|You can barely see the serrated steel edge, the rest is protected by the masking tape|
Monday, July 4, 2016
I don’t normally cover the side of a knife with tape to protect it from touching the sharpening stone.
This is a little different case. It belonged to my mother-in-law who no longer needs it and my wife isn’t sure where it’s going. She has one and is quite happy with it. Most of the relatives have one. Yeah, we gave them as Christmas presents. She may want to sell it as a used knife.
I don’t have any problem selling used knives, especially one I know its history of use and abuse. This bread knife needed a little touch up, and I wanted to ensure a nice appearance.
Most serrated knives are a chisel grind. The serrations are cut into one side only. Sometimes you’ll find only a tiny bevel to remove the wire edge. When you sharpen a serrated knife you end up with a wire edge along the straight side.
This is easily removed by drawing the knife flat over a fine stone, if you don’t mind the surface scratches. Enter stage right, masking tape on the blade right above the top of the curve forming the serration.
Since I use a Spyderco Sharpmaker, removing the wire edge calls for me just lifting the blade from flat on the edge of the fine stone a degree or two and back stropping.
I got a nice resharpened edge and protected the finish. I recommend this to anyone who needs to resharpen a dressier knife.
More 2016 Blade Show news:
By now most of everyone should know Spyderco is one of my favorite knives. They were the first ones I carried. The one my wife first carried. I published my first article about a Spyderco. Not only that, but I think for the money they are great knives.
I understand Spyderco is coming out with an all new line of kitchen knives. New steel and new handles, it sounds pretty radical. My friend at Spyderco tells me she is thinning out her kitchen drawers to make room for the new knives.
Also spied in their prototype display were two throwing knives. I’ve never seen throwing knives at Spyderco. I suspect, if throwers come to be, we will not see them until January at the 2017 SHOT Show. 2016 is half over and they and everyone else is still delivering and promoting the new 2016 product. Most of the magazines already have articles lined up for the rest of the year. To introduce something so radically new might be missed completely by busy editors and layout demands.