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Re: Strop Care & Maintenance 2 years 8 months ago #1808

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leomitch wrote:
mark76 wrote:
jendeindustries wrote:
1. Place the strops/paddles on a paper towel.
2. Shake your diamond spray bottle.
3. Spritz the surface of the strops - 1-3 spritzes is more than enough
4. Let it dry for at least 10 minutes (or until no more puddling)
5. Flip paddle over and repeat with the next grit spray.
6. Enjoy!

Leo, you really should consider setting up a Wiki about the Wicked Edge (although a lot of it is general knife sharpening). I just read too many concisely formulated and very to the point posts lately among the large number of posts here :cheer: . <= the smiley is about the great posts, not ironic about the Wiki.

Mark
I think that Clay is thinking of doing that very thing. If I knew how to set up a Wiki I would do it. I will check.
Later mate
Leo

Hi guys,
I am wanting to do that very thing, just as Leo said. I'm envisioning a matrix that lists Make, Model, Steel, Angle (maybe could even have space for primary and secondary bevels), Depth Settings, Alignment Mark, just like in the instruction set, but expanded to included a little more info about the knife. I'll need to talk to our webmaster about the technical side of setting up the Wiki online, but the matrix itself should be pretty easy to do.
--Clay Allison
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Re: Strop Care & Maintenance 2 years 8 months ago #1812

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Clay that would be very handy indeed. Will the Matrix be printable? And will I have to fight off any Agent Smiths?


How many applications will the average user get from a bottle of the diamond sprays?
Sometimes I ain't that sharp.
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Re: Strop Care & Maintenance 2 years 8 months ago #1815

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Here's my small matrix that I print and keep with my WEPS:


Knife Depth Position Angle
Spyderco Military CF S90V 2 B.5 15
Spyderco Navaja CF S30V 2 C 15
Spyderco Superleaf CF VG-10 2 B 15
Spyderco Manix 2 CF CTS-XHP 2 B.25 15
Spyderco Manix 2 CF S90V 2 B.25 15
Spyderco Paramilitary 2 CF S90V 2 B.5 15
Spyderco Stretch 2 CF ZDP-189 2 B 15
Spyderco Sage 1 CF S30V 1 B.5 15
Spyderco Lum Chinese CF VG-10 2 A.5 15
Spyderco Caly 3 CF ZDP-189 1 B 15
Spyerco Chaparral CF S30V 1 B 15
Spyderco Kiwi CF VG-10 1 A.5 15
Spyderco Ladybug VG-10 1 A 15
Spyderco Temperance 2 VG-10 2 B.5 15
Spyderco Schempp Rock VG-10 2 B.5 18
Kabar NextGen 440A 2 C.5 18
Lone Wolf Lobo CF S30V 1 B 15
Leatherman Charge TTi S30V 1 A.5 15
Richmond Remedy CPM154 2 D 15
CRKT Minimalist 5Cr15MoV 1 A.25 15

Yes, I have a Spyderco problem ;)
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Re: Strop Care & Maintenance 2 years 8 months ago #1827

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Hi all,
I've started a the matrix, still need to figure out how to publish it so that it's editable by all. Please have a look and share your feedback. You can download it here: Knife Wiki
--Clay Allison
Last Edit: 2 years 8 months ago by wickededge.
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Re: Strop Care & Maintenance 2 years 7 months ago #2174

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I've tried to open the documents but I"m getting XML data format, bunch of numbers and symbols.
:huh:
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Re: Strop Care & Maintenance 2 years 7 months ago #2178

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Deputy115 wrote:
I've tried to open the documents but I"m getting XML data format, bunch of numbers and symbols.
:huh:

It's an Excel document, so it might be a version issue. What version, if any, of Excel do you use?

The new knife wiki is going here: Knife Sharpening Recommendations. As soon as I can figure out how to use it, we'll be up, I'll post the data I already have and it will be open to all to contribute.

I'm hoping we'll get some great contributions for all kinds of knife sharpening tops, not just stuff for the Wicked Edge. I'd love to see a comprehensive steel section, a comprehensive knife anatomy section, another for blade designs, a good history section - really anything knife related with solid research and references.
--Clay Allison
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Re: Strop Care & Maintenance 2 years 7 months ago #2179

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Excel 2007 ..and I agree with the knife related topics and references. Comprehensive is the key word here ;)
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Re: Strop Care & Maintenance 2 years 6 months ago #2321

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Read through here but couldn't find an answer (although I remember reading something about it somewhere lol). When I'm replacing the leather on my strops due to nicks or cross contamination, what do you recommend? Last time I did it using contact cement... but it seems somewhere I have read that you should use double-sided tape.
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Re: Strop Care & Maintenance 2 years 6 months ago #2325

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razoredgeknives wrote:
Read through here but couldn't find an answer (although I remember reading something about it somewhere lol). When I'm replacing the leather on my strops due to nicks or cross contamination, what do you recommend? Last time I did it using contact cement... but it seems somewhere I have read that you should use double-sided tape.

I haven't tried tape for the strops, we use hot glue. We only use the tape for the stones.
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Re: Strop Care & Maintenance 2 years 6 months ago #2332

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Try Elmers Glue All. It holds tight and if/when you want to remove the strop material (leather or balsa), it comes off very easily by soaking in hot water. Just make sure to use clamps to get a tight seal.

My knives (updated 10/7/2014)
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