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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #30

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Here is the ZT Strider 0301 Collaboration:

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Blade: S30V stainless-steel Tungsten DLC coating with Tiger Stripes. 4.25" blade length. 0.156" thick.
Scales: 3-D machined G-10 and titanium in Ranger Green.
Pocket clip: Reversible, removable to tip-up or tip-down carry.
Closed: 5.25"
Weight: 8.6 oz.

Sharpened on Wicked Edge with the following progression at 19 degrees per side:

Shapton - 120#, 220#, 320#, 1000#, 1500#, 2000#, 5000#, 8000#, 15000#
Strops - 1mµ mono diamond, .5mµ mono diamond, .25mµ mono diamond, .125mµ CBN, .050mµ poly diamond, .025mµ poly diamond
--Clay Allison
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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #31

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Yikes! That's a serious progression :woohoo:

Amazing looking, too!
Tom Blodgett
Jende Industries, LLC
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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #32

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Bet that all you have to do is THINK about cutting something while holding that, and it'll fall apart out of pure terror. Definitely good 'nuff for opening letters and cutting string. B)
That's not a knife, this is... er... well damn, that's a sharp little sucker!
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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #33

15 steps!!!

They all thought I was nuts when I did 12 :D

It's faster on the WEPS though. Just twist the paddles.
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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #36

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Having two sides to the paddles definitely increases efficiency. Those two knives were really fun to sharpen. I realize now after doing the progressions on Leo Mitchell's knives that I should have backed off the pressure on the strops. It's a lesson I had learned on the competition knife last fall and then forgotten.... :blink:
--Clay Allison
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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #37

That is an insane edge. Love it!!!! After reading the thread it looks like strops can hang with the super fine stones.
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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #41

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jvmrjones04 wrote:
That is an insane edge. Love it!!!! After reading the thread it looks like strops can hang with the super fine stones.

Here is a nice comparison page showing (some and more to be added soon) photos of the results of the various different stones and strops: Stones and Strops Comparison It really helps to illustrate the different kinds of finish and edge that leather and stones produce.
--Clay Allison
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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #42

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Here are some more polished edges:





This is an ESEE belonging to Leo Mitchell. I used the following progression on it to achieve that finish:

Chosera: 400#, 600#, 800#, 1000#, 2000#, 3000#, 5000# and 10000#
Strops: 1µm mono-diamond, .5µm mono-diamond, .25µm mono-diamond and .125µm CBN
--Clay Allison
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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #43

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I documented the entire process of sharpening this knife with the Chosera stones on my blog here: Sharpening Blog

It's a good tutorial on using the waterstones and on creating a convex edge with the sharpener.
--Clay Allison
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Re: Super polished edges 2 years 8 months ago #47

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Here are a couple of knives that I just finished for Arthur Lynn in preparation for the PKA Show this weekend in Denver:

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I love his Damascus patterns.
--Clay Allison
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