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did this when I got it , now its patinered with a polished edge
hey razorsharp, what do you use for those edges?? really love that super blue
mine's nowere near an edge like that but it's really my favourite edc knife
Razorsharp that is amazing! I just ordered the Lansky 5 stone for cheap but I never thought of making my own similiar contraption! i love the angle options... This intrigues me... Maybe I will attempt something now
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms..disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one." - Thomas Jefferson quoting Cesare Beccaria
SHARPEN IT LIKE YOU LOVE IT, USE IT LIKE YOU HATE IT
Official plea to Sal: Can we PLEASE get a DLC Yojimbo 2? PLEASE!!?
if thats free hand, please teach me! lol!
Yea it's freehand. Polishing the bevel makes it look better than it really is. I'm still having trouble right where the straight portion of the blade transitions up towards the tip on allot of blades. You can see from the pic that the bevel is wider at that point and slimmer at the tip. I'm also having to take great care to get sharp tips. I've gotten pretty good at stropping though with all the time it takes to polish the edge.
Spyderco Walker ZDP189 sharpened with the brown side of the Double Stuff. Picture taken with Veho 400x USB microscope.
He shows a method that I try to use, the key is to keep hold at the same angle and basically rotate the knife around a pivot near the end of the handle.
I do this for my reprofiling with DMT coarse and Spyderco medium stone, then I try to apply some pressure near the edge with the finer grits... think trying to flatten part of a basketball by pressing it against the pavement. Only a lot less pressure. In my head, that will help give you a flat edge/bevel.
OMG Prime77, freaking love the stone wash! I might have to do that on some of mine, stunning on the Para 2!
My Sypdies: Persistence , Captain , Manix 2 G10 black, Paramilitary 2, Navigator, Spyderhawk H1, UK Penknife SE in Grey, Maroon, Orange (sheepfoot)
Thanks.OMG Prime77, freaking love the stone wash! I might have to do that on some of mine, stunning on the Para 2!