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Old 02-07-2012, 03:40 PM   #11
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:09 PM   #12
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Hey, I do love to prattle on about knives!
And spend my money...
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:15 PM   #13
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Your set of knives probably cost more than the first several cars I owned in my youth. Probably more that the first few cars, and the brand new mortorcycle purchased in 1976. But I sincerely doubt that they were sharper than my broadheads. We're talking razor blade sharp, four blades at a time, with a razor sharp, chisled tip.

I hope you get great service from your steel. Owning a great knife is almost as fun as owning a hot bike, and can probably get you into as much trouble, almost.

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:31 PM   #14
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Silver's blades will likely last a lot longer than the broadheads and automobiles. 270 mm is not exactly a Samurai sword.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:12 PM   #15
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Well, I hope not to be shooting my knives around in the forest, so that should help!

Thanks guys!

Sharpening is my weak point right now...hoping that I can get this freehand thing figured out and wishing that I'd gone with an Apex right about now. I'm sure I'll get it going in time.
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Well, I hope not to be shooting my knives around in the forest, so that should help!

Thanks guys!

Sharpening is my weak point right now...hoping that I can get this freehand thing figured out and wishing that I'd gone with an Apex right about now. I'm sure I'll get it going in time.
In the course of refining your freehand sharpening techniques you may also have to develop some scratch removal skills using materials like aluminum oxide pastes and Flitz with cork, leather, and felt pads.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:20 PM   #17
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There are those that will disagree with this, but from what I haave read on the subject, and from a physics and engineering standpoint, the convex bevel is the strongest and sharpest bevel for a knife edge. It is more difficult to create initially, but after it is done, stropping will keep your bevel honed razor sharp and will maintain the convex shape. Look up the techniques for creating and maintaining this edge, and the pros and cons about using it.

One of the things I like about Chroma knives is that they come from the factory with a convex edge

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I've wondered how much practical difference there is between the Moritaka "Supreme" line and the "#2". I suspect not much. Probably 97% as good for 30% less money.
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I've wondered how much practical difference there is between the Moritaka "Supreme" line and the "#2". I suspect not much. Probably 97% as good for 30% less money.

If you owned both you could do a comparison...
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Yep, Bill, I'm definitely figuring that that will happen. I'm going to ruin these beautiful blades but, hey, they're tools, right? Sigh.

Chief, I've read that as well. Chad Ward seems to have a bit of a thing for the convex edge but I haven't read too much about it, yet. Am I ready? Maybe I'll start with sharpening generally.

Rob, according to the retailer from whom I bought the #2 (Deluxe), he said that you probably wouldn't notice any difference unless you did a very careful A/B comparison between the two. Supreme should have a SLIGHTLY less likelihood of cracking/chipping because the Deluxe is more "pure" carbon (and therefore slightly easier to hone/sharpen). What's the worst that can happen?
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