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Grinding Battle Rat from 6mm down to 4mm Pig Sticker. What does it take?

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by alaus, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. rcb2000

    rcb2000

    Apr 15, 2014
    I've already got a bunch of gray, and I don't think I've ever been that pretty, bring it on! :confused:
     
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  2. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I can't see the pictures elof. Are they so bad they broke the internet?
     
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  3. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I'll have to get them in photobucket I guess, it's not like it can get broken any more...

    I'll update the post once done
     
  4. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Are the pics showing (previous page) and no one has any comments?

    Or they're showing and there have been fatal reactions?
     
  5. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    This ^^^^

    It's like looking face to face with Medusa. :eek: I alone survived to post about it because I turned my back on the monitor and looked at my screen in the reflection of a bronze shield.

    I kid, I kid :p...IMO,it doesn't look as bad as I imagined. You should be able to even that out with a belt.

    Or you could use some sandpaper on a strop block for a more "therapeutic" <read: time consuming> grinding session...it builds character. ;)
     
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  6. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2005
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    Success!!!! LOL.
     
  7. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I know it can be made right...

    It was posted for sale as convexed...
     
  8. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Yikes. That would have been a nice blade. All set up with Armorall leather too. I'd like to give it a trip across the 2x48 and see what happens. I'll bet it would resurrect pretty well.
     
  9. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I was considering getting it to properly convex it (by hand, that's how I roll), but the asking price was too high for what it looks now.
    Keep in mind that it was done on a bench grinder stone...
     
  10. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    The good news is that he didn't get above the saber grind in too many spots. I'll bet a properly ground full height convex would make it look great again. But man, no way do I have the patience to do a blade that large by hand.
     
  11. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    It wouldn't be an overnight transformation, kind of project that aids in winding down with a good drink and something to watch
     
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  12. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Yikes! :eek:
    This is what happens when you don't know what you're doing and you try it with an expensive knife!!!
    As far as rehabing it goes, I don't think I'd buy it... I'm fairly certain he destroyed the HT with the bench grinder!

    Thanks Elof, my curiosity has been made nauseous ! :confused:
     
  13. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Well, there are no visible spots of discoloration, so it is possible that HT hasn't been affected...
     
  14. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Hmm! is that the famous penetrator tip there.^^^
     
  15. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Sorta. It's MY version of it. More drawn out and pronounced than the factory version.
     

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