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Master of one hand
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After multiple gun show guy sharpenings on my Spyderco. (Golden Colo. 440A), the point became proud of the scales when closed. Gun show guy used a huge sanding band.
The knife being one of my favorites became a problem for a pocket knife.
I took a file to the blade back and lowered the point to below the scales. With the file I straightened the cutting edge and reshaped the blade back as best I could.

So how did I do?



I have not put the blade edge back on a stone. I wonder if I affected the blade hardness.



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Not bad, but you lost a lot of blade.

You know it now, but that guy was a hack.




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So many “professional” sharpeners out there these days. Roll Eyes
It takes a lot more than buying some equipment & hanging out the digital shingle to get it right.
I’m on a number of groups for standard & “guided sharpening” and you hear that a lot.
“Hey I just got my (whatever system) today & want to know how I go about starting up my own sharpening business?”

Sorry to hear about your knife, it’s always sad when a favorite gets ruined.




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Late last night I put an edge on it with my wet stone and steel. Turned out pretty good. We will see how it lasts.

The stone was my Grandpa's. Well worn swaybacked shape.



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My favorite Spyderco. Get a new one, they're reasonable, and accept a lesson learned.




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I used to buy Spyderco Natives in Walmart and they were less than $50. I thought they were a real bargain and wish I knew they were going to increase in price so quickly and discontinue being offered at Walmart altogether. Great knife!
 
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My reshaped blade has turned out to be an excellent knife.



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Glad that the lemon got turned into a lemon drop. I actually like the look of the "new" blade.


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