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  • #37669
    Mark76
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    Great edge! Congrats!!

    Molecule Polishing: my blog about sharpening with the Wicked Edge

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    #37670
    Mark76
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    Here is the ZT Strider 0301 Collaboration: Blade: S30V stainless-steel Tungsten DLC coating with Tiger Stripes. 4.25″ blade length. 0.156″ thick. Scales: 3-D machined G-10 and titanium in Ranger Green. Pocket clip: Reversible, removable to tip-up or tip-down carry. Closed: 5.25″ Weight: 8.6 oz. Sharpened on Wicked Edge with the following progression at 19 degrees per side: Shapton – 120#, 220#, 320#, 1000#, 1500#, 2000#, 5000#, 8000#, 15000# Strops – 1mµ mono diamond, .5mµ mono diamond, .25mµ mono diamond, .125mµ CBN, .050mµ poly diamond, .025mµ poly diamond

    What stropping material did you use, Clay? And if it was leather, did you increase the angle when stropping (by how much)?

    Molecule Polishing: my blog about sharpening with the Wicked Edge

    #37690
    Tactical Texture LLC
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    Great work! What knife is that, Josh?

    This is actually an Inkosi.  You can tell by the floating pin (the one to the Right of the pivot).

    #38741
    Josh
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    Hinderer XM18 spanto at 15 dps

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    #38749
    tcmeyer
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    Who says you can’t make money sharpening knives?  

    Beautiful photos Josh.

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    #38781
    FinalEdge
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    What was the progression Josh?

    #38785
    Mikedoh
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    The reflection makes it look like you chopped up the pennies. Nice job.

    #38790
    Organic
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    Hinderer XM18 spanto at 15 dps

    That edge is ridiculous in multiple ways. It’s ridiculously highly polished and very well done. It’s also ridiculous that a customer would want an such a low angle edge on a knife designed for hard use. I understand that many of these end up as case queen knives, but it also just looks disproportionate and unattractive to me. I don’t get it. Regardless, it is flawlessly executed.

    #38791
    FinalEdge
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    I know alot of my customers want the mirror polish edge look but want it to be for edc use so I add a micro bevel.

    #38808
    Snecx
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    It’s hard to capture mirror polish on camera, video is my best bet yet.

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    #38809
    MarcH
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    Is that Dexter, in the gloved hand, holding that knife. Sure is pretty!

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-Its)

    #39146
    Ixstala
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    Here is my latest and greatest. The knife is a Benchmade Stryker II (CPM-M4 steel) frankenstein-ed with a Triage in order to get one carbon fiber scale and one G10 scale with the strap cutter/glass breaker integrated into the back spacer. This knife is fabulous in so many ways, and not so fabulous in several as well (poor thumb ramp geometry).

    I love the extra grip of the G10 and the utility of the strap cutter combined with the class of the carbon fiber. There was only one modification needed to the carbon fiber scale to make this work, and it was easily done with a hand drill.

    In one of the photos you can see the reflection of my ceiling fan 10 feet away, it was hard to get my phone to focus properly while lining up the knife; cool silhouette none the less.

    Cheers!

     

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    #39158
    Organic
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    That photo with the lamp is really cool! The stryker CPMM4 is on my wishlist of knives.

    #40093
    phptravels
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    Great looking results Josh! I’ve reached the same conclusions for mirror polish

    #40249
    Snecx
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    It has been a while since I whipped out this knife. Here is one of my best mirrored edge. Is this considered “scratchless”? I’m sure under extreme magnification this would appear scratched up too. When do we stop?

    Finally I’m gonna be trying diamond lapping films next, so hopefully they will give me better results without the slight edge rounding.

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