FWIW, years ago I was having a discussion with P.J. Tomes (master smith) about why he used 12c27 for his stainless blades. (He was known, of course, for his forged 52100 blades.)
He said that he used it because it was the closest in performance to his forged steel. The tests that...
I didn't mean the swarf, my friend. I should have expressed myself better. I meant cleaning up any deeper grooves / fissures in the bevel / edge, from the more aggressive stone. Depending upon what kind of edge the sharpener is going for...coarser or less coarse.
Those take some additional...
As I mentioned in the original thread in the "sticky" at the top of the page...awesome addition to the data you have shared with us. It's fascinating to see how the steels compare to one another.
I am very impressed with how well balanced your MagnaCut is proving. Looking forward to getting...
Great addition, @Larrin .
The charts are particularly instructive, (I was happy to see how well CPM Cru-Wear continues to hold up), and impressed by how well balanced your MagnaCut is proving.
I'll look forward to the opportunity to get a knife or two with it.
I have a small wharncliffe neck knife of L6 made for me years ago by a former member of these forums. Haven't seen him around for a few years.
In any case, it's a great utility knife when the cardboard boxes need dispatching. Good stuff, in my limited experience with it.
Makers, whether custom or production, who have a history of less than honorable behavior. Any deceptive practice.
Poor craftsmanship, heat treat...or failure to put a decent edge on what is supposed to be a knife. Don't make me do the work for you.
Useless, fantasy land and mall ninja...
I think you are missing the point, somewhat. Nobody thinks that someone will be prosecuted because of the name...but a cursory viewing of the news these days shows folks being prosecuted for what would appear to be straight up self defense...because of various societal issues at the moment...
According to one site:
Norton India and Norton Crystolon Grit Chart
Norton India Stone
Norton Cystolon Stone
However, I seem to recall my old Fine India being rated at somewhere in the high 200's to low 300's...
Funny, while I was still an LEO I never paid that much attention to Winkler's more tactical pieces he was just beginning to come out with. Now I sort of wish I had picked up some. The cool thing about the piece I have, (above), is that it reminds me of "Last of the Mohicans", the waterfall...
I can't cite a case where that's the only factor between guilt and innocence or a stretch in the big house...but I will tell you that character assassination in the courtroom is real. Even if objected to and ruled upon by the judge, the purpose is to get something before the jury because they...
My friend and colleague @shane45-1911 has it right. Whether it's the prosecution, or the defense, whichever side is served via character assassination, rest assured it will be employed. Winning the hearts and minds of the jury and / or the presiding judge is all part of the theater of the...
Paranoia is hardly an appropriate term and one that has never been used in connection with me...in my personal or professional life.
We may have a different view of things.
If I am wrong, I'm wrong. In any case, that's my last comment on the matter. I will keep my reasons to myself.