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Thread: Neels Roos Challenge Completed....

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    Talking Neels Roos Challenge Completed....

    Ok people, it is done.

    Took me exactly 4 hours 55 minutes to complete with the Edge Pro Professional - NO mechanical devices used - all done manually by hand.

    Angle measured before: 26 degrees per side.

    Angle after: 20 degree relief per side with 22 degree micro bevel per side.

    Relief progression:

    Atoma Diamond Plates: 140#/400#/600#/1 200#

    Relief Mirror: Shapton Glass Stones: 500#/1k/2k/4k/8k + 1 diamond spray/16k + 0.5 diamond spray/30k + 0.25 diamond spray/leather strop + 0.1 diamond spray.

    Cutting Edge (Micro bevel): 15k Shapton Pro Stone - 4 x light strokes per side.

    With a precision instrument like the EP, irregularities quickly show on the grindline as either dips or mounds - I am happy to report that this blade presented none, which is extremely rare for a custom maker - well done there.

    The heat treat felt very consistent with a slight "hard spot" at the heel, which bodes good, as this is where normally first contact is made when attempting the cut, resulting in a slighter longer lasting edge.

    Slight "differential" HT in your favor there Neels.

    I am happy with the final result, but for now, my fingers hurt!

    Sorry Neels - the EP won, but it was a good battle.

    Now I will use it & resharpen before returning it to Guy.

    Some pics:























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    Damn, MR- that looks so fresh, I will be interested to see how it performs.

    I will see you on Sat, looks great, I will look forward to the Chat on Sat,

    cheers, chat then.

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    WHAT, see how it performs....????? this knife must now be placed in the Queen drawer showcase - you're not really going to blemish those lovely lines are you??

    ....mmmmm.......how about I just refuse to give it back to prevent abuse.....

    Glad you approve thus far.


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    MadRookie, Honestly I have never seen an edge like that. Out of this world! I am honoured that a MASTER did the edge on one of my knives and did this interesting report.Thank you. Your equipment is fantastic.

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    Fantastic!
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    Gotto say that it appears even more awesome when holding it in your hand!

    Coupled with the knife lines it really looks bad-ass!!

    Thx guys.


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    MR,

    Thank you, I received it and it looks awesome, the pics and the video do no justice, I am thrilled- thank you.

    Thank you for all the advice, tips and assistance, it is most appreciated.

    Guys, if you want to receive a professional sharpening finish that you can easily maintain, chat to MR.

    Thanks again,
    Guy

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    Thank you

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    Well done, Neels, Guy.........a stunning knife now doing what it should with utter hair-poppin joy - brilliant job there, MR - looks freakin awesome

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    Howzit. I'm a new member to this forum. Thanks for adding me.

    Wow. Enjoyed seeing this. Just realised that this is yet another skill i have to master in my journey, namely sharpening.

    Are there any courses out there that focus on this aspect of knifemaking? And (repsectfully) don't tell me that I could do this in 5 minutes on my beltgrinder. I have sharpened knives on my beltgrinder, and the above is not the result I'm gettting. I'd like to learn the technical stuff about sharpening. Btw, I do have a Lansky sharepening system, but were always afraid of using it, lest I put waves in the cutting edge.

    Thanks for sharing.

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