by kwackster
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

This is how the knife currently looks. Reground the blade by hand to it's original full convex zero edge shape, but used only 800 grit wet & dry (using WD40 as a lubricant on a rubber backing) This was coarse enough to get a good sharp apex again but also fine enough to leave most of the old pat...
by kwackster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening

The owner of the Takamura R2 just sent me the link to this clip, in which he uses a grape to test the new edge:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ID9KZW0d9 ... e=youtu.be

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