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Solution for a Solution

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by gunfixrjoe, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. gunfixrjoe


    Aug 11, 2011
    Buddy of mine is having trouble getting his RS sharp, so be brought it to me. It is very thick at and behind the edge. So, regrind! Cuts and sharpens up quite nicely now.

    Anyone else have issues with these being too thick? I didn't measure it but it was substantially thick at the edge.
  2. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    I’m on #2 and I also found both to be the same. I reprofile with a 19 deg edge and then use a sharp maker and it gets and stays very very sharp. Do the same thing with my ratmandu.
  3. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Most Bussekin I've seen are heavy behind the edge and have relatively high angles. Given their reputation for making the "toughest knives on the planet," and the warranty, it makes sense that the edges are ground more for abuse than for keen slicing ability.

    The upside is that you can always remove material to tune the edge to your preferences. You can't put anything back on an edge that come too thin.
  4. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I think the 'Solutions could benefit from pulling the scales, surface grinding the whole thickness down to about .125 - .140, and regrinding the blade full flat or high saber. Maybe even tapering the tang while the scales are off, though I've not tried a tapered tang before, but I think the RS could benefit from one. They're pretty hefty little brutes from the factory for sure.
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  5. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    One of mine got a great big old convex edge that certainly made a difference !!!!

    And JOE !!! Good to see you posting mate !!!

  6. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    A run of hollow ground Solutions with Light Brigade treatment would produce almost perfect EDC/hunting blade in my opinion...
    or just take it a step further and go for HK’s flat ground drop point RT with LB treatment!
  7. Riz!


    May 5, 2014
    I convexed one of those for someone about 2 years ago. As said before, it was very thick behind the edge. But after I knocked the shoulders back it cut WAY better
  8. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Hey Riz! How are you doing bud? So did you do a full convex on the RS?

    ^This NEEDS to happen!!!^
  9. Riz!


    May 5, 2014
    Just a convexed edge. I use a 1x30 belt sander from harbor freight and sharpening belts from lee valley tool.
    Hard Knocks likes this.
  10. gunfixrjoe


    Aug 11, 2011
    Hello Andy

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