Hi there! Probably the ultimate stupid newbie question but it might help someone else just as well. ;-)
One of my chef knives (Tojiro DP) bent and snapped at the bolster when I tried to (carefully) bend it back. I am left with a blade which performance I actually liked (except how fragile it appears to be).
So, I thought: Let me re-cut this into a pairing knife. Am I wasting my time? Is that even doable? I had in mind trying to keep the beveled part and cut off some of the top. I suppose that the angle grinder would just undo the treatment? I am afraid I don't have many more tools... Thanks in advance for the reality-check!
Instead of carbon steel, we have a 40+ yro set of Taiwanese-made stainless knives that are of good quality, but the edge on them is absolutely trashed from years of lack of care of the edge (never put them in the machine wash tho!). I've tried a Arkansas stone to no effect that in fact made it worse. I'd like to know what kind of grits and what style of sharpener I should use to do these.