Benchmade 210, first production run. This knife is why I strongly dislike S30V. I sold it because I didn’t like it. I bought it back because I’m a fool I guess. I do really like it’s form factor. So I decided to do something about it.
It’s a work in progress. The coarse stones on the sharpmaker were taking too long... I have the diamond plates on my worksharp field sharpener... hmmmmm.... it’s probably a bad idea, what’s the worst that could happen?
I rested the coarse plate against the flat of a rod and kept the bottom pushed against the bottom of the plate with a toothbrush. Worked like a champ and holy ! does that thing remove material fast. I’m still working on cutting the bevel back to 30 included, it’s pretty slow going. I don’t want to go nuts with the diamond plate, but I’ve just proved I need to order the diamond or cbn rods for my sharpmaker.
Still on the fence about bench stones and which doublestuff I want. I think a DS2 and a medium bench stone would make a complementary setup. A goldenstone would be interesting, but I’d need to know how thick a spacer to set under the edge to get a 15 degree angle instead of the designed 20 degree.