Augusts Challenge

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Strigidae, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Kevo

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    Touched up a buddy's izula 2 last night. Black arky with mineral oil,
    CrOx on felt
    Finish with a few swipes and cross English bridle leather.
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    Looks very nice!
     
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    Thank you! I try to get in a blade or 2 a week. I've got a couple new shaptons on the way, so expect more to come lol.
     
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    Just dressing up the edge abit tonight
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    Those buck folders are awesome!
     
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    Had some more sharpening fun tonight on a Friday. 20180817_191036.jpg

    This one was a Spyderco Delica 4 that I chipped up on some concrete months ago. I worked out the kinks on a 400 grit diamond plate. Then went through the range of soft, hard, and black arks. Added a small microbevel on a ceramic rod and finished on CrOx. I also learned that taking pics of a polished edge is hard lol.
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    Now thats a professional looking set up!
     
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    I got a Arctic Fox stone from 42Blades, and went happily about turning everything I could find into scary razors. :D
     
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  10. Strigidae

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    Are there prizes awarded for this Strigidae? Why yes there is. Will it be cool and from ESEE? Yes, it will be both.
     
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    Talking to your self is ok but when you answer, now that’s a sign of insanity. :p
     
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    When he starts referring to himself in the 3rd person, it might be time for an intervention. :D
     
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    Had to touch up the edge after carving some junk wood growing in a fence this weekend.

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    well I'm definitely not as professional as the rest on here but hopefully y'all can get a good laugh outta this i did!!! esee 6 just a crappy lil work sharp field sharpener and the back side of my really old super beat up bought it at Wal-Mart for $15 work belt. not that it will shave bbs but it shaved the tan right off my leg!!! hahaha!!! in all honesty though it is my work knife so it is stupid scary sharp.everyone likes the paper test it will slice paper clean but a leather coaster is just cooler man 20180903_004846.jpg 20180903_011415.jpg hahahaha
     
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    Hey man sharp is sharp and technique always trumps tools!
     
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    hell yah one time i made a wet stone out of a 2x4 and a sheet of 2k wet grit and it worked flawlessly i mean i always buy good tools but sometimes i just like tinkering around making weird macgyver stuff just to see if i can
     
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    A section of wet/dry hot glued to a section of foam from a long not used mil spec foam sleeping mat...light, easy, and disposable. It's what we do. ;)
     
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    hey thanx for the advice. I've been wondering though maybe it's just due to inexperience with high grit and polished edges but i stopped doing it because at that point it was crazy sharp but it seemed more effective on for lack of a better explanation "delicate tasks" food prep and the like but wss really disappointing as a working edge cutting rope shaving insulation from large kcmil "large electrical service entry wire like the big stuff that feeds your meter panel" any heavy duty work.when i go back to a toothy edge with 5 or six strops per side and it's a beast again eats anything it touches and is still hair popping sharp. either way and i know it's a weird example but as it sits now it's easily capable of chopping fingers clean off and that's plenty sharp for me hahahaha
     
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    Gonna close out this challenge. Winner will be announced when Mr Shane Adams gets back in town.
     
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    Good question, and it depends on how much you want to nerd out about sharpening lol. The easy answer is that serrations cut fibrous materials and perform rough cuts better. There is an increase in blade edge, as well as several points of contact to begin your cut.

    I bring up serrations because, on the microscopic level, no blade edge is truly flat. When you sharpen you create small teeth in the edge. The coarser the abrasive-the larger the teeth.

    If you want to really fall into the rabbit hole, have a read here: https://scienceofsharp.wordpress.com/

    That guy mostly uses straight razors, but the premise is the same for any edge. The pictures of the progress through grits is pretty cool.
     
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