Never thought I'd say this, but a DULL NIB Spyderco?

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:32 am

KardinalSyn wrote:I envy you Chuck. That edge looks gorgeous.
Thanks KS but it's not nearly as good as some others here can get them.

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Postby gaj999 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:47 am

I always sharpen. mine out of the box because too many of them have chipped on me or have had uneven grinds or haven't been sharp eniugh or haven't held their edge. I've grown to distrust machine ground edges on mass produced knives. Besides, I always end up reprofiling my knives anyway, so I might as well do it right away.

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Postby Bladewacked » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:07 pm

I bought a para 2 new from GP and it was disappointing how dull the blade was/is. I couldn't even cut paper with it maybe I should send it back.

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Postby Andy Blackwell » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:10 pm

chuck_roxas45 wrote:Hello! If as you say the second thing you do is lock up your knives after looking at them, then how sharp they are won't really matter, does it? I usually don't sharpen knives that I don't use.

I do put my own edges on knives before I take them with me to use. A factory edge pretty much doesn't matter to me besides I've found factory edges to be chippy anyway. Here's the edge I put on my M390 Millie.

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Call me a noob, but how on earth do you do that? That edge is phenomenal.

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Postby nozh2002 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:40 pm

Andy Blackwell wrote:Call me a noob, but how on earth do you do that? That edge is phenomenal.
This edge is mirror polished - I do not see anything special about that. Chromium Oxide compound on leather will do this in 20-30
passes after EF DMT, several days of cycling is not really needed for this. Polish itself does not indicate sharpness - if it whittle
hair - then it will be clear if it is good or not, because in many cases edge got rounded during polishing process.

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:49 pm

Andy Blackwell wrote:Call me a noob, but how on earth do you do that? That edge is phenomenal.
Thanks but I cheated with an edge pro. Some dudes do it freehand(which I can't do to save my life). :)

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Postby Bladekeeper » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:01 pm

zhyla wrote:I haven't been impressed with the factory edge on any plain edged Spydies. It is a usable edge, it will cut things, but you can do a lot better yourself. I spent a little time putting a real edge on my brother-in-law's Ambitious today, it looks like that Military now and I am missing quite a bit of hair on my left arm.
I understand your point but from a newbies perspective , its a learning curve .
The only knives I've had that come as sharp factory are Esee which are even more expensive here.
All my tenacious have come sharp enough to pop hair .

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Postby PGeo00 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:54 pm

I've had a couple of Kiwi's that would not cut anything. Edge Pro took care of it.

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Postby mule skinner » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:34 am

2 words= Paper Wheels

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Postby DavidReid » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:46 pm

mule skinner wrote:2 words= Paper Wheels
I'm a weird one. I sharpen freehand, using water stones. I always achieve a mirror edge, that can wittle hair. I tried paper wheels once, I've never had so many recurve kitchen knives. For some reason, sharpening on something round is alien to me.

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Postby Cliff Stamp » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:37 pm

mule skinner wrote:2 words= Paper Wheels
four words = you have burnt edges

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Postby Evil D » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:07 pm

Cliff Stamp wrote:four words = you have burnt edges
Like.
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:44 pm

Evil D wrote:Like.
Plus 1. :D

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Postby razorsharp » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:12 pm

cliff stamp wrote:four words = you have burnt edges
lmao

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