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Skookum Bush Tool
#16
My only tests for sharp knives was to run my thumb sideways over the blade, or try to cut paper with the blade.
Now thanks to you link to http://knifegrinders.com.au/Manuals/Sharpness_Chart.pdf I know of many other tests.
I have saved the link.
Thank you Deerstalker.
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#17
(07-02-2018, 08:23 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: My only tests for sharp knives was to run my thumb sideways over the blade, or try to cut paper with the blade.
Now thanks to you link to http://knifegrinders.com.au/Manuals/Sharpness_Chart.pdf I know of many other tests.
I have saved the link.
Thank you Deerstalker.

You're welcome Pete - those blokes are just up the road from me Cool

Be sure to tell me if / when you achieve this..........

"Silent slicer - at 20 BESS and under the hair falls effortlessly as soon as it touches the edge; not jumping away like with popping, just silently falls, indicative of a 0.01-0.02 micron edge."

or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2NtAuuEYwg
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#18
Here's another test Pete, best done when sober though Tongue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k1o70tMHYM
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#19
There is also this one.... Rolleyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozZF2EgnYm0

or Tally-ho

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rolling_papers
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#20
(07-05-2018, 04:00 AM)Deerstalker Wrote: Here's another test Pete, best done when sober though Tongue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k1o70tMHYM

No thanks - too risky.  Undecided
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#21
This is how they sharpen knives in Thailand deerstalker.

https://www.videoblocks.com/video/thai-o...klindfr05w
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#22
(07-05-2018, 10:22 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: This is how they sharpen knives in Thailand deerstalker.

That'll do it  Wink
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#23
(07-02-2018, 08:23 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: My only tests for sharp knives was to run my thumb sideways over the blade, or try to cut paper with the blade.
Now thanks to you link to http://knifegrinders.com.au/Manuals/Sharpness_Chart.pdf I know of many other tests.
I have saved the link.
Thank you Deerstalker.

not sure if someone posted this already but at JB's knife sharpening class at EOTW 2016 he taught me how to test it. You take the blade and run it across your finger nail--if it glides its dull, if it makes a mark and drags with resistance its Barrow sharp Big Grin

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#24
Running through the tests on YouTube, a good one, I thought, was to look at the sharp edge, and if there is any reflection of light, the edge is not sharp.
These expensive knives for sale should have a standard for being sharp.
If a blade cannot pass a certain sharpness test, it should not be worth $500.
But what test should they pass, that is the question?
Slicing a cigarette paper is a good one.
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#25
That's also a good way to pick up any nicks in the edge Shy

Beyond that there are a range of other more demanding tests up to and including measuring the radius of the primary cutting edge.

http://knifegrinders.com.au/Manuals/Sharpness_Chart.pdf

(07-07-2018, 06:55 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: Slicing a cigarette paper is a good one.

It is, especially when push cutting rather than slicing  Shy
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#26
Matt,
You will find the SBT is a very well built tool and matches Mors criteria of a prybar that works wood really well.
That strength comes with a price and I found the Skookum to be too heavy especially when worn around the neck.
Mors said the comment he has received most is regarding the weight of the knife.
That being said he honors his warranty and Mors had broken the tip from his original SBT at the pivot hole and Rod sent him a replacement
Sleddog talked me into trading my SBT to him and I believe it was a fair deal Huh

Keep us informed as to how you are using it and how it performs

Griz
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#27
Just found this on Youtube.
A novel way to sharpen a knife, and the person shaved his arm afterwards!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zleVA9yxdm8
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#28
(07-11-2018, 08:41 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: Just found this on Youtube.

As with the Thai example Pete, the world is full of suitable surfaces for sharpening  Shy
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#29
(07-11-2018, 09:06 AM)Deerstalker Wrote:
(07-11-2018, 08:41 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: Just found this on Youtube.

As with the Thai example Pete, the world is full of suitable surfaces for sharpening  Shy

He did actually shaved his arm with the knife, but a commentator suggested that possibly the knife was sharp before.
Another commented that the method worked well.
Do you own a knife Deerstalker?
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#30
(07-11-2018, 09:17 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: Do you own a knife Deerstalker?

 Why yes Pete..............more than one in fact Rolleyes
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