Knife Sharpening Mobile AL
Cold Steel Gunsite Folding Tactical Knife
Last week I received a Cold Steel Gunsite Folding Tactical Knife from a customer that had received the knife as a gift. A co-worker had passed and his wife gave the knife to my customer saying that her husband had told her to give him the knife. The primary reason the knife was brought to me was that the thumb studs had been lost from the blade and the customer wanted to have them replaced. Sharpening was an afterthought.
This knife has a 5 1/2″ serrated blade with a Tanto Point. The knife is very much a tactical or work knife as fully 1/2 of the blade has an aggressive serration for sawing or rough cutting. The customer and the prior owner work in the oil fields of Texas and having such a knife is common and smart. My own past experiences have confirmed that having a knife on some types of jobsites is almost considered essential. Oilfield work is one of those jobsites.
There’s not much to say about this job. I cleaned and lubricated the knife. I replaced the thumb studs, pollished scratches out of the blade, enhanced the Gunsite Emblem, buffed the handles and sharpened the knife with a sharp but not too sharp 19 degree cutting edge. I know how this knife is going to be used and 19 degrees is ideal for cutting rope, wire and other rough work. Any sharpen and the blade would dull too quickly.