John McDouall Stuart
- Aug 27, 2021
- Reaction score
Recently I has a CrazyFox knife go from a 50 slice fail ...
To a 550 slice fail .. Yeah ! , that's only a 500 slice difference or like 1000% ...
That's crazy !
I know in the past I have used a 80 grit diamond to lay down an edge on ( Softer / cheaper / steel ) and I gained edge holding .
So is this a case off samo / samo ?
Or was it the angle of the bevel that was responsible for what was essentially a horrific increase in performance . ( ? )
In anyway , this enquiring mind wants to know ! And you the reader are free to come along for a ride ! ( If you so chose )
We have some 10 previously disappointing knives , one of which is another CrazyFox D2 . And if mem serves that CFD2 did a 200 fail on a 220 grit wet stone grind . Be interesting to see what happens this time around .
I have a 200mm X 25mm grinder wheel , being some 60 grit .
With the help of my 3D printer , I printed out some spacers so the grinder wheel would go on the wet stone grinder .
And that crazy CrazyFox knife was the first knife to be ground ( due to the monolithic build of the knife ) , as there was a lot of material to remove to make a new edge profile . And the result was a 1000% increase in edge holding . ( color me shocked and awe struck ) It's not every day you see a 1000% performance increase .
So I must start a process of elimination ..
Was it the GRIT , or was it the ANGLE of the bevel ?
And as this post might suggest , I am starting with the grit and 10 other disappointing knives .
Im too pooped to pop after hours of grinding ..
So as the clock ticks and tocks , I will try and get thru these 10 knives as soon as possible !