quick Sarge question...

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I was just wondering if anyone has ever put the classical ole single bevel Scandanavian type edge on one of these, and if so, how well did it work out?

My wifes is tough as nails, but I'd be quite willing to sacrifice edge strength to have better cutting efficiency.

whaddy'all think?
 
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One of these what? I beg your pardon, your wife's what is tough as nails? :eek: :rolleyes: ;)

Scandinavian bevel? JKM-1 and Kumar Karda, absolutely, both respond well to having their bevel flats trued up with a diamond hone, etc., to achieve a single bevel Scandi profile. Definitely enhances cutting efficiency and well worth the work (oh yes, it does take a bit of work). Now if you're talking khuks, or anything that'll be used for chopping, convex edge is your best bet.


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I put a Scandi grind on my Sarge knife .... the one I've still not had an opportunity to rehandle. :( It was a whack of effort, as I don't have either diamond hones or a belt sander .. but it now cuts absolutely like a dream. I kept the false edge bevel as is, though I did use a file to reduce the length of the false edge to only 1 1/2".

I figured that for anything needing a chopping edge, I'd likely have a khuk around ...

Tom.
 
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Uh..Greg?

uh, er...hmmm...see, there's this knife named after you...and uh, he was asking about the edge of the Sarge KNIFE.

You cut your beard, didn't you?

Takes time for the equilibrium to return. It'll be ok.
 
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Sylvrfalcn said:
Does the stinging and burning quit after awhile too? :foot: :eek: :rolleyes:

Sar. . . uh, Greg

Yea, it does.;) :D Some of the men's skin conditioning creams will help sooth the itching and burning if you should happen to have any, I've never bought any but got some samples from somewheres once, feels good but just not the same as the Old Spice. :eek:

I can't grow a beard but I once grew a mustache, took me two full years before it stopped looking scraggly.:eek: ;)
I wore the mustache for many, many, years. When I finally shaved it off all of the people I worked with did a double take when they first saw me and then heard me speak without it.
It was amazing at the difference my looks changed when I shaved it off. No one recognized me until I spoke.
A lot of folks thought I was a Mexican when I had it.:eek:
I'll have to post a pic one of these days of when I had it, maybe.:foot:
 
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Just got back from a friend's house. Walking out to my truck the wind was blowing around 20-25 mph out of the northwest, and I felt it ruffling my shaggy beard. Yup, the beard that ain't there no more. :eek: Froze me right in my tracks it did, the wind felt normal on the rest of my face, but where the beard used to be, it felt exactly like it was still there. I swear it was one of the most singularly bizarre sensations I've ever experienced, and I must have looked a complete fool, standing out there in the moonlight by a stand of junipers, dementedly running my hands back and forth over my face in wonder. Weird, really, really, weird.

In response to Runs With Scissors original question (sorry 'bout that RWS, it ain't the beard, I'm just occasionally thick headed) about putting a single bevel "Scandinavian" style edge on a KPH/Sarge knife, I've haven't done it to either of the two I have from Bir Ghorkha, don't have it in me to tinker with Bura's work. However, on the two home made ones I ground from old files, I intentionally ground them "Scandi", and they cut like blue blazes. Might indeed be worth your time and trouble to give it a go.

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Thanks for all the responses. I'll pick myself up a movie, grab my Arkansas stone and or my Lansky and git to it.

Sar...err...I mean....Sylvrfalcn...:D Those are REALLY nicely done! Now I'm all fired up to try it on the uhmm....small bone handled HI knife....

Speaking of new experiences....I picked up a 2x1x6 piece of Red Oak the other day and started shaping and tillering it. If I don't blow it up, it probably still won't have more than a few pound pull, but...it's a start. Maybe I can give it to the kid to play with, or even the wife. So far I'm learning that tillering is definitely a bit of an art form. (hence the reason I've been researching it for a week now, and can only get the simplest explanations for a process that's been a complete pain!) I guess it doesn't help that I haven't handled a long bow in fourteen years or so...

I'm also scouring that Rudder site every single night deciding whether I want to really cheese out and get a complete package, cheese out a little bit and get the pre-tillerered package, or at least try to be a man and get something that needs tillering and finishing. In any case, thank you for the links. I'm learning alot and having fun with it. (I literally dreamed about taking my son out stump shooting last night!)

returning to topic....I think the wifes little HI will almost become an instant favorite once I get the edge done the way I like 'em. BTW, does anyone have suggestions for a longish movie that doesn't require much of an attention span?
 
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