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Better after a good resharpening?

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by TRfromMT, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I respect that, @nyefmaker and find your comments reassuring. Thanks.

    I really don't know if there is anything to the argument that the steel is affected by sharpening on a powered belt system, or not. I had some frustrations with the first several CRK I owned and chalked it up to S35VN (had the same experience - easily rolled edge - on a Hinderer MP-1). In hind sight I though it could be due to the phenomena and I'm wondering if, now having the ability to get through this layer of material with a Wicked Edge, I might have a different experience.

    I'm also willing to acknowledge I'm still not comparing apples to apples. Then my edges were the slightly convex, factory CRK edge that I merely touched up. Now, this edge is a fully reprofiled V edge. I set this by starting in the middle of the crown of the convex and working fully to the apex. I raised a complete burr the full length of the edge and removed it, at each grit. This is a totally different ballgame in terms of the edge geometry now.

    We are nothing if not complete nerds when it comes to the small details.
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  2. nyefmaker

    nyefmaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2008

    I made this video awhile back and since I see you use the Sharpmaker, perhaps you might find something that may help.

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  3. kidcongo


    Jan 12, 2013
    That’s a great video! Such practical straight-forward advice for someone starting out sharpening. Also nice to see someone with a CRK collection who is not afraid to use and sharpen the knives. You should definitely make more vids.
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  4. nyefmaker

    nyefmaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Thanks for the kind words. I am glad many have found it helpful.
  5. knoagreen

    knoagreen Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2016
    Yeah I found your video very helpful and used it to learn how to sharpen my Sebenza and many other knives. Thanks for the time you put into it.
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  6. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Reporting in...
    The insingo Inkosi spent a week in the pocket, wearing a 19dps edge, at 1000 grit from the Wicked Edge. This past weekend it processed 2 Turkeys from a hunt in Kansas. The work on the birds was prepping the breasts only, not any contact with bone or gritty hide/feathers.

    The edge needed touching up after this, and I am a little disappointed with the condition of the edge after only light duty for a week.

    I spent 20 minutes on the Sharpmaker, fine stones, stropping the burr away on a green strop, then finishing on the extra fine rods. Back to a very sharp, hair popping edge now.

    So, the score is one full reprofiling on the W.E. and a touch up on the Sharpmaker. I'll keep track for awhile and see if I begin to get better edge retention after a few more sharpenings.
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
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  7. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
  8. loon#r

    loon#r Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    And I like the shirt.

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