Knife blade tip repair...

Aye well, someone dropped BOTH of my best knives, and now I have a bent, chipped knife blade tip. I've got a standard knife sharpener, and small whetstone I need to learn how to use, and advice? Here's some pics of the damage

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qwerty20086 years ago
I have that same knife. Small world :)
Rishnai9 years ago
Oh, dang! That's why I don't let people borrow my best knives anymore. I keep a beat-up, dull knife for that. They've stopped asking, and I like it that way. No more using the tips of my knives as screwdrivers, people! To fix the very tip, I'd Slice across the whetstone like I'm shaving off bark: using the whole length of the knife, a shallow angle, medium pressure, a medium-fast speed, and making sure that I drag the tip along the stone at what I want the finished angle to be. On a medium stone. Stones should come with directions on if you should use water or oil (I prefer oil). Use the recommended lube. Don't try it dry if the stone isn't designed for it, you'll leave gouges in your blade. With effort and attention, you can get a better than new edge and tip on it.
Goodhart9 years ago
If the "grinding" will take more then a second or two, you may overheat and de-temper the blade, making it even more susceptible to bending. I would suggest a stream of water or oil over the blade at the grind point to prevent this.
KentsOkay (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
OK, is there a particular direction to grind with the whetstone?
If you grind "towards" the edge, you will end up needing to remove burr (but this is the safest way to grind initially anyways) either case you will still have to use a finer stone to sharpen eventually...I recommend a hard and soft set of Arkansas Stones, if you can find them, for the final sharpening.
KentsOkay (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
Great! Thanks.
If you get an Akansas Stone set (mine is half hard half soft for honing), THIS is how they are to be used :-)
Actually, it's an ARkansas stone:-) Just ask Nacho or the Skunk family! (It used to be ILLEGAL in Arkansas to misspell or mispronounce the name of our state!)
Sorry about that, and because I have a really nice boxed pair of stones, I have no excuse for "misspelling" it, except to blame my poor "typing" skills ;-)
That's OK, at least you were'nt IN Arkansas when it happened, so I don't think you can be prosecuted!-)
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