It's a shame what some peole do to knives!

Ken C.

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So my friend and fellow firefighter stopped over my house the other day after work to ask if I could sharpen his Delica. He then hands me this........


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I gotta tell you he really used the crap out of it for work and for his landscaping business. He was afraid to show it to me for fear that I would smack the crap out of him.

So let's your beaters. :D
 

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It's a useful modification if you want to loosen any screws, or flip very small pancakes.
 
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Hey, at least he did something many people don't do.....he actually USED his knife! :) A whole lot too, by the looks of it.
 
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Now that's what I call a user...:D

You should ask him how he ground off all the serrations. Since he's a landscaper, maybe he has been pruning limbs with it. If so, you might suggest a SAK or multitool with a saw to supplement his folder.
 
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That is one beat up blade ! :eek:


Let's see a pic of the knife after you sharpened it. :p
 
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Absolutly, this is a major test for anyone's sharpening abilities.

It is refreshing to see a knife that really has been used. The handle seems fine and it doesn't look like there are any hammer marks on the back. So as far as I can tell he used it as a knife untill is couldn't be used as a knife anymore.
 

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Listen, Ken, if you can't handle the job, bring it over, I'll sharpen it for him! ... if you think he can be trusted with a reeeally sharp knife. :D
 

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Man, that knife went down the maw of Hell! I'm surprised he still wants to get some use out of it. I'd get another one to torture.
 
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Hate to say this, Collucci, but that's how my new Delica looked after my first attempt at sharpening it.
 

Ken C.

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Boink said:
Hate to say this, Collucci, but that's how my new Delica looked after my first attempt at sharpening it.
That's sad, so very, very sad. :(
 
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Landscrapers are the hardest people on knives I know, my buddy is a landscraper and his knives are always dull, and mutilated.
 

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I've read about this new-model Delica, the one with the screw-driver tip...Thanks for the picture, so I can actually see one now.:D.
 

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You would be surprised what uses a landscaper has for a knife. I used to do landscaping to pay for my knives, and carried a Buck/Strider 880 tanto as my beater. One of the most frequent uses I had for it was cutting sod.

Never used a knife for cutting tree branches or the like. I always had a sharp hand pruner in a belt sheath, and a chainsaw on the truck. Much easier to just use one of those for cutting wood.
 
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I like to see users, too many people collect drawer Queens, knives are to be used. :D
 
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Used up? I think you keep using and sharpening it until there's just a little ring of metal left around the Spydie hole.
 
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Ya think landscapers are hard on knives? That's mild compared to what many farmers do. Granted, I don't let them get that bad at one time, but have hand sharpened over a quarter inch of length and width off several knives over the course of just a few years.

But yes, it's good to see someone who's actually using their knife hard.
 
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