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Re: A testimony to the capabilities of the Wicked Edge 2 years 2 weeks ago #3860

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There is a topic about WE in Ukrainian knife forum,I posted these pictures to illustrate the capabilities of WE and there was good amount of doubt, some were saying that there is no way such knife can be fastened securely in the clamp. Just curious how you did it
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Re: A testimony to the capabilities of the Wicked Edge 2 years 2 weeks ago #3874

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hey Taras, glad you asked. I should have posted pics of that. They would probably be right if i used the "conventional WEPS" wisdom of clamping the blade in the middle (i.e. the center between the tip and heel), however I had to think outside the box on this one. there is a flat part at the base of the blade (where the manufacturer, steel type, etc. is listed) that I actually clamped the vise onto. I then used the knife brace that came in the wicked edge kit to stabilize the tip. Additionally I used my straight razor mods that I had built to put the arm pivots out in front of the vise.... here is a link to what i'm talking about...
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Re: A testimony to the capabilities of the Wicked Edge 2 years 2 weeks ago #3879

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razoredgeknives wrote:
hey Taras, glad you asked. I should have posted pics of that. They would probably be right if i used the "conventional WEPS" wisdom of clamping the blade in the middle (i.e. the center between the tip and heel), however I had to think outside the box on this one. there is a flat part at the base of the blade (where the manufacturer, steel type, etc. is listed) that I actually clamped the vise onto. I then used the knife brace that came in the wicked edge kit to stabilize the tip. Additionally I used my straight razor mods that I had built to put the arm pivots out in front of the vise.... here is a link to what i'm talking about...

Nice modification Josh - thanks for sharing the pics!
Some of the edges I've sharpened on the WE
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Re: A testimony to the capabilities of the Wicked Edge 2 years 2 weeks ago #3886

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Hi Josh, thanks for explanation, I can see guys on the forum were really impressed with the rig you constructed, you seem to be very inventive and Clay also said it elswhere that it is amazing how many bright and talanted people are here on this forum and I completely agree
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Re: A testimony to the capabilities of the Wicked Edge 2 years 2 weeks ago #3888

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not near as inventive as Clay, lol, but I try when I need to!

I would have love to see what they are recommending on the Ukranian forums on sharpening this... I doubt the Edge Pro would have been able to do as good of a job, not that I don't like the EP, it's outstanding. But I'm just saying =)
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Re: A testimony to the capabilities of the Wicked Edge 2 years 2 weeks ago #3890

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There is a group of what I would call "freehand sharpening snobs", to them any system is BS, like "what this system can do what I can not with just my hands", why spend that kind of money on it. What they forget that they are sharpening not only with their hands, but also with the good quality stones, which are also expensive. And there is also some amount of self interest, one of the most outspoken guys is selling stropping paddles and compounds, the other one is selling Japaneze waterstones

Also some compare the price of EP with WE, but compare US prices as if systems somehow magically teleport to Ukraine. In Ukrainian realities EP is more expensive, the only guy who sells them asks $300 for KIT3 and $325 for KIT4
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