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    native vg-10 sharpness question

    I have an old native in vg-10 that i have sharpened alot. It seems like it doesn't take or hold an edge like it used to. Is this a laminate blade and I am no longer dealing with a vg-10 edge?

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    The only laminated blades with a VG-10 core that Spyderco has ever used are damascus, and none of the Natives made in Japan were ever offered in damascus.
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    Sounds like the bevel/blade has gotten wide enough that you may not be hitting the very edge anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mule skinner View Post
    It seems like it doesn't take or hold an edge like it used to.
    The most common reason for this is that due to frequent use and sharpening that the edge has thickened making the bevel much wider and thus more difficult to sharpen. This can be fixed by just having someone thin the primary grind back out - or you can do it yourself by just laying the blade flat on the stone, assuming it is a flat primary grind. If it is hollow you can also do it (sanding block) but you need some skill/effort.

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    +1 for thinning down the primary grind to return to a thinner cutting geometry.
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    You could also send it in to Spyderco and have them sharpen it. They will thin the edge if necessary.
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