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    Michael Blakley
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    I bought a Chef’s knife at a bargain price, fixed it, sharpened it and sold it.

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The knife was a Shun 8 inch Chef’s knife.  It had a horrible warp to it, the sides of the blade were marred up and the knife’s tip was broken off and virtually no edge to be found.

    First thing I did was beat the knife with a plastic mallet until it was flat and true.  That took some time.  I then buffed the sides of the blade.  Ground a new tip and then sharpened it to 15°.  I sold it to a friend and actually made a small profit.

    I had a blast.

    My wife said I should have taken photos along the way.  She’s probably right.  But for now, I’m happy with my first win!

    Michael

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    That sounds like a success to me. I always enjoy seeing knife restoration projects. Please take photos during the process if you end up doing that again. What tool did you use to buff the knife?

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    Michael Blakley
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    I used a product called Alumicut, it’s kind of like a metal polish.  I applied it with circular pad of a really really fine grit & steel wool to polish it.  That was applied using my cordless drill.

    I guess there are better ways to do this, but I used the tools I had on hand.

    Michael

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