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post #1 of 7 Old 10-15-2018, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Draw knife cracks

This is my first post on the forum, so take it easy on me please.

I recently had a drawknife come into my possession and I am a bit concerned about 2 cracks in the blade. Surprisingly, I found no information on whether or not this is an issue I should address (hanging it up for display or giving it to a smith who could actually repair it). I'll upload a few pictures. Let me hear some thoughts
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-15-2018, 10:09 PM
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I think I would use it as a decoration before a big chunk breaks off of it.
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I think I would use it as a decoration before a big chunk breaks off of it.
Agree 100%

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Shine it up a bit before you hang it but definitely hang it. Not really a good way to fix something like that.

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Tune it up and use it. You might as well.

25* is a nice total included bevel angle. Just watch to see if the cracks widen or elongate.
A little welding and grinding will fill and stabilize those cracks for years of use.

Draw knives are not really fine finishing tools and most are not very expensive.
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Yup, youre boned, that things pretty well useless beyond a wall hanger. I would touch it, and i make knives. Those cracks are only going to keep spreading until the thing splits in half, and trying to repair it is more than that knife is worth. Be easier to make a new one from scratch
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Tune it up and use it. You might as well.
my thoughts as well. unless you need a worthless wall hanger
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