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TOPIC: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack

Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 1 month ago #9776

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Here's the whole collection:

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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 1 month ago #9779

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Here are a couple more shots of the spike knives to give a sense of how much they taper:

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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 1 month ago #9783

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Thanks!

Any idea what the quality of the steel is like in the railroad spike knives? I've heard both good and bad about them... never handled one in person though.
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 1 month ago #9785

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cbwx34 wrote:
Thanks!

Any idea what the quality of the steel is like in the railroad spike knives? I've heard both good and bad about them... never handled one in person though.

The steel isn't super hard though I think it's fairly tough. I'll have to do some investigating to see what can be learned about them.

Edit: I found this resource with some interesting reading: http://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/2280-railroad-spike-steel/ and here: http://www.anvilfire.com/article.php?bodyName=/FAQs/rr-spike.htm
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 1 month ago #9860

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Thanks for the pics Mr. Wickededge.

So tonight I did a (very) slight reprofile on my NIB BM Barrage. I can say that it now has a Wicked Edge and M390 is absolutely no match for my new toy.

Disassembled the Barrage and the blade is going off for heat treat.
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 1 month ago #9866

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That is interesting! I've got a NIB Barrage as well, let me known if you notice any real difference after heat treatment.
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 1 month ago #9868

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CraigDavis wrote:
I can say that it now has a Wicked Edge and M390 is absolutely no match for my new toy.

Yeah, it's funny when I read on other forums how much trouble people have sharpening these new steels like M390 or ZDP-189. I note little difference with many other harder stainless steels. The diamond stones still go through them like butter and even the medium (ceramic) stones work fine. Only if I want to go further and I'm not out for a mirror finish, I prefer Shaptons over Choseras.
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 1 month ago #9869

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mark76 wrote:

The diamond stones still go through them like butter and even the medium (ceramic) stones work fine.

Strage, when I use the diamonds they go through steel like ... well Steel.:silly:

Maybe I am doing something wrong???
Only if I want to go further and I'm not out for a mirror finish, I prefer Shaptons over Choseras

Why do you prefer the Shaptons. I have heard arguments on both sides of this, but I am curious as to your reasons.
I only have the Shapton stones in 5K and 15K. I have had them for about 8 months and used them exactly 4 times. Obviously I am not that impressed with them. Of course I am a creature of habit ... and tend to go back to what seems to work well for me. I did not find that the Shaptons cut any faster, or produced a sharper edge, but they do leave a scratchy bevel (even at 15K which is listed as having a finer abrasive than the 10K Chosera).

I would be interested in trying the Shapton 30K some day, but the cost/benefit ratio is not really there for me at this time.
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 4 weeks ago #10017

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Wow--the jewelers loupe doesn't lie and sure shows the scratches...



Looking forward to using this tool to work on my technique. B)
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Re: Hey all. Just ordered up an Wicked Edge Pro Pack 1 year 4 weeks ago #10023

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CraigDavis wrote:
Wow--the jewelers loupe doesn't lie and sure shows the scratches...

It does. But even more you can get a great view of the edge of the edge. Sometimes, even after I think I've apexed, once I go down a couple grits, I can see a thin line where I'm not actually quite there.... Back up, go forward ;)

Enjoy it, a loop is a great tool.

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