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I took a 450$ knife to the grinder! #234513 07/21/08 11:21 AM
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I finally did it. After weeks of talking about it and looking at photos of modded Busse's to get my courage up I finally took the SH-E to my old Norton grinder.

I don't think I could have done it to a new knife but since this was a user that had seen some hard use I managed to do it.

Here is a "before" photo.
[Linked Image from img2.putfile.com]

Now I still have a lot of hand sanding to finish the back and handle but it looks pretty good already I think.
Here is a photo with my DFLE for comparison and my foot bacuse I am a lousy photographer.
[Linked Image from img2.putfile.com]

I even polished the brass rivets and ground the sweat stains off the micarta.
I did not like the tigerstripe with the black at all but it suits the bare steel a lot better.
[Linked Image from img2.putfile.com]

I am pretty stoked about how it has turned out so far and am looking forward to getting the DesertJack user from a fellow Dog.

Along with the hand sanding and blending all the edges together ,I still need to do the spine and fix the edge. I will probably just repair the stock asymmetrical edge rather than go convex.


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Re: I took a 450$ knife to the grinder! [Re: Unsub] #234514 07/21/08 11:27 AM
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You took a $450 dollar knife to a "Grinder".....OMG!!!!!!!what were you thinking <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif" alt="" />



Nice Job. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbup.gif" alt="" />


JYD#14 Do you need one, of course you do it's a knife and you like knives.....
Re: I took a 450$ knife to the grinder! [Re: Bors] #234515 07/21/08 12:14 PM
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That's a tigerstripe handle? Very cool!
I think the blade looks much better stripped.

Re: I took a 450$ knife to the grinder! [Re: rooikat] #234516 07/21/08 12:17 PM
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What kind of attachment on the grinder?


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Re: I took a 450$ knife to the grinder! [Re: chickenplucker] #234517 07/21/08 12:22 PM
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It is an old Norton with a flat platen that can be removed. It is nothing fancy and cost me about 40$ but is a definite step up from the little harbour freight models. It takes 1/42 belts and sounds like a jet engine.

I think it is tigerstriped micarta ,Roo? If anyone knows different let me know?


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Looks Great, Unsub! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

Looks new now! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />


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Re: I took a 450$ knife to the grinder! [Re: Rainwalker] #234519 07/21/08 12:49 PM
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Looks Great, Unsub! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

Looks new now! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />


It does look new !!!!

Time to take it out and beat it <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


JYD#14 Do you need one, of course you do it's a knife and you like knives.....
Re: I took a 450$ knife to the grinder! [Re: Bors] #234520 07/21/08 12:52 PM
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Looks very nice, good work.


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Re: I took a 450$ knife to the grinder! [Re: Bors] #234521 07/21/08 12:54 PM
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wow! great job unsusb.
looks really good.
thanks for the pics. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />


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Re: I took a 450$ knife to the grinder! [Re: eatingmuchface] #234522 07/21/08 02:52 PM
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Looks good, Unsub. I practiced on some old military knives before I put the belt to the Bussses. I sent some of those old screwed up military knives to some crazy dude up in Saskatchewan today. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: I took a 450$ knife to the grinder! [Re: Horn Dog] #234523 07/21/08 03:26 PM
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how do you keep the blade from heating up and ruining the temper?

Re: I took a 450$ knife to the grinder! [Re: gruntinhusaybah] #234524 07/21/08 03:31 PM
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I was wondering the same thing....

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