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BESS Sharpening Competition on BF
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Over on blade forums there's a big thread of some guys that are doing a competition to see who can get the lowest BESS score on a blade.  I haven't really bothered to read any of it, but I thought someone here might be interested:

https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/any-...n.1781350/

Brian.
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#2
Hmm... He states that the knife steel and hardness will not be disclosed till the sharpness testing?!
Sharpening methods differ so drastically depending on the steel and hardness that I would be lost in confusion if asked to sharpen it.
http://knifeGrinders.com.au
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(05-31-2021, 10:55 AM)KnifeGrinders Wrote: Hmm... He states that the knife steel and hardness will not be disclosed till the sharpness testing?!
Sharpening methods differ so drastically depending on the steel and hardness that I would be lost in confusion if asked to sharpen it.

New member, first post.........

I like the idea of BESS testing.  Repeatable and not as subjective
as "cuts newsprint like ice through a cow" and Scary Sharp.

Part of my competition background is Land Speed Racing,
where we drive cars or motorcycles as fast as we can, and
compare best speeds.  We compete at various distances,
since acceleration is  usually a factor.

My personal best motorcycle speed is 251mph over a mile,
and my on-board data showed 253mph before I
could get the throttle closed after the finish line.

I am also a competition swimmer, so yes, the time matters.

NOT subjective, like platform diving or ballroom dancing......

Which is why I like the BESS concept - no adjectives,
no appearance points, no favoritism.

Just the winning number, please...........
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