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Just having Fun 9 months 2 weeks ago #14381

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Did my fist pair of scissors yesterday, my wife loves them now. Also decided to re-profile my Howling Wolf Bowie Knife to 20 deg. per side. Used the 50/80 stones to reduce time so there are some nice scratches on the bevel. Here are a couple of pictures.


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It came out hair popping sharp, 50 grit through 1000 grit diamonds, Micro fine ceramics then 5, 3.5, 1 & .5 Strops. Since I go for sharp and not pretty, I don't mind the scratches. I might use some wet dry to take them out later but it's not a real issue so, maybe not. :cheer:
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Just having Fun 9 months 2 weeks ago #14382

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Nice knife Jack...................that handle material reminds me of the old Frost Cutlery stuff. Is that who this one is made by, Frost ?
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Just having Fun 9 months 2 weeks ago #14384

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Is that the bevel I'm seeing that is so wide? If so, that must have taken forever!
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Just having Fun 9 months 2 weeks ago #14385

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Yes, Darrell it is an old Frost Cutlery, I've had it forever. I'm not sure what the original angle was but, it was very steep which made the edge pretty dull. The primary edge is shallow but it took forever to re-profile. The secondary bevel is very large and is what has the scratches from the 50/80 stones. I'm not kidding about the hair popping edge, it's really too sharp for a Bowie but I like it. ;)
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Just having Fun 9 months 2 weeks ago #14386

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I kinda like the scratched look of the larger bevel too..............give is a cool look and contrasts niceley with the polished main edge bevel. :cheer:
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Just having Fun 9 months 2 weeks ago #14387

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I like the scratched look of the larger bevel also. However the ugly scratches are where the large bevel meets the smaller knife edge. My camera battery went dead and the backup battery is toast so, the pictures are not good enough to see the scratches. I ordered new batteries so when they come in I'll add a couple of close ups and you will see right away. :pinch:
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Just having Fun 9 months 2 weeks ago #14388

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Here are the scratches I was referring to;


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Still not a great picture, I had to use a small travel camera.
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Just having Fun 9 months 2 weeks ago #14389

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If you can get low enough and have time to kill you could refine the thinning bevel to remove the scratches it would do no harm thinning it a little in any case.
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Just having Fun 9 months 2 weeks ago #14396

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Thanks Leo, but the secondary bevel is hollow ground so, I don't think I could get a low enough angle to remove the scratches. However, since you made the recomendation, I will try a 16 deg. angel and see how it does. I'll post the results in a couple of days. :)
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Just having Fun 9 months 2 weeks ago #14397

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I did not realise it is hollow ground!
Do not tamper with it otherwise apart from having to remove an awful lot of steel it will not be a step forward such a knife is designed to be a working knife -hunting etc I would use it for that if you can; the scratches are exaggerated by the mirror finished bevel .
Should you try it you would have to move the edge back to the hollow I would recommend you live with it!
I hope you haven't started it I cannot stress enough that I don't think you should do it .
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