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How To How do i make the point of my knife more pointy and stabby?

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Dare Robertson, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Dare Robertson

    Dare Robertson

    Sep 20, 2019
    how do i make the point of my knife pointier for stabbing and such?
  2. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    By removing all the material necessary in order to produce the most acute apex or vertex you are capable of.
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  3. 115Italian


    Nov 13, 2015
    You don’t actually sharpen the point. As said already, remove enough material to create a sharp pointy tip.
  4. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Kinda like you did with popsicle sticks when you were a kid. (Or at least kind of like we did.)
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  5. Mr.Wizard


    Feb 28, 2015
    The easiest way is to bring the spine down toward to edge, e.g. a clip point or drop point, which can be done with simple grinding. If instead you raise the edge toward the spine you will have to regrind the faces of the knife to thin it out.
  6. bgentry


    Aug 3, 2009
    Look at the tip with a magnifier like a loupe. You will see where it is rounded and not pointy. Grind away the roundedness. Remove metal to form straighter lines towards the tip. If you are just sharpening the edge this isn't too difficult, but it can require some finesse and some blending to make the tip look good and not wobbly or weird.

    If you are intending to majorly reshape the tip of the blade, you might be grinding on several surfaces in 3 dimensions. This is obviously more advanced. For either of these exercises I recommend playing with a blade that you are willing to throw in the garbage can when you are done with it. Make your mistakes on cheap blades first. Mistakes are part of learning. Learn from them. :)

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  7. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    EC6DB40D-52F1-4015-9792-F0CB283B64B6.jpeg A197AF79-344D-4360-9537-20821C24937A.jpeg 5CB54DAE-DD0C-4B59-AD7D-CF4612FBCDEC.jpeg Here are a few that I made more pointy.
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