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Username Post: WEPS Shapton Progression        (Topic#909886)
leomitch
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08-08-11 09:14.54 - Post#2372182    


    In response to clayallison

You are more than welcome. It is I who should be thanking you...I will have 4 knives with spanking new edges done by the Wicked Edge Maestro himself. I can hardly wait to follow this adventure. I think the rest of the guys are in the same boat! Bated breath!
Hee hee hee! I see you have a piece of the lanyard covering the crack in the Rosewood Burl handle on the ESEE-6 Clay! Good stuff! I never thought that wood would crack like that! Sigh!

Cheers mate
Leo
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clayallison
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08-11-11 03:42.59 - Post#2373747    


    In response to leomitch

Okay, here we go:

Thank you to Leo for providing these knives!
(the link under each image is clickable for a much closer view)

Knife 1 is the ESEE 6

Overall length: 11.75"
Cutting Edge Length: 5.75"
Blade length (end of handle to tip of blade): 6.5"
Blade Width: 1.56"
Weight (knife only): 11.8 ounces
Drop point blade style, full flat grind
Available in plain or partially serrated edge
Maximum thickness: .188"
1095 Carbon Steel, 57 Rc.
Removable lined Micarta handle slabs
Rounded Pommel w/ lanyard hole

The edge is in great shape. Leo has put a very nice convex edge at 22 degrees per side,which I verified with the laser goniomter. The geometry is very clean and the edge is crisp.

Here is a shot of the knife as it came in:

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Here it is again with a little zoom on the edge:

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Next I took it to the microscope:


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In the image above, you can see the scratch pattern really well. (230x)


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I particularly like the image above because it really shows off the convex geometry. The shoulder and edge are slightly out of focus while the middle of the bevel is sharp due to the curvature. (230x)


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You can really see how clean the very edge is here. It forms a nice, even, straight line.

The knife is very sharp! The only difference after I'm done with it will be that we can see the different scratch patterns of each of the stones.
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Edited by clayallison on 08-11-11 03:50.54. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
Michiel Vanhoudt
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08-11-11 03:58.40 - Post#2373762    


    In response to clayallison

This is going to be fun
Michiel


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clayallison
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08-11-11 04:14.35 - Post#2373772    


    In response to clayallison

Here is the second of the knives sent in by Leo:

ESEE 4

O.A Length: 9.0"
Cutting Edge length: 4.06"
O.A. Blade Length: 4.5"
Maximum thickness: 3/16"
Blade Width: 1.25"
Weight: 7.4 ounces (knife only)
1095 Steel - 57 Rc.
Serial Number On Pommel
Ambidextrous Kydex sheath


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This is a beautiful knife, well sharpened by Leo. The edge is crisp and the knife shaves easily.


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You can see the convex shape well in this photo and the level of polish of the bevel.


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The edge is a well defined, sharp, convex grind at 21 degree per side, verified by laser goniometer.
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clayallison
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08-11-11 04:17.59 - Post#2373775    


    In response to Michiel Vanhoudt

  • Michiel Vanhoudt Said:
This is going to be fun



Agreed! I'll do the ESEE 6 with the Shaptons and the ESEE 4 with the Choseras. I'll try to photo and micro photo each phase. I'll have to do V grinds through the progression but will restore the convex shape at the end.
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Edited by clayallison on 08-11-11 04:18.39. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
clayallison
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08-11-11 04:47.24 - Post#2373795    


    In response to clayallison

Mounting the ESEE 6 in the Wicked Edge - Some considerations:


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Settings:
Angle: 25 degrees per side
(the Shaptons are thicker and need the offset of +3 degrees)
Depth: Bottom Holes
Alignment: B.5

I used the double sided foam tape to protect the coating on the blade and to keep the knife vertical in the clamp. The blade is fully flat ground, meaning that it tapers from the spine to the edge. The foam tape fills in the voids and keeps the blade centered. I set the angles at 25 degrees per side after matching them using the Sharpie technique. The Shaptons are thicker than the stock Wicked Edge stones and require a +3 degree offset to match the actual angle.
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clayallison
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08-11-11 05:22.30 - Post#2373817    


    In response to clayallison

Sorry Leo, had to destroy your nice convex grind

I used the Shapton 120# stones to do the job:


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Zoom In 230x magnification

Time elapsed 00:05:30
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clayallison
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08-11-11 05:39.44 - Post#2373831    


    In response to clayallison

The next was 220# Shapton stones


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This stage was very easy. Approx 100 strokes per side. Time elapsed 00:01:30
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clayallison
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08-11-11 05:51.36 - Post#2373838    


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Zoom In 230x

320# Shapton Stones. Approximately 100 strokes per side. Time elapsed 00:01:30
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clayallison
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08-11-11 06:00.55 - Post#2373846    


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Zoom In 230x

1000# Shapton Stones - Approximately 150 strokes per side. Elapsed time: 00:02:00
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