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Inkosi blade on ceramic

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Ernie1980, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    During lunch my daughter asked to use my knife to peel her apple slices because all the restaurant provided was a butter knife. I pondered handing her my keychain knife but figured she wanted something a little larger and instead gave her my Inkosi. She was using a coaster to cut on, which is what I has asked her to do, when I got up to use the restroom. I was walking back, and heard this horrible scraping sound as I approached our table. My wife had decided that the apples needed to be cut on a ceramic plate, and the sound I heard was my daughter using the Inkosi blade to scrape all of the peelings into the center of the plate! I had a nice flat section to sharpen out when we got back home:confused:
  2. archieblue

    archieblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    Oh man I love that. I once let a (very) past GF use a Sebenza to work on a costume she was making when I heard my buddy say “I bet Arch wouldn’t like you doing that with his knife”... (that’s not a good thing to hear! ). She was cutting sections of poster board out against a concrete patio. ‍♂️. Like putting her weight behind it too. I sharpened it out with a Sharpmaker no problemo. Then I bought her a knife.
    Filoso, TenShun705, Therom and 3 others like this.
  3. Curl of the Burl

    Curl of the Burl Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    Well it does have a ceramic ball detent. I think it will be ok with a sharpen as @archieblue says he did with his. You’ve got a great story behind your Inkosi now.
  4. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    It sharpened out easily, I was able to hit it with a 1k stone briefly and then strop it back to shaving sharp. My daughter needs to use the knife I bought her!
  5. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    That’s why I don’t let anyone use my favorite sharp knives anymore. My brother did the same thing with a knife I let him use while we were fishing. It wasn’t a CRK ( don’t trust him that much ), but it was M390. When he handed it back, the whole edge was flat. To this day he swears all he did was cut some line with it. I did manage to cut a cable tie with one of my CRK’s that had a stainless wire in the middle of it that I didn’t know about until I flattened about a third of the tip. And it was on a toy of all things :mad:
  6. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    I don’t let my knives to people who are not into knives as IMO most people doesn’t really know how to use knives
    For most people a knife is a disposable tool that is inexpensive and can be thrown away and easily replaced when it is damaged in a way or another

    I care about having a knife on me because I think it is useful every days
    If people doesn’t anticipate they will need to have a sharper tools on them, then they have to « learn » and to make their experience.... not giving them my knife is part of my support to their learning process ;)
  7. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    HapPy [email protected] DaY! :eek::confused::rolleyes::p:)
  8. WHT

    WHT Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2016
    Greater love hath no man than he loan his favorite knife to his daughter. In my case, I would have peeled it for her. I guess I have trust issues.
  9. ericlosh


    Oct 9, 2013
    let a friend borrow a rockstead hizen and she was cutting some strand on ceramic, but not really cutting. she was rubbing the edge side to side, maybe she was trying to flay the strands of whatever? I dont know but i put a quick end to that since i was right there watching the whole time.

    I typically dont lend knives out and if i do i typically ask what for and a quick rundown of what not to do to my stuff. Usually i just make the cuts myself.
  10. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2009
    I always carry a Leatherman to loan a blade, my CRK's stay in MY hand!
    Terry M. and crocogator106 like this.
  11. Dirt

    Dirt Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 20, 2007
    I wouldn't let it bother me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying its ok, just that if it's my edc... s*** happens. My favorite is a large Inkosi PJ, but if and when it wears out I'll find another.

    I've used mine on plates so many times for steak I can't begin to guess. Nothing good stones can't fix.

    1AbominAble1 likes this.
  12. Terry M.

    Terry M.

    Feb 5, 2006
    Always have a backup knife or Leatherman to lend out
    Lady1911 likes this.
  13. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 5, 2018
    You’re absolutely right with that thought. Many of my EDC's are costly, so I treat them with appropriate respect. They don’t get loaned out so somebody can snap the tip off or use them on a stone countertop or concrete sidewalk for a cutting board. I have a $45 8Cr13Mo knife (sharpened with a pull-through sharpener) for loaner use.
  14. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    This ^^

    I always have a Leatherman on me at work anyway. Besides, it’s easier to swallow those ooops moments if I’m the one making the mistake.
    Silverstonev8 likes this.

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