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Razor Blades Cutlery Commando Bowie @ the rope ( factory edge )

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Les Stroud
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Can you find a review / test on a Razor Blades Cutlery Knife ? ( Well , here is one - well , part of one )
Factory Edge Put to the rope .

The knife came today , and was purchased quite some time ago ..
I guess even mail has to go thru 14 days of isolation .

Anyways , I paid $26.50 to my door for this one .
And with a little sunshine peeking out from what was otherwise a Nasty day , I decided not to wait for worse weather !
On the rope test , we got ourselves a magnificently disappointing 100 slice FAIL .
On the factory edge performance was below average .. ( In my books )

Rest of the knife :
THe weight is good for the size .
Apparently 440c blade steel , rubber handle . And a nylon sheath ( not terrible ) .
The knife was a slop fit in the sheath and filler was called for . ( Take out that slop ) .
What's with the holes ? Is this some new tacticool trend ?
For gawds sake , forget about the holes .. ( To me they are just a PITA )

Resharpening :
The pain !
Seriously , I was wondering why I felt so tired and fatigued .. ( Why my back hurt )
I spent one and a half hours grinding / correcting the bevel on the knife .
That's a new record by approximately 45 minutes .
The factory bevel / grind was ( dog poo ) .
And around 1/4 of the blade toward the handle is still dog poo !
Yeah , I'm not grinding that dog poo any longer .
3/4 of the blade is good now , and ready for another slice test @ the rope .
Will a decent grind help ?
Come back for part two and find out , then we can all find out ( especially me )
 
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I have already mentioned re sharpening the Commando ..
Slicing rope I doubled the fail point to 200 slices .
@ 200 the edge had rolled , a quick strop on the pine board and the edge was back up and running .
A roll @ 200 is better than a vanished edge @ 200 .
200 is a average performance level and certainly in the range for 440 .
Can we call the knife Average 440 ?
But what can it do if it does not roll the edge ? ( hmmmm )
 
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