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The Fare today: Knifezilla - ripper of a day 1 year 1 month ago #13772

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Man oh man what a day at the fare – knifezilla.

Great day, lots of fare goers strolling through, some even had many knives for me.

Record day for knives, beat old record by 3….yea.

14 sharpened on site and 24 for homework, 1 hatched, 1 set of hedge shears and 1 set of kinda fancy scissors (jury still out on them)

See you thur. at Whole Foods gig.

Good luck to everyone. – LONG VID TODAY – 35 MINS.
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The Fare today: Knifezilla - ripper of a day 1 year 1 month ago #13774

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Thanks for the video. When you sharpened the Calphalon serrated knives, did you sharpen on only one side or both sides?

What is the brand name/model of the magnifier you use?
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The Fare today: Knifezilla - ripper of a day 1 year 1 month ago #13775

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TedS wrote:
Thanks for the video. When you sharpened the Calphalon serrated knives, did you sharpen on only one side or both sides?

What is the brand name/model of the magnifier you use?
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both sides.......with ceramic rod and cardboard. sometime back leo posted a video of a guy using same and i have used it since.
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The Fare today: Knifezilla - ripper of a day 1 year 1 month ago #13782

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The only time that method on serrations does not work is when they are easily seen to be worn say 30% depth gone then sharpen the back side at as low an angle as possible and go at it until the entire scallop is included in the bevel then remove the burr with cardboard with dried liquid metal polish on it .
I mention this since someone gave me a Leatherman to do and they had been sharpening the serrated blade with one of those drag through sharpeners so they were half gone. One good thing with Leatherman send the knife back and they will replace worn or broken parts gratis.(bit like Zippo lighters)
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The Fare today: Knifezilla - ripper of a day 1 year 1 month ago #13785

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I must say how jealous I am, I'd love to take my WE to various events but people just don't carry knives here in the UK. A sharpening service has crossed my mind but I think the only takers would be chef's, I cant imagine a profitable venture.
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The Fare today: Knifezilla - ripper of a day 1 year 1 month ago #13789

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Someone on the forum has an excellent in and that is to go to the Police and Fire departments and offer your service gratis for one knife per person then there are the shops that sell knives be it kitchen knives or hunting etc which would be serious outdoor shops not Millets but something like that and possible offer a percentage and get the knives through them. what about car boot sales or is there so much protectionism that people don't sell knives at these gigs .
I wonder if there are clubs that have knives certainly BSAC it is part of the safety equipment to have diving knives then there are Marinas where there are boats there are knives .
Another thought are rural farmers markets since once again out of town knives are justified in the cities yes a different matter but say in London there are a few marinas the first ever was in Thames Ditton and the most prestigious would be St Catherines dock another place to try are chandlers .I hope that gives some inspiration!
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The Fare today: Knifezilla - ripper of a day 1 year 1 month ago #13790

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Seems you have sharpened a lot of knives. Have you replaced any diamonds/stones or are you still using the original set?
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The Fare today: Knifezilla - ripper of a day 1 year 1 month ago #13857

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TedS wrote:
Seems you have sharpened a lot of knives. Have you replaced any diamonds/stones or are you still using the original set?
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i replaced the 100/200's about 3 weeks ago and the 400/600's the week before and the 800/1000's could use it. now back in may when i started this gig, i ordered 50/80's and now they feel like the 100/200's.

the move to replace the 400/600's was the best move, but i noticed last sat. and today they have worn pretty fast.

about 2 weeks ago, i ordered some 2000/3000's - since then, i have not had a really nice knife to try them on.
good luck to you.
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Re:Re: The Fare today: Knifezilla - ripper of a day 1 year 1 month ago #13870

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I'm curious, your stone longevity doesn't seem to be as long as Clays... Have you talked to him about that?

Also, are you, or have you considered moving the stones "down the chain"? Since they don't wear out, but just seem to get finer, (for a while anyway), I would think you could still get use out of them. So then, all you would have to replace is the more coarse ones?

Mostly thinking out loud here. :)
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Re:Re: The Fare today: Knifezilla - ripper of a day 1 year 1 month ago #13893

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cbwx34 wrote:
I'm curious, your stone longevity doesn't seem to be as long as Clays... Have you talked to him about that?

Also, are you, or have you considered moving the stones "down the chain"? Since they don't wear out, but just seem to get finer, (for a while anyway), I would think you could still get use out of them. So then, all you would have to replace is the more coarse ones?

Mostly thinking out loud here. :)
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i move them down when at home working, but at the fares...........no

since jeb helped me out, at fares it is locked in at 24* and normally i start out at 100/200 - 400/600 - both ceramics: done - this is on most kitchen knives.
now yesterday i had a flock of nice globals and i finished with 800/1000 the ceramics and quick leather.
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i have not contacted clay, but my new 400/600's seem to be holding up ok for now.
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