Knife thinning

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lsboogy
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Knife thinning

Post by lsboogy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:23 pm

I have a Richmond Ultimatum that I would like to get thinned - the profile is perfect for me (old Sabatier profile) but I would like to get the knife thinned to perform more like my kikuichi or kohetsu knives. I would love to get this knife thinned a bit - am using a kohetsu hap40 blade most of the time right now - would like someone to thin my Richmond so it still has the profile, but behaves more like a good Konosuke blade.

cjmeik
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Re: Knife thinning

Post by cjmeik » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:10 pm

Shoot me an email at makeitsharper at gmail dot com. I am actually finishing up doing the same thing to the same blade for a client. Those Ultimatums nailed the KS profile but the grind left much to be desired. Nothing that can't be fixed though.

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Re: Knife thinning

Post by cjmeik » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:00 pm

lsboogy wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:23 pm
I have a Richmond Ultimatum that I would like to get thinned...
Just sayin'...



old onion
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Re: Knife thinning

Post by old onion » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:09 pm

Holy cow,my finger started bleeding on it's own as soon as I looked at that picture.Nice job.

slobound
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Re: Knife thinning

Post by slobound » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:20 pm

Wow CJ, that looks amazing!
-- Garrick

cjmeik
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Re: Knife thinning

Post by cjmeik » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:50 pm

Thanks, guys! This was a rewarding project. Cutting performance is night and day.

lsboogy
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Re: Knife thinning

Post by lsboogy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:47 pm

Looks good - sent you an email. I love the knife, but it need thinning. I'm just a good home cook, but I collect and use decent knives. My favorites are all pretty thin, and the reason I use this as a camping knife is the grind (we eat very well while camping - had rack of lamb, asparagus, and some very nice wine last weekend - just a quick overnight), but I always remember how much I like the profile every time I use it. It's the same as my old Sabatier knives (they are over 60 years old and still in great shape).

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Re: Knife thinning

Post by Bensbites » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:01 pm

lsboogy wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Looks good - sent you an email. I love the knife, but it need thinning. I'm just a good home cook, but I collect and use decent knives. My favorites are all pretty thin, and the reason I use this as a camping knife is the grind (we eat very well while camping - had rack of lamb, asparagus, and some very nice wine last weekend - just a quick overnight), but I always remember how much I like the profile every time I use it. It's the same as my old Sabatier knives (they are over 60 years old and still in great shape).
For what it’s worth, I will vouch for Chris’ skills. I have a couple of knives he has reground, wow! He grinds my metal, I cut wood for him.

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Re: Knife thinning

Post by cjmeik » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:49 pm

lsboogy wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Looks good - sent you an email.
Thanks! Responded!

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