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A train wreck about to happen!

Clydetz Apr 3, 2010

  1. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    I received an e-mail from my sister awhile back asking if I knew of someone who might be able to replace a knife handle on her husband's all time-favorite knife. Since Sue and her husband Bill are located in northeast PA, I suggested Mr. J. Neilson. I talked it over with J. and got the 'go ahead' for my sister to ship the knife and he'd see what he could do. Not seeing the knife myself, I was shocked to see the shape of Bill's favorite kitchen 'slicer & dicer' of the past 40 years in a 'before' picture from J.! :devilzeek

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    J. applied his expert craftsmanship and used African Blackwood and new rivets on the handle as well as a 'sprucing up' of the blade. J. took some 'after' photos which speak volumes! Bill & Sue have been very impressed with J's. craftsmanship and are rumored to be checking their kitchen drawers for more knives in need of J's. magic! :ssmile: Many thanks for the help, J. [​IMG]

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  2. goldmanglass

    goldmanglass COE 33

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    wow. thats some nice work! that should be more than good for another 40 years of slicin and dicin.
     
  3. jimmyjo

    jimmyjo Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    cool handle, I'm not so sure of the blade.
     
  4. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    The original knife is about 40 years old and Bill loves this knife so much for his 'slicing' & 'dicing' kitchen duties, it was hard to pry it out of his hands so it could be sent to J. for the new handle treatment. I asked J. to replace the handle and the rivets and possibly sharpen the blade. So J. didn't have anything to do with the shape of the blade. I think J. wanted to try and turn it into a bowie! :bwah:

    Question for J.... From the pictures, Bill's ol' knife appears to be an integral. Is that right?
     
  5. J. Neilson

    J. Neilson Caught in the Mosh Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Wow, that would have made a cool mini-bowie. :bwah:

    Yep, that is an integral. I just hit the blade with the buffer to clean it up a bit and then re-sharpened it. At least she doesn't look like she'll fall apart in his hands anymore.
     
  6. Blastmaster1972

    Blastmaster1972 Koele Duivel

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    That's cool. Somebody's favorite knife all cleaned up, almost "new", yet still the same knife.

    Kind regards,

    Jos
     

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