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new to wicked edge family 4 months 1 week ago #17697

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Hello I am a new owner of a wicked edge pro pack 2. Well most of it anyhow. Somehow the base was shipped by itself and did not arrive with the other equipment. No worries as all I had to do was drill a couple holes in the wife's cutting board. I managed a crude edge on my Ka-Bar mk1 but I'm so anxious to have the complete set to start.
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new to wicked edge family 4 months 1 week ago #17706

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Welcome aboard bro! Feel free to look around... especially the wiki. also post any questions you may have and we'll try to help you out!
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new to wicked edge family 4 months 1 week ago #17712

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Welcome to the forum, Greenmetal! As Josh said, everyone is very helpful here, so don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!
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new to wicked edge family 4 months 1 week ago #17713

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new to wicked edge family 4 months 1 week ago #17730

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Thanks everyone. So I eventually got my base in the mail. What a heavy chunk of rock. I've been sharpening everything in sight and I'm getting superb results. I've done stainless steel, high carbon steel, and semi stainless. I find there a major learning curve but not impossible. I did get cocky and went for my Benchmade 710. I got that thing sharp like I couldn't before. I did however trash the recurve on the blade I hate it anyway. Over time I'll grind it out I suppose.
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new to wicked edge family 4 months 1 week ago #17732

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Thanks everyone. So I eventually got my base in the mail. What a heavy chunk of rock. I've been sharpening everything in sight and I'm getting superb results. I've done stainless steel, high carbon steel, and semi stainless. I find there a major learning curve but not impossible. I did get cocky and went for my Benchmade 710. I got that thing sharp like I couldn't before. I did however trash the recurve on the blade I hate it anyway. Over time I'll grind it out I suppose.

how did you "trash" it? can you take pics? maybe we can help you out and give some pointers...
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I guess in the belly of the recurve itself is pointy.
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new to wicked edge family 4 months 1 week ago #17734

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ahhhh yeah I see now... there is a sharp transition instead of a smooth one. So this is what I think happened: you were using a scrubbing motion with your stones and stayed too long in one potition at the heel of the blade. What you need to do is do a scrubbing motion in more of a sweeping motion or keep moving up and down the blade as you do this.

to fix it you can take your stone perpendicular to your edge and "profile" a nice recurve by grinding flat into the edge. after you develop the basic shape you can go to sharpening. watch the flat part on your edge by shining a light directly down at your edge and looking at it. you will start to see the flats disappear and can focus on where you have wider spots so that way everything is even. hope this helps!
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new to wicked edge family 4 months 1 week ago #17735

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I'm just going to sharpen the recurve out over time. It's been plaugeing me since induction to my pocket.
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new to wicked edge family 4 months 1 week ago #17736

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greenmetal wrote:
Hello I am a new owner of a wicked edge pro pack 2. Well most of it anyhow. Somehow the base was shipped by itself and did not arrive with the other equipment. No worries as all I had to do was drill a couple holes in the wife's cutting board. I managed a crude edge on my Ka-Bar mk1 but I'm so anxious to have the complete set to start.

I've been drilling holes in people's cutting boards for a while, too!! When I go visiting.

My kids, my mother-in-law, friends we visit.... then, I don't have to haul my stone base, I can just hook on to their cutting board. Works great.

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