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Fixing a rolled edge.

Discussion in 'Knives' started by afultz075, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. afultz075

    afultz075 Loaded Pockets

    Aug 1, 2006
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    Earlier this summer I was using my SOG Flash II to open a bag of ice and somehow I rolled the edge for about 1/8" towards the back in the blade. My sharpmaker took the rolled steel off very quickly but then it formed a flat spot on the edge. I had the rest of the knife ridiculously sharp so I figured i'd not mess with it and it would sharpen itself out eventually. I've sharpened it 3-4 times since and there's still the flat spot from the roll where it will not take an edge. Will this indeed straighten itself out in time or is there something special I need to do to fix this?
  2. freedoom

    freedoom Loaded Pockets

    Dec 12, 2009
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    You need to use a strop to take out edge roll.
  3. jzmtl

    jzmtl Loaded Pockets

    Sep 4, 2007
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    If you sharpen it enough times it'll gradually disappear, if it bugs you too much then you'll have to grind away a lot of metal to form a new edge at the low spot.

    Next time you roll the edge don't remove the rolled metal with sharpmaker, use a smooth steel to bend it back (edge trailing as if you are stropping).