sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
chrickso wrote: ↑Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:20 pmi got started with the Sharpmaker exclusively but quickly found it to be terribly boring. and depending on the edge condition when you start and steel type, it can take a pretty long time to get to good results. i invested in an edge pro and this helped emmensly in producing excellent results but getting it all out and set up was still more hassle than i wanted so eventually tried splash and go whetstones and found them to be just an excellent mix of quick, easy, fun, and rewarding and now my Sharpmaker and Edge Pro just sit collecting dust. if i could go back, i'd just as rather invest the price i spent on the first things on more whetstones and gotten started learning with them much sooner.
That, and as cool as the "bench stone" option is with the sharpmaker, it doesn't work with knives that have thick scales. On a lot of my custom fixed blades I can't sharpen the first part of the edge.Water Bug wrote: ↑Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:10 pmI prefer using the Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker for the majority of my knife sharpening needs. I can reconfigure it as a bench stone and use any of the Spyderco Tri-Angle Stones, especially the Diamond Stones. However, I have found that sometimes ya just need a really good bench stone of a longer length for some sharpening needs, especially if some serious reprofiling is needed.
First and foremost...are sure you're hitting the apex? Remember, a Sharpie is your friend.TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:52 pmI recently bought a sharpmaker and I'm a bit disappointed thus far. I've watched the DVD and various review videos, I just can't get a hair popping edge with it. I never let my knives get dull, so normally I just touch up.
Oddly, before buying the sharpmaker I actually had a sharpmaker fine rod and ultra fine rod that I used to free hand sharpen. I'm actually better at getting the desired edge that way than using the sharpmaker system itself.
I wonder if i dont have the technique down yet, or if mine is faulty? The rods don't fit snuggly in the plastic enclosure. When using the flat sides at the 40 degree angle, the flats aren't at a perfect 90 degrees so I'm not sure if I have to keep the knife completely perpendicular to the flat part of the rod, or if i need to slightly angle it to do So? Seems like it catches one of the edges of the triangle when bringing the blade straight down, instead of entirely on the flats.
None of my knives have been used enough to require a reprofile, so I a bit stumped here. Any advice?
Factory edge bevel angle is usually somewhere between 30°- 40° inclusive. Sometimes it's even a little less than 30°. I just touched up my Advocate on the SM and was able to use the 30° setting. The Sharpie on the bevel was only removed right at the apex. I was kind of surprised by that.
Interesting to hear that there can be such a variance. I have only touched up a few of my knives on the SM so far and the 40° seemed to be leaving me with a nice fresh bevel on all of them.Sharp Guy wrote: ↑Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:06 amFactory edge bevel angle usually somewhere between 30°- 40° inclusive. Sometimes it's even a little less than 30°. I just touched up my Advocate on the SM and was able to use the 30° setting. The Sharpie on the bevel was only removed right at the apex. I was kind of surprised by that.