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    Wicked Edge owners I need some help


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    I've only done a few knives so far but they have turned out as expected with no issues except working around the FFG issue.Tried another one yesterday and I am having a problem near the tip with the angle changing, not the width of the bevel.I checked and the knife was solid in the clamp because at first I thought maybe it was shifting a little bit towards the tip.Here is a pic to illustrate the issue


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    I'm not ENTIRELY sure what I'm looking at here, but if I had to guess, I'd say that the bevel needs more working down near the tip, it hasn't apexed yet...

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    I had that happen as well when I first purchased my WE. It has to do with the positioning and angle of the blade from the clamp. WE has some good videos and illustrations on their website that helped me get mine dialed in:

    http://www.wickededgeusa.com/index.p...d=38&Itemid=81

    This one explains your specific issue.
    http://www.wickededgeusa.com/index.p...ions&Itemid=81

    Good luck.

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    Some chamois will help the FFG problem. Shoot me a PM with your address and I'll send you a piece in an envelope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwaj View Post
    I had that happen as well when I first purchased my WE. It has to do with the positioning and angle of the blade from the clamp. WE has some good videos and illustrations on their website that helped me get mine dialed in:

    http://www.wickededgeusa.com/index.p...d=38&Itemid=81

    This one explains your specific issue.
    http://www.wickededgeusa.com/index.p...ions&Itemid=81

    Good luck.
    Thanks for digging that up. I think I looked at that before I bought the Wicked Edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alchemy1 View Post
    Some chamois will help the FFG problem. Shoot me a PM with your address and I'll send you a piece in an envelope.
    I appreciate the offer but I actually tried some chamois and didn't have very good results.I seem to do better with the double sided foam tape.

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    It looks like you haven't matched the exact edge of the knife, thus you're actually reprofiling. Like others mentioned, just need more work at the tip. Make sure you don't run the stones past the tip, but rather stop the stone near the end, or middle on the tip.

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    I ran a dry erase marker (NOT a sharpie because it takes a lot to remove it) along the grind to make sure I had the angle correct. I would usually have to reposition it several times to avoid having the main part of the blade at 18 (for example) and the tip at 10 degrees. It took some practice, and I actually jacked up a couple of knives pretty good till I got it down. (Thanks knifeknut for fixing them!)
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