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Insanely sharp edge: Who does it best?

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by BePrepared, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. BePrepared

    BePrepared

    Aug 26, 2010
    I have a couple of very high end knives that i'd like to put razor sharp edges on. I am capable of making a knife sharp, but i don't trust myself to make it perfect, and on these knives, it MUST be perfect

    I prefer convex, but it's not a requirement. What is a requirement is a mirror polished, hair whittling edge

    who would you trust?
     
  2. capid1

    capid1

    811
    Jan 11, 2011
    I would trust KnifeNut1013 with my high end knives any time. The man knows his sh!t and his work is top notch.
     
  3. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Do you want a crazy sharp edge that will last while actually cutting or do you want a "show" edge that will look pretty but you won't cut much with?
    RichardJ will put an edge on it that will cut ridiculously well and will last. If you want a hair whittling edge than I wouldn't know who to direct you to. They don't impress me much.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012
  4. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    I would recommend a guy named jdavis on youtube... I have never used him but I have learned a lot from him on his youtube channel... really takes care of knife. seems like he does a great job. I am not sure what he charges though. here are a couple of his videos...

    [video=youtube_share;c_UNyZ2xIt8]http://youtu.be/c_UNyZ2xIt8[/video]
    [video=youtube_share;M3dzGcycEm4]http://youtu.be/M3dzGcycEm4[/video]​

    hope this helps =)
     
  5. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Richard J here on the forums has had a lot of good reviews, he uses paper wheels and almost sure could put a mirrored convex edge on your blades.
     
  6. 0volts

    0volts

    13
    May 28, 2011
    I would also trust Knifenut1013. I sent him three of my knives, he put a hell of an edge on them and was very prompt. The guy knows his business.
     
  7. MODiFiEDZ

    MODiFiEDZ

    498
    Nov 11, 2011
    JDavis is quite the busy man nowadays. If he can do it for you i would recommend that you have him do it. I sharpen knives to guaranteed whittling sharpness for my subscribers on YouTube. You might want to check out my hair whittling videos here
    Feel free to contact me through YouTube. I don't sharpen knives to make money, more of an opportunity to see how sharp you can get a knife on the Wicked Edge with the right training & knowledge.
    [video=youtube;83pnliQR1hs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83pnliQR1hs[/video]
     
  8. MTHall720

    MTHall720

    Sep 21, 2010
    Richard J
     
  9. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Richard J, and Ban Tang would be the two that jump to mind. I believe there is at least one guy who learned from Ban?

    I don't know if Ban is taking any outside work. He makes his own knives now, so may be too buys to worry about sharpening his own.

    I can get mine to shave curls while whittling a hair, so I have never had anyone else sharpen a knife for me.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012
  10. camoninja

    camoninja

    Feb 11, 2007
    JDavis by far.
     
  11. Seals

    Seals

    Oct 12, 2007
    Richardj is the way to go.Reasonable and trustworthy with great skills.
     
  12. Boru13

    Boru13 Moderator Moderator

    Apr 23, 2005
    knifenut1013 without a doubt, Jason puts an absolutely beautiful edge on a knife.

    He can put whatever type of edge you want on your knife, from very toothy to highly polished, all done freehand with stones.

    Despite what some members might say, his edges do last :D
     
  13. Over Kill

    Over Kill Banned

    733
    Jul 7, 2010
    Ban would be my suggestion.
     
  14. BePrepared

    BePrepared

    Aug 26, 2010
    Ban isn't doing it anymore. I've been chatting with Richard J and he seems like a stand up guy. From all accounts, he puts an amazing edge on his knives
     
  15. Striderco

    Striderco

    Jun 17, 2010
    +1 Richard J! He is my main man for all my sharpening needs! He is such a down to earth, honest, straight shootin dude! He has an amazing talent! His edges are absolutely insane! One time he sent me one of his moustache hairs taped to paper that he split down the middle with my Grayman Dua that he had sharpened. His edges are sickly sharp, shiny although his goal is not to make a mirror. Its to make a killer edge that will last. And last they do. I ve put his edges through rigorous work and they stay sharp!! Send them to RJ and let him spin them on his magic paper wheels! Trust me you wont be disappointed! You will get an insanely sharp edge! :D
     
  16. Zookie

    Zookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Richard J hands down.

    Hes a great guy that's full a of knowledge and is always happy to help you if you have any questions about sharpening.

    I literally send him 5 knives to sharpen and re profile and the day he got the package he sent it right back out.
     
  17. Razorsharp-Travis

    Razorsharp-Travis Banned

    612
    Aug 16, 2011
    Id do a treetopping edge for free if you payed 30 dollar shipping each way, but that isn't too cost wise, I freehand so I have a slight natural convex
     
  18. Razorsharp-Travis

    Razorsharp-Travis Banned

    612
    Aug 16, 2011
    [video=youtube;ffVesrQOk0Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffVesrQOk0Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]
     
  19. BePrepared

    BePrepared

    Aug 26, 2010
    I appreciate the offer Travis, but you don't have a gold membership, so i can't take a service from you. The mods get grumpy.
     
  20. Razorsharp-Travis

    Razorsharp-Travis Banned

    612
    Aug 16, 2011
    Oh really? Hmm, im not a big fan of this forum, they aint getting a cent unless I need to sell hehehe.

    I love sharpening- thats why I offer ;)

    Im sure whoever you pick will get a similar edge for cheaper than shipping to me :D
     

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