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How Do You Handle The Plunge?

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This topic contains 19 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  NorCalQ 01/24/2019 at 11:25 am.

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    Travis Johnston
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    I added a choil to this Spyderco for the same reasons

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    Hogdog
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    To me it just makes sense to add a sharpening choil unless it’s a high end collector piece, that shouldn’t be used or sharpened anyway. I add one to all my knives it really helps protect against bolster or handle damage and IMHO I like the way they look.

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    NorCalQ
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    Thanks all.  I see there is no issue to adding a sharpening choil on most knives, when necessary, so I will not hesitate to do so in the future.  I learn so much here.  Thank you.

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    Shock_me
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    I’ve had the same issue-I’m wanting to add a sharpening choil to a few Spyderco knives, but I’m waiting for my comfort zone to expand before I go modifying my blade grinds.  Does anybody have real specific instructions on how exactly to do this? I’ve heard a you-tube opinionator say he uses 5/32” chainsaw sharpening bits on a Dremel. My biggest concern here is that I don’t want to heat damage my steel right close to the cutting edge and grinding with a Dremel seems like a good way to do just that.

     

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    NorCalQ
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    I used a jewelers round hand file to do mine.  I do have a Dremel, however I wanted to take my time on the first one and not have the bouncing bitt to control.  With the file, I was able to work slowly and sneak up on the size and shape I wanted.

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