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    Spyderco Forum Registered User dbcad's Avatar
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    Another Mule tip down:EEK:

    The Superblue mule is my most used Spyderco After 3 or so years of consistent use I consider a lost tip as normal wear

    I think I'll fix this like I did the MT07, by taking the spine down to the edge While I'm at it I think I will polish it out and put another super sharp edge on. The patina will return over time

    How do you treat your lost tips??Would you take a different approach?
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    These guys are definitely meant to be used and enjoyed. And it looks like your SB Mule is certainly well-loved!

    I like the approach of grinding down the spine. It seems to put less stress on the cutting edge itself.

    My son saw this looking over my shoulder. He said: "It's a shame he didn't break off a little more of the tip - he could have reground it into a tanto!"

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    While it's sad to see a tip break, it makes me happy seeing that your Mules are getting a ton of use!
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    You got a multi-tool now: a knife with a screwdriver tip.

    Nicely done, by the way, with the Damascus.

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    Yeah, I would regrind it like you did on the sumi one - probably a flatter curve if it was me, to preserve that 'pointy' feel.

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    Finally fixed:)

    Finally got arounf to fixing the broken tip. Previous experience educated by folks here most definitely helped The metal removal with a Dremel drum sanding wheel was straightforward and simple

    The final result still has a bit of downward wharnie type plunge at the end, but it will only serve to make the tip stronger

    An 1/8" loss from the tip is not a really big deal to me now on a 3" blade. It seems fixing it is about as satisfying as the initial procurement

    Don't fret if you lose a bit of a tip You might wind up with a knife you like more
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    Charlie,

    If it's my knife, I'll bring the edge up at the same time tip down, so to keep mostly same shape...

    In any case, glad that you like it even better now

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    Quote Originally Posted by anagarika View Post
    Charlie,

    If it's my knife, I'll bring the edge up at the same time tip down, so to keep mostly same shape...

    In any case, glad that you like it even better now
    I hear your point angarika I do seem to have a tough time keeping Mule tips though

    Being able to fix it is the really satisfying part The Mules are my hardest working knives. The SB is lusting for a chicken in the freezer as we speak
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    Hmm delicious! :thumbup:

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    I like it! Nicely done.
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