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Morakniv Basic 546 SS ( Part 1 - Factory Edge )

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Morakniv Basic model 546 Stainless Steel Blade .
Cutting rope returned a disappointing 100 slice fail .
Right at the belly of the blade where it contacts the wood the edge vanished . I felt it going at 50 slices and by 100 slices it was gone .... ( bye bye )

Sharpening :

I started with a stone thinking that it would be a relatively straight forward edge restore ... WRONG

After ? how long the belly was not going anywhere .. It was still gone far away .

I had to pull out a 400 grit diamond sharpener and have at it .. It took a bit of work but the diamond got me to the BURR !
After that I stoned the Scandi edge till the burr was gone and then I stropped it .

It was a lot of work .. You really have to be dedicated to that scandi edge !
So just a ordinary factory edge ? It was sharp , that be a fact . But little in the way of edge holding .
Failing at 100 is below average . ( In my book )

Part 2 , will be testing my sharpening skills . ( Takes hair off my arm with ease )
 

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Mora knives used to have an issue with the factory edge being a bit soft due to overheating while grinding. After sharpening a couple of times the edge improves a lot, at least in my experience. That said it's been a few years since I bought a Mora, haven't needed to replace it.
 

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I bought this one for a Yardstick , but ? ( @ 100 Fail = a very poor yardstick )
I did touch up the edge on the Robust . Looking forward to what that can do .
+ Several other Mora , especially the one from the 70's . ( Micro Bevel )
 
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