If a blade is broken or has severe nicks and gouges in the edge, it isn't necessarily a lost cause. In many cases, it can be repaired by grinding out the damage. However, if the damage extends beyond the sharpen-able edge of the blade, then it can't be saved. Email me for a free estimate and I'll let you know if I think I can save your knife, or other edged tool. Repairing a blade often requires drastic measures, which may mean the use of power tools, although I keep that to a minimum.
Gentle and Cool
For any service requiring the use of a grinding wheel, I always use a paper wheel with grinding compound (either silicon dioxide or diamond) on the surface. This provides a gentle, cool grinding process that removes the necessary steel without overheating the blade. Using a stone grinding wheel can easily ruin a blade in just a second. Don't let anyone use a stone grinding wheel on your knives! I will also sometimes use a grinding belt. The slow-moving belts also stay very cool, and they give some added flexibility, which is an advantage for certain types of repairs.
After repairing your blade, I will also sharpen it with no extra fees. That is all included in my repair estimate.