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Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by blanco112, Apr 17, 2018.
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I hear that !
Thing 1 and Thing 2.
That's WICKED cool!
Your avatar looks like my photo above.
Looks like we both have good taste!
I'm out of free time.
Just a heads up. My Inkosi flicks open just like a Grip 551. If yours doesn't . Rethink how tight your pivot is.
After taking a closer look at my Inkosi I realize I'm running a slight convex edge.
16° main bevel to about 18° at the cutting edge. Finished at at 1200 grit with 1 micron paste on smooth leather.
It's been amazing. Anyone else do something similar or you just using a factory edge?
This is the first time in my life that I can keep and maintain a hair splitting edge with just a few strokes on the diamond paste every once in a while.
I figure if this shows edge damage I will do a 20° micro.
Life is good.
I have been sharpening my large Sebenza on the WE130 at the “20” setting (top holes, B on the horizontal). I put the angle cube on it, and it read more like 19.5 degrees. I noticed a huge difference in edge retention when I started dropping down 1 degree per side and stropping with the 4/2 and 1/.5 diamond strops. It is a pretty light convexing, but I still noticed a difference from finishing with just the lapping films.
My current preference is finishing at 1000 grit and going right to the strops. Mirror edge is pretty and a little more like a razor blade, but it gets scratched up really quickly. The 1000 grit scratch pattern is really clean, still very sharp, and doesn’t give me scratch OCD when I use it.
Sounds like we're doing almost the same thing. Mine might actually be 16 to an 18° convex. Hard to estimate. Too many variables to know. I use a Gatco.
Can you post some pics of your bevel so I can compare it to mine. Like a shot of the whole blade?
I definitely would NOT recommend 15 dps WITHOUT a micro of at least 18 or so, especially if you are going to use the knife for more than just a letter opener.
My own recipe is to do a 20 dps bevel with no micro on a Wicked edge, as I think a the large bevels look fugly and take off too much steel. As far as progression, I'm going from 200-1500 stones, then finishing it up with lapping tapes down to 1 micron. This is a very sharp, and very refined edge that's also easy to maintain with a few swipes on an ultra-fine sharpmaker stone.
If you are looking for a great working edge, I would stop at 1000 grit and then hit it with 1 micron diamond paste on a strop. That will give you a nice, polished toothy edge that has some bite, but also looks nice. This is great if you are breaking down cardboard or cutting things like rope or pruning trees/shrubs/plants.
Finally, half the fun of having a new knife is experimenting with the edge. Have fun, and let us know what you came up with!
Looks like 16 to 18 slight convex.
I might pick up UF SM stones for touch ups.
It's nearly impossible for me to take a photo that shows the edge properly. Oh well.
Let's take this back to being about Inkosis. If I had to keep only a small and a large this is what I'd go with. The insingo is so useful on the small. Almost makes it a "bigger" knife.
Wet molding Lg. Inkosi
Here it is next day. Looks nice and holds the knife snug.
I love this big old tree.
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