It is currently Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:27 am



Welcome
Welcome to chefknivestogo

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. In addition, registered members also see less advertisements. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!





 Page 1 of 1 [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: American Tantos
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:07 am 
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 27, 2013 6:39 pm
Posts: 258
Recently there was a thread regarding the American style Tanto. I figured I would show how a properly sharpened one is supposed to look , and I got a chance to play with some new Jnats and stainless steel.

So as I mentioned in the previous thread , the secret to a proper Tanto is Making the Tanto bevels and the Main bevels intersection crisp. It should be sharp , almost like a secondary point , and the main grind lines should flow all the way from the spine , and smoothly transition to the cutting bevels , where everything should line up. If the cutting bevels grind lines are askew of the main grind lines it looks weird.

So here is mine , not the mirror polish you are used to seeing , but this hakka suita edge , finished up on 1u CBN on roo is more than sharp enough for the knifes intended uses (think improvised battlefield lobotomy) and going any finer would have been a moot point based on edge geometry ( I thinned it down to 20dps... )
Image

Now here you can see the point (hehe pun intended) I am trying to illustrate. This is a personal knife that I butchered with a lansky , every time I sharpen it things get closer and closer to where they should be....
Image

These macro shots are more for nitpicking than anything else , but having the bevels line up properly and having the secondary point being crisp and sharp will affect the knife intended use. IE snap cuts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_AtApX3468

Image

Image

Image



_________________
Ken Schwartz is my crack dealer.....
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: American Tantos
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:22 am 
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 4:42 pm
Posts: 3545
Location: USA... mostly.
Sometimes crack pays... ;)



_________________
Embracing the silence amid a life and land full of static...
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: American Tantos
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:23 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:08 pm
Posts: 210
Nice work. I've never been a major fan of the Tanto style tip, but I really like the belly they have.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: American Tantos
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:00 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:03 am
Posts: 24
Wow, nice job. That's a better job then I get on my W.E.


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1 [ 4 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


suspicion-preferred