Now the Buck 119 Special was reasonably sharp -
so it was easy to get a burr with just a few passes on the medium grit belt.
So what about something that's just not supposed to be sharpened -
I have a Swiss Bayonet - they are for sticking not really for cutting and the edge need not be sharp -
but being obstinate, I want to see if it can be sharpened -
Swiss Bayonet edge after:
Yes, it was "harder" I had to resort to using the coarse belt -
but I had never been able to put anything like an edge of this thing - after only minutes - I won't quite claim it's sharp - but the progress is astounding....... I am just so impressed - this is not really a "fair" test" since bayonets are not supposed to be knife sharp - especially not this type.
Sorry Buck -
I had an old Buck Blackhawk(? I think that's what it was called)
again one of those knives I have never managed to sharpen well - I did attempt at putting on a convexed edge - but the blade toward the edge was just too thick (my excuse) -
hopefully one can see my attempt at sharpening....
Few minutes later from the Work Sharp -
again this may not show the convexing that well -
but this one is easier to see:
I think I have just been made totally redundant in sharpening -
and that's a good thing - for me.
Impressed - isn't really enough of praise for this thing....