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Got My 50/80 Diamond Stones 1 year 1 week ago #13955

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Got a new addition to my PPII yesterday 50/80 Diamond Stones. Tried them out on my Son's Emerson Tanto; re-profiled to 31 deg. (one side only) using the new stones then progressed through the micro fine ceramics. Ended up stropping with 5 mic, 3.5 mic, 1 mic and .5 mic. 20 strokes each, here are the results;

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Just keeps getting better every knife I do now. The 50/80 diamonds work outstanding, removes material much faster than the 100 diamonds. Sharp, Sharp Sharp.... :cheer:
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Got My 50/80 Diamond Stones 1 year 1 week ago #13956

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Looks great! Be careful it is real easy to get carried away with them. I'd say you have though! B)
The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result?
An old Irish toast, May the wind always be at your back, may you always have work and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows your dead. Cheers!
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Got My 50/80 Diamond Stones 1 year 1 week ago #13958

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Yes Eamon, you are correct, I used very light pressure (hardly any at all) and the edge looked like a saw blade after the 80 grit. I spent a little extra time with the 100 and 200 diamonds to smooth it out a bit, but it came out pretty good. I will be using them for all my re-profile tasks and can recommend them highly. I can't imagine requiring anything harsher. B)
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Got My 50/80 Diamond Stones 1 year 1 week ago #13967

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nice edge Jack B)................question on the Tanto blades ? Did you have any difficulties with the motion needed to sharpen this style of blade, or did you just pretty much use the same heel to tip strokes one normally would to sharpen any other knife ?
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Got My 50/80 Diamond Stones 1 year 1 week ago #13970

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Darrell, I sharpened with an up and down motion but, did each edge sepparatly. I set the blade centered on the long edge doing it first then moved to the tip edge. I saw Clay do a tanto that way and it works perfect. If you roll the stone from one edge to the other you will loose the separation. B) Of corse I used an up stroke only on the strops.
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Got My 50/80 Diamond Stones 1 year 1 week ago #13971

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Looks great! I think you nailed the transition between the two edges perfectly.

One thing you can do, if you don't want your edge looking like a "saw blade", :) is to monitor your progress with the 50/80 stones, and switch to the 100g right before you reach the edge.

Nice job! :woohoo:
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Got My 50/80 Diamond Stones 1 year 1 week ago #13972

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That's a great idea, I hadn't thought of that. Thank you... :) Here is a link to Clay's "how to sharpen a Tanto blade" just in case someone is interested.

Jack
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