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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2014 5:58 am    Post subject: Testing John Lundemo made DS sword         Reply with quote

http://youtu.be/VJZ_pfA2bGA
Got the sword yesterday. Polished the edge further and gave it a test today. It surprised me and exceeded my expectation.

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2014 7:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cuts very smooth, how did you sharpen it, at an angle or flat?
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Hector A. wrote:
Cuts very smooth, how did you sharpen it, at an angle or flat?


At an angle, following the original edge's final angle. I used DMT coarse, then moved to DMT fine, then extra fine, and then a very high grit out-of-production natural translucent arkansas stone. Then I de-burr the edge with steeling technique with a hex key. That's how I did it.

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Testing John Lundemo made DS sword         Reply with quote

Lancelot Chan wrote:
http://youtu.be/VJZ_pfA2bGA
Got the sword yesterday. Polished the edge further and gave it a test today. It surprised me and exceeded my expectation.


Yes that does seem to cut rather well: Good technique probably helps but you seemed pleased and maybe a bit surprised by how little effort it took and how it would cut things in half even when the cutting medium was just siting there offering very limited resistance for the edge to work with.

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2014 8:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lancelot Chan wrote:
Hector A. wrote:
Cuts very smooth, how did you sharpen it, at an angle or flat?


At an angle, following the original edge's final angle. I used DMT coarse, then moved to DMT fine, then extra fine, and then a very high grit out-of-production natural translucent arkansas stone. Then I de-burr the edge with steeling technique with a hex key. That's how I did it.


Yes i know which one, that's 2000 grit ( Arkansas S.), i'm always interested in all matter of techniques to improve sharpening, could you describe this Hex Key technique?
I use hard plastique or soft wood to deburr after my 2k grit belt and just before stropping.

Do you even strop bro? ( do you even lift joke :P)
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2014 8:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice, that looks like a very good cutting blade.
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2014 11:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Testing John Lundemo made DS sword         Reply with quote

Yup, I used to cut with good swords, but this one surpassed them. Happy I was awed by how little resistance felt when doing those more difficult cuts. Some of the cuts, the last two, had never succeeded before with my other sword. So wow!

This sword is also my first sword to ever exceed 60 HRC.

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Lancelot Chan wrote:
http://youtu.be/VJZ_pfA2bGA
Got the sword yesterday. Polished the edge further and gave it a test today. It surprised me and exceeded my expectation.


Yes that does seem to cut rather well: Good technique probably helps but you seemed pleased and maybe a bit surprised by how little effort it took and how it would cut things in half even when the cutting medium was just siting there offering very limited resistance for the edge to work with.

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2014 11:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't strop after steeling.

http://www.chadwrites.com/steeling-your-knife-2/

I just use a hex key for allen nut, and selectively used the corners for a more forceful push, or the flat surface for a gentle push, to help push the burr back online. During the motion, the weak burr will get removed and the rest of the edge will be online very good.

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Lancelot Chan wrote:
Hector A. wrote:
Cuts very smooth, how did you sharpen it, at an angle or flat?


At an angle, following the original edge's final angle. I used DMT coarse, then moved to DMT fine, then extra fine, and then a very high grit out-of-production natural translucent arkansas stone. Then I de-burr the edge with steeling technique with a hex key. That's how I did it.


Yes i know which one, that's 2000 grit ( Arkansas S.), i'm always interested in all matter of techniques to improve sharpening, could you describe this Hex Key technique?
I use hard plastique or soft wood to deburr after my 2k grit belt and just before stropping.

Do you even strop bro? ( do you even lift joke :P)

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct, 2014 11:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yup. I'll do more cutting test with it. Some leg cutting hopefully.

Ian Hutchison wrote:
Very nice, that looks like a very good cutting blade.

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Oct, 2014 3:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://youtu.be/YjDPaKWECno

Testing more difficult cuts with the sword.

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Oct, 2014 7:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lancelot Chan wrote:
http://youtu.be/YjDPaKWECno

Testing more difficult cuts with the sword.


Very nice, those cuts were clean through which can be difficult with an unsupported target.

Can you take some pictures of the sword and post them here?

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Oct, 2014 11:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ian Hutchison wrote:
Lancelot Chan wrote:
http://youtu.be/YjDPaKWECno

Testing more difficult cuts with the sword.


Very nice, those cuts were clean through which can be difficult with an unsupported target.

Can you take some pictures of the sword and post them here?


Here you are. The top one was my Tinker-made DS. The bottom one was the John Lundemo-made DS. The darkening of the bronze fittings do fade away and left an antique bronze appearance along time. Very cool.



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