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Edgy
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My luck finally turned around...

Postby Edgy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:14 am

I finally got around to purchasing my first spyderco knife, the endura 4 wave last week. When the knife came, the spine of the blade looked like it had been ground with a bench grinder and left alone and the edge was sharpened very unevenly. I was able to sand down the spine and polish it to a mirror polish in about an hour. This nightmare all began when I began sharpening the blade :mad:
I really should not have had that much coffee earlier. I was sharpening a little too quickly and the diamond stone slipped out of my hand and scratched the side of my brand new knife!! I realized that the only way to fix this was to remove the blade and begin wet sanding the blade of my poor spyderco. Well the good news is that after 3 days of sanding with wet sand paper starting from 800-1500-2000 grit and polishing it with mothers mag and aluminum polish, it looks pretty dang good :eek:
After I polished the blade, I sharpened the blade with a coarse diamond stone followed by both sides of my fallkniven dc3 and finally with my trusty translucent Arkansas stone. The edge is a deep 15 degrees and ended fairly polished. Here are some pictures of the finished product. Sorry I didnt take a picture of the knife before I fixed it :o
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Postby amen74 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:17 am

Looks like you took care of the problem. Nice mirror shine! :)
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Postby El Tigre » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:01 am

Very good looking knife.

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Postby cougar337 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:02 am

wow, very cool. I may have to try polishing one of mine to see how that process goes. thanks for sharing
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Postby cr78 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:33 am

Holy smokes dude, nice job.

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Postby gull wing » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:35 am

Great work, looks super.
And to think, I look to stonewash every shiny blade I have :D .
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Postby spydutch » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:49 am

Very nice job :cool: :cool:

I should send you my old Delica3/SE LOL :D
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Postby thehunt » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:05 pm

Well done!
What a sharp mirror you have!

But:
Do you intend to use your E4 or will it be mainly a safequeen?

Cause all of my blades have scratches of some sort, it comes naturally from daily use...
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Postby Edgy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:01 pm

thehunt wrote:Well done!
What a sharp mirror you have!

But:
Do you intend to use your E4 or will it be mainly a safequeen?

Cause all of my blades have scratches of some sort, it comes naturally from daily use...
Well I would have preferred a nice stonewashed look or any even finish but I didn't have access to anything other than my polishing kit. I would love to stone wash the blade but It seems a little late now :p
But generally I don't use my knives for much other than the normal light use tasks that any pocket knife would be used for :D


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