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#94424 - 10/29/11 04:36 PM Sharpining angle ***
ranger51 Offline
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Registered: 10/12/11
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Can anyone tell me at what angle I should use to sharpin my model 18 with 01 carbon steel?? Thanks, Allen

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#94429 - 10/29/11 05:58 PM Re: Sharpining angle [Re: ranger51]
TonyLaPetri Offline
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The Randall Catalog/Manual says 20 degrees for all Randalls.
Maybe some will have a slightly different opinion?
Tony
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#94430 - 10/29/11 05:59 PM Re: Sharpining angle [Re: TonyLaPetri]
Peter S. Offline
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I prefer 20-30.
I think, you have to test it!
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#94439 - 10/29/11 08:39 PM Re: Sharpining angle [Re: ranger51]
Neil Offline
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Registered: 10/27/11
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I think the edge bevel angle depends on the use that you plan for your knife. A utility knife needs a larger (more blunt) angle to preserve its cutting edge in tough materials. Special uses may require something much thinner. For example, the Model 1 that I carried in Germany was sharpened with a fairly thin edge to maximize its edge sharpness. There was always someone who asked "How sharp is that knife?"--- my left forearm was usually bare due to my giving a demonstration of shaving the hair off. This was a fighting knife and its edge requirements were somewhat unique.

Regards, Neil

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#94497 - 10/30/11 08:38 PM Re: Sharpining angle [Re: Neil]
Leatherman Offline
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I do it at about 20, free hand on a norton professional 3 stone system, just like the shop.
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#94526 - 10/31/11 12:08 PM Re: Sharpining angle [Re: Leatherman]
fabio Offline
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for me 20-30
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#94541 - 10/31/11 03:52 PM Re: Sharpining angle [Re: fabio]
kalervo Offline
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Neils answer is very correct if you ask me. :-)
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