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Vic serrations help! 1964

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Vic serrations help!
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:03:49 AM »
Well, I tried to sharpen the serrated blade on my beater SwissTool. I really messed it up. The points are barely showing anymore.. Any idea on what I should do?

B
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Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 02:36:39 AM »
Either use a sharpening rod or get a coarse stone and get comfortable and grind them off.  I just did it with my OHT.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,550
Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008, 04:08:02 AM »
Do you still want the serrations? if you don't then either sharpen them on a rod or corner of triangular stone as it is, or sharpen them away altogether. If you do then it's a bit of hard, you need a rod shaped stone that's same size as the scallop and restore them (dremel with chainsaw sharpening stone works well).
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,696 Aggressive in defence
Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 10:30:00 PM »
A Spyderco Sharpmaker is the answer . Victorinox blade angles are the same as the sharpmaker so you get some very good results . Heres a pic of my RS blade thats been sharpened a good few times



The RS plain edge which has been sharpened loads of times . I sharpen it often and dont allow it top get too blunt . Its easier to keep it shaving sharp and only takes a few strokes on the White stones .



And last is the serrated blade on my std Swisstool



Its hard to believe they have seen much use but with the right sharpening method its possible to keep them looking almost new .

Dunc
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Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 10:38:58 PM »
I wonder if Mr Glesser had Victorinox in mind when he made the Sharmaker? they really are bang on at sharpening Swiss products :)

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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,696 Aggressive in defence
Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 10:43:52 PM »
I wonder if Mr Glesser had Victorinox in mind when he made the Sharmaker? they really are bang on at sharpening Swiss products :)

It makes you wonder  :think: Did he bring the sharpmaker out before his own range of knives ?
  I know without the sharpmaker I would have messed up the serrations along time ago .

Looking at my photos you can still see the factory grind marks although faint now it still goes to show although I've sharpend the RS blades alot , not that much metal has been taken off ,  Mainly because I didnt need to re-profile .

Dunc
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Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 10:46:04 PM »
What do you do to the "back" of the blade? Cos i assume a burr of some description will build up :think:

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 10:50:06 PM »
Ryan...

You just give the reverse of the blade a quick swipe over the stones to wipe the swarfe away :)

Dunc...

I think they made the sharpmaker first :think:, but don't quote me :)

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Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2008, 10:51:18 PM »
Ryan...

You just give the reverse of the blade a quick swipe over the stones to wipe the swarfe away :)

I figured as much, ta :)

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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,696 Aggressive in defence
Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2008, 10:54:20 PM »
What do you do to the "back" of the blade? Cos i assume a burr of some description will build up :think:

Your quite right  :D I should have mentioned it  :-[  Spyderco recommend 3 strokes on the serrations to 1 on the flat side . I tend to do about 10 on the serrations and 1 or 2 on the flat side but very gentle and then a strop on my jeans or belt . I also use a 12X magnifyer to look at the edge to make sure its right .

Dunc
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Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2008, 10:56:09 PM »
Ryan...

You just give the reverse of the blade a quick swipe over the stones to wipe the swarfe away :)

Dunc...

I think they made the sharpmaker first :think:, but don't quote me :)

Mike beat me to it but thats more or less what I was trying to say  :D

Dunc
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Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2008, 10:56:45 PM »
Cheers Dunc, I think I should get a sharpmaker, they do seem very good. Maybe i'll see what it's like at the meetup and decide then :)

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2008, 10:57:43 PM »
I like the RS serrations so much more than the Std's.

B
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2008, 10:59:46 PM »
Dunc, you should make a video review about the RS!

B
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2008, 11:01:28 PM »
Cheers Dunc, I think I should get a sharpmaker, they do seem very good. Maybe i'll see what it's like at the meetup and decide then :)
Yep a Sharpmaker's a bit of a must have in my eye's, even if you can sharpen a knife without one :)

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Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2008, 01:26:14 AM »
Quote
Did he bring the sharpmaker out before his own range of knives ?

Yup- Spyderco's old motto used to be "First we made things sharp, then we made sharp things."

Def

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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,696 Aggressive in defence
Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2008, 05:38:26 AM »
Quote
Did he bring the sharpmaker out before his own range of knives ?

Yup- Spyderco's old motto used to be "First we made things sharp, then we made sharp things."

Def

Yes thats right , of course it is  ::) I'm getting forgetfull in my old age .


Dunc
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Vic serrations help!
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2008, 07:57:56 AM »
Quote
Did he bring the sharpmaker out before his own range of knives ?

Yup- Spyderco's old motto used to be "First we made things sharp, then we made sharp things."

Def
Thats what was going through my head :), but with all the other voices up there, it's hard to be sure sometimes :D

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