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Discussion in 'New User Introductions' started by Jedijon, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Jedijon

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    Was taking skin off winter squash and torqued blade. Would be a cheap/soft steel...

    How do I fix the slight bend in the edge. It's very near the handle.
     
  2. brianshaw

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    Ouch.

    What knife?
     
  3. Jedijon

    Jedijon

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    It's an 8" Henckels chef.
     
  4. brianshaw

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    Which model?
     
  5. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    You could try a warranty claim. Barring that, Strop on a brass rod, edge trailing stroke. Light pressure. work the bend out slowly. The steel will be weak in that area until you eventually sharpen past that point in the steel matrix.
     
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    Juliana Sanabri

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    If you are using the steel knife, then you can fix it by removing the rust from the steel.
     
  7. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Um, I don't see how this applies to the original situation?