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Factory edges on new Kershaw Chive Damascus. 1 year 3 months ago #10280

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I just received a new Kershaw Chive Damascus, and a standard Kershaw Leek yesterday.
I had a close look at the factory edges of them both.
They are kind of sharp-ish, very toothy, and very rough.
It looks like the sharpening is done with a very fast 3 step process.
I looks like they rip off a bevel on one side, then rip off a bevel on the other side, then take off the burr on the first side with a finer grit abrasive and then they're done. They obviously use some kind of machinery, but I'm not sure what exactly.
I tried to take some photos through the eyepiece of the microscope with my phone, didn't come out that clear, so excuse the poor quality of the images:




After I get my Wicked Edge Pro kit tomorrow, I hope to improve on this somewhat...
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Re: Factory edges on new Kershaw Chive Damascus. 1 year 3 months ago #10281

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Oh, and this is it zoomed out a little...

Really neat little knife. Deployment is really fast. It's smaller than I expected though. The Leek is a bit more the size I prefer to carry as EDC. I wouldn't have minded getting the Leek with G10 scales and S30V blade though. Oh well, maybe next time...
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Re: Factory edges on new Kershaw Chive Damascus. 1 year 3 months ago #10284

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Great post, and I think you got it exactly right on how they sharpen. I believe the burr is removed with a buffing wheel of some sort, often at a much higher angle, and that little bevel can be a bit of a pain when you resharpen it. Your pics show it perfectly. (In fact, I think I'll move this to a different section, your pics are very educational.)

Thanks!
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Re: Factory edges on new Kershaw Chive Damascus. 1 year 3 months ago #10297

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Thanks for that Curtis, I didn't realise that there's a dedicated Kershaw sub-forum. Yes, that small "burr removal" bevel is a pain, and it throws the cutting of the knife off balance too. I can feel it pulling to the side a little when I cut fruit. I get my WE kit today so after a bit of practise I'll clean those edges up and straighten them up too.

I'm getting a new Spyderco Manix 2 next week, so ill try to get some images of Spyderco's factory edge too.
It seems odd that there is a sub-forum for Kershaw, Benchmade, etc; but not one for Spyderco?
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Re: Factory edges on new Kershaw Chive Damascus. 1 year 3 months ago #10300

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SamuelGabriel wrote:
It seems odd that there is a sub-forum for Kershaw, Benchmade, etc; but not one for Spyderco?

Good question. :huh:
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Re: Factory edges on new Kershaw Chive Damascus. 1 year 3 months ago #10304

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cbwx34 wrote:
SamuelGabriel wrote:
It seems odd that there is a sub-forum for Kershaw, Benchmade, etc; but not one for Spyderco?

Good question. :huh:

Try this: Spyderco Sub-Forum
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Re: Factory edges on new Kershaw Chive Damascus. 1 year 3 months ago #10306

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wickededge wrote:
cbwx34 wrote:
SamuelGabriel wrote:
It seems odd that there is a sub-forum for Kershaw, Benchmade, etc; but not one for Spyderco?

Good question. :huh:

Try this: Spyderco Sub-Forum

Oh wow, cool thanks. Now I better post something there huh!
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Re: Factory edges on new Kershaw Chive Damascus. 1 year 3 months ago #10307

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wickededge wrote:
I want THAT superpower! :lol:
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Re: Factory edges on new Kershaw Chive Damascus. 1 year 3 months ago #10344

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I did a little bit of a tidy up on one of the new Kershaws, but I didn't have time to do a really nice job yet. But what an improvement even so!

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Re: Factory edges on new Kershaw Chive Damascus. 1 year 3 months ago #10351

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Lookin good... thanks!
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