G-10 Police broken tip

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G-10 Police broken tip

Postby dcmartin2001 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:37 am

Bought this with a broken tip, I somehow wound up regrinding this on to it....What do you think? Should i leave it or keep going and wind up with a sort of clip point?

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Postby AJF » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:01 am

You've made it into a Rescue type blade---no pointed tip, so might be good for cutting seatbelts, or other applications where you don't want to worry about getting "stuck" with that wicked Police tip.

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Postby The Deacon » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:10 am

If it works for you that way, I'd say leave it that way.
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Postby Creepo » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:43 pm

Heh, kinda looks like a funky tanto. :p
If you like it and it works for ya just leave it. :)

Personally I would have prob ground it to a drop point/sheepsfoot/wharnie or something.

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Postby HellHound » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:19 pm

****, now thats a SD knife! The tip looks just awesome like that ;)
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Postby dcmartin2001 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:25 pm

Hey all, thanks for the input...... I kinda like how it turned out, and yes it totally looks like a funky tanto edge :D My main intent was to leave the spine undisturbed and try to get something interesting done with what remained of the tip. The 3 front "teeth" are wicked for opening packages! They hook the tape the same way my serrated Cricket does!

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Postby stonyman » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:29 pm

I am chuckling to myself. We have a deputy at my agency that has a SS police with a broken tip! I asked to send it in for him.........he refuses to part with it!

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Postby 224477 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:14 am

Send it to Tom Krein :D
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Postby Chris_Himself » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:24 am

224477 wrote:Send it to Tom Krein :D
He's not doing regrinds ATM
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Postby Evil D » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:05 am

Would you be able to send something like that back to Golden and have them fix it "the right way" and regrind it and put teeth back in it? What would something like that cost if they did? I'm with Paul on this one, if it works for you then go with it. It gives it character. Now you can use it hard and not have to worry about breaking the tip.
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Postby dcmartin2001 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:22 am

@Stoneyman.... I totally get it, the reason i picked up this knife is so i wouldn't have to be without my SS Police when i send it back to Spyderco for sharpening.... Well that and I wanted to have a little something i could grind and paint ;) Next up maybe some digital camo or just flat dark earth color using Dura Coat. I'll do it at the same time i do my Glock.

@Evil D.... As far as i know, Spyderco does not do full regrinds on damaged blades (although i may be reading their warranty wrong :-o ) I do plan on regrinding the back bevel on the part between the leading edge and the serrations so it matches the bevel on the leading edge. With that being more uniform it should look nicer. For a purchase price of a whopping $30 i figured i couldn't loose :D

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Postby Creepo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:59 pm

dcmartin2001 wrote:@Evil D.... As far as i know, Spyderco does not do full regrinds on damaged blades (although i may be reading their warranty wrong :-o ) I do plan on regrinding the back bevel on the part between the leading edge and the serrations so it matches the bevel on the leading edge. With that being more uniform it should look nicer. For a purchase price of a whopping $30 i figured i couldn't loose :D
Spyderco does regrind and refinish broken and damaged blades for a fee (I think there was a small fee), they don't replace blades however.
If you had sent it in they would have probably made it into a Endura4 or Pacific Salt like drop-point.

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Postby majornub » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:50 pm

Looks like a good quick fix, especially since its just a back-up/"experimenting" blade anyways. Now you have to be careful of that first serration breaking, what if you ground from the tip of the first serration to the tip of the knife, that would make a bigger chisel tip and cleaner look.


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