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by kwackster
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 8
Views: 483

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: 8
Views: 483

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: 8
Views: 483

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: 8
Views: 483

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: 538

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
by kwackster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening

Right hand Takamura R2 Gyuto 210 mm from a local Chef, who got it as a birthday present from his wife. The knife has already been used for two months in the commercial kitchen and it was time for it's first resharpening, which i did yesterday on a Paper Wheel with 15 micron diamond compound and then...
by kwackster
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

Back together again. https://s15.postimg.cc/su9n4o5kn/image.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/nvm4q3jrb/image.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/gfmv4cls7/image.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/8a4t66i3r/image.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/5st1yxt2f/image.jpg https://s15.postimg.cc/gse9ajyx3/image.jpg
by kwackster
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

Handle disassembled, washers numbered & lined up for glueing and reassembling:

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by kwackster
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

A couple of days ago i also bought the real thing, and although it needs a bit of TLC i like it already. It still has an almost full blade geometry and also the original leather sheath. My knife was part of a 1930's run for the Brown Shoe Company operating from St.Louis USA, as an incentive for pare...
by kwackster
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

After removing all the edge damage and restoring the full convex blade shape with 400 and 800 grit wet & dry using WD40 oil as a lubricant on a semi-hard rubber backing. Removed the tiny burr with some 1.0 micron diamond paste on hard cardboard, and the new edge angle is +/- 26 degrees inclusive...
by kwackster
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

Recently i bought this nice little knife, and although it looks quite a bit like an old Marble's Woodcraft model i don't think it's a real one. The blade has no markings and the pommel doesn't have the mushroom shape like the Woodcraft models i've seen online. Based on this and the typical handle co...
by kwackster
Wed May 09, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod

The Cold Steel Black Bear machete is something of a crossbreed between a short machete & a bowie knife, and imo because of the untapered fairly thick & rigid blade and the resulting overall weight this model is better suited for chopping branches and smaller trees than light brush or bramble...
by kwackster
Mon May 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?
Replies: 15
Views: 9144

Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

@Spidergear: do you make these Agitator Dagger OTF knives yourself or do you have them manufactured in China ?
by kwackster
Fri May 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod

The overall length of the knife (handle + blade) is 45,2 cm or 17.8 inches, while the blade alone measures 30.8 cm or 12.13 inches. Blade thickness on my example is 2.89 mm, and there is nothing flimsy about it. The old Western Bowie is one of my own favorites as well, both because of the knife's ti...

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