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    I did some dock fixing during the weekend and got my cheap 10€ beater knife in a quite bad condition. I re-profiled the knife from 22 degrees to 18 degrees and planning to use 20 degree micro bevel later on while doing touch ups. I might have gone a bit too far while enjoying the sharpening with this…  😀

    https://i.imgur.com/tLIenqL.mp4

    If somebody knows how to make the video to show straight from the post without need to click the link. Let me know.

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    #54378
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    Very nice, how long did it take and what progression ?

    #54379
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    Very nice, how long did it take and what progression ?

    Thank you. Re-profiling took the longest time with the 100 grit. The whole process maybe 1+ hours.

    100 – 3000 diamonds. 6, 3, & 1.5 micron lapping films. Maybe the 6 micron lapping film was contaminated or not needed, but the result looked worse than after 3000 grit.

    I was not 100% happy about the result, so I stropped with 4/2 & 1/0.5   microns Poly Diamond Emulsion.

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    Keep in mind that cheap knives have cheap steel and an 18 dps edge will not last long. It will be much sharper though before you add a 20 dps micro bevel. Its always a trade off unfortunately.

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    Yes. It won’t last long but maybe with 20 degrees micro bevel it will be Ok. I will try how it works.  I’m planning to sharpen this “on the field” with 20 degree ceramic ultra fine rod thing… 😀

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