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Username Post: CRKT SPEW        (Topic#921036)
03-20-12 05:12.47 - Post#2453573    

Just joined today and this is my first post, so forgive me if this is in the wrong place or I am asking something that has already been answered ad nauseum... I just purchased a CRKT Folts SPEW; my first neck knife. I like everything about the knife, except the blade steel seems a bit sub-par. (I know - other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?) Can anyone give me any tips on how to sharpen the blade? What angle would I use? Thanks guys!

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07-06-12 03:56.13 - Post#2481785    

    In response to Christopher62

Welcome partner; I have only 1 CRKT, a M16-03Z and the steel is AUS 4 but out of a couple hundred knives I own; it seems to have pretty useless steel. I am very adept at sharpening using synthetic waterstones, I have tried angles from 12 to 30 degrees inclusive. Also used grits from 220 to 8K.

I love the design but I just can't get any combination that stays sharp. I've even considered having a new blade made with 154CM or even good old 1095. Your blade is 5CR15MoV; so we're comparing apples to oranges. Here's a link that gives comparisons,

I'm sure you'll get a more informed answer for your model and steel from others quite soon. Greg

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02-26-13 15:59.39 - Post#2535003    

    In response to hogwild69

I gave my wife a SPEW that she keeps in her purse in a little kydex sheath. Nice little knife for protection.

I sharpened hers on progressively finer sandpaper ( 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 ) then stropped it on felt and leather with CrOx and 0.25 micron diamond slurry.

Its got an edge on it now that will slice a falling tissue in half......much less anyone who messes with my lady.

Enjoy it, Nice little knife.


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