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  • #53

    wickededge
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      This is one of my Benchmade Strykers:

      and attached is one of the Kershaw Blur that Curtis Womack gave me.

      -Clay

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      #54

      Nikolay
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        Now that came out tremendously well! How far up the grit scale did you go there, that looks a lot more polished than the standard 3.5u that I’ve seen before.

        #57

        Petr
        Participant

          Say, isn’t that a 10K Chosera finish? 😀

          #60

          wickededge
          Keymaster

            Now that came out tremendously well! How far up the grit scale did you go there, that looks a lot more polished than the standard 3.5u that I’ve seen before.

            On both the Kershaw and the Benchmade, I used the standard diamond stones, then the ceramics and then the 5/3.5 strops and the 1/.5 strops. I think I may have gone on to the .25 strops but don’t remember now.

            -Clay

            #61

            wickededge
            Keymaster

              Say, isn’t that a 10K Chosera finish? 😀

              Funny you should ask…. I happen to have two identical Benchmade Strykers and for fun, I sharpened one with all the Choseras and the other with the standard Wicked Edge array plus the ceramic stones and strops in 5/3.5/1/.5 and I think .25 microns. The one in the photo happens to be the one with all Wicked Edge stuff though it’s hard to tell the two apart.

              -Clay

              #63

              Michael
              Participant

                Fantastic edge Clay!

                #65

                Nikolay
                Participant

                  Well, certainly nothing to complain about there, wow. Was talking to Ken last night, now there’s all kinds of stuff that I’m going to need to try!

                  I wonder how the CBN would look on the same size progression, compared to the diamond.

                  #66

                  wickededge
                  Keymaster

                    Fantastic edge Clay!

                    Thank you!

                    -Clay

                    #67

                    wickededge
                    Keymaster

                      Well, certainly nothing to complain about there, wow. Was talking to Ken last night, now there’s all kinds of stuff that I’m going to need to try!

                      I wonder how the CBN would look on the same size progression, compared to the diamond.

                      I do too. The only CBN I have right now is .125. I’d love to experiment with the full range, just need to convince Ken to get me some samples. 🙂

                      -Clay

                      #71

                      wickededge
                      Keymaster

                        Spyderco Paramilitary 2

                        -Clay

                        #76

                        wickededge
                        Keymaster

                          Here is the ZT Strider 0301 Collaboration:

                          Blade: S30V stainless-steel Tungsten DLC coating with Tiger Stripes. 4.25″ blade length. 0.156″ thick.
                          Scales: 3-D machined G-10 and titanium in Ranger Green.
                          Pocket clip: Reversible, removable to tip-up or tip-down carry.
                          Closed: 5.25″
                          Weight: 8.6 oz.

                          Sharpened on Wicked Edge with the following progression at 19 degrees per side:

                          Shapton – 120#, 220#, 320#, 1000#, 1500#, 2000#, 5000#, 8000#, 15000#
                          Strops – 1mµ mono diamond, .5mµ mono diamond, .25mµ mono diamond, .125mµ CBN, .050mµ poly diamond, .025mµ poly diamond

                          -Clay

                          #77

                          Petr
                          Participant

                            Yikes! That’s a serious progression :woohoo:

                            Amazing looking, too!

                            #78

                            Nikolay
                            Participant

                              Bet that all you have to do is THINK about cutting something while holding that, and it’ll fall apart out of pure terror. Definitely good ’nuff for opening letters and cutting string. B)

                              #79

                              Michael
                              Participant

                                15 steps!!!

                                They all thought I was nuts when I did 12 😀

                                It’s faster on the WEPS though. Just twist the paddles.

                                #82

                                wickededge
                                Keymaster

                                  Having two sides to the paddles definitely increases efficiency. Those two knives were really fun to sharpen. I realize now after doing the progressions on Leo Mitchell’s[/url] knives that I should have backed off the pressure on the strops. It’s a lesson I had learned on the competition knife[/url] last fall and then forgotten…. :blink:

                                  -Clay

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