Serrated knives

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Serrated knives

Post by StrawHat » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:40 am

Yesterday, a customer asked me to restore this knife. Please enviously sharpened either on a flat stone of an electric sharpened.

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Post by StrawHat » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:41 am

Here it is after the first pass to mark where the serrations will be.

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Post by StrawHat » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:45 am

And with the edge beveled and sharpened.

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Re: Serrated knives

Post by Railsplitter » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:05 am

Great work!
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Post by mrwatch » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:09 am

Nice work. the only thing I've read for Serrated is to use a round diamond file and touch up each one individually. Is their an affordable machine to do it? What about the folks that home make blades?

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Post by StrawHat » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:42 pm

I am sure there is a machine that can cut serrations, after all, knife companies turn them out by the thousands. I am not aware of a DIY version.

I use a slow turning wheel to cut and sharpen the serrations. If the knive has been previously serrated, I follow the pattern. If it is a straight blade, I lay out enters with a ruler and marker.

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Post by doglegg » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:46 pm

Very impressive Kevin. Some very patient work there. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Post by btrwtr » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:34 pm

Good job on the serrations!
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Post by Doc B » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:04 am

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Post by StrawHat » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:49 am

Thank you all for the kind comments.

Not too sure about the patient part. I was about to complete that sharpening in just 10 minutes, first picture of the “straight” edge to final photo of the serrated knife. That is the 4th serrated knife I have repaired this month. I am sure there will be more.

During November I see a variety of damaged knives, some by careless owners, some by over aggressive sharpening. And the price of the blade does not guarantee how it will be treated. I have seen some very expensive hand made blades that were abused.

Thanks again, as I get more interesting items I will post about them.

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