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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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  Rubber wheel
Posted by: SHARPCO - 03-21-2019, 07:16 PM - Forum: Relevant General Discussion - Replies (14)

(1:35 ~)

This rubber wheel is impressive. 

It polishes the blade very effectively. I think it could be used for sharpening.

However, it's hard to see anyone using rubber wheels for polishing or sharpening. 

Do you know why?

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  Math vs. Myth
Posted by: Sam Sloane - 03-21-2019, 11:35 AM - Forum: Relevant General Discussion - Replies (9)

OK Guys....here is the deal.......

If you wanted to have your best knife sharpened to the highest standard......who would you give it to?

Option 1:.......Jangi Shitomoro....16th generation Bladesmith, using traditional methods.

Option 2:.......an un-named sharpener in Australia.....who can quantify every step of the process?

I am on a number of groups to soak up info.....and I do believe there are many than have that magic touch, but most just quote their own bible......but as an engineer, even watching gurus like Bob Kramer.......by putting numbers to it.....being repeatable, and doing every thing in precise ways just makes me salavate....

Whats your position?


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  Knife Review: Lionsteel M4
Posted by: subwoofer - 03-21-2019, 08:16 AM - Forum: Knife and Blade Reviews - Replies (4)

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: Lionsteel M4               

[Image: Lionsteel-M4-00-feature-P1330361.jpg]    


If the Lionsteel M4 is not on your list of candidates for a utility / bushcraft / general purpose fixed blade knife, it should be. It is not a new model at the time of this review, now entering its third year of production, and the Mik Molletta designed M4 from Lionsteel seemingly finds that […]

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  KnifeGrinders, New book, video
Posted by: Mike Brubacher - 03-19-2019, 09:52 AM - Forum: All About Edges - Replies (2)

It has been brought to our attention that Knife Grinders has made available new information regarding use of the 
Tormek to achieve super sharp edges. Congrats to KG!


Sharpening to 41 Bess:


Attention to Detail:


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