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by kwackster
Tue May 30, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife
Replies: 17
Views: 2001

Re: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife

Refined one step further with 240 grit wet & dry. I covered the blade again with waterproof marker grid lines to help me see where exactly i'm removing steel. https://s11.postimg.org/sgqewi8jz/GEDC0536.jpg https://s11.postimg.org/3oqsp9rdb/GEDC0537.jpg During the sharpening movement from the bac...
by kwackster
Tue May 30, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife
Replies: 17
Views: 2001

Re: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife

As the knife seemed to perform just fine chopping wood with an edge of +/- 35 degrees inclusive i decided to grind the blade a bit thinner with a new edge angle of +/- 30 degrees inclusive, according to the motto: as thin as possible, but thick enough. Most thinning was done on the belt grinder, aft...
by kwackster
Tue May 30, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife
Replies: 17
Views: 2001

Re: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife

Refined one step further plus sharpened to a burr with 180 grit SiC wet & dry paper on a glossy magazine, then removed that burr with a Paper Wheel coated with 1.0 micron diamond compound. The apex of this temporary edge fits almost perfectly in the 35 degrees slot of my Tormek WM200 AngleMaster...
by kwackster
Tue May 30, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife
Replies: 17
Views: 2001

Re: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife

About 2 montsh ago i bought a cheap but speed controlled Parkside PBS 900B2 belt sander together with 2 sets of equally cheap aluminium oxide belts at the LIDL supermarket for just under 50 Euro, mainly for the straightforward thinning/regrinding of kitchen knives, which it does very well. I spray t...
by kwackster
Tue May 30, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife
Replies: 17
Views: 2001

WIP: Modifying a large Solingen scout knife

Recently i bought this rather large & sterile Solingen made scout knife from the '50's or '60's as a modifying project. The plan is to change the blade from a low saber grind with a buffed to death obtuse edge into a full convex grind with a crisp apex in the region of 30 degrees inclusive. This...
by kwackster
Mon May 29, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

This special version of the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 in CPM-M4 steel & carbon fiber is in use with a Dutch knife forum member. A small fraction of the tip had broken off and the apex sustained some damage (see pic 3) This is how the knife looked before sharpening. You can click 2 X on each pic fo...
by kwackster
Mon May 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Hinderer XM-18 Slicer grind in S35VN steel. According to my Tormek angle gauge the factory edge angle measured between 45 and 50 degrees inclusive, while the thickness of the steel just behind that edge went from 0.7 mm at the heel to 0.6 mm at the tip. The knife is going to be used as a hunting fol...
by kwackster
Mon May 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Did this user Spyderco PM2 in S30V steel for a customer who had seen pictures online of another PM2 in S110V steel i did earlier, and which are also somewhere in this thread. The man wanted the exact same full mirror edge he had seen on the other knife, it had to be 30 degrees inclusive, and it also...
by kwackster
Mon May 29, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

I own several vintage Gerbers in M2 steel, both outdoor & kitchen models, and this Durendal slicer model from the '60's does duty in our kitchen. Opening all kinds of paper & plastic food packages, slicing bags with espresso beans, cutting up larger fruits like melons & pineapples, slici...
by kwackster
Mon May 29, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Below you see 3 different viewing angles of the edge i recently put on a brand new Sebenza 25 (which had a subpar factory edge) The owner of the knife took the pictures with a very expensive Leica camera to capture the different looks this edge type can have when seen from different angles. For obvi...
by kwackster
Mon May 29, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Did these chisel ground edges a a few years ago with a Paper Wheel coated with 15 micron diamond compound, and then stropped the burr on the other side off on hard leather with some 1 micron diamond compound. Both knives were quite blunt, one even more than the other. The knives are owned by two Dut...
by kwackster
Mon May 29, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

This second hand Spyderco Military in CPM-D2 steel was one of the first knives i ever sharpened on my standard set of Paper Wheels back in 2009. It had some blade play (fixed it), some discoloration on the blade (left that) and it wasn't quite sharp (fixed that with the Wheels) Was part of my edc fo...
by kwackster
Mon May 29, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

An older one, this user custom Andrew Demko in CPM-M4 high speed steel from a Dutch forum member. Before sharpening: http://s13.postimg.cc/dei0cmweb/GEDC6969.jpg http://s13.postimg.cc/hxu8y5e9v/GEDC6970.jpg http://s13.postimg.cc/53w74t0ub/GEDC6971.jpg http://s13.postimg.cc/v39r4985f/GEDC6972.jpg htt...
by kwackster
Mon May 29, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

The Manix 2 lightweight in S110V is a superb knife, and it exemplifies Spyderco's motto "simplify and add lightness". The model only seems to have two possible disadvantages: it takes up quite a bit of real estate in your pocket, and some people can't seem to get over the fact that it has ...
by kwackster
Mon May 29, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

The factory edge of this Spyderco PM2 in S110V steel was barely shaving armhair on skinlevel, and according to my Tormek WM200 the edge angle was near 35 degrees inclusive. The old apex was removed by cutting several times straight into a silicon carbide stone, and then i used 4 different Paper Whee...

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