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    Quote Originally Posted by Niles View Post
    Great pictures! Are you going to do any sharpening on the mule? I'd love to see a before and after with a mirror polish.
    Since I'm waiting on making handles until I can at least get back to a proper shop, I probably won't be doing any heavy cutting with it. Planning on ordering a strop (today actually) so I'm guessing when it gets here next week I'll put a nice shiny edge on the factory sharpened Mule. I think this would make for some interesting pictures. In short, yep! This way the before shots are already done as well.
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    Alright, as xceptnl suggested, just got a large strop and the black and green compounds ordered from Robert at stropman.com. Not sure how long it'll take to get here but I hope it isn't too long! So far the Elmax Mule has lived in its box, the M4 Manix2 has been seeing some light duty opening boxes and envelopes and the 154CM Manix2 has also experienced some light duty cutting. Nothing very heavy for these three so it should be interesting to see how new and lightly-used factory edges take to stropping as well as a Lansky-reprofiled edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clip View Post
    Alright, as xceptnl suggested, just got a large strop and the black and green compounds ordered from Robert at stropman.com. Not sure how long it'll take to get here but I hope it isn't too long! So far the Elmax Mule has lived in its box, the M4 Manix2 has been seeing some light duty opening boxes and envelopes and the 154CM Manix2 has also experienced some light duty cutting. Nothing very heavy for these three so it should be interesting to see how new and lightly-used factory edges take to stropping as well as a Lansky-reprofiled edge.
    You say you got one strop and two compounds? You will need a seperate strop for each compound. Once the coarsest compound is used on a strop you can't change to a finer grit compound. The coarser stuff is still there working like a coarser strop. If you use the finer grit first on a strop you can go coarser because it will negate the finer abrasive particles (which are still cutting which is ok). So, if you only have the one, I suggest you try the finer compound first. If you want to switch to the coarser that's ok but you will need a second strop to use the finer compound again. If I'm correct and you only got one strop you may want to call them and change the order to two strops before it ships if possible. Or maybe you already have one. If so, just forget everything I just said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackknifeh View Post
    You say you got one strop and two compounds? You will need a seperate strop for each compound. Once the coarsest compound is used on a strop you can't change to a finer grit compound. The coarser stuff is still there working like a coarser strop. If you use the finer grit first on a strop you can go coarser because it will negate the finer abrasive particles (which are still cutting which is ok). So, if you only have the one, I suggest you try the finer compound first. If you want to switch to the coarser that's ok but you will need a second strop to use the finer compound again. If I'm correct and you only got one strop you may want to call them and change the order to two strops before it ships if possible. Or maybe you already have one. If so, just forget everything I just said.

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    Here's the one I ordered: http://stropman.com/Large-Leather-Strop-Large.htm

    The way I read his site, this strop has two sides marked coarse and fine. So technically, I guess I just ordered two strops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clip View Post
    Here's the one I ordered: http://stropman.com/Large-Leather-Strop-Large.htm

    The way I read his site, this strop has two sides marked coarse and fine. So technically, I guess I just ordered two strops?
    Yup, you got two strops. You can smack me for sticking nose in. Looks like a nice tool you will thoroughly enjoy.

    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackknifeh View Post
    Yup, you got two strops. You can smack me for sticking nose in. Looks like a nice tool you will thoroughly enjoy.

    Jack
    Not a problem, because I've definitely pulled that same move before. I should've ordered two only to be disappointed when my box comes in at half my expectations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clip View Post
    Good news: Found out how to take a multi-layer grab from the microscope, so now DOF isn't an issue (razor sharp!)

    Bad news: Wasn't able to find the exact location of the previous 50x and 100x pictures, so the ones at 200, 500, and 1000x are going to be at different points on the blade. All this means is you won't be able to see features you notice from 50 and 100x at closer mags. Shouldn't (won't) be a problem on the MT13, I'll be better equipped to get pics of that one. Another downer: can't get to UPS til after work today to get the MT13 so you guys will have to check in Monday for factory edge pics.
    Those are wonderful pictures, thanks for posting them. Can you tell me the make and model of your metallograph?

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    Sorry Clay, missed your post. I think it's an Olympus, but I'll get the model tomorrow.

    Got some pictures today of my Bark River Little Creek. Edge has been stropped with black compound when I received it and green after EDCing it. I've cut some branches, paracord, opened boxes and food prep. I've been cutting apples daily and that's built up a light patina. Today's pictures were after a fresh stropping. Edge is very shiny so it was throwing light around a little as well.

    A2 steel, convex grind, stropped with green compound regularly.

    10x



    25x



    40x



    63x



    50x - I freaked out here when I saw the vertical cracks on the edge, but as I got closer it looks like these are just the deeper scars from the grinding process that haven't been polished out yet.



    100x - I took two pictures at 100x because the convex grind gave me some trouble here. When I tried the multi-layer grab like usual artifacts appeared and made the edge look rough.



    100x - Here's a better quality shot of the rest of the blade



    200x



    500x



    1000x

    Last edited by Clip; 05-03-2012 at 05:55 PM.
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    The stropping definitely adds a smoother finish than the Lansky diamond system and finishing with the black Arkansas hone. I'll be stropping all my blades from now on.

    Here are some black and white pictures of the patina, just for show.

    10x



    10x - The picture here makes it look like the etching is almost gone, but I retook the above picture to show it's still factory-fresh.



    30x - The patina is nice and even all along the blade except right at the corners where the grind starts, tried to show that here.

    Last edited by Clip; 05-03-2012 at 05:56 PM.
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    Thanks for those great photos. Puts all
    my equipment to shame. You did a great
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    Clay, it's an Olympus PME3.

    Thanks Fred!
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    Hi Clippy,

    Awesome pics! Many thanks!! XD

    Could I make a suggestion? I don't know how polished other "shiny" things are. So when you zoom in 1000x and look at a knife edge, I don't know what to compare the scratches to. So, maybe you could take a metallographic image of, say, a polished ball bearing? And maybe an optics-grade first-surface mirror?

    Or if your setup allows you to, maybe take a picture of the surface of a optical lense from a camera? I don't know if this is possible with your lighting setup (it might require so-called "Dark Field" illumination?).

    For kicks, it might be fun to also do a bit of aluminum foil, which will surely be bumpy on the mat side, and probably have scratches on the shiny side. Other possibilities include shiny chrome-plated stuff, polished jewelry, and possibly gemstones.

    Ah, sorry. I don't mean to give you a whole pile of work to do. But if you think it would be interesting, please try some other stuff, so we can compare microscopic smoothness of knife edges to other things! Pretty please, with cherry on top?

    Also would be interesting if some of us could send in a knife to you, which we sharpened. Then you could look at the edge we made in more detail than we ever could imagine. ^_^;

    Finally, how about:
    (1) Sharpen
    (2) Look at edge (color photo from normal camera to show us how it looks visually, and then with your fancy metallographic microscope)
    (3) Cut stuff, or strop, or sharpen differently, etc.
    (4) Look at edge (color photo from normal camera to show us how it looks visually, and then with your fancy metallographic microscope)

    Compare to similar knives with different steels (M4 vs s30v vs M390, etc.).

    Dang. I can think of 5 billion super interesting things to try. Maybe you could do just a couple of them? ^_^;

    It's a ton of work, so realistically, I won't expect you to do so much stuff.
    But maybe, we could help you out?

    Sincerely,
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    Great Thread Clip...Thanks for sharing, read through the entire post and the pics and info is fascinating....Thanks
    PS: Watch out for Lag, he'll have a work station and laboratory set up in your home in no time at all.....lol
    FWIW: I always used a 10x Jewelers Loupe to check edges. But about 20 years ago I saw in an art supply store a loupe made by Bausch and Lomb, It was a three in one loupe, three slide out lenses that could be placed on top or in combination with each each to create different power magnification. Don't think they make it anymore but if they do it's quite amazing...I think I paid about $35 back 20 years ago. I can see through this loupe from 10x-300x. It's pretty amazing to see if you can hold your hands still long enough....at 300x......But it's nothing compared to the photos you have seen above.....and here I was thinking I was doing it good enough.......Doc
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    I also put a rating of Excellence on this thread and advise others to do so as well.....I figure this is only the beginning of this thread and it is going to be around for quite some time as people are going to be interested in seeing these photos and whatever theories, observations, tests, and conclusive material that can be drawn from using a sophisticated magnification equipment as an aid to better understanding of what works and what don't......Give it 5 stars...Doc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post
    Hi Clippy,

    Awesome pics! Many thanks!! XD

    Could I make a suggestion? I don't know how polished other "shiny" things are. So when you zoom in 1000x and look at a knife edge, I don't know what to compare the scratches to. So, maybe you could take a metallographic image of, say, a polished ball bearing? And maybe an optics-grade first-surface mirror?

    You have a very good point. Generally (with the metallograph) I'm only able to take pictures of reflective objects that can be positioned normal to the lens. In other words, if it's not flat and shiny, I have a hard time positioning it to take a micro. I've been lucky with the knife edges because if I fight with them long enough I can get them close enough to 90 and turn my light WAY up to get a decent image.

    That being said, I don't think I'd be able to get the surface of a ball bearing because only a tiny slice of it would be in focus. I think if I try to take a multi-layer grab it'd develop too many artifacts and throw off the image. As for a mirror, I'm not sure I could get much detail since this process excels at highlighting differences in the metal's etched surface (carbides or matrix would be darker/lighter). I will be able to get some images of fully prepped samples (polished down to 0.5 micron, then etched) to show the grain structure of A36 structural steel. If I look hard enough, I'll be able to find some already mounted D2 samples. I've also got samples with examples of chrome, tungsten, vanadium carbides as well as others I'll try to shoot as well.

    For a baseline, I could take some samples and polish at 600 grit, 40 micron, 10 micron, 5 micron to give you a feel for how the scratches look under magnification.


    Or if your setup allows you to, maybe take a picture of the surface of a optical lense from a camera? I don't know if this is possible with your lighting setup (it might require so-called "Dark Field" illumination?).

    Don't think I'll be able to take a picture of the glass due to the above restrictions.

    For kicks, it might be fun to also do a bit of aluminum foil, which will surely be bumpy on the mat side, and probably have scratches on the shiny side. Other possibilities include shiny chrome-plated stuff, polished jewelry, and possibly gemstones.

    Aluminum foil would be very interesting! I'll put it on the list. I could do chrome plated stuff, some gold/silver, maybe the titanium watch links on my Seiko. Don't think gemstones would work, all I'd see is maybe a color and a blurred image as I try to focus through the material.

    Ah, sorry. I don't mean to give you a whole pile of work to do. But if you think it would be interesting, please try some other stuff, so we can compare microscopic smoothness of knife edges to other things! Pretty please, with cherry on top?

    Also would be interesting if some of us could send in a knife to you, which we sharpened. Then you could look at the edge we made in more detail than we ever could imagine. ^_^;

    I'd be more than happy to take a look and post the pictures!

    Finally, how about:
    (1) Sharpen
    (2) Look at edge (color photo from normal camera to show us how it looks visually, and then with your fancy metallographic microscope)
    (3) Cut stuff, or strop, or sharpen differently, etc.
    (4) Look at edge (color photo from normal camera to show us how it looks visually, and then with your fancy metallographic microscope)

    Right now the only duplicate I've got is the Manix 2 in hollow-ground 154CM (posted earlier) and a Manix 2 in M4. The edge in those pictures are with the Lansky diamond/black Arkansas setup I've been using. I'll doctor up both edges in the same fashion, hitting them with the fine diamond, then black Arkansas, then take some pictures with my Canon XSi/100mm macro for color comparisons. Then I'll put them on the metallograph and try to get some 50-1000x comparisons. Then strop and start the process again. As I collect more duplicates, I could continue this. I'd love to have a ton of time to do a bunch of different sharpen/cut combinations, but I try to use the equipment after hours so I don't get in anyone's way. If I had one at home, I could take all the time I wanted!

    Compare to similar knives with different steels (M4 vs s30v vs M390, etc.).

    Same as above, yes, I'd be very interested in seeing these differences. I'd try my Cruwear and Elmax Mules but I don't have the the Cruwear here. If I could get some Spyderhole cutouts or broken blades in different steels, I could cut and polish properly to give a good look at the carbides in the blades. That's another thing I'd be really interested in trying.

    Dang. I can think of 5 billion super interesting things to try. Maybe you could do just a couple of them? ^_^;

    It's a ton of work, so realistically, I won't expect you to do so much stuff.
    But maybe, we could help you out?

    I'd be willing to try it! I'm as interested as you guys!

    Sincerely,
    --Lagrangian

    Thanks for the comments and rating Doc!

    Thanks for the suggestions, Lag. I'm going to take a deep breath and try to respond, or at least come up with excuses Replies in the above quote, in bold red.
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    Chris,

    I think I'm going to invest in a budget 400x USB microscope to do some minor edge observations. Should be fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xceptnl View Post
    Chris,

    I think I'm going to invest in a budget 400x USB microscope to do some minor edge observations. Should be fun!
    Definitely will be!

    There's always the option of getting an older microscope with quality glass, but I think these are still running pretty expensive. There would be the problem of getting it to talk to the computer to get images.

    These guys might have something of interest. I might think about picking one up if I had the chance to try it first, or at least read a review.

    http://stores.ebay.com/Precision-Wor...&_sop=3&_vc=1c
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    Hi Clip!

    I tweaked one of your images for demonstration:
    1000x Magnification

    The shorter red bar I added is approximately 1.0 microns in length. This is a very important length-scale: According to Prof. Verhoeven, a modern razor has an edge of 0.4 microns.

    The following length scales may be of interest:
    180 - 7 Microns: Diameter of human hair. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair
    100 Microns: Approximate thickness of paper (copier paper of weight 24 lbs; 500 sheets is about 2 inches thick).
    16 Microns: Thickness of household aluminum foil. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_foil
    25.4 Microns: = 0.001 inches (1.0 mil). Standard resolution for an imperial caliper.
    2.54 Microns: = 0.0001 inches (0.1 mil). Standard resolution for an imperial micrometer.
    0.75 - 0.38 Microns: Wavelength of visible light. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visible_spectrum
    0.4 Microns: Sharpness of a modern razor blade. http://www-archive.mse.iastate.edu/f...nifeShExps.pdf
    0.2 Microns: Resolution limit of optical microscopes. http://www.microscopyu.com/tutorials...alc/index.html
    0.05 Microns: Sharpness of diamond coated razor blades. http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/25988/
    0.005 Microns: Sharpness of a diamond microtome knife. http://www.tedpella.com/diamond_html/diamondk.htm
    0.003 Microns: Sharpness of concoidally fractured obsidian. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsidian
    0.00034 Microns: Van Der Waals diameter of a single carbon atom. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_der_Waals_radius

    This is also fairly interesting when combined with Komitadjie's Grand Unified Grit Chart, which is an approximate conversion between sharpening stone grits and microns. The graph below is made by Mr. Wizard who used the data compiled by Komitadjie.
    http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/sh...d/904090/tp/7/


    Hope this is useful.

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    You guys are definately getting obsessive with this edge thing. I think it's crazy.

    I have to force myself to maintain that opinion. If I don't I'm going to buy a bunch of magnification equipment and start posting pictures and information on a knife forum. I still remember the day when a knife was sharp enough if I could get my cardboard box open. Now my knife has to be able to whittle hairs and I'm looking at pictures like the ones posted here, AND FIND THEM INTERESTING. I guess there are worse ways to spend your time. Keep it coming.

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    Hey Clip, didn't see this thred until now. Here's my setup:



    I'm limited to 10x, 60x, and 200x. I also wish I could adjust the light, but it is a kids toy. I have a sweet scope, well I should say a family member does, an they won't let me touch it (for now)

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