Weird issue with edge angle on new otf

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by hemi1300, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. hemi1300


    Sep 9, 2013
    Picked up a new heretic manticore s today and surprisingly the edge was terribly dull and would hardly cut paper. Figured it would come soon enough, so set it up on the wicked edge to get her shaving sharp. While using the sharpie trick to match the existing bevel, one side of the blade was about 26 degrees and the other side 32. Seems very odd to me, have done numerous benchmades and microtechs and always set each side at the same degree, but this one was way off. Bevels still look even after sharpening at these angles. Just curious, is this normal?
  2. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    Do you think uneven edge angles could be normal? Really? o_O

    Quality control varies from company to company.
  3. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    Not uncommon at all on production knives. It can be corrected over time with subsequent Sharpenings.
  4. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    Dbl tap
  5. jpm2


    Nov 19, 2014
    If one side is 26, the other 32 and they look even, I'd suspect the primary grind was off.
    I've seen plenty of premium brand knives with uneven primary grinds, but none that far off.

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