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Is SR101 not what I expected?

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by Sunyata, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Sunyata


    Mar 27, 2014
    So I finally got around to some real use of my Rodent 9, beating some firewood apart. Nothing too serious. My 1095 ESEE has been doing the job for a while .

    I bought the R9 over the Junglas on the premise of 52100 with Kryptonite.

    I have a good 2 inches of rolled edge. No chipping but its visibly rolled. My Esee 6 does not have the same issue and I used the same process on the same piece of wood actually.

    I'm going to fix the edge either by regrinding it or stropping it but it's odd that a little Oak could put such a dent in the beast. I also ran my infidu through the piece of wood. All good but there was a small spot that rolled.
  2. Jens Schuetz

    Jens Schuetz

    Jun 24, 2013
    Only got the TGLB in Sr101.
    Took it to 27incl and it shaved 55rc steel without any rolling. Of course that can't really compared to wood which is less controlled and brings random sidewards forces to the equation.
  3. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Try steeling the edge before regrinding. The issue with some of the grinder applied edges is that sometimes the metal goes above the temperature that affects the heat treatment. It shouldn't be more than the very edge, so steeling (to straighten the rolled edge) and then having a go at it with stones or sanding paper should correct the issue.

    I got a Junglas a long while ago, and instead of edge rolling, about an inch of the blade got wavy for about quarter inch up from the edge from batoning wood...
  4. Sunyata


    Mar 27, 2014
    Good advice.

    I'll give that a try, thank you
  5. Brian77

    Brian77 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 27, 2014
    I have an R9. Heavy use for months, and no issues. I have numerous SR 101 blades. never an issue and love the steel. Battening, chopping, etc touch it up and it will be great
  6. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    This is good advice.

    If you have any further issues just send Swamp Rat an email and they will get you taken care of.

  7. Sunyata


    Mar 27, 2014
    Thanks for the help guys. I really like the knife so getting this advice is very appreciated.
  8. yoz's friend

    yoz's friend

    Jun 30, 2001
    ive got an old large size gerber steel it works great for touching up an edge

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