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TOPIC: Nano or roo?

Nano or roo? 1 year 9 months ago #5576

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I need a new strop for my 0.125 diamond spray. Interested in the kangaroo leather or the nano cloth. Looking for suggestions?
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Re: Nano or roo? 1 year 9 months ago #5577

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It seems like the default answer is "It depends..." and this case is no exception. It depends on what you're hoping to accomplish. The roo will give you a much smoother, more polished bevel, so if that's what you're after, then it's the right choice, hands down. If you specifically want .125um micro-teeth at the edge, then you would be better off with the nano-cloth.
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I need a new strop for my 0.125 diamond spray. Interested in the kangaroo leather or the nano cloth. Looking for suggestions?
--Clay Allison
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Re: Nano or roo? 1 year 9 months ago #5580

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wickededge wrote:
It seems like the default answer is "It depends..." and this case is no exception. It depends on what you're hoping to accomplish. The roo will give you a much smoother, more polished bevel, so if that's what you're after, then it's the right choice, hands down. If you specifically want .125um micro-teeth at the edge, then you would be better off with the nano-cloth.

Thanks Clay! Good question one I am not sure I can decide ha!. I like a toothy edge at the apex but I want the beautiful mirror polish on the bevel as well. Is that possible with the nano cloths?
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Re: Nano or roo? 1 year 9 months ago #5581

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You might try getting a super polished bevel with the roo strops and then adding in a nearly invisible micro-bevel, either with the nano-cloth strops and your choice of abrasives or with the Micro-Fine ceramics. That's what I'm doing with my carry knives because it's important for me to be able to show off a beautiful and hyper-aggressive edge and still be able to use it for everyday tasks. I use my knife constantly and people always want to check out the kind of edge I have on it.
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It seems like the default answer is "It depends..." and this case is no exception. It depends on what you're hoping to accomplish. The roo will give you a much smoother, more polished bevel, so if that's what you're after, then it's the right choice, hands down. If you specifically want .125um micro-teeth at the edge, then you would be better off with the nano-cloth.

Thanks Clay! Good question one I am not sure I can decide ha!. I like a toothy edge at the apex but I want the beautiful mirror polish on the bevel as well. Is that possible with the nano cloths?
--Clay Allison
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Re: Nano or roo? 1 year 9 months ago #5587

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Perfect solution bc I already own the micro fine ceramics! great thought!
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Re: Nano or roo? 1 year 9 months ago #5647

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I think I'm going to start experimenting with micro-bevels and try to polish up my Hogue carry knife. I like the toothy edge of the stones for all around cutting. Thus far I only have the contents of the Pro Pack 1 to work with, so I might have to take a couple of very light strokes with the 1000 stone to accomplish this.
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