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Thread: Degree of Restoration Tolerance for Rust Near Blade Edge?

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    Default Degree of Restoration Tolerance for Rust Near Blade Edge?

    Are there some guidelines or consensus about the degree of rust (and/or devil's spit) at or near a blade's edge that will render it unsalvageable--or render it such a risk that you wouldn't try restoring for fear that you'll lose the blade in the process? Here's a picture (sorry, it's the only one I have). The toe on the show side of the blade is the worst of it. From what I can otherwise tell, the blade has a fairly heavy grind, so there should be a fair amount of steel if the rust has mainly built up on the surface. Name:  s-l1600.jpg
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Size:  34.8 KB I think I could get the blade for less than $15, but I really don't even want to waste that much money if I'm highly likely to lose the toe end of it.

    Thanks in advance for the insight and opinions! `Jon
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    That ones pretty bad.!
    To be honest, I don't think you'll ever hit good steel, or a clean bevel. I'd pass on that one, there's better out there for $15
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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    That ones pretty bad.!
    To be honest, I don't think you'll ever hit good steel, or a clean bevel. I'd pass on that one, there's better out there for $15
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    You never really know until you put it on a stone. I'm with Outback on this one. You can do better for $15.
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    Okay...well, that answers that! Thanks fellas!

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