Show your Paper Wheel edges

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djones
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Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Post by djones » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:19 pm

I bought a set of wheels because of your posts. There is a learning curve and my results varied from knife to knife. None of my edges were of the quality of the ones in your photos, but some were very good. All were sharper than I could do with stones and took minutes not hours. And this was the first day.
Thank you for bringing sharpening wheels to my attention.

kwackster
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Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Post by kwackster » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:20 pm

Good to read about your positive experiences thus far, and do post some pictures of your edges.
I'm sure others would like to see them just as much as i do.

kwackster
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Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Post by kwackster » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:58 pm

Italian made A.G.A Campolin Maltese stiletto from a collector.
The knife was recently bought brand new from a foreign shop, but it came with quite a lot of blade play, a very rough ~55 degrees inclusive "edge" with a big burr still attached to it, and no point at all.
Also both sides of the blade aren't mirror images of each other, with a center ridge that is off a bit on one side.
Anyway, especially the lack of a point bothered the owner, the bad edge came in second, and fixing the blade play will probably be a job for another day.
This is how the knife looked before resharpening:

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And how the knife looks now.
While keeping the edge angle about the same so the bevels would not widen too much per owner's request, i resharpened the main edge completely and the bayonet grind only superficially to come to a sharp point with a 15 micron diamond compound Paper Wheel, then cleaned up the bevels a bit and removed the tiny burr with a 1.0 micron diamond compound Paper Wheel.
The edge angle again measures ~55 degrees inclusive, yet the new apex is just sharp enough to shave the hair on the back of my hand a bit on skin level.

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