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Wicked Edge owners I need some help

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by rycen, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. rycen

    rycen Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

    Aug 22, 2002
    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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  2. Komitadjie

    Komitadjie

    May 31, 2011
    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...
     
  3. jwaj

    jwaj

    593
    Dec 19, 2002
  4. Alchemy1

    Alchemy1 Gold Member Gold Member

    624
    Dec 31, 2011
    Some chamois will help the FFG problem. Shoot me a PM with your address and I'll send you a piece in an envelope.
     
  5. rycen

    rycen Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

    Aug 22, 2002
    Thanks for digging that up. I think I looked at that before I bought the Wicked Edge.
     
  6. rycen

    rycen Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

    Aug 22, 2002
    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.
     
  7. duro

    duro

    821
    May 25, 2012
    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.
     
  8. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    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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