Super polished edges

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  • #203

    Never Dull
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      Wow, how did you get those cool colored lines in the blade edge?!? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Beautiful job…

      #204

      wickededge
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        Wow, how did you get those cool colored lines in the blade edge?!? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Beautiful job…

        I printed the lines out on regular paper and then just put the knife edge down on top. Once I found the right angle to hold the camera so that the bevel would reflect back, I snapped a few shots.

        -Clay

        #207

        Never Dull
        Participant

          Wow, how did you get those cool colored lines in the blade edge?!? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Beautiful job…

          I printed the lines out on regular paper and then just put the knife edge down on top. Once I found the right angle to hold the camera so that the bevel would reflect back, I snapped a few shots.[/quote]

          My Epic failed attempt at humor. Meant as compliment to the polished edge.

          #208

          wickededge
          Keymaster

            Wow, how did you get those cool colored lines in the blade edge?!? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Beautiful job…

            I printed the lines out on regular paper and then just put the knife edge down on top. Once I found the right angle to hold the camera so that the bevel would reflect back, I snapped a few shots.[/quote]

            My Epic failed attempt at humor. Meant as compliment to the polished edge.[/quote]

            That’s funny ๐Ÿ™‚ I can be a bit literal sometimes…

            -Clay

            #853

            wickededge
            Keymaster

              Here are some more recently sharpened knives:

              Had a great time with all of these. The Carter knife send in by David McMurtrey is definitely my favorite; Hitachi Super Blue core, hand forged. Sharpened on the Wicked Edge at 15 degrees per side, polished to .125 microns with a variety of pastes including 1ร‚ยต Boron Carbide, .5ร‚ยต Chromium Oxide, .25ร‚ยต Mono-Crystalline Diamond and .125ร‚ยต Cubic Boron Nitride

              -Clay

              #854

              David
              Participant

                WOW! Clay the photos of my knife look absolutely amazing. Thank you so much, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Again, Thank You!

                #930

                Don Llewellyn
                Participant

                  I got my first polished edge tonight, doing what is about my 12th knife. It just an Old Hickory paring knife that never did have an edge so I started at 100 grit and went all the wat to 1600 grit. Then I stropped down to 3.5 microns and was suprised how good it looked. It’s not like Todd’s super polished edges but it’s a start. ๐Ÿ™‚

                  #932

                  Edwin Lurvey
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                    Getting there! Wear down the stones, change directions with the paddles, spend extra time with each progressive grit, and get the strops biting in instead of ice skating, and it will improve ten fold.

                    #938

                    Don Llewellyn
                    Participant

                      Thanks Ed! Posts like that really help get further along, and I appreciate it.

                      #961

                      Don Llewellyn
                      Participant

                        I got much more of a polished edge tonight on my Strder SnG.



                        This is THE sharpest knife I’ve ever had!

                        #962

                        Leo James Mitchell
                        Participant

                          That is a really beautiful knife and it deserves the wonderful polished edge you gave it. It is good to see the WEPS deliver as advertised. But it is not just your new rig that is responsible for that mirror bevel…your skill is already at a high level to achieve that Don. Great work mate!

                          All the best
                          Leo

                          #963

                          wickededge
                          Keymaster

                            That looks terrific!

                            -Clay

                            #968

                            Don Llewellyn
                            Participant

                              Thanks guys but honestly if I can do it so can anyone – all it takes is some practice and getting the stones broken in. Once you start really working those stones and strops you can get this finish every time!

                              #1074

                              John Herron
                              Participant

                                Looks like my stones are breaking in, I’m getting a more polished look.
                                Jdee

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                                wickededge
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                                  That looks great!

                                  -Clay

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