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Mora 164 Hook Knife Rehabilitation

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Blog series by HokieKen updated 01-08-2020 03:40 PM 2 parts 3030 reads 40 comments total

Part 1: Mora 164 Hook Knife - Why it Needs Help

01-07-2020 02:48 PM by HokieKen | 21 comments »

Well, it’s January again. I don’t do New Year’s resolutions in the typical sense but I do tend to reflect on the previous year and evaluate things I could have done better. So I’ve decided it’s time I gain some weight, get less exercise and drink more beer. Just kidding ;-) But, it does seem like whenever I evaluate the evolution of my own skills as a craftsman and think about the things that I’ve learned, two things come to mind: I’ve gained a...

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Part 2: How I Improved it

01-08-2020 03:40 PM by HokieKen | 19 comments »

I say improved vs. fixed because I think there are still some refinements that will help this knife work better but for what little I did, the improvement in function is remarkable. As a short recap from the previous post, the issues that I suspect to be the cause of the poor performance of this knife are: The blade is too bulky There are too many facets to the blade with a cutting bevel that is too short and steep The back of the blade is blunt with sharp edges The blade terminate...

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