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Discussion in 'Razor Edge Knives' started by razor-edge-knives, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    Finally got this regrind knocked out... Been sitting in line for like 5 months!

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  2. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012
    Shoot man! That looks killer!! Congrats to the owner!
     
  3. einsteinjon

    einsteinjon Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Holy F that looks awesome!!!
     
  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Some nice hollow grind practice;)
     
  5. Hijo de Luna

    Hijo de Luna Basic Member Basic Member

    318
    Jun 10, 2020
    I have a question for the man who does the coolest regrinds I've seen...

    what about a parkerized blade? I have a hinderer ranch bowie vintage model, which is parkerized o1.

    I'm a fan of o1, and I LOVE how parkerized finishes just sop up oil.

    unfortunately, as we all know hinderers are one of the quintessential hard use knives, the blade is ANYTHING but slicey.

    I have been meaning to reprofile it, at the least, but that means I'll be taking some of the parkerized finish off.

    and something about that scares me. is there anything I should be worried about, or just get on with it?
     
  6. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    If you're just talking about reprofiling the edge then I'd get on with it! No sense in having a blade that doesn't cut well haha
     
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  7. Hijo de Luna

    Hijo de Luna Basic Member Basic Member

    318
    Jun 10, 2020
    yeah, I guess I should

    taking what looks like a 50-60* inclusive down to 25-30* is going to ending up removing some of the finish behind the edge...

    but I guess that's what it takes :rolleyes:

    have you ever parkerized anything? this blade would be a perfect candidate for your work, especially if it could be re-parkerized

    did I mention I like parkerized blades?! :eek:
     
  8. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    Yeah when you reprofile it will remove some metal to move the 'shoulders' back further towards the spine, that is true. But if you want it to cut well then that's what it will take!

    Nope never parkerized anything, I think DLC is more durable and so have never had the need but it would be interesting to compare.
     
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  9. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    DLC is way to go!! Clear anodizing is 2nd best option.
     
  10. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    Yep I do dlc on steel and ti and type 3 hard coat anodizing on aluminum (dlc doesn't hold up well on aluminum)
     
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  11. Hijo de Luna

    Hijo de Luna Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 10, 2020
    I'm just a sentimental young fool - I just have this terribly nostalgic fondness for parkerized finishes on the "old" steels like o1

    would you be willing to look into that process if you were to someday reprofile my hinderer ranch into a slicer?

    cause then I'd be able to use it more! :)

    I have my busse Bushwhacker, MSW and A1pro and AXES AXES AXES for when I need to destroy something ;)

    but I also figure you're pretty busy with all your projects REK, so I don't want to impose

    it would be cool if they someday figured out a way to hard anodize steel, but I'm not holding my breath, cause based on my understand with trying to anodize steel and all, the physics/chemistry just doesn't make sense
     
  12. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Good point, Anodizing is on aluminum
     

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