How sharp is your knife?

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  1. Shovelbuck

    Shovelbuck Active Member

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    One of the tests required to get accepted into the Knife Makers Guild is cutting a 1 inch free hanging rope with one of your own knives. It has always amazed me to see it done. This is a good friend of mine doing it.

    rope cutting

    This is the same guy that makes the damascus broadheads.

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    bowhuntr311 IowaWhitetail Addict

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    Yea, pretty sure none of my knives are that sharp.
     
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    dbltree Super Moderator

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    Yikes! That's almost scarey! /forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif

    Pretty neat stuff Jay! /forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
     
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    Iowabowtech New Member

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    That's sharp.
     
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    I forgot to mention.................the knife must first hack through a 2X4 then cut the rope!
     
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    I'm lucky to get through a 2x4 with some of my SAW blades for crimony sake let alone a knife.
     
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    JakeWym Arrow Chucker

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    WOW is all I can say.
     
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    I sharpen up my own butchering knives, but i'm sure none of them are that sharp. Wow.
     
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    holy crap. i started watching those other knife test videos on youtube - i have never seen a knife do those things. i need to get my knife sharpened by that guy!
     
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    muddy Administrator

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shovelbuck</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I forgot to mention.................the knife must first hack through a 2X4 then cut the rope! </div></div>

    You can't be serious, a 2x4 of wood?
     
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    Yes Muddy, serious. After that, they take your finely made knife, put it in a vise, and bend it until it breaks. I can't remember how far it must bend before breaking.
    I've known several great knife makers that didn't join the guild simply because they wouldn't allow there knives to be destroyed.
     
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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shovelbuck</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yes Muddy, serious. After that, they take your finely made knife, put it in a vise, and bend it until it breaks. I can't remember how far it must bend before breaking.
    I've known several great knife makers that didn't join the guild simply because they wouldn't allow there knives to be destroyed. </div></div>

    guilds are stupid IMO then!

    interesting info tho!
     

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