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Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby Vivi » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:26 pm

Just touched up a lot of my knives and thought it'd be fun starting a thread where we show off our less than perfect free hand sharpening jobs.

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Still working on the tip on that SE Pacific Salt. Going to flatten it a bit more before I'm done.

BTW I don't know what the CQI Militarys use for stop pin material but mine rusted the first day I carried it :rolleyes:

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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby J D Wijbenga » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:19 am

Reground by hand, ATS55 Dragonfly:
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Lil'Nilakka sharpened with Diamond side on the Fallkniven DC4
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Postby KnOeFz » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:11 am

Received some new strops today; balsa with diamond compound in various grits.
Polished up my s30v Military's edge nicely. It's sharp enough for me now :)
There room for improvement as I 'only' sharpened on my stones up to 1500 grit.
But was too impatient to use the new strops :)

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Postby xceptnl » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:54 am

Both freehand, as are most of my knives...

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These as well...

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sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
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Postby Brock O Lee » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:16 am

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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby Vivi » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:40 am

Brock O Lee wrote:Image

That looks like it slices very nicely. Are you planning to keep it polished like that or are you going to build up a patina over time?

I'm still figuring out the best angle for my CTS204P Military. I take it down a bit thinner every so often, as long as it holds up to everything I cut without chipping. So far so good.

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My old CPMD2 Military had one of the thinnest angles I've used on an EDC. Cut great and never took any edge damage. I've never seen a Millie taken to a thinner edge angle.

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I may pick up an M4 Military some day. I miss having one with a patina.

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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby Brock O Lee » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:37 am

Thanks Vivi, yes it's an excellent slicer! That picture was taken after I removed the natural patina recently. The new patina is developing nicely.

My 204P one has the same edge. I also have a Gen 1 M4 Military and a few Superblues that are slightly thinner. All of them have 15dps micro bevels, and have not taken damage during normal use, but I avoid careless use and hard knocks.

That D2 Military looks like it means business, but that’s too thin for my liking. I run micro bevels to increase the saftey margin a bit without taking too much away from the cutting efficiency. I will be super annoyed with myself if I put a huge chip in a sprint run that took me hours to thin out. :)
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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby J D Wijbenga » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:57 am

Nice thin edges Vivi and Brock O Lee! Here are some of mine:
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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby Vivi » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:13 pm

J D Wijbenga wrote:Nice thin edges Vivi and Brock O Lee! Here are some of mine:
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Those look good! I really like the Salts for EDC once they're thinned out. The lower knife (delica?) looks like it'd zip through cardboard effortlessly :cool:

Here is a ZDP189 Caly Jr taken to extremes:

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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby J D Wijbenga » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:39 am

Vivi wrote:
J D Wijbenga wrote:Nice thin edges Vivi and Brock O Lee! Here are some of mine:
Those look good! I really like the Salts for EDC once they're thinned out. The lower knife (delica?) looks like it'd zip through cardboard effortlessly :cool:
Thanks! Have not much used the Salt but the Delica has proven to be an excellent edc cutter!

Here is a ZDP189 Caly Jr taken to extremes:
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That looks like it will cut very well! I have not seen ZDP take that thin before. Good stuff!

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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby J D Wijbenga » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:49 am

Two Slip-its I thinned out. Used an x-coarse DMT and Fallkniven DC4. Pretty happy with the results! :-)
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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby xceptnl » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:21 pm

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sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
*Landon*

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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby razorsharp » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:30 pm

Cheers Landon. Can't wait to post pics of edges done with my Shapton glass stones. I have half of them and the rest are waiting for me at the PO

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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby Vivi » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:01 pm

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ZDP189 Endura converted to scandi grind. The edge held up just fine to chopping and batoning.

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S30V UKPK converted to zero convex grind (The edge chipping was from intentional abuse, this edge angle was stable under EDC cutting)

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I had to grind my ZDP189 Caly Jr this thin before I saw edge damage carving into knotty hardwoods.

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Same Caly, different angle.

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An old Izula with a nice and wide bevel

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Native 1 converted to zero saber grind, then gave it a microbevel. First time I attempted the zero grind conversion, you can see my technique was off near the ricasso.

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Cara Cara 1 converted to zero saber grind, then given a not-so-micro bevel

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Police 3 back when it had a slightly thicker edge than it does now. It's been in and out of my pocket for a decade with no chipping, despite frequently using it to hack and chop at overgrown trails.

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Current state of my PE Aqua Salt. I chop and baton and pry chunks of wood off fallen logs with this knife with no second thoughts.

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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby anagarika » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:46 am

Vivi wrote:
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How do you full grind and yet still having the bug intact? I don’t have belt, only stones, tips will be appreciated!

Did the Endura (below 30° inclusive, free hand)
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The GB was flat reprofiled by bluntcut and I added sub 20° inclusive micro (not so micro)
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And my attempt on Manix ...
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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby Vivi » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:06 pm

anagarika wrote:
How do you full grind and yet still having the bug intact? I don’t have belt, only stones, tips will be appreciated!

Did the Endura (below 30° inclusive, free hand)
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The GB was flat reprofiled by bluntcut and I added sub 20° inclusive micro (not so micro)
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And my attempt on Manix ...
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I used a sandpaper and mousepad setup for the UKPK. I used to put convex bevels on all my knives, but switched back to V bevels for convenience.

Nice looking edges by the way!

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Re: Show your free hand sharpened Spydercos

Postby anagarika » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:14 am

Thanks for tips. I don’t have the sandpaper coarse enough for reprofiling. Probably one day I have courage to go there :o
For now just accept wider bevel when going lower.
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