Got A New Knife For My Birthday
Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:14 PM
Look at the "S" in "Sharp" I shaved up a section so thin on a piece of printer paper it didn't get below the depth the ink soaked to! Yes it's crazy sharp!
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This is "ULU" mode. (Great for chopping and fleshing.)
I'm really looking forward to using this knife a lot, in both the field and the kitchen.
Posted 09 September 2009 - 10:18 PM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 08:47 AM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:39 AM
Geoff / TBow
Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:48 PM
OH YA! Ain't nothin' like a new toy to perk a body's spirits!
Geoff / TBow
You got that right Geoff!
The out of the box sharpness of this thing is really blowing me away. The piece of paper I shaved without breaking through measured 0.001" with my micrometer. My micrometer is capable of reading down to 0.0005". The thickness of the shaving will not even register on the micrometer. If it was over 0.00025 it would round up to 0.0005". The shaving thickness repeatedly reads ZERO! That means the thickness of the shaving is less than 0.00025" !!! A human hair is about 0.004". So this knife theoretically is literally sharp enough to split a hair. More than once!
Posted 10 September 2009 - 08:46 PM
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 12 September 2009 - 10:27 PM
Great looking tool. Never seen one like that. I used to have a schrade pocket knife that was wicked sharp too. It would do anything I ever asked it to. Then I lost it. I felt so bad I designated the day I lost it as a memorial day. Seriously a knife that is not sharp is just not a knife. Thanks for sharing.
Man I feel your loss on that one. Schrade is unfortunately no more You can still find a few on Ebay. I have a Schrade sheath knife stainless steel blade made in Ireland. I still use it frequently and it is still one of the sharpest knives I own.
The Blade-Tech Ulu goes for between $40 and $50. That's about the same as a good Buck or Gerber. So it is competitively priced. The Blade Tech Ulu is a very versatile and extremely sharp. It's an AUS 8 stainless blade which should take resharpening very well.
If you're looking for a replacement for that Schrade I suggest you take a look at Spyderco's Dragonfly knife. That's the other birthday knife I got this year. It's the stainless model with the VG-10 blade. I just got it yesterday. It's easily as sharp and may even be sharper than the Blade-Tech Ulu. The Spyderco Dragonfly is gonna be in my pocket everyday from now on. Two other everyday carry knives that have got my attention lately are Blade-Tech's Mouse and Ratel.
Edited by Leo, 12 September 2009 - 10:29 PM.
Posted 27 September 2009 - 08:42 PM
Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:40 AM
So what is your prefered knife sharpening procedure, Leo?
Maybe I should put together an article on it. Technique and materials make a difference. Good technique and substandard materials still can produce a decent edge. While great materials and sloppy technique won't make a sharp knife. If you have both good technique and good materials you can really bring out the potential of a good blade.
I sharpened my Spyderco the other day with the goal of trying to get it as absolutely sharp as I could. I'm very happy with the results. It's got a VG 10 blade. It's one of my absolute favorite blade steels but you are really limited in the knives it's available in.
This thing is now sharper than brand new and that's hard to do with a Spyderco. Spyderco's come really sharp out of the box!
I've used an awful lot of different things to sharpen knives over the years. Right now my preferred method uses a combination of purchased sharpening stuff and homemade stuff. I do a final stropping of the blades on a piece of corrugated cardboard.
Edited by Leo, 28 September 2009 - 09:42 AM.
Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:14 PM
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