We're suddenly on the chopping block around here as of last night...a bit frustrating to wake up to and read. Heck, I know most of the pics I posted in that thread showed users that I haven't reprofiled, but knives I've used often that are scratched up and been sharpened/touched up many times...didn't make feel attacked or anything, or that I'm an inferior knife user.Vivi wrote: ↑Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:49 pmI made a simple comment in a thread specifically for showing well worn knives that I'm surprised how many of those well worn knives still have a factory edge. Wasn't directed at anyone in particular, it was just an observation.Sharp Guy wrote: ↑Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:31 pmI'll never understand why a couple of you guys act like those who don't use their knives as you do are inferior. Must be an ego thing I guess
Seems like pointing that out really struck a nerve. I don't see why it's a big deal.
If I make a thread for posting orange handled knives and someone posts a digital camo Para 2, I'm gonna wonder what they're doing too.
The grind lines seem to take a lot longer to sharpen off on SE. That black SE Pacific Salt user I posted had faintly visible lines after 1.5 years of sharpening at 15 degrees with the brown rods. Wasn't until I took it to my diamond rods that they were 100% gone.nicked.onaut wrote: ↑Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:11 amGenerally, if the factory bevel is reasonably even and the edge will readily cut newsprint I'll use it as is for a trial period. Then I'll resharpen as needed, and eventually reprofile after repeated sharpening.
Rare are my spyderedge blades which have *all* the factory serration grind lines cleared. I have done that with some, partly for experimentation, by using round (not tapered) diamond files and stones of appropriate diameter in each serration. Fun with chipped 440V serrations. ;-) A labor intensive technique which I rarely need to use.
The roughest OOB grind lines I've encountered were on some GIN-1 UKPKs, easily cleaned up before carry. (I was surprised how rough they were, but no problema, and of course I didn't grumble. Sharpen and move on.)
My main criterion is simply, will they cut well for my needs, and stay that way with time-efficient sharpening.