KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius
Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
- Feb 13, 2007
I may have been a little too overzealous with my new Beast from the Southeast! I think I hit some pebbles in the ground while bashing through sapling roots. I couldn't help myself, this thing was striking down upon those saplings with great vengeance and furious anger!
Best way to restore this damage? I'm not really a skilled sharpener, so should I send this in for rehab and a promise to keep it away from rocks??
Yeah, I wouldn't worry about it. It's not unusual to find grit and rock in the bark and wood near the base of a tree. And certainly in the soil around it.
This was our goal with optimized 3V, to achieve a level of durability at narrow edge angles against this kind of edge damage similar to other high performance steels like Infi. This is why we run our choppers harder than most, the dents are less severe when you inevitably do hit a rock. The steel is durable, but (like anything) it's going to take some dings if you're using it with abandon. Which is the best way to use it. Put a micro bevel on it at 25 DPS and get 90% of the dings out and go smash the shit out of some more stuff, that what it's for. If you pick up a real ding that's going to require water cooled powered sharpening, send it back in for some love.