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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenDo It Yourself (DIY) · 1 month ago

would i have blunted my new bowie knife by cutting through cardboard with it?

right; ...... i recently bought a new expensive bowie knife online, i am very happy with my new knife,  but my only complaint is that it didn't come with a ''razor edge''?......but the knife appeared to cut through a thin strip of cardboard quite easily.

but would i have blunted the edge of the knife by cutting through a piece of cardboard with it?

and are bowie knives meant to come with a razor edge when you buy them?

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    If it cut through a thin strip of cardboard quite easily, it had a razor edge before the cut.

  • 1 month ago

    Like anything else, spending a lot of money does not guarantee a good product.  A carbon steel knife will begin to lose it's edge as soon as it is sharpened, just from normal oxidization.  Get a good sharpening system, and tune it up.

  • 1 month ago

    no, you did not dull the edge.  you sharpen the edge to the degree you like ... the knife is sturdy enough for gutting a deer

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    It's a Bowie knife not Gordon Ramsey cutlery, It's meant for heavy work and razor thin edges chip more easily, 

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    No, maybe you need a sharpening device 

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