I was going crazy .....

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Lavan, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Lavan


    Nov 8, 2000
    ....trying to get my usual edge on my Ritter RSK in S30V.
    I know I got it ONCE but haven't been able to since. :mad:
    Then it failed to cut some pepper salami roll........
    I got out my SAK Sentinel Clip Serrated....
    ZZZZIIIPPPP............... SLICES !!!! :)
    Why can't I remember?
    Only THIS knife gives me fits on sharpening. :confused:
  2. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Get out the Sharpie. Watch you pressure- let the stones do the work.
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  3. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    Wire edge?
  4. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Wire edge. Try to place the edge 90 degrees against a 2X4s edge and draw it a few times. Try to pull off the wire edge. You need to break the edge off before it will cut properly. If it's super tough to break off really lightly do the above against a benchstone very lightly
  5. Lavan


    Nov 8, 2000
    Possibly, but that particular s30v blade resists a fine edge for some reason.
    I can do vg10, 154cm, 420hc, and even m390.
    But that puppy hates me.
    I got it passable this afternoon and will try my strop tomorrow.

    The weird thing is that it seems to work best with the coarsest edge that I would "refine" on the rest of my blades.
    Go figger. Maybe it longs to be a saw. :D
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  6. Black Oak Bladeworks

    Black Oak Bladeworks Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2019
    I have the same problem with s30v. I have resharpened all kinds of other steel with no issues yet. But have never been able to bring the edge back to my spyderco. If you find a better way please let us know.
  7. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Boils down to :
    1. Diamond stones.
    2. Edge Pro Apex
    Fairly coarse stones that are not diamond may abrade the alloy but to refine the edge many of us have found diamonds are the way to go for the finer grit edge finish.
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  8. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    You are overkilling. Spyderco Sharpmaker or Lansky Sharpner should easily take care of S30v.
  9. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    Provided you're not using the Arkansas stones that come standard with the Lansky and Smith's guided rod sharpeners?

    (quote) "I was going crazy ...." (end quote)
    So you arrived?
    Was it a long or short trip?
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2019
  10. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    I find that S30V and S35VN tend to get lingering wire edge/foil burr.
    Diamond stones work best to get rid of burrs from these steels in my experience.
    Extra-fine diamond stone like DMT EEF works really nice to remove remaining small burrs/wire edge.
    I don't own one but Sharpmaker ultrafine might work as well.
  11. Lavan


    Nov 8, 2000
    FWIW...... :oops:.... Those crazy SAKs are ...SHARP!
    and easy to keep that way.

    And it pisses me off. :D

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