I have sharpened my share of blades and knives including even grinding sharpened clip points onto knives and sword with false edges. Very dull, very thick edges,etc. I've even turned some knives into double edged.
I have never weighed the knives or swords after this more substantial grinding but I would imagine it would only be a few oz max unless we are talking about a serious amount of reprofiling( more then just a tip modification).
Short answer: I wouldn't count on the handling changing too much from just a simple sharpening and point reprofile.
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What about shaving down the thickness of the last 1/5th of the blade?
Aikidoka did a review and sword cutting for a deepeeka Viking sword that he personally sharpened and also removed the thickness off the tip of the blade, and he said that he noticed the blade felt more lively.
It all depends entirely on how much material you remove and from where. Merely sharpening a blade that already has an established edge geometry doesn't change its mass or mass distribution in any meaningful way, but on the other hand if you take something like a Windlass or Deepeeka blade with functionally blunt edges and no distal taper and file or grind it into proper shape, that can have a palpable effect.
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I have been generally curious about this question.
There are a lot of swords on the market such as Windlass or Del tin swords which come unsharpened or hardly sharpened which require significant sharpening to get a good edge on them.
I've been wondering because I was both curious how much weight would be lost over time, but also, regarding reprofiling the blade.
I've been considering shaving down the thickness at the tip of my Windlass Schiavona sword to drop a few ounces off the overall weight.
I was wondering how much weight do you think I could remove just from sharpening and reprofiling the tip?
If I were you I would use a file or angle grinder to completely thin down the foible, or pay someone to do it. I've done this a few times in windlass swords and it always drastically improved handling qualities and cutting performance.
I can second what MOK and Jordan said. Had a Kawashima one-handed knightly sword and a Windlass saber that I thinned down the foibles of, taking off around 12 g from the sword and around 15 g from the saber, iirc (more on the saber ‘cause I sharpened the edge on that, too – came blunt, as Windlass pieces use to). Improved handling noticeably on both pieces.
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Aug 19, 2019 4:04:36 GMT
christain: Major power fluxes and outages wide-spread all across N.E. Texas, and a big explosion and fire at a Eastman facility in Longview, Tx.
Aug 19, 2019 1:05:31 GMT
christain: It was just sooo weird. We each have lamps on both sides of the bed. Hers went out but mine stayed on...and they are both plugged into the SAME wall socket?!?! I used to work in the electrical business, and I've never heard of such.
Aug 19, 2019 1:02:13 GMT
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Aug 19, 2019 0:53:59 GMT
christain: Oh wow...We just had an electrical 'brown-out'. That's never happened here that I remember. Weird thing is, some of the lights went off, others didn't. Dish TV went off. AC shut off. Everything's normal now though. Happened at my sister's next door too. ?
Aug 18, 2019 22:20:59 GMT
ouroboros: N I could almost buy a small airship with what I'd save 95$ off
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ouroboros: Now all I need is an airship!
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christain: You'd be the talk of the neighborhood wearing a top hat and swinging a katana around!
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christain: I said I MAY do a vinegar treatment. If I do, I'll definitely post pics.
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ouroboros: I watched the spearhead fly by...lemme know via some pics how that turns out
Aug 18, 2019 0:34:39 GMT
christain: Got my Viking spear head just today from the DotD last week! This thing's bad-ass---solid as a rock. I may do a vinegar treatment on it for some artificial aging.
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