Sharpening My Benchmade 940 - S30v

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Bombotski: i think your problem is you're only doing like 5 strokes per side... i did literally like 20 each side for each side of the stone...

Bombotski: Attention : Because of this video i was afraid to use my sharpmaker on my benchamde 940... I just used it on my benchmade from the brown to white rods like the instructional video and i used the ultra fine stones and finished it with my leather strop... my benchmade is SHARP AS F now..... don't let this video worry you. it's a great video btw.. it was just his experience.

Al 76: Put marker on the bevel take a couple swipes on the darker rods I would be willing to bet you are not hitting the apex of the edge that’s why your life is not getting sharp continue working on the first set of stones until you get a sharp knife if your knife is not sharp on your courses stone you will not get a sharp knife Moving to a lower grit Stone before you achieve a sharp blade will not do anything for you lower grades will only refine the edge and make it shorter but you must have a sharp knife off of your first stone in order to achieve that

Rocking in a free world: What angle did you use ?

Anthony COLEMAN: Also keep those stones very clean I have the same kit you have to keep all stones very clean to get the best finish product

Grizzly Country: You're supposed to hold the blade straight like you're trying to slice something.

Just4FunDslee1: Lol

Lance Simon: I think it's because the benchmades are hollow ground and most spyderco that I've looked at buying have all been flat ground. I have had a similar problem with my griptillian 154cm just can't manage to get them sharp again.

paul greenwood: I have the same Sharpmaker system but I take my time with it. I spend much longer on the fine stones (gently/slowly) and then a great deal of time using a flat leather strop on wood with green compound even more gently and for even longer. Takes a whole evening watching You-Tube vids doing this but the results are sensational. If I knew how, I could perform open-heart surgery with mine. After a day's use just gently strop for about an hour and you're back to the same edge. However, other YouTube vids will confirm that the Sharmaker is not good for re-profiling, merely 'touching up'....

imac8175: Had my 940 for a few months now, got my sharpmaker yesterday. Took a bit of fiddling but on the 40 degree setting with the fines I got my s30v 940 back to shaving sharp. Had a really bad roll on my edge, used the mediums as a benchstone on the bottom of the holder to get that out. After you have a half decent edge don't bother with the mediums anymore. Just the edges to paper cutting sharp then the flats to shaving sharp of the fines. Took me a couple goes at about 15 mins each to get it all figured out. Was pretty easy.

Scott R: Your doing the right angle on the left side but not the right

Steven Spenner: Try a strop that may help

mrkackerwacker: You freaking sick at sharpening

Warren SL: The real question is, why did you let it get that dull?

Sunbear805: Did you ever come to a successful conclusion?

cyphersuit1: The way you are using the sharpmaker does not look right. Take more time, focus on holding the knife straight in a vertical line.

cavscout6090: to get a truly sharp knife you need to build up a burr on one side of the blade then move to the other side.

Tom Bennett: Get a Wicked Edge you will have no problem.

ToxicityAssured: So sloppy in your use... hold the knife straight up and down. The blade geometry must be awful. Did you watch the video that came with it? :(**** poor expensive knife.

LostCrow IronWorks: s30v gets as hard as a lone sharks haert win its heat treated rite

Schools: Learn how to get phlebotomy training in California! The job pays decent money for the amount of schools needed to graduate.
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