Giant Mouse Ace Grand

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by abbazaba, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Seems like a good habit to have.

    Yeah, that's probably(hopefully) it. Haven't had a problem with any other of my GM's.
  2. c7m2p3


    Apr 20, 2018
    Depending on what you have at your disposal, putting your own edge on it can often help edge retention even out of super steels like Elmax in my opinion. A lot of ink has been spilled on this over in the maintenance and tinkering section but it can be the case that the second, third, or even fourth edge on a knife have better retention than the factory edge. This can be due to a variety of factors like edge angle profile, finishing grit, etc but it can also be because the steel in the "middle" of the blade yet unexposed is more close to the optimal heat treat and hasnt been cooked on the grinding belts from the factory affecting the HT.

    Not to mention that once you set the angle on your own you know exactly what angle to do your stropping or ceramic sticks to keep that edge keen through daily use. Id probably give it a full sharpening job on my own before declaring it a bad HT or a lemon.

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