Re: To Choil Or Not To Choil?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 09:35:19 PM »
How did you make the choil? Round diamond file?
I finished with a round steel file.But I started with triangular file to mark a definitive cut so the round file wouldn't slip from that position.The steel on these SAK's aren't particularly hard so a metal file worked fine although a diamond file will require less effort.
I can now place the blade on my stone and expect is to produce an even edge from the back to the front of the blade.When trying to sharpen the blade before making the choil,the stone would set high at the back of the blade and cause the opposite side of the stone to dig into the forward portion of the blade.Now that problem is solved.A simple solution to a somewhat vexing problem.
I can only assume that Wenger,upon producing the 130 models,decided to cut production costs by eliminating the choil.
Added a picture of the choil on the 111's.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2014, 09:43:06 PM by toolguy »
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