Broken Knife

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Blog entry by ClaudeF posted 08-19-2019 06:39 PM 809 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Allan Goodman scimitar blade knife broke! This was the 0.030 steel blade. It took me a year to get used to this blade, but once I had used it a while, I really liked it. The curve of the blade makes a regular cutting movement into a slicing action and the knife glided through basswood like butter…

Allan is difficult to contact, so I ordered a replacement from Helvie. Not an exact copy, but a similar one. Since they have a backlog, I decided to experiment a bit. I took the blade that was left, ground down the back 1/2 inch of it a bit (wasp-waisted) to give the epoxy something to hold onto. Took a scrap piece of Padauk I had in my scrap bin, split it, hollowed out an area for the new tang of the blade and epoxied it back together. I now have a 1 inch scimitar-bladed detail knife. I can’t cut off chips as large as I was able to before, but it works quite well on smaller areas of smaller carvings.


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