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by kwackster
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 24
Views: 876

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: 500

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 ...
by kwackster
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife

My three choppers together: the modified Solingen Scout knife, a modified Western Bowie, and a Tora Blades Camping kukri. You can click each pic 2 X for more detail. https://s25.postimg.org/eybnvgy5n/GEDC0945.jpg https://s25.postimg.org/fb321o3kr/GEDC0947.jpg https://s25.postimg.org/tua7304ej/GEDC09...
by kwackster
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Forever COL-HWB Ceramic scissors
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Forever COL-HWB Ceramic scissors

None of my posts on this or any other forum are promotional, i thought that was obvious. Whenever i review or modify a knife i do it for my own pleasure, and to see if there is any validity in certain advertising claims about specialty materials like ceramics or titanium, or whatever new material i ...
by kwackster
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Anton Wingen Jr. Othello Scout knife
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Vintage Anton Wingen Jr. Othello Scout knife

This knife was bought by a Dutch man in the late '50's or early 60's as a souvenir, and from what i learned from his daughter is that it spent the rest of it's days forgotten in a drawer inside it's sheath. When i bought it the blade was quite pitted and almost black from all those years inside it's...
by kwackster
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Forever COL-HWB Ceramic scissors
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Forever COL-HWB Ceramic scissors

Do read my other posts on this forum,
by kwackster
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Forever Diamond Titanium knives
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Forever Diamond Titanium knives

Today sous-Chef Patrick sent me his impressions on the factory fresh Diamond Titanium santoku knife that i lent him to use, the still new & unused Santoku model: https://s21.postimg.org/i57uucz4z/GEDC0818.jpg Below is what he wrote me (translated from Dutch): "You asked me to write down my ...
by kwackster
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku

This is how i received the knife back after about a month of use in a commercial kitchen, and only after the Chef cut up several Italian artisan breads with almost rock hard crusts, which of course damaged the very hard & very thin edge. There were both chips and rolls in the apex, but only one ...
by kwackster
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife

The knife at this moment.
(Click 2 X on the pics for more detail)

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by kwackster
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Early Western Bowie
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Early Western Bowie

Yesterday i continued playing / testing / finetuning the knife somewhere in the Veluwe nature reserve. About a week ago i thinned the blade just a bit more and the new apex now fits neatly in the 25 degrees slot of my Tormek WM200, and so far the knife seems to be able to handle that angle without a...
by kwackster
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: TalkBlade Revealed + Mix
Topic: Hello from Holland
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Hello from Holland

Hi Guys,

My name is Robert and i'm in the Netherlands, or Holland as many like to call it.

I collect & use what i think are quality factory made knives (be it vintage or modern), and i also sharpen them, both for myself & others.

All the best from a rather cold & wet country,

Kwakster
by kwackster
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Early Western Bowie
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Early Western Bowie

Immobilized the guard with two narrow shards of brass sheet (one on each side), which were lightly tapped all the way to the tang using a small hammer & small section of a snap-off blade which i ground blunt & square. The larger piece of brass sheet in the pictures is what was left after i u...
by kwackster
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Forever Diamond Titanium knives
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Forever Diamond Titanium knives

At this point in time and after just a short period of testing i would say that the edge is quite durable. Not so much in keeping a super high sharpness , think hairwhittling / treetopping / arm hair shaving (although i plan to experiment further with various other sharpening methods), but the mater...
by kwackster
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Forever Diamond Titanium knives
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Forever Diamond Titanium knives

Besides being 100 % rust proof and the edges having a very high wear resistance the blade material also has active anti-bacterial properties due to silver particles in the alloys of both the Diamond Titanium & the Cera Titanium line. Japan Food Research Laboratories http://www.jfrl.or.jp/e/ did ...

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