Anyone want to get rid of some old/damaged knives?

This is a discussion on Anyone want to get rid of some old/damaged knives? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I got a new spyderco sharpmaker to use on some really nice expensive blades Ive recently bought, and im determined to get the hang of ...

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Anyone want to get rid of some old/damaged knives?

  1. #1
    Member Array MikeGoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    133

    Anyone want to get rid of some old/damaged knives?

    I got a new spyderco sharpmaker to use on some really nice expensive blades Ive recently bought, and im determined to get the hang of it (before USING it on these expensive blades). The problem is, I dont have any 'practice' knives. I have serrated steak knives and some cooking knives with micro serrations but no dull knives that would be good to practice on.

    I thought about just buying some knives at walmart but they are brand new and a little expensive and it seems silly to buy them, dull them down and then sharpen them again.

    I thought about looking for garage sales but that seems like I could run around town all day without much luck.

    Anyway heres my idea: Ill gladly paypal you a few bucks (or name your reasonable price) plus shipping for any of your old knives even ones without handles, just dull old pieces of junk, so I can practice.

    any takers?

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Senior Member Array ront's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Spokane, WA
    Posts
    635
    MikeGoob, sorry, I don't have any old dull knives as I also own a Sharpmaker . I am wondering a couple of things though. Did you just get the Sharpmaker with the brown and white ceramic stones? If so, do you have any other sharpening equipment? I ask this because the brown and the white stones do well for edge maintenance, but are pretty slow if you need to remove a fair amount of material. I also bout the diamond stones as well as a DMT Course Diasharp stone( http://www.dmtsharp.com/products/diasharp.htm ). These work a lot better if you really need to remove some material. The Sharpmaker is a fantastic tool!! I have gone for 40 yrs just removing material on my knives. Now I get a razer sharp edge .

    Ron
    Shine on...
    S&W M&P 9c
    S&W 9 Shield
    Taurus Raging Bull .454 Casull
    S&W M&P15 Sport;
    Mossberg 590A1

  4. #3
    Member Array MikeGoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    133
    yep the brown and white stones came with it.

    Im not too skilled without the 'angled helper block' that comes with the spyderco. Id be wary of trying my $200 knife on one...

    Also with 'diamond coated' stones: doesnt the diamond powder rub off and then the surface is pretty much useless?

  5. #4
    Senior Member Array ront's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Spokane, WA
    Posts
    635
    The DMT stones are very nice as well as the Spyderco Diamond rods. With proper use, they should both last for a long time.

    Ron
    Shine on...
    S&W M&P 9c
    S&W 9 Shield
    Taurus Raging Bull .454 Casull
    S&W M&P15 Sport;
    Mossberg 590A1

  6. #5
    Ex Member Array jahwarrior72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    the raggedy edge
    Posts
    1,438
    i got a couple; just tell me where to send 'em.

  7. #6
    Member Array MikeGoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    133
    thanks! sent you a message

  8. #7
    Member Array jednp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Posts
    164
    ahh... looking to capitalize on teh "anyone want to get rid of some old/damaged knives" loophole are ya? lol

    for the record, i don't have any.. if I did I'd be more than happy to help.

  9. #8
    Member Array MikeGoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    133
    lol its worth a shot. I dont want anything valuable, and ill pay for what junk might be out there. Hopefully ill get a few next week!

  10. #9
    Member Array lee n. field's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    353
    I thought about just buying some knives at walmart but they are brand new and a little expensive and it seems silly to buy them, dull them down and then sharpen them again.
    $15 is too expensive for a knife to practice on?

  11. #10
    Member Array MikeGoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    133
    well the point is I want a knive thats gone dull with use. It seems wrong to spend 15 on a knife and then scrape it on the sidewalk. Sure I could but Id rather buy someones old junk knives.

  12. #11
    Senior Member Array GoodSamaritan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Central Kentucky
    Posts
    790
    If I might make a suggestion...

    Most goodwill/salvation army stores will have a bin of old kitchen knives. They will be full of junk but I can usually find a few neglected but good quality knives with a few minutes effort. The best part is, you will rarely spend more than $5 even if you walk out with a box full.

  13. #12
    Distinguished Member Array Chooie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,870
    Also, check out the local flea market. They usually have a guy with a fishbowl full of $0.99 cruddy Chinese folders.

  14. #13
    Member Array MikeGoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    133
    thanks! I did buy a few chinese cheapos at my local gun store but they are all 'chisel ground' and fairly sharp. None of my good knives are chisel ground so its not that good for practice.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Has anyone ever damaged their finish with a cleaner that was too strong?
    By 1boredguy in forum Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: August 1st, 2009, 08:13 PM
  2. Disposing of Damaged Ammo
    By Benthic in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: June 30th, 2008, 06:28 PM
  3. Finished 2nd in NASA contest, After UPS damaged our robot
    By Cupcake in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 14th, 2007, 12:59 PM
  4. How I Damaged a Favorite Weapon: Others?
    By lightningstrike02 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: February 1st, 2007, 06:55 PM

Search tags for this page

damaged knives

,

getting rid of old dull knives

,
how to get rid of an old steak knife
,
how to get rid of defense knifes
,
how to get rid of knife collection
,
how to get rid of old knife
,

how to get rid of old knives

,
how u get rid of knifes
,
junk knives
,

old junk knives

Click on a term to search for related topics.