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Sodbuster Jr angle question 2276

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,459 Join us! Embrace the Flicky Faith!
Sodbuster Jr angle question
« on: March 15, 2012, 05:42:09 PM »
Earlier this week I received my Lansky sharpening system, and I love it.  I've been playing with it a bit, and managed to get even a cheapy no-name blade razor sharp.  I need to put a new edge on my CV Sodbuster Jr.  This is my work knife, and sees a lot of box busting, cutting vinyl wallpaper, etc.  I was thinking about redoing the edge at a 300 angle. Any opinions?

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,241 AKA Knife Crazied
Re: Sodbuster Jr angle question
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 05:58:07 PM »
I'd still do 20. That is what I always use and it seems to remain sharp for a fair amount of time. BTW just for you to  :drool:, here is a few of my custom soddie jrs.



No Life Club Posts: 3,435
Re: Sodbuster Jr angle question
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 06:10:26 PM »
I think 30 degrees sounds fine. Some research was performed on old Norwegian knives (“tolleknivar”, I refuse calling a tollekniv a puukko) to see what edge andle the oldtimers preferred, and it seemed 27-28 degrees inclusive was the common preference. These are relatively thin blades of primitive carbon steel, so I think the comparison with a Sodbuster in CV has some relevance.

“You should listen when the old dog barks,” is an old proverb this made me think of.
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,459 Join us! Embrace the Flicky Faith!
Re: Sodbuster Jr angle question
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 10:35:47 PM »
@ Ashley-  :twak: for making me  :drool: . :) 

I think I'm going to redo the edge to 300 and give it a shot.

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: Sodbuster Jr angle question
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 01:35:12 AM »
Yeah, give 30 a try, if it rolls on you, or doesn't perform well just go to 40. That's kind of the fun, finding what works best for you.

Mike

Common sense ..... so rare, it's virtually a super power.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,550
Re: Sodbuster Jr angle question
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 01:40:59 AM »
I'd use 40, IIRC case harden their steel to mid 50s only.
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,459 Join us! Embrace the Flicky Faith!
Re: Sodbuster Jr angle question
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 12:20:40 AM »
Well, I redid the edge to 300 the other day, surprisingly much easier than I thought it would be with the Lansky.  So far it's held up great tearing up packaging, and cutting some samples out of a commercial wallpaper book today.  Even after all that it had no problem leaving a nice clean cut......in my finger. :oops:  Looks like it's a winner!

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D

 

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