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Show those Edges !!!!!

Postby razorsharp » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:33 pm

I have no clue weather or not a thread like this has been made, but i'd love to see peoples knife edges :D . I wanna see, Polished edges, coarse edges, pics from going through grits, demonstrations of sharpness, convexes, stupidly low angles, V edges, whatever your edges look like. :D :D :D .




Ill post mine next post :D

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Postby razorsharp » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:37 pm

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This is the edge on a kershaw skyline guided and a ladybug done with a V setup, I went 120, 180, 400, 800, 1200, 2000 then polish. The edge has a 600 grit stropped micro bevel.

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Postby prime77 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:47 pm

I have a few :)

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Postby razorsharp » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:08 am

EP? as my guess :rolleyes: :p , And BTW, Beautiful stonewash :D :cool:

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Postby DCDesigns » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:26 am

WOW, polished edges are just SOOOO Sexy. whats the protocol on touching up a polished edge? Im assuming yall dont just hit it with a leather strop? Do you have to start at a real low grit every time, or can you just hit it with a super fine 2,000 grit every couple days and be good?

Also, how high in the grits do you go until you see diminishing returns? I take some of my wood finishes up to 12,000 grit Micro Mesh, anyone ever done something similar to an edge? This topic is fascinating...

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Postby razorsharp » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:35 am

DCDesigns wrote:WOW, polished edges are just SOOOO Sexy. whats the protocol on touching up a polished edge? Im assuming yall dont just hit it with a leather strop? Do you have to start at a real low grit every time, or can you just hit it with a super fine 2,000 grit every couple days and be good?
Well, I sharpen only my backbevels (24 inclusive) to the mirror polish.

I use 600 grit microbevels (whatever lansky med rods are) for the very edge at 34incl degrees.
I strop that edge with 0.5 micron paste on a leather strop. If I strop 5-10 (refining and removing burr) a side, I get a semi polished, fairly aggressive edge, capable of splitting hair with ease, passes 3 finger test, push cuts tp easily.
If I strop about 30-50 a side, that edge is then polished and on some steels, will instead of splitting the hair, it will pop it like a straight razor. It still passes all the tests, but wont cut as aggressively.

Some people may do their microbevels at anything from less than 80 up to over 8000 grit, depending on what performance is wanted.

I hae one knife semipolished, the other polished :)

some people may have no micro bevel and may go straight to the fine/coarse stones. ymmv

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Postby razorsharp » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:41 am

DCDesigns wrote:I take some of my wood finishes up to 12,000 grit Micro Mesh, anyone ever done something similar to an edge? This topic is fascinating...
I want some micromesh paper, I must get some. My bevels would be sooo much more sexy :cool: :p ;)

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Postby toomzz » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:46 am

@Prime77: :eek: That IS cool stuff, stonewash and mirror, dude that is a combo!
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:41 am

razorsharp wrote:EP? as my guess :rolleyes: :p , And BTW, Beautiful stonewash :D :cool:
IIRC, Prime77 does his edges freehand.

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Postby Cheddarnut » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:11 pm

Its amazing how visceral a well kept edge is yet is a seemingly rare thread topic, this is the essence of knife. I guess theres a level of proficiency that requires a focused, even artistic mind. Sharpening is functional steel sculpture. (goosebumps)
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:59 am

Not nearly as nice as the previous posters but here are some of mine.

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Postby Evil D » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:34 am

I love any chance i get to whore pics of my Delica :D

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Postby phillipsted » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:03 pm

I usually touch up my mirror edges starting at about 800 grit - assuming that there isn't any major damage. Then just follow the progression with a short stint on each grit.

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Postby razorback1595 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:27 pm

My S90V manix after 2 weeks of carry :D
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Postby razorsharp » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:48 pm

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Just took my opi to 8 a side

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Postby Cheddarnut » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:13 am

Evil D wrote:I love any chance i get to whore pics of my Delica :D

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Thats about 7 degrees incl?
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Postby I_collect_knives185 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:09 pm

These edges are cosmeticly mediocre at best, but they have the infamous scratch pattern that makes them scary sharp (I.E. the hair flies off your arm)!
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Postby Evil D » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:55 pm

Cheddarnut wrote:Thats about 7 degrees incl?
I honestly have no idea lol. I did it on a Lansky, and the deal with a clamp sharpener is that the further away from the clamp the edge is, the lower the angle is when the stone hits it. I did that bevel with the edge 5/16 away from the edge and with the rods on the 17 degree slot. I typically run a micro bevel when i use this knife, these are pics after cleaning up the back bevel and before any micro bevel. If i had to guess i would say it's probably not far off from 17...i usually call it 20ish inclusive.
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Postby Zenith » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:07 am

I will play since everyone else's edges look great!

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