Photos wood bite back

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  1. Spirch

    Spirch

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    Apr 4, 2012
    acute edge on the HOGB8, something around 17-18 per side

    this is from hitting a dead dried tree (that will become firewood in a near future)

    i did it it on the side, against the grain

    i guess i have some work to do!i will try to bring it back to 20-22 on each side at some point!

    damage is about 3 millimetre wide, close to 1-1.5 millimetre deep in the edge on the bad side. the other side is about or less than 0.5. btw is this how INFI break? o_O


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    i will try to get better picture later today
     
  2. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Hmmmmm...I'm kinda surprised to see it chip out like that. My BB13 went through FAR worse than hitting against the grain on a dead dried tree, and while it did have some minor chips, even the major damage was more rolled than chipped out. The only place that had a major chip was at the tip. Probably where it hit metal at about 500 miles an hour.

    Are you sure there wasn't something imbedded in the tree?
     
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  3. Spirch

    Spirch

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    Apr 4, 2012
    i also had with me a BB13, 1311 and Eradicator

    I did the same test on all of them, around the same spot on the same tree, all of them had no damage.

    1311 / Eradicator factory edge, the BB13 if i remember, i put the same edge 17-18 angle
     
  4. Spirch

    Spirch

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    Apr 4, 2012
    few more pictures, not sure if i can do better than this with what i have

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  5. Spirch

    Spirch

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    Apr 4, 2012
    when i was doing my testing the blade of every knife was bouncing out more than going in the wood, i guess the wood won the fight against the HOGB8 this time around
     
  6. Dangerneck

    Dangerneck Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 13, 2012
    That's pretty ugly. Maybe one of the Busse crew will weigh in here. I've never had damage like that on any of my abused users.
     
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  7. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    It would appear so. :eek:
    Admittedly, the macro-photos make it look VERY large. But it appears it is less than .... half?... the size/width of the edge bevel.... at most.
     
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  8. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator

    Jun 4, 2001
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  9. Spirch

    Spirch

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    Apr 4, 2012
    No, i didnt send any email. I forgot about that thread that i saw many many many time but still forgot. :oops:

    I hope no one will take this thread as a whining one but more like a story because this is what it is, i do stupid stuff and thing happen :) might be my sharpening that went wrong.

    that tree is really hard wood for some good fire (i don't remember what kind), there was no bark left on it and it was sitting in a very dry area for more than a year. i had do to some big hit to get knifes to get in it.

    (except the 1311, that one is magic, it went right in like butter)
     
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  10. Spirch

    Spirch

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    Apr 4, 2012
    i put the approximate size in my original post
     
  11. Spirch

    Spirch

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    Apr 4, 2012
    maybe the edge did bite and i twisted my wrist just enough to snap it off and that is the reason, user error most likely

    there was a lot of momentum on that hit
     
  12. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    wow...great pics...

    I'd think 17-18 dps would be plenty to handle such a task :confused:

    that's very uncharacteristic to my experience...I've used INFI convexxed to zero on my b8LE in dead hickory <and frozen :eek:> and never suffered deformation as you've shown...let us know what they tell you please, thank you!
     
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  13. Spirch

    Spirch

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    Apr 4, 2012
    i think i will just resharpen the edge later this week and try again next time i go up north, i think the knife want to have a talk with that tree :p

    i should have taken a picture of that tree, next time i guess, it's a 5-6 hours road trip
     
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  14. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    If the tree can do that to INFI <consistently>, hell you better bring a sample back because we might wanna start making knife blades outta that wood instead of steel! :eek::p
     
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  15. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 11, 2011
    Crime Scene photos are def Crime Scene.

    :D

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  16. Spirch

    Spirch

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    Apr 4, 2012
    no, i will make sure to get that tree ready for Christmas for my woodstove, the heat should be great!

    so, switching from 17-18 degree to 20-21 should completely remove that little thing, the stone will be happy to do one more re-profiling
     
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  17. Nuter

    Nuter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 22, 2020
    Hell I'm doing opposite - done 20 dps V edge on my NFNO and as it's perfect for food preparation it's no good for wood.
    So I (stupid) decided (no very bright decision) to move it to 15dps and than convex it gradually to 20.
    The "stupid" thing is that it will take forever! I'm not saying that infi is a bloody vibranium, but heck this thing is tough to bite. But let me say I'm confident that it will be perfect for my use and abuse.


    So I'd say yours looks kind of strange - contact busse team, maybe they would like to check it out.

    and here's the photo of my blood sweat and tears

     
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  18. Spirch

    Spirch

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    Apr 4, 2012
    ho boy, looking back to a picture that i took a month ago, the one with all my knifes together, i think I'm seeing it.

    what the hell? if it was there before i never noticed it and I might be completely wrong and I have no idea how it got there.

    be the judge and I'm sorry if the whole thread is a lie, I'm not sure anymore!

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    (picture, original size, just cropped to remove everything else, is that it? i feel bad :confused:)
     
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  19. Spirch

    Spirch

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    Apr 4, 2012
  20. Nuter

    Nuter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 22, 2020
    strange - it's from my album with permission to view for everyone..

    anyway I see that your investigation has entered new path - yes, it looks like it was there before..
     

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