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#14047212 - 08/13/19 Toothy or polished?  
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For skinning, deboning, processing game and general cutting chores with your particular knives, what kind of edge do you prefer when you resharpen? I tend to prefer a slightly toothy edge. Most of my using knives are D2, S30V and M4.

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#14047281 - 08/13/19 Re: Toothy or polished? [Re: MOGC]  
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Toothy!


ya!


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#14047418 - 08/13/19 Re: Toothy or polished? [Re: MOGC]  
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On those steels you listed Toothy. For me it isn't so much the task, its the steel, edge geometry, and RC.


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#14064673 - 08/20/19 Re: Toothy or polished? [Re: MOGC]  
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I use a 120 grit and finish with a 220 followed by a strop on most all of my knives. I believe doing much more is not worth the effort. My working knives are tools and used. My displayed knives have a polished edge. A discerning individual could look at my collection and sort the users from the safe queens.


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#14065050 - 08/20/19 Re: Toothy or polished? [Re: MOGC]  
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I go to 600 grit on the Edge Pro and break the burr with the 1000 grit.


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#14065838 - 08/21/19 Re: Toothy or polished? [Re: MOGC]  
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Field knives I use Edge Pro, 21 degrees on most knives, 400 or 600 grit finish and a couple strokes on a leather strop.

Kitchen and fillet knives I use a Work Sharp, 180 grit, 600-800 grit finish and a couple strokes on the leather strop.

Touch up with leather strop.


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