Wicked Edge and Mnandi Question

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Jhileman79, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. bhyde

    bhyde UNNECESSARY EVIL Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Mar 19, 2002
    While you are welcome to your opinion, others here are welcome to theirs.. Many of whom buy a great number of knives from authorized dealers for their collections.. Myself included and I do have a few that I likely won't use.

    As far as a concrete block..I have used one to sharpen my parang several times..Worked rather well actually. It's not a WE, but then again, I freehand sharpen all of my knives on various stones and have absolutely no issues sharpening using this archaic method :)
     
  2. Corytr

    Corytr

    Sep 10, 2013
    Some are queens and some aren't:D. If I was going to use a WE, here's what I'd personally do:

    - SHARPIE!! hit the edge and use only two or three strokes of 1000 grit or less.

    - After two or three strokes, I'd make sure that the very edge of the marker was removed, evenly.

    - use 600 grit gently at 18+ degrees for only a bit to make my secondary bevel

    - finish at 18 degrees until mirror

    - at 20 degrees, continue with the 600 grit (depending) to start my primary bevel

    - draw a burr at that grit

    - finish until mirror

    - set at 19 degrees and go back with my finest stone and combine the bevels

    - strop them together until mirror
     
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  3. Jhileman79

    Jhileman79

    140
    Feb 12, 2014
    Thanks!!!
     
  4. ti lock

    ti lock

    204
    Jul 20, 2013
    Thankfully, I have moved beyond concrete blocks, sharpmakers and carbide V sharpens.... I agree if you don't plan to use it then don't sharpen it... keep it in a safe or display case
     
  5. Corytr

    Corytr

    Sep 10, 2013
    Lol. No problem. It took a lot for me to say that as I am a purist. One thing though, make sure to do it EVENLY!!! There is nothing worse than an uneven bevel at the tip. That's where the sharpie is invaluable.
     
  6. Jhileman79

    Jhileman79

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    Feb 12, 2014
    Wait... what is a bevel?? Haha
     
  7. ti lock

    ti lock

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    Jul 20, 2013
    I only use diamond stones... I personally like 17 degrees up to 1500 grit and then go back and micro bevel lightly with 1000 grit at 20 degrees
     
  8. Jhileman79

    Jhileman79

    140
    Feb 12, 2014
    I don't have the 1500 grit diamond. I just have the 800/1000 then the 12/1600 ceramic. I have never gone back and put a micro bevel on my knives. I will try that on one of my less expensive knives first. Do it hold the edge well?
     
  9. Corytr

    Corytr

    Sep 10, 2013
    IMO, a microbevel is as good as gold on whatever system you use. It makes for very quick touch-ups that you don't have to screw with the mirror finish you worked so hard to get. A microbevel only takes a few passes...
     
  10. ti lock

    ti lock

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    Jul 20, 2013
    Yes, it does... of course edge retention is also a function of the blade steel... you are basically apexing the edge a little more so use finesse
     
  11. NvG79

    NvG79

    251
    May 24, 2011
    I sharpened my friends basketweave mnandi on my WE, and it turned out great. Unfortunately it had a really uneven grind. The only thing to be cautious about it the small height of the blade. Since it extends only a small bit above the WE clamp, you might need to set it higher then the top position you can reach with the 'stoppins'
    Otherwise you might hit the clamp with your stones.
    As far as the comments on value, l understand them, but my knives are all used, and only 'mine' when l sharpened them myself.....

    Goodluck
    Niels

    Ps.
    Also works great on spirograph small sebbie


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  12. Cajun Blade

    Cajun Blade

    313
    Aug 15, 2015
    True dat!


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