Warren SL: The real question is, why did you let it get that dull?
Sunbear415: 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.
Creative Outlet Images: This knife is crazy sharp and the sharpmaker works well on it.
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.
LostCRowsIronWorks: s30v gets as hard as a lone sharks haert win its heat treated rite
EverlastingPinecone: Also follow the burr forming process that v5u7sulh2 mentioned
EverlastingPinecone: Don't know if you already resolved the issue but I would also say spend more time on the more course stone. If you make the same number of strokes on both sides and your blade has a really prominent burr on one side, it means you either happened to push to hard on your last stroke or your blade started with an uneven bevel from the factory or previous sharpening.
eddieispimp87: you can send the knife into benchmade and they will sharpen it for free
Casey: I have an osbourne benchmade out of the 954 cm and its a pain to sharpen just like yours it gets duller once I try to polish the edge.
Eminem1Mw2: not only should you take longer considering s30v is a pretty hard steel, but you should be sharpening at like 15 to 20 degrees. i never liked those spiderco sharpeners. i always wet stone it.
forrest225: How has the anodizing on the scales held up? I've heard it scratches easy.
v5u7sulh2: it looks to me like you're not spending enough time sharpening... hard steels like S30V are typically known to be "harder" to sharpen but, its only because they take LONGER to remove the same amount of steel as on softer steel. Also, technique is PARAMOUNT, dont rush, concentrate on keeping your angles consistent, speed comes with experience.. Check for a burr to start forming along the whole edge opposite of the one contacting the stones..i Just noticed this is old, I bet youre good now lol...
Derouin91: Thanks man, I'll look into it.
viper2788: you should invest in a japanese water stone. i bought a double sided(1000/6000grit) stone for around 50 bucks. it does take some acquired skill, but once you got it down you can put a razor sharp edge on any metal. its so good i refuse to use any other sharpening method now(and ive tried lots)
ProvidentTools: @Derouin91 I have this exact same knife. Wicked Edge System was the only system that got this knife insanely sharp. In fact, I put this knife in the drawer because I was so frusterated until I got the wicked edge system. Now this knife is just insane sharp.