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Discussion in 'Sharpening Stuff -- Stones, Strops, and Systems' started by Thisguy93, May 15, 2016.

  1. Thisguy93

    Thisguy93 Loaded Pockets

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    So I learned that the lansky works better on my 0350 when I use a really light touch. Almost back to factory sharpness. Getting better and better!
     
  2. WyOkBuckskin

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    Take your time and do it the SAME WAY every time. You will get there!
     
  3. MicroMike

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    What stone are you using? S30v right? That takes some time to get right.

    What's really strange is I can't get my S30v Microtechs nearly as sharp as my Spyderco S30v.
     
  4. Thisguy93

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    It's the lansky croc stocks. Oh really like them

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  5. Moshe ben David

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    Maybe something to do with how Spyderco does heat treat? Anyone have a clearer idea?

    Moshe ben David
     
  6. Thisguy93

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    That's the only thing I can think of. Does super steel need a stiffer material to strop with?

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  7. kdurt

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    I've read that CPM steel's perform better with a toothy edge. stop at 700 grit instead of going down to 3000 grit and beyond to get a polished edge due to having way more carbides formed. Also carbides being so hard that diamond hones are the preferred and more efficient way to sharpen them. I think it might have been Phil Wilson discussing this. Anyway I have tried conventional hones just seem to take a lot longer. Toothy edge lasts far longer and for me skinning game edge holds noticeable longer. With that said I like the leather stropped mirrored edge for aesthetic reasons far better.
    As far as edge bevel angle 15° per side with CPM steel's should be fine but with vg10 and like steel's I find edge rolling and chipping at that angle prefer 40° total or 20° per side.[​IMG]

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    kdurt : Well that's interesting. And makes some sense as well. Especially the enhanced performance with a toothy edge!

    Thanks for the info.

    Moshe ben David
     
  9. Buckeye Jake

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    Yes sharping is a on going learning experience . I only use stones ,around a dozen of different types .
    Plus an old Case butcher steel . Some steels are a joy to work on , some not at all . You can not use the same method on 1095 that is used on d2 . Many times I have had to lay the the knife down and start over . Nice and easy ,get it right and enjoy the process .

    Jake