Evil D wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:41 am
I was just thinking, if you actually managed to chip the stones while sharpening I would say you're being way too aggressive with your strokes. That seems more likely than the steel itself simply being too hard/tough/etc since ceramic is still far harder than this steel is. Have you watched the Sharpmaker video yet?
It has been years since I watched Sals Video. No chipping of the brown stones or others.
(Used the Spyderco file pack mentioned earlier, used my work sharp white ceramics and the triangle white Fine ceramics no damage on any of them)
Yes was using light pressure but the edges flattened out. I spent allot of time on the brown stones with it but got no where really.
No worries new stones in the mail, they were old and heavily used anyway.
Seems to me that the high level of Vanadium really does require starting with Diamond and coarse ones at that, perhaps more coarse than the VEFF Sharpener can provide. Was not impressed using it on this steel but then again nothing else worked either.
I think the problem was the knife was allowed to get too dull I bought it on eBay and whomever owned it used it enough to dull it out and never bothered to hone it?
I sure hope that it is not the norm for that blade being unable to cut cardboard worth a darn let alone paper.
I am not familiar with the serrations on this earlier model of the knife and I may be mistaken but they are no where near as good as the current serrations one finds on the Paramilitary 2, the Para 3 or other modern knives based on what I have seen.
My Military partial serrated DLC which uses different serrations again, those serrations flat out suck they are too big, too aggressive in appearance but not in use and coating them in DLC only made the matter worse. What in the world are you supposed to cut with those anyway cardboard just hangs in the scallops.
It appears the Military Partially serrated non DLC did receive a change to the serrations in later models the scallops are less deep and more in line with the plain edge. Like they are now in production blades. I guess the Spyder edge has been constantly evolving, too bad they don't bring more of the current awesome spyder edges into so many of the newer blades not just the low end FRN stuff.
I am hopeful that this one will come back from its spa treatment with really great cutting serrations, I am used to being able to catch paper or other materials in the scallops locking in and slicing.