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  • #47740
    Travis Johnston
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    Put this in the WE last night

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    #47742
    Travis Johnston
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    First time I held held a PM2, feels good in the hand

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    #47744
    Travis Johnston
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    pretty solid mirror at 15 dps

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    #47746
    Travis Johnston
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    finished

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    #47748
    MarcH
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    Put this in the WE last night

    Travis, you might want to run a piece of tape lengthwise down the knife from the ricasso or guard back to the heel covering the knife hinge, locking mechanism, liner and folding space.  This will keep any sharpening debris and steel dust out of the inner workings.  I think it’s easier to keep it clean then to clean it after sharpening it.

    Marc
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    #47750
    Travis Johnston
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    you are correct I had to clean some crap out of it, thanks. I have an old spyderco tenacious and I am going to put a sharpening choil in it as practice before I try it on the PARA 2

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    Ralph
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    I like the idea of using your glasses as a knife holder.

    #53285
    NotSharpEnuff
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    I’ve had a Para2 with S110V for a year or more.  Sharpened and touched it up about 10 times trying bevel angles 18-16.  It came with a 20 DPS edge.  Never have been happy with how the steel sharpened.  Best BESS scores were mostly between 120-150 and the edge seemed to chip out at 1000-1500 grit.

    I bought a Kershaw 1776 with M390 and was impressed with its ability to take a keen edge without the chipping.  It scored in the 90 range on the BESS with a real nice mirror polish.  This knife is more of a “gentleman’s” knife and was not really suitable for an EDC in the garage like the Para2.

    Thanks to forum member Dale, he told me Bentoboxshop.com had PM2s with M390 for sale.  So I picked one up about three weeks ago.  I’ve been using it as my EDC since then and was happy with the edge out of the box.  This afternoon I decided to give it the WE treatment.

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    #53292
    NotSharpEnuff
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    Here are the pics after sharpening 200->1500->DLF.

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    #53302
    Organic
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    Man, that is a killer BESS score. It must be like a laser beam on a handle.

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    #53305
    MarcH
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    I’ve had a Para2 with S110V for a year or more. Sharpened and touched it up about 10 times trying bevel angles 18-16. It came with a 20 DPS edge. Never have been happy with how the steel sharpened. Best BESS scores were mostly between 120-150 and the edge seemed to chip out at 1000-1500 grit.

    Ed did you ever sharpen the S110V model with a Shapton Whetsone progression, edge leading only.  I use a mostly perpendicular sharpening angled stroke.  I’d love to know if that would help with the chip out issue with the diamond stones.  I use only whetstones to sharpen all of my very hard chip prone steels now, with good results, where I had sharpening failures with diamond stones in the past.

    Marc
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    #53306
    NotSharpEnuff
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    Organic,

    That is the sharpest (keenest) edge I have ever gotten on a knife.  I tested it 3 times in the same general location and got scores in the 60s.  It took 2.5 hours and there are still some faint scratches barely visible to the naked eye in the mirror polish.  I rarely get a perfect mirror edge so I’m good with how this one turned out.

    After I use it as my EDC for a week or two, I will post updated scores.  If it holds an edge that is comparable to S110V, as some reviews indicate, I will be very happy.

    Ed K.

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    #53308
    NotSharpEnuff
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    MarcH,

    I have tried both the Chosera and the Shapton stones and the edge still is ragged under the microscope.  It is to the point that I’m willing to mail it to you for a second opinion – on my dime – if you want to experiment.  I’m not ruling out my technique might be the problem.

    Ed K.

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    #53309
    MarcH
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    I’m up for the opportunity.  Thanks…

    Please include your clamping/positioning settings and indicate which alignment guide you employed to set it up and the bevel angle you prefer I profile it with.

    FYI: I will be using the “no longer produced” Shapton Glass Stones, whetstones.  Is that an issue?

    Marc
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    #53313
    NotSharpEnuff
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    MarcH – I will send a pic or two with the knife clamped as I sharpen it as well as an outline of the vise jaws.  I won’t sharpen it beforehand, it will arrive in the condition I’ve been using it.

    I will also check the bevel angle and current sharpness scores before I mail it.  I’ll put this information on the blade as well.

    Looking forward to your analysis and if the Shapton Glass stones make a difference.

    Ed K.

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