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  Knife Review: Oberland Arms Jager Sepp
Posted by: subwoofer - 06-17-2019, 01:40 PM - Forum: Knife and Blade Reviews - No Replies

Before the main intro, the review featured in this post, includes SET testing results. Might this be the first ever review of its type to include these?...

This thread is a new approach for me regarding sharing my reviews. Forums are where I came from, and the discussion on forums is something I hope to be involved in and inspire. It has become too much work to convert the reviews published on my website into forum versions, so I need to try something else to stay in touch with the forums.

I am only including a headline introduction and link to the review - please return to this forum to discuss the review or ask questions.

To the Moderators, there is a reciprocal link at the end of every review on Tactical Reviews. If you have any concerns over this approach please let me know.

Knife Review: Oberland Arms Jager Sepp

17 June, 2019

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Finding Oberland Arms’ knives was an outstanding highlight of IWA 2018, and it became a mission of mine to review them. A happy coincidence that one other IWA 2018 highlight happened to be another knife designed by Tommaso Rumici who is the designer of the Jager Sepp on review here. Everything came together nicely at […]

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  I sharpened two knives
Posted by: grepper - 06-04-2019, 12:11 AM - Forum: All About Edges - Replies (6)

A short story for no reason.

I was feeling odd and depleted because I had not sharpened anything for a while.  So I ferreted around in the kitchen drawer knife block and found two knives that didn't hang very well on my thumbnail. For all intents and purposes they were still plenty sharp, but I declared them dull enough to be in desperate need of sharpening because it made me happy.

The first knife was a Victorinox 5" chef's.  Nice little knife.  This one: https://www.swissknifeshop.com/shop/swis...ef-s-knife

After sharpening and deburring I took 3 sharpness readings from handle to tip: 100, 230, 105.  Now normally, seeing the wacky 230 number I would have at least taken another reading as most likely the wild reading was caused because I happened to measure right on a tiny bit of burr and another reading would not have been so aberrant, but I felt along the edge with my educated thumb and the whole thing felt very sharp.  Also, I only used a 150 grit Cubitron belt so of course it was nice and toothy and I knew it would do a fine job slicing onions or whatever so I declared it good enough and returned it to use.

Then I did a Calphalon 4.5" parer.  A dandy, fairly thick, heavy blade parer: https://www.amazon.com/Calphalon-Contemp...B00007IT31

After sharpening I took three readings from handle to tip: 95, 90, 65.  While I was not bothered by the strange 230 number from the last knife, I found the 65 reading most troubling.  I took another reading there at the tip and got 95.  Much better!  I declared it good enough and returned it to use.

While writing this I got the Calphalon from the drawer knife block to see exactly what it was and placed it next to the computer.  I picked it up to read the writing on the blade and clumsily bumped it into the back of the first knuckle of my index finger.  Crap!  Epidermal leakage.  I'm finishing this with a piece of Kleenex wrapped around my finger secured with Scotch tape so as not to leak all over the keyboard.  Seems to be working.

Like I said, a short story for no reason.

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  The straight razor that can't cut test media
Posted by: SHARPCO - 05-30-2019, 06:04 AM - Forum: All About Edges - Replies (12)

Today I sharpened straight razor. My customer said it was made in 1910-1945.

Atoma 400 -> Atoma 600 -> Atoma 1200 -> Spyderco Fine -> Spyderco UF -> Nanocloth strop(Tormek PA-70) -> kangaroo strop(diamond emulsion 4 micron) -> kangaroo strop(diamond emulsion 0.5 micron) -> kangaroo strop(diamond emulsion 0.025 micron)

It was very sharp. But couldn't cut test media and I have to stop testing at 155 BESS. When I checked edge, it was a little collapsed.

I think there is a problem with blade steel.

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  Effect of Chopping Board Material on Edge Longevity
Posted by: KnifeGrinders - 05-18-2019, 02:53 AM - Forum: Edge Sharpness Testing - Replies (7)

Thanks to the Mike B. SET-testing stand we've completed a research on chopping boards.

Video of our research:

Complete experimental data and discussion are in our article "Effect of the Chopping Board Material on Edge Longevity" in the Edge Stability Testing section on our website http://knifegrinders.com.au/16SET.htm
(the last research in the list)

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Posted by: EOU - 04-22-2019, 09:22 AM - Forum: BESS - No Replies

Congratulations to these three new BESS Partners! All from different corners of our planet! New Zealand, Korea, USA.

                                        RAZOR SHARP




                                        Eddo's Edge


And since we're doing these today and one more came in late from Germany:



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  200 Members!
Posted by: admin - 04-18-2019, 12:48 AM - Forum: Relevant General Discussion - Replies (2)

I just want to give all of our members a big thank you for your posts!  Thanks to your sharing and input our membership has now reached 200. 

Thanks again everybody, and looking forward to your posts!

... Your friendly admin.

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  BESS 10
Posted by: tailmotor - 04-16-2019, 12:50 AM - Forum: Edge Sharpness Testing - Replies (13)

A friend of mine in Kiruna SWEDEN manufactures razors by hand. He asked me to test one of his razors. He should feel satisfied with the result.


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  Toothy edge with Atoma 140 grit
Posted by: SHARPCO - 04-14-2019, 01:44 AM - Forum: All About Edges - Replies (8)


Method: Atoma 140 grit(Edge trail) >>> Leather stropping(PA-70)

Sharpness: 105, 155, 85(The average is 115 BESS)

Can you see the "LOW"?

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  Sharpening with a Grinder
Posted by: Larrin - 04-08-2019, 07:03 PM - Forum: Relevant General Discussion - Replies (1)

You guys were very helpful with writing this one. https://knifesteelnerds.com/2019/04/08/d...your-edge/

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  1sm Modifications
Posted by: CLBennett500 - 03-30-2019, 03:06 PM - Forum: Relevant General Discussion - Replies (7)

I'm new to the forum and wanted to post a modification I made to my Kally to use the surgisharp angle guide. 
This is the second  revision I made. The first was a platton modification to access both sides of the belt to profile knives. I soon learned the 1SM is not the right tool to make knives with and upgraded to a KMG. 
The second mod is what is pictured. I basically made a platton extension with an angle clip and pipe clamp. I tucked the extension behind the factory platton so when the angle guide is used the platton planes line up. 
Has anyone else tried modifications that work with the surgisharp guide?
I like the setup but am regretting the first mod I did. I'm thinking of buying a new platton or 2 to further refine the setup. 

Also, I am very impressed with this forum and how well you folks treat each other. I'm glad I found it.

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