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The Bears' Den--Shirogorov Showcase

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ChazzyP, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. CPP

    CPP Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    As you probably already know, use masking tape on the spine before tightening the clamp and then apply a few layers of tape to the ricasso if you'd like but I've sharpened both an F3R and a few NeOns without a problem.
     
  2. kylemiller

    kylemiller

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    May 18, 2016
    Unless the geometry works out different then on similarly ground Spyderco's, how do you get that last 3-4mm where the edge terminates? Seems like my plates won't reach it because the paddle is slightly bigger.
     
  3. CPP

    CPP Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    Of the four Shiros I have sharpened using my Wicked Edge sharpener, not one shows any indication of developing a recurve. I sharpened it no differently than I would any other knife was able to sharpen the entire cutting edge without difficulty other than being careful not to mar the ricasso area plunge line.
     
  4. AshKramer

    AshKramer Gold Member Gold Member

    45
    May 7, 2019
    Owning a Shirogorov has changed the way I think about knives. This is #5 in less than a month and it's as amazing as the others.

    Yes I have a problem. No i won't be buying any more for a while!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Welcome to the Bears' Den. Nice F3. What else have you picked up? With 5 in a month, Shiros have also changed the way you think about money. It happens....
     
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  6. AshKramer

    AshKramer Gold Member Gold Member

    45
    May 7, 2019
    Yeah that's fair to say. Earlier this year, I had to think seriously about knives that cost $100-$150 :rolleyes:

    My brother-in-law gave me an F95T for my birthday (big birthday for sure but he's an amazing guy). That was June 23rd, which is when my money started flowing away lol

    Besides the F95T and the F3, I've got a Neon Ultra Light, and two 111's. I bought a G10/Elmax 111 but then saw a good deal on a CF/390 111 that I should have ignored but didn't. Will list the G10 111 here soon - one is enough for me!
     
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  7. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    That's a nice cross section of Shiros, @AshKramer . I've got a Turtle, F3, UL, and 111 among mine too. There are NeOns with "better" steel, but I really like the open back of my UL. I'm sure that G10 111 is a very good knife, but you did well picking the CF M390 version. Mine is one of my favorites, re-profiled and tuned to free drop it's an absolute thumb guillotine and serious cutting machine. :eek:
     
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  8. AshKramer

    AshKramer Gold Member Gold Member

    45
    May 7, 2019
    @ChazzyP the Neon Ultra Light is something else... feels like a premium Swiss watchmaker was commissioned to create a simple, elegant but effective high-end knife, and he came up with the UL. Love it!

    I actually really like the look and feel of the G10 111 in burnt orange. I'm not generally a fan of colorful knives but this one just does it for me. Hard to say no to the 390 and carbon combo though.
     
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  9. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I use an EdgePro, so I'm not really familiar with the WE stones and backers, but did give them a bit of a look online just now.

    The blade geometry is quite different between Spydies and Shiros, though. The plunge grind on a Spydie is all but at a right angle to the primary grind, while the Shiro bevels back. The ricasso at that point in the former extends significantly past the secondary bevel while the latter's falls short of the edge bevel with the plunge grind extending down to it at an angle.

    I would tend to agree with the esteemed @CPP that you need to exercise some care sharpening there but should be fine with your WE.
     
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  10. Markb33tem

    Markb33tem Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 1, 2019
    5359084A-F8CB-4902-9EBE-F7950DC8150C.jpeg ED46D6AC-F289-4962-8696-4A276FF2A511.jpeg Justed added A Dr. Death to my collection for my forth Shiro. This thing is super light and is worth the hype. I have been impressed with becoming a member to the Shiro family
     
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  11. kylemiller

    kylemiller

    175
    May 18, 2016
    Thanks for tips fellas. It's due to be sharpened up this weekend.
     
  12. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    The overhang of the plastic may be a safe guard against scratching it up. I think you'll hit the end of the blade with the WE.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I got myself a White Tiger, I got myself a White Tiger, I got myself a White Tiger... I think :confused:
     
  14. AshKramer

    AshKramer Gold Member Gold Member

    45
    May 7, 2019
    That's an epic thing to think you have! I hope you're right :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Thanks AK and I definitely got the email confirmation from R1. The reason I used the :confused: emoji was because R1 being a mere 110 miles to the north of me, I called to ask them if it was alright for me to just drive up there in a couple of days to pick up in person :)
     
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  16. AshKramer

    AshKramer Gold Member Gold Member

    45
    May 7, 2019
    Epic win @Casinostocks Congratulations!

    I was less than half an hour from Recon 1 last Friday and Saturday when I was in LA. Decided that discretion was a good plan because buying another Shiro right now isn't ideal. So I just stayed away lol

    However, if I had that White Tiger waiting for me, you'd better believe I'd drive over.
     
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  17. Tigerden

    Tigerden Gold Member Gold Member

    44
    Jul 1, 2019
    Congrats ! That is one of the most beautiful knives I've ever laid my eyeballs on!
     
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  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ BTW to the regular and the old timer denizens: Adam AKA Tigerden is one huckuva nice guy. He's new in here so wanna make him feel welcome :)
     
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  19. Tigerden

    Tigerden Gold Member Gold Member

    44
    Jul 1, 2019
    Thanks for the kind words Mat. Your a great guy as well. Since visiting this forum and getting introduced to the Shirogorov line I have bought my fourth Shiro in the last few months (my avatar pic is from the last R1 lottery). I intended to just add one Shiro knife example to my collection but that plan hasn't worked out so well. Now I might be eating bologna sandwiches for lunch for a while but these knives are worth it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019
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  20. DCFree

    DCFree Gold Member Gold Member

    211
    May 24, 2019
    Really enjoying this F95NL on Elmax and SRB. Always a huge fan of micarta on any knife. Like the warmth and patina it develops. The SRB system, while maybe technically less advanced, is excellent. [​IMG]
     
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