The Sharpening Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kevo, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Kevo

    Kevo Member

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    No problem man! Honestly, if it were my knife, I' probably just leave it as long as it isn't affecting anything. Maybe smooth out the edges of it just a bit. I had a similar chip on my spyderco delica and it worked itself out after a couple of use/sharpen cycles.
     
  2. Drew RedBear

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    It won't sharpen at that indent, that's the only thing, but I'm gonna take an extra course diamond to that area. I'm sure it'll smooth out.
     
  3. Kevo

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    Sounds like a plan. Make sure to hit the whole edge so you don't end up with a frown in your new blade!
     
  4. Drew RedBear

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    I will, and thanks again.
     
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    20190207_151715.jpg 20190207_151756.jpg 20190207_162755.jpg So I worked on this about 3 hours yesterday and going on two hours today and I still can't get this angle to straighten out. Any ideas? I tried going 30 degrees then 25 down to my 20.I'm using the extra course diamond for lansky and when i got to the ceramic yesterday the ceramic only hit parts of the edge. The dark areas are where the ceramic hit . 20190207_162755.jpg
     
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    @Drew RedBear I'm not sure how you'll work that on a fixed angle system, aside from just taking off more metal @ 20 degrees to even everything out. Sounds like you gave yourself an accidental convex. Hopefully someone else can chime in.
     
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    I think I see what's going on. I believe that you're focusing on just the base of the blade and using uneven pressure, causing the right edge of the rectangular stone to bite into the steel at that point and it's making a slope in the edge as a result. Apply extra pressure to the left side of the stone in use and it will likely correct this.
     
  8. Reno Lewis

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    I agree with @FortyTwoBlades.

    It certainly does look like uneven pressure to me causing a bit of a recurve.
     
  9. Drew RedBear

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    Alright I'll definitely do that. Thank you guys, I really do appreciate it. I've never had this issue before but it's been a while also.
     
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    I'm happy with the results, thanks to your advices. 20190214_054110.jpg
     
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    I watch this kid a lot, I think he's pretty good for a youngin.
     
  12. Reno Lewis

    Reno Lewis Knot-A-Challenge Champion

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    Just got a brand new Bolt knife in and decided to zero the edge. Took me a couple hours using a Norton oil stone for the initial stock removal, then progressed up through my Japanese water stones, 200 grit to clean things up, 1200 KDS, 6000 KDS and strops.

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    Sick blade! I had an issue one (not issued to me) years ago,,,,,,,,,,,regret selling it now. took a WICKED SCARY edge.....
     
  14. Reno Lewis

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    These new ones are made exactly the same as the old school ones, if you wanted to pick another up. Ontario has held the DOD contract for them since 1980, and they're still issued as far as I know.
     
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    Zero-grinding those is the only way to get them remotely close to a functional knife for anything other than cutting yourself out of an aircraft. The factory primary grind is thicker than the edge even should be.
     
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    What's the best portable easiest to carry sharpener?
     
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    Best is to run with james gibson. Hand him your stuff when its dull. Second best is the DMT butterfly folding portables. In my humble opinion of course.
     
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    Probably the DMT Diafold or similar.
     
  19. Drew RedBear

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    Lmao @Strigidae, great idea! I'll uh make him some coffee or something while I wait lol.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    I found a solution to using the lansky and ffg blades. Just use a little tape and the knife won't move. I'm pretty that was my issue before. Anyway, got bored and decided to mirror up the edge on my 3. 20190324_234036.jpg 20190324_234212.jpg 20190324_234255.jpg 20190324_234309.jpg
     
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