I have mentioned that we are cleaning out my wife’s great-aunt’s place, and my in-laws gave me a box of assorted kitchen knives. Nothing fancy, in fact most of them are decades old imported garbage. However, there are a few interesting knives mixed in. What I am excited about, these knives represent a whole lot of potential TTAK posts. What do you all want to see me do with them.
There is an Old Hickory, to which I am going to give the David Andersen treatment. There are other imported knives that have modding potential as well. If nothing else because they are free tools on which to practice, and I don’t have to care about mistakes.
Most of the knives are duller than a Shannon Watts lecture, but one of the things I am going to do is work on my sharpening. I have the two Lansky Sharp Sticks to test, and I have begun to play around with them a bit. One paring knife took 127 slices to cut through a pices of 1/2″ climbing rope. After 15 swipes on the diamond stick, I reduced that number to 17. It wasn’t paper-slicing sharp yet. I will try more with this knife and others.
There are some knives, like this Geneva Forge, that I don’t know anything about. This one seems interesting, I like the thumb rest/guard.
I definitely want to try my hand at some modding. Many of the knives have the potential to be re-purposed.
Other knives look home-made. I never knew Uncle Tom, so he may or may not have been the creator, but they are definitely Smoky Mountain ingenuity rather than production quality. I will have to ask Aunt Helen next time we visit.
What other ideas do you all have? What would you like to see me do with these new, old knives?