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Dodo horror story

Postby einstein2001 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:10 am

Thankfully this is not my knife but I thought I would share this Reddit post.
Prepare to cringe.
Could this be why the Dodo went extinct?
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Postby donutsrule » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:25 am

I sharpen most of my knives but had Spyderco sharpen my old blue Dodo once.
Glad I didn't try to save $1.40 and have it sharpened by whoever did that! :eek:

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Postby Holland » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:52 am

That's awful! I feel really bad for that guy... Sharpening is the main reason I decided not to keep my dodo
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Postby Donut » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:55 am

Wow! :(
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Postby Evil D » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:50 am

This is why I tell my friends I'll charge you for sharpening but teach you how for free. Also why I don't sharpen anything I can't replace.
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Postby KrisOK » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:17 am

Obviously somebody didn't have a clue how to sharpen a recurved blade. What a shame!
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Postby hunterseeker5 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:20 am

Not sure whether to laugh or cry. Thats an abomination. They should have to provide him with a brand new replacement.

Also, as a general life rule: if you think you can't do something yourself or don't want to because its a nasty job, pawning it off on someone else isn't necessarily a brilliant idea. ;)

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Postby Invective » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:23 am

einstein2001 wrote:Thankfully this is not my knife but I thought I would share this Reddit post.
Prepare to cringe.
Could this be why the Dodo went extinct?
Oh hey, did you see this over on reddit? I've been seeing your name over there in the /r/knives and /r/knifeclub a lot and was pretty sure it was you. And yeah, it's a darn shame what happened. But it does show the importance of knowing how to sharpen your tools.

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Postby Janfrederik » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:37 am

I can't see anything? I'm on an iPhone, maybe that's it?

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Postby Holland » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:46 am

Janfrederik wrote:I can't see anything? I'm on an iPhone, maybe that's it?
click einstein's reddit link, then click the blue title of the op

hope that helps
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Postby Janfrederik » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:50 am

Holland wrote:click einstein's reddit link, then click the blue title of the op

hope that helps
A link doesn't show up for me, but I found the post on reddit, so it's all good.

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Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:54 am

I am really sorry this happened. But I'm happy I can learn from his mistake. That poor Dodo.
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Postby Donut » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:03 am

The part about getting him a replacement. I don't think there are any around to offer a replacement with.
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Nasty Story...

Postby LC Kid » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:52 am

Hi Folks!


The only reason why I never got a Dodo was just because I don't even imagine how to sharpen it.

And I sharpen all my blades at a very pretty nice razor-sharp level
:D I do have my tools and I enjoy doing so.

But I'm lost with the Dodo, and I'll always say NO when I don't know how to do do something.

Which is exactly what the guy who destroy that very special Dodo should've said
:mad:
Stay Sharp!

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Nasty Story...

Postby LC Kid » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:11 am

Hi Folks!


The only reason why I never got a Dodo was just because I don't even imagine how to sharpen it.

And I sharpen all my blades at a very pretty nice razor-sharp level
:D I do have my tools and I enjoy doing so.

But I'm lost with the Dodo, and I'll always say NO when I don't know how to do do something.

Which is exactly what the guy who destroyed that very special Dodo should've said
:mad:
Stay Sharp!

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Postby donutsrule » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:36 am

I remember back when the blue ones first came out, someone who didn't like the Reverse "S" did a wharncliff regrind of one that actuallydidn't look too bad. That CF one could still be saved as something similar.

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Postby twinboysdad » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:40 am

A sharpening service, just like a landscaper or dry cleaner, should have a way of fixing a complete hack job like this. A new knife would be in order. If someone wants to let the dude know, the local b&m here has around 4 or 5 CF Dodos in stock and would ship. I mean they should at least offer to half it with him. What if this had been a chef's knife or a barber's scissors...they make a living with the tools

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Postby yablanowitz » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:50 am

I can't tell for sure without having both side by side, but I think that one may actually be worse than my old blue beater that has had the tip broken off six times.
I don't believe in safe queens, only in pre-need replacements.

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Postby DJFrostbyte » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:04 pm

Wow what a shame! I would contact that "sharpening service" and demand them to pay for your knife. I can't believe they sent it back to you like that.
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Postby willydigger » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:14 pm

I sharpen mine with the Sharpmaker. It's not hard. Just use the angled side of the sticks.
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