Mnandi on a wicked edge.

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Liquidm1980, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Liquidm1980


    Jun 26, 2005
    I am looking to sharpen my mnandi on my wicked edge. I am going to check with angle with a sharpe but was wondering what angle are you using.

    Thank You,

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  2. jumpstat


    Mar 9, 2007
    I would start by detrmining what the existing profile is and whether it is balance on both sides. Do invest in an angle cube that would provide a more accurate angle on the bevels. As an example, if one side is 17 degrees and the other 19 degrees, I would then set the WE to 17 dps. Then both side would even out. If you decide to go for 19 dps, you would end up wasting materials. I do not have a mnandi but on a Large 21, 34 - 40 degrees inclusive works very well IMO. You could also get some information within the WE forums and members there do posts their experiences when it comes to bevel angles on various makes of knives. All the best.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
  3. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    ^^ this might have a typo. 40dps - that's Degrees per Side, or 80 degrees inclusive. I'm sure this should be 34 -40 degrees, or 17-20DPS.

    Apart from that, I would definitely recommend using a sharpie in addition to an angle cube. This will help visually verify the reprofiling creates the same height on each side. If the blade is not perfectly centered (and is tilted to one side), just matching angles may result in an uneven bevel. On my W.E. I always had to be careful of this, lest I got things uneven.

    Are you looking to match the factory bevel? Are you looking to get a better performance? Are you looking to even things up?

    I would start a little on the wider side, say 20 dps and see where that comes out with the sharpie. I don't own a mnandi. My sebenza likes about 18dps, which seems pretty close to the factory edge (which is a little convex to start with) and performs really well.

    This edge is after a few good sharpenings on my W.E. Just a little maintenance now and then and stropping gets it whittling hairs...

    Last edited: Jul 5, 2020
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  4. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    I did my Mnandi on a different system, but went with 22 DPS
  5. jumpstat


    Mar 9, 2007
    Oh dear, I do apologize to OP. Thanks to TRfromMT for pointing out my mistake. I'll edit my post.
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  6. Liquidm1980


    Jun 26, 2005
    Thanks for the info. I have used the sharpie method but will look into an angle cube too.

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