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Hi Everyone! 2 years 1 month ago #3589

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I ordered my wicked edge pro pack from Howes knife shop yesterday and it should be here tomorrow! I can't wait to try it out. Just thought I would say hi!
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Re: Hi Everyone! 2 years 1 month ago #3591

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Well that's fast! Welcome aboard, I know you'll love it... there's a lot of great info on these forums in addition to help. If you have any questions, look no further :). I also love the on-going research that occurs here, such as Clay's microscopic research and BasslakeDan's edge testing research... Hope you enjoy it and learn as much here as I have!

post pics of your first mirror edge if you get time ;)
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Re: Hi Everyone! 2 years 1 month ago #3594

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Thanks! And most likely I will get it out of the box, set it up, and put a knife in the clamp as soon as I get it. Also I will look around on these forums for info and other cool stuff about the WE and after I sharpen some knives I will post pics! I am only 14 and have a few good knives but I will start sharpening on my beater knives just for practice/getting through the learning curve and I will move up from there!
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Re: Hi Everyone! 2 years 1 month ago #3595

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Welcome Mark! 14 eh! Wow, what a coincidence, that is the age my friend and I got out first war surplus Fairbairn-Sykes commando knives. You could get them in 1949 for about 3 dollars each! That started me on my love of knives for the next 63 years. :)
You are really going to love your WEPS. Take your time and be sure you raise that all important burr along the whole length of both sides of the edge with the 100 grit paddles each time you sharpen a knife for the first time withe WEPS...after that remember to brush the blade gently with the rest of the paddles and strops.A lot of pressure is not only unnecessary, but it is counterproductive. You will get sharp knives that will please you a lot.
Best of luck my young friend and remember, there are people here to advise you whenever you are stumped.
Very best regards
Leo
Never go anywhere without your knife!
Gibbs rule number 9

Leo James Mitchell
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Re: Hi Everyone! 2 years 1 month ago #3596

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Cool, thanks for the tip. I have only been into knives since last October but have bought a few good quality knives (mostly spyderco). At first I was trying to decide in between a wicked edge and an edge pro, I chose the edge pro with chosera stones and I am getting really nice, hair whittling edges. Still, though, I wanted to try the WEPS because there were some things that I felt were better on the WEPS, so I got one!
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Re: Hi Everyone! 2 years 1 month ago #3598

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Welcome Mark! I'm a newb here myself.

I have a good selection of Spyderco knives myself (though I'm sure not as many as some).

My first "good" knife was/is a Spyderco Pacific Salt that I got for use when fishing here in Florida. That has been the best knife ever! Would you believe I've had it about 5 years or so now and have never sharpened it! And it'll still cut through a 1/2" anchor rope like its nothing! LOL I know this because I've had to leave a few anchors on the bottom in the last 5 years.

Anyway, I can't wait to put a whole new razor sharp edge on it when my WEPS arrives on Tuesday.

Good luck!
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Tom (Knot@Work)
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Re: Hi Everyone! 2 years 1 month ago #3602

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nice, the only knife in the salt series I have is the ladybug hawkbill SE salt, great little knife. I have 2 beater spydercos, a delica 4 with saber ground vg-10 and a manix 2 but the Delica is the one I use for experimenting with sharpening, so that is what I will use first along with some of my cheap knives.
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Re: Hi Everyone! 2 years 1 month ago #3606

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MarkAlexander wrote:
I ordered my wicked edge pro pack from Howes knife shop yesterday and it should be here tomorrow! I can't wait to try it out. Just thought I would say hi!

Hi Mark - Welcome - and please don't hesitate to throw out ideas and questions, we are all here to learn from one another and help where we can!

And - Leo didn't use his "light as a summer breeze" - but he is right, keep it light after your coarse plates and have fun!
Some of the edges I've sharpened on the WE
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Re: Hi Everyone! 2 years 1 month ago #3613

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Didn't I?!!! Tsk! I meant to but this old brain just isn't hitting on all 8 cylinders! LOL! Yup! Brush those edges with the finer grits as light as a summer breeze!
There, now I feel better! :cheer:

Leo

{quote="BobNash" post=3606]MarkAlexander wrote:
I ordered my wicked edge pro pack from Howes knife shop yesterday and it should be here tomorrow! I can't wait to try it out. Just thought I would say hi!

Hi Mark - Welcome - and please don't hesitate to throw out ideas and questions, we are all here to learn from one another and help where we can!

And - Leo didn't use his "light as a summer breeze" - but he is right, keep it light after your coarse plates and have fun![/quote]D
Never go anywhere without your knife!
Gibbs rule number 9

Leo James Mitchell
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Re: Hi Everyone! 2 years 1 month ago #3614

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ok, so i have sharpened 5-6 knives and they aren't getting very sharp... they will kinda shave hair and will cut phonebook paper ok but not near as well as when sharpened on my EP and I am doing the "light as a summer breeze" thing with the 400-3.5 strops...
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