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TOPIC: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack

Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 5 months ago #9559

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CraigDavis wrote:
Regarding the heat treating, I just did homework on BladeForum and found that a lot of knife makers and guys just wanting to send their blades for heat treatment send them to Paul Bos at Buck Knives(now Paul Farner is the POC and he responds to emails). .

I'll be very interested to hear your experience.

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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 5 months ago #9560

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I will let you know. However, there is the learning curve on my new toy before I send the blade off. I want to (at least start) to figure out the Wicked Edge sharpening system first.
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 5 months ago #9563

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Hey Craig - Welcome to the forum, great to see you here! I did get some arms in Friday as expected so I got them dropped into your package tonight after getting back from the show and your complete PPII is on the way tomorrow :cheer:
Some of the edges I've sharpened on the WE
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 5 months ago #9572

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BobNash wrote:
Hey Craig - Welcome to the forum, great to see you here! I did get some arms in Friday as expected so I got them dropped into your package tonight after getting back from the show and your complete PPII is on the way tomorrow :cheer:
SAWEET! Looking forward to receiving this is an understatement!

Thanks for you excellent service too.
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 5 months ago #9647

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i AM SO STOKED ABOUT (possibly) RECEIVING MY NEW TOY TOMORROW... :woohoo:

I've got my cheapest knife at the ready!
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 5 months ago #9648

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Craig, if you don't mind me asking, I was wondering how long ago you placed your order? I ordered a pro pack II as well and I am chomping at the bit to get it! This wait is KILLING me!
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 5 months ago #9653

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I ordered the unit a day before I started this thread from Bob (Oldawan--he has posted in this thread). It would have shipped sooner but he was waiting for the rod ends and I told him to just ship the whole unit together. I would definitely recommend him as it seems he normally has everything in-stock, his communication is excellent with order updates and he seems very knowledgeable regarding sharpening and stones.
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 5 months ago #9668

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I would definitely recommend him as it seems he normally has everything in-stock, his communication is excellent with order updates and he seems very knowledgeable regarding sharpening and stones.[/quote]

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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 5 months ago #9672

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Allrighty!

I got home and assembled her and jumped right in. Started with an old Buck 110 for practice.



That worked pretty well so I chucked-up my newest EDC--a Benchmade Grip in CPM M4 with scales from Keyman. She came out really nice but I did not work-up a burr the first time around (still learning...).



Then I got my wa-gyuto kitchen knife (which is a huge part of why I got the WEPS). That knife is REALLY thin and is much different than "normal" knives. Different in the way it flexes, sounds when sharpening, the blade is sandwiched steel and it's much longer than what I had played with thus far. It came out nice too.



After another japanese-style paring knife I got a couple Randall Made Knives out. I have been collecting these for around 15 years and have quite a few that I am not affraid to use. Here's a Model 26 Pathfinder with desert ironwood and black and brass spacers:



Here's a Model 8 Trout and Bird knife. The top is sharpened for chopping and I touched that up first (was a little tricky to get the base to hold it due to the tapers):



And my temporary case (until I find what I want):



So I thought I would mention a few things I learned on my first date with the WEPS.

1. I wasted time when I did not raise a burr initially.

2. The coarse diamond stones remove steel fast. It really didn't seem to matter what type of steel it was. I put a 17° edge on my CPM M4 and it really didn't take long at all to raise a burr.

3. I didn't do so well with the Strops. Good thing they only cost $40. I was trying to go to fast on my wa-gyuto and they don't look so new anymore.

4. You really can hear and feel when a stone is done.

5. I put micro bevels on all the blades I did today. A moth ago I had never even heard of a micro bevel. I put around 25° with the fine ceramic lightly for this edge.

6. You must stop sharpening when there is no more hair on your arm.

7. I still have a ton to learn.
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 5 months ago #9674

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6. You must stop sharpening when there is no more hair on your arm.

Nope, you still have two legs... and a chest to work on..
:lol:

I like the enthusiasm.. but take your time.

Keep it coming.

Phil
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