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An unexpected gift, of sorts... [Dec. 30th, 2015|03:30 pm]
I've been fascinated by blades of various sorts, and I've always kind of wanted to be the kind of guy who knew how to care for a good knife.

This year, I had a weird sort of "oh, what the hell!" and bought a kukri-machete. It was cheap - about twenty bucks. See, if I mess this thing up, who cares? The big question is, can I recycle the metal?

But there was something unexpectedly nice. The edge... it *sucks*. There are burrs on the edge!

Why do I have a hard time learning to sharpen? Well... because some of the knives I have are already possess of a very nice edge. I don't want to muck up the sharpening and then end up with a knife *less* sharp than I started with.

But here... shoot, this is not only a *cheap* hunk of metal, it's also already in need of actual work. Otherwise, it won't be ready for the zombie apocalypse it won't be a worthy attempt to learn more about a skill I'd like to have.

A thumbs-down just turned into an unexpected thumbs up for me.