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NKD Blade for DIY

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Been eyeballing this one for a while now .
My previous DIY ( one off ) was in 80crV2 and I was pleased with it .
So here we are : Another DIY project ..
For this one , I wanted to take a bit of gumtree . Drill a hole thru it and do a slip fit with epoxy glue .

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Yeah , that's a bit of gumtree alright !
Still in the rough , take some time for the epoxy to fully cure !
Then I will sand the handle till it looks more knife like .
 
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100 slices , I felt a roll coming on & at 150 there was a solid paper fail .
Yeah , id say there was a bur / false edge from the factory .
 

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Those be the same Gumtree grips sanded N stuff !
They look nice and feel nice ...
 

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Edge was stropped back ...
Resulting in a 200 slice roll from the looks of it !
A quick wood strop and the knife was slicing paper again ..
Just stropping gave a 50 slice increase ..

I have stropped the edge again and it slices paper really well .
The goal is to put a micro convex on it !
More rope slicing soon .
 

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300 Roll & wood strops back

I gently re sharpened with Diamond , then 5000 & 10000 grit stone ( gently / lightly )
So a 300 slice fail with a rolled edge .

I would say there was a decent bur/false edge from the factory ..
Looking at the edge under magnification , there are several micro chips on the edge .. ( probably from the bur / false edge breaking away )
300 is not bad for a scandi edge ..
Im not going to put down a fresh edge , it slices paper well enough just from stropping + compound .
 
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