Salvaging snapped blades? (Oops)

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  1. Taqtaq

    Taqtaq

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    Jun 10, 2018
    9994F5D3-145B-4E18-9568-1A7363D5D1FD.jpeg How often are you guys salvaging snapped blades? I was working on a fillet knife today and while showing off it’s flexibility I went past 90 degrees before the blade snapped. There was about a 5-10 second period where I thought it was hilarious before I realized 3 hours of grinding went down the drain so I did what I could to salvage it. Aeb-l in scrap stabilized/ dyed curly maple.
     

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  2. weo

    weo KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 21, 2014
    Hmmm....interesting question. I initially was going to say, 'Fortunately, not too often', then I thought, perhaps I need to test a few of my blades more.

    One question so this can be an information gathering experience opposed to just an unfortunate one: How does the grain look?
     
  3. Taqtaq

    Taqtaq

    69
    Jun 10, 2018
    It looks amazingly fine. Blade was heat treated to 61ish rc by JT.
     
  4. Taqtaq

    Taqtaq

    69
    Jun 10, 2018
    It looks amazingly fine. Blade was heat treated to 61ish rc by JT.
     
  5. milkbaby

    milkbaby

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    Aug 1, 2016
    Inside every knife lies a smaller knife just waiting to get out! :eek::D
     
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