John McDouall Stuart
- Aug 27, 2021
- Reaction score
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 )
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 )