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Beginners Guide to the Wicked Edge

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  • #8401
    cbwx34
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    I’ve started a “Beginner’s Guide to the Wicked Edge” page in the wiki (figured this would be a good time in light of all the holiday sales).

    Beginners Guide to the Wicked Edge

    Feel free to comment, add, or if you see mistakes or something that doesn’t sound right, let me know. If you don’t feel like messing with the Wiki, feel free to make your comments here, and I’ll add it in or make the appropriate changes.

    Thought this might be an alternative to the “standard” instructions, if you have a particular tip that worked for you… doesn’t matter if you’re new or experienced… or maybe a tip or question that keeps popping up in the forum that should be addressed. This page is more for the new user (think, someone who just unwrapped their WE on Christmas)… I plan on starting an “Advanced” page probably after the holidays, that could include topics like Microbevels, “setting the teeth”, etc.

    Feel free to add your .02!!!!

    Thanks!!! :cheer:

    #8403
    Geocyclist
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    Nice Work Curtis, :cheer:

    I would add these points somewhere:

    • Tape the blade spine or inside of vice jaws to avoid scratching where the blade is clamped. Also tape other parts of the knife that may be in the stones way, such as thumb studs.
    • Wipe the blade after each stone. At least when stropping.
    • Don’t forget to write down your setting for next time you touch up the knife.

    My 2 cents, I would give more emphasis to raising a burr. I thought this was required the first time you use the WE to make 100% sure you are getting to the edge on both sides.

    #8406
    cbwx34
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    Good stuff…. thanks!!!

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    #28965
    developer (ChrisB)
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    Seems the page disapeared 🙁

    Working to make knife.wickededgeusa.com a great forum!

    #28967
    Mark76
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    Oops… the entire wiki seems gone here. :S

    Molecule Polishing: my blog about sharpening with the Wicked Edge

    #28968
    Josh
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    Where HAS Curtis been anyway? miss seeing him around here! 🙁

    #28969
    Mark76
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    I did a quick check of the website and the Wiki section seems to be the only section that’s gone. I sent Clay a pm.

    Molecule Polishing: my blog about sharpening with the Wicked Edge

    #29059
    wickededge
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    Hey guys, I’m sorry I was away so long. I was recovering from a minor surgery and apparently my body didn’t like the anesthesia drugs. Here is the link to the wiki: https://knife.wickededgeusa.com/wiki/?title=Main_Page. We’re working on getting it moved over to the main domain and updating the links.

    -Clay

    #29070
    Mr.Wizard
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    I hope you’re OK now! Side-effects are no joke.

    #29076
    Mark76
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    Good to see you’re back, Clay! I hope you’re ok again.

    Molecule Polishing: my blog about sharpening with the Wicked Edge

    #29080
    wickededge
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    Thanks guys! I’m doing much better.

    -Clay

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