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Knives from René Morel's workshop

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14 hours ago, Mark Norfleet said:

That’s very interesting.  I might have try something different after using the same knife for decades.

I too am really fond of my old stuff, with decades of experience knowing how to use it to best advantage.

If Norfleet (who lives only about 7 miles away from me, so it would be a piece of cake to pass it on) is willing to give this knife a go, I would consider his conclusions to be among the most valuable on the planet, including better than mine.

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21 hours ago, David Burgess said:

I too am really fond of my old stuff, with decades of experience knowing how to use it to best advantage.

If Norfleet (who lives only about 7 miles away from me, so it would be a piece of cake to pass it on) is willing to give this knife a go, I would consider his conclusions to be among the most valuable on the planet, including better than mine.

Cool!  I’ll be in the area over the next few days and will be in touch.

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On 8/20/2019 at 3:54 PM, David Burgess said:

LOL, you've been here long enough to know that I can be kind, unkind, or anything in between. :lol:

I just call stuff the way I see it. So far, this seems to be one of the best knife blades I have ever used.

With your permission, I can pass the blade along to some other makers/restorers whose  opinions I have learned to highly respect, and see what they think.

Why we love you, dude.  Why we love you.

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I've had the blade from David for a while and got to using it pretty intensely about a month ago.  I find that it does indeed hold up very well and I'll be purchasing one very soon.  The steel I've been using for longer than I care to remember is "High Speed Molybdenum"  (or Moly be damned as David would say) and the edge of those knives seem to break down more from chipping rather than shedding smaller particles from wear.   Sharpening the HSS hasn't been a problem for me, I just don' like to take the time to do it.  With the PM-X blades, I'll have to spend even less time doing so!  :D
Now I just have to sort out how to cut the proper angles with my slow speed diamond grinder... And get the blade back to David.

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34 minutes ago, Mark Norfleet said:

I've had the blade from David for a while and got to using it pretty intensely about a month ago.  I find that it does indeed hold up very well and I'll be purchasing one very soon.  The steel I've been using for longer than I care to remember is "High Speed Molybdenum"  (or Moly be damned as David would say) and the edge of those knives seem to break down more from chipping rather than shedding smaller particles from wear.   Sharpening the HSS hasn't been a problem for me, I just don' like to take the time to do it.  With the PM-X blades, I'll have to spend even less time doing so!  :D
Now I just have to sort out how to cut the proper angles with my slow speed diamond grinder... And get the blade back to David.

Thanks, Mark.

(Mark Norfleet's opinions are highly placed among the most valuable in the world, in my experience, and that's why I passed the knife blade on to him, after putting it to my most challenging tasks, like ebony hogging,)

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John Schmidt (violins88), Mark Norfleet just returned the knife blade a few minutes ago. I can either keep it if you will send me a bill, or I can send it back to you if that would be of any use to you in discovering how it fared, and why, and how Mark ground and sharpened it.

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On 11/18/2019 at 2:23 PM, David Burgess said:

John Schmidt (violins88), Mark Norfleet just returned the knife blade a few minutes ago. I can either keep it if you will send me a bill, or I can send it back to you if that would be of any use to you in discovering how it fared, and why, and how Mark ground and sharpened it.

I only carefully re-ground it after using  and dulling it, leaving it for you to hone to your taste David.

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