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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #620 on: February 19, 2020, 11:20:04 am »
So I have been following this thread from scratch and it's a great thread. Except for the link to "thekniveguy" worst time of the month to have clicked on that link. I have been collecting knives since childhood and have quite a few. I will actually have to go and look for them from what I can recall i currently have the following:

Leatherman Supertool 300
Leatherman squirt x2
Leatherman C33
Leatherman Juice
Honeybadger large in D2 steel
Spiderco Endura 4 (MIght be fake not sure, do not know how to tell)
Gerber skeleton multitool
A couple of small fake red swiss army knives
Novelty folding knives which on bought with a places logo on (Almost like the spoons the ou tannies used to collect)
Wooden and brass handle folder
And then on its way (thanks to the Kniveguy)
Kershaw Shuffle II
Kershaw Static K3445

Still have alot to learn with regards to keeping these guys sharp, I have a Lansky set but am not getting it right like I would want to. I am unable to get the knives as sharp as they were brand new. Would also like to get that mirror edge. But I guess practice makes perfect.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #621 on: February 19, 2020, 12:06:11 pm »
So I have been following this thread from scratch and it's a great thread. Except for the link to "thekniveguy" worst time of the month to have clicked on that link. I have been collecting knives since childhood and have quite a few. I will actually have to go and look for them from what I can recall i currently have the following:

Leatherman Supertool 300
Leatherman squirt x2
Leatherman C33
Leatherman Juice
Honeybadger large in D2 steel
Spiderco Endura 4 (MIght be fake not sure, do not know how to tell)
Gerber skeleton multitool
A couple of small fake red swiss army knives
Novelty folding knives which on bought with a places logo on (Almost like the spoons the ou tannies used to collect)
Wooden and brass handle folder
And then on its way (thanks to the Kniveguy)
Kershaw Shuffle II
Kershaw Static K3445

Still have alot to learn with regards to keeping these guys sharp, I have a Lansky set but am not getting it right like I would want to. I am unable to get the knives as sharp as they were brand new. Would also like to get that mirror edge. But I guess practice makes perfect.

Hi WP

Which Lansky set do you have, and which grit stones do you use? You will only get a true mirror edge once you start working with a 1800 grit and higher, together with a strop and some form of emulsion.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #622 on: February 19, 2020, 12:22:25 pm »
When there are two weapons at the table.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #623 on: February 19, 2020, 12:23:10 pm »
My Scandi folder is here!

I just love courier companies. They always bring me really cool stuff.

I have reserved the name Bundu Bash for the fixed blade I have ordered, so this model will have to be Shortcut.

 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #624 on: February 19, 2020, 12:26:44 pm »
Hardy, please indulge me and I may be totally wrong.
If you only try hone the edge back to original sharpness and you are using the wrong angle you will never achieve the desired result.

At some stage I realised this when making this error and so called grinding a blade to my desired angle and worked sharpness. Good result but I lost material and that is not wanted.

I stand under correction.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #625 on: February 19, 2020, 12:27:50 pm »
Spyderco Ulize
Designed by Uli Hennicke and made in the Japanese facility in Seki.




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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #626 on: February 19, 2020, 12:32:42 pm »
Spyderco Ulize
Designed by Uli Hennicke and made in the Japanese facility in Seki.




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nice, look at the angle of the cutting edge, I would say 27 to 29 degrees. Sharp. Not a razor but should hold an edge to.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #627 on: February 19, 2020, 12:36:52 pm »
So I have been following this thread from scratch and it's a great thread. Except for the link to "thekniveguy" worst time of the month to have clicked on that link. I have been collecting knives since childhood and have quite a few. I will actually have to go and look for them from what I can recall i currently have the following:

Leatherman Supertool 300
Leatherman squirt x2
Leatherman C33
Leatherman Juice
Honeybadger large in D2 steel
Spiderco Endura 4 (MIght be fake not sure, do not know how to tell)
Gerber skeleton multitool
A couple of small fake red swiss army knives
Novelty folding knives which on bought with a places logo on (Almost like the spoons the ou tannies used to collect)
Wooden and brass handle folder
And then on its way (thanks to the Kniveguy)
Kershaw Shuffle II
Kershaw Static K3445

Still have alot to learn with regards to keeping these guys sharp, I have a Lansky set but am not getting it right like I would want to. I am unable to get the knives as sharp as they were brand new. Would also like to get that mirror edge. But I guess practice makes perfect.

Hi WP

Which Lansky set do you have, and which grit stones do you use? You will only get a true mirror edge once you start working with a 1800 grit and higher, together with a strop and some form of emulsion.

I have the basic one with the 3 stones, they are marked Coarse, medium and fine. I also have one of the red Lansky jobbies where one just pulls the knive through.

I think we should do a knive show and tell day with a sharpening course... :deal:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #628 on: February 19, 2020, 01:26:44 pm »
My Scandi folder is here!

Shortcut looks like a really useful knife!  :thumleft: :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #629 on: February 19, 2020, 01:46:02 pm »
My Scandi folder is here!

Shortcut looks like a really useful knife!  :thumleft: :biggrin:

It needs a good sharpening before I can really put it to the test. I have a big stash of thick branches that need to be whittled into thin branches.

It is a chunky, hefty beast. It weighs more than my Mora Companion and Opinel No.9 combined!

Handmade, one-of-a-kind, wicked steel (Sandvik 14c28n) and all for under R1k!
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #630 on: February 19, 2020, 01:50:05 pm »
Hardy, please indulge me and I may be totally wrong.
If you only try hone the edge back to original sharpness and you are using the wrong angle you will never achieve the desired result.

At some stage I realised this when making this error and so called grinding a blade to my desired angle and worked sharpness. Good result but I lost material and that is not wanted.

I stand under correction.

Mox - Did you intentionally grind at a different angle. You can research almost any folder's factory edge angle.
And yes - you are correct.. You will take away a lot of material if you do that.
Can I help to find the factory angle for your folder?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #631 on: February 19, 2020, 02:11:09 pm »
angle for the Sheepdog Hardy?
Must also check the Spyders angles
actually also find a serated stone
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #632 on: February 19, 2020, 05:48:21 pm »
angle for the Sheepdog Hardy?
Must also check the Spyders angles
actually also find a serated stone

17 degrees
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #633 on: February 19, 2020, 07:17:39 pm »
Hardy, please indulge me and I may be totally wrong.
If you only try hone the edge back to original sharpness and you are using the wrong angle you will never achieve the desired result.

At some stage I realised this when making this error and so called grinding a blade to my desired angle and worked sharpness. Good result but I lost material and that is not wanted.

I stand under correction.

Mox - Did you intentionally grind at a different angle. You can research almost any folder's factory edge angle.
And yes - you are correct.. You will take away a lot of material if you do that.
Can I help to find the factory angle for your folder?

Hardy, sorry I was referring to WP's comment about trying to get his blades as sharp as factory and was asking you to verify my understanding.

I do find though on some blades I tend to get them even sharper than factory but I suppose that depends on what they put out vs what the end user wants.

Where do you source factory angles? Is it a black art secret?  :lol8:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #634 on: February 19, 2020, 08:32:44 pm »
angle for the Sheepdog Hardy?
Must also check the Spyders angles
actually also find a serated stone

17 degrees

Jeez, thats kitchen knife angles. I like it.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #635 on: February 19, 2020, 08:50:51 pm »
Hardy, please indulge me and I may be totally wrong.
If you only try hone the edge back to original sharpness and you are using the wrong angle you will never achieve the desired result.

At some stage I realised this when making this error and so called grinding a blade to my desired angle and worked sharpness. Good result but I lost material and that is not wanted.

I stand under correction.

Mox - for me, sharpening a folder blade sharper than 600 grit (which is very sharp) is enough. Anything past that and you are making the blade fragile.
It is not mirror edge I know, but the edge is still significant, and no strength has been taken away from the blade.
If you can slice through very thin paper with the knife, it should be sharp enough for almost anything.

Mox - Did you intentionally grind at a different angle. You can research almost any folder's factory edge angle.
And yes - you are correct.. You will take away a lot of material if you do that.
Can I help to find the factory angle for your folder?

Hardy, sorry I was referring to WP's comment about trying to get his blades as sharp as factory and was asking you to verify my understanding.

I do find though on some blades I tend to get them even sharper than factory but I suppose that depends on what they put out vs what the end user wants.

Where do you source factory angles? Is it a black art secret?  :lol8:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #636 on: February 19, 2020, 08:54:42 pm »
Hardy, please indulge me and I may be totally wrong.
If you only try hone the edge back to original sharpness and you are using the wrong angle you will never achieve the desired result.

At some stage I realised this when making this error and so called grinding a blade to my desired angle and worked sharpness. Good result but I lost material and that is not wanted.

I stand under correction.

Mox - Did you intentionally grind at a different angle. You can research almost any folder's factory edge angle.
And yes - you are correct.. You will take away a lot of material if you do that.
Can I help to find the factory angle for your folder?

Hardy, sorry I was referring to WP's comment about trying to get his blades as sharp as factory and was asking you to verify my understanding.

I do find though on some blades I tend to get them even sharper than factory but I suppose that depends on what they put out vs what the end user wants.

Where do you source factory angles? Is it a black art secret?  :lol8:

No boet, but I have a relatively good understanding of google, and if you type the exact description of the folding knife, with the words blade angle or edge angle it more than often gives the results.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #637 on: February 20, 2020, 07:37:39 am »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #638 on: February 20, 2020, 08:23:39 am »
Any knife is good.   :biggrin:  Pretty one this.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
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« Reply #639 on: February 20, 2020, 08:57:19 am »
Victorinox normally means good

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