Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

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Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby Deadboxhero » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:25 pm

Phil had given me the privilege of stopping by his shop to hang out, talk about steel, heat treatment and edge testing.

Big thanks to Phil for Sharing with us.

I had a great time. Always soothing to the soul to find others that are very passionate, more knowledgeable and very experienced to have a in-depth conversation about Metallurgy and Knife performance.

We tested the New Vanax Superclean steel, CPM154 K390 and Rex121


https://youtu.be/mMNkJ7UbDHE


Thank You Phil


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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby ABX2011 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:05 pm

Great vid!

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Postby TomAiello » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:18 pm

Wow. Thanks for sharing that.

I'm trying to imagine what one of Phil's knives made from Rex 121 would be like...his K390 is mind-blowing enough.

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Postby Surfingringo » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:39 pm

Great video. Big thanks to both of you! I got to talk to Phil about Vanax several months ago so it’s good to see him getting to play with it. Ive cleaned hundreds of fish now with my Vanax fillet knife and Though I haven’t done any scientific testing, I feel like I get a bit more (I’d guess 20-30 percent) use out of it between sharpenings than I do with cpm154. I have always been very happy with cpm154 in a fillet so to get that kind of performance out of a steel that has proven to be completely rust proof makes it a total winner in my book.

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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby Jazz » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:47 pm

Nice. He sure has nice designs too. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby Bloke » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:00 pm

Great vid Shawn! Thanks a big mob for sharing! :cool:

I think Mr Wilson is probably lucky I’m not one of his neighbors. :rolleyes:
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Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:07 pm

Great vid Shawn! Thanks for sharing that with us!
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Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:09 pm

Bloke wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:00 pm
I think Mr Wilson is probably lucky I’m not one of his neighbors. :rolleyes:
Alex, I think most of us are lucky you're not one of our neighbors! :D
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Postby Bloke » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:15 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:09 pm
Bloke wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:00 pm
I think Mr Wilson is probably lucky I’m not one of his neighbors. :rolleyes:
Alex, I think most of us are lucky you're not one of our neighbors! :D
Ah, hahaha, ah, hahaha, ah, hahaha! :)

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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:43 pm

I learned something new from Phil in that vid. I had previously been measuring behind the edge with a micrometer under a magnifying light. I just tried using the end of my dial calipers like Phil does and I was able to get right on the shoulder. It looks like a lot of my BTE measurements are actually less than what I've been posting in the BTE Database thread. Looks like I have some measuring and editing to do. :o
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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby SpyderScout » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:31 am

Truly a great knife blade shape to the knife he is holding.
I might cave eventually ...

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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby mb1 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:16 am

What a treat Shawn (yeah for you, but for us too)! I'll look fwd to watching this after work this evening. Thx for sharing. :spyder:
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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby WireEdge Roger » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:53 am

That’s was a lot of fun to watch. I cringed when he started digging the edge into that very hard bocote. Yikes!

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Postby legOFwhat? » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:12 am

Thank you for this! I bookmarked his site and subscribed...
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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby Larrin » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:15 am

Fun video!
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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby Germinalphrase » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:56 am

Someday, I would love to see Mr. Wilson write a knife making book (a la David Boye). His designs are so classic, and he has a clear mastery of the craft.

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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby sal » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:29 pm

Thanx much Shawn & Phil.

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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby Chris_P_Bacon » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:35 am

Rex121, Vanax, dialed in Heat Treats, so much awesome in this one.
Always admired the down to earth attitude of Phil Wilson, all while he's pushing to find the extreme limits of cutting edge newer steels.
Combine this with Shawn, a sharpening MADMAN, and budding knife maker. Good stuff!

Gotta ask about the CBN bench stone (since no one else did). Was this Phil's? Or did you deliver it to him? Is it one of your prototypes?
800 Grit? Are they available? If so, where?

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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby Deadboxhero » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:32 pm

Chris_P_Bacon wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:35 am
Rex121, Vanax, dialed in Heat Treats, so much awesome in this one.
Always admired the down to earth attitude of Phil Wilson, all while he's pushing to find the extreme limits of cutting edge newer steels.
Combine this with Shawn, a sharpening MADMAN, and budding knife maker. Good stuff!

Gotta ask about the CBN bench stone (since no one else did). Was this Phil's? Or did you deliver it to him? Is it one of your prototypes?
800 Grit? Are they available? If so, where?
Thanks man,

CBN benchstone? It's 1 of 5 of my Vitrified CBN stone prototypes. A gift to my friend Phil. 600 grit, not available yet, very expensive to make. More information another time.
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Re: Meet the Expert | Phil Wilson

Postby JohnAPA » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:01 pm

Very cool!


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