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Mtech Hunter

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Ray Mears
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A) I double checked the edge / bevel .. It's 22 degrees on the money
B) Cant trust those plastic gauges ...

Lets get right to it then ... It's a 60% humidity day
And the knife failed @ 250 slices ..
This is the high end of average ..
Knife cost $23 bananas , and went to 250 slices ..
That means the performance index is at 10 cents a slice . ( Slightly better - but rounded off )
I hate the grips , they be rubbish ..
I feel a paracord wrap in this knives future ..

Next I will try a 18 degree bevel .. Might roll the edge or might give a serious performance boost ?
 

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I have put a 18 degree bevel on the Mtech , and will slice some more rope as time and weather permits .
I used a digital angle meter to double check what's what .
I used my guided knife sharpener because I have it worked out nicely ( angles ) ..
So lets see what a difference 18 degrees makes to 22 degrees with the Mtech .
 

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I am surprised. This brand has some pretty wild knife designs that seem to be aimed at those who like bling. Many in the US call them "gas station knives". I just assumed they'd all be pretty poor.
 

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I have a folder ( Mtech ) review posted ... And it did surprisingly well .
Problem is in general , a complete lack of actual testing ( edge retention ) .
And unfortunately opinion quickly gains traction and some how becomes fact ( of sorts ) .
 

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18 degree bevel cuts rope ..

Slicing rope to two hundred slices was nice .
But @ 200 the going was getting harder .. . Harder for me .
Cos I needed to push down onto the rope harder .
This obviously put more stress onto the 18 degree edge and at 250 slices there was edge roll .
We can call 250 a soft fail .. & maybe call 300 a hard fail due to a rolled edge .
Wasn't a big roll ..

I stropped the edge once both ways and suddenly it was slicing paper ..
So in the video @ the end , that restored edge is a two strop edge ( once each way )
This kind of tells me the edge rolled .

So early in the rope slice there was no issue ..
But as the edge wore , more pressure was required to cut rope ..
And that increased pressure rolled the 18 degree edge / bevel .

So , 22 degrees or 18 degrees ... Looks like the knife is a 250 slicer !
And in my book , 250 is the upper end of average .
A 20 degree edge ? Butt , I'm done on this one . I might do a paracord wrap ...
Oh , and the edge stropped back just fine .. Though I did need a little compound , half a dozen passes over the green stuff and some soft and hard leather .
So a low average price and a high average performance .
 
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