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  1. westfi1

    westfi1

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    Mar 22, 2005
    I have a Randall model 14 in stainless and I can't get an edge on it no matter what I do. It wasn't sharp right out of the box so I started working on it. I have tried high quality whetstones, a Lansky system, and various diamond hones. I have used the sharpening method recommended on the Randall website. I don't know what else to do except use my Dremel tool, but I hate to resort to power. The edge is no different now than it was when new. It is as though I haven't even worked on it. By the way, what kind of stainless does Randall use and is it forged or stock removal ? Can someone offer some suggestions ? Thank you very much in advance for responding.
     
  2. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Hi and welcome. It's forged 440B/C. Do not take a Dremel tool to it! There are many maker/hobbiests here that could help you, or sharpen it for you. Use the search engine - or, go to the maintenance forum (oh, see ya found it), or send it back to RMK with a note to make it freakin' scary sharp. As to your question tho'; I use crock sticks to align the edge (the carbides), then strop it sharp. Hope that helps.
     
  3. richard j

    richard j

    Apr 1, 2007
  4. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Thanks Rich; it was you that I was thinking about in my post - just didn't know if I should link directly to your thread...
     

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