Variable convex questions

quietmike

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I am on the list to get a Soldier River from Iz.

I'm pretty sure I want to get it with the variable convex grind, but I guess I need to hear some user opinions to put my mind at ease.

Does the variable perform better than a standard convex? Is maintaining the edge more difficult? What is your overall opinion and are you happy with it?

Thanks in advance.
 
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YES Get IT!!!
My SR is my go to knife for everything !!!
If you don't like the SR whin you get it, I will give it a home!!!

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Mike,
Hopefully some more guys will chime in here but I just wanted to say that I plan to get a video up soon on the differences in sharpening a varied convex.
It's not harder, just a little different.
Iz
 
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Great question, My Dogwood that is on order will also be varied. Have been wondering about maintaining the edge as well.
 
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I haven't gotten the vid up yet but I promise it's coming soon.
I want to finish this batch I'm working on now so I can have some good examples to work with on the vid.
Iz
 
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Awesome, Mike! I'm glad it was coherent enough to be understandable. Sometimes I have a hard time putting an idea into words.
Iz
 
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Here's Ranger Joe's thoughts on the varied convex grind and how he uses it.

[youtube]nH7PT6VN8Gw[/youtube]

:thumbup:
Iz
 
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