Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:29 am
MadRookie wrote:My EDC (Benchmade Barrage 581 M390) is sharpened to 1k GS.
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:28 am
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:26 am
MadRookie wrote:Using a stone & strop at the same grit works as follows:
Stones set the bevel and create final edge.
Strops maintain that edge at the same grit level, which means less frequently returning to the stones.
I strop ( 8 x passes per blade side) after every use & it can be many months before I need to fall back to the stones.
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:06 pm
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:37 pm
Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:59 am
MadRookie wrote:You see - now try stropping using EXTREMELY LIGHT strokes x 8 passes per blade side......then very light 1 x pass on cork or felt block to debur.... & report back....
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:13 am
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:41 am
MadRookie wrote:I meant drawing the blade through a felt block like you would do with a wooden block to debur.
I do not like felt for stropping - 1µ BC on slightly roughened horse but is where I stop.
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:55 am
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:55 am
MadRookie wrote:Finer than 1µ remokves the "toothy bite" & makes it a worse cutter.
µ = alt+0181