Both are good machines. It's pretty easy to screw up on the tip , I should have practiced some beaters first but I don't really have any. Soo.. Was 99% sure this was the system I was going to buy. I thought about this too before I purchased and started using my KME. Hopefully this will answer some of your questions. But you must also consider that Amos and I are at two extremes of our careers. My best friend of 16 years, Cheech, RIP. thx man , so I haven't figured out The pics yet. My issue with clamped systems is the uneven blades when clamping blades that are either full flat ground or Ffg and tapered. Wicked Edge Precision Knife Sharpener. I've also added the ball joint arms, and the 1.0/0.5 micron strops. After mailing Edgepro I got a reply from 'Ben', he actually recommended me to start with the counterfeit edge pro. It’s an easy system to learn and master, and it has its upsides! http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=449078, http://www.japanwoodworker.com/product/155798/7-Chef-Knife-Wa-Gyuto--Yoshikane.aspx, http://www.cheftalk.com/t/79711/how-do-i-sharpen-these, Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. I just read the thread on the KME setup Amos Iron Wolf was using to polish the Glock knife. I could never hope to polish a blade as purty as some of The Tourist's pics show, but for now I'll settle for just sharp, something I have never really been able to do freehand on a stone. Cheapest package ($165) left budget for an additional stone, etc. In operation since 1998, BladeForums.com has led the industry since Day 1. Come join the discussion about optics, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Discussion in 'Survive! Will we get some pics of your work? It took some practice but I'm pretty good at it now . I've been looking at four systems for some time: The Wicked Edge, the Edge Pro Apex, the KME, and the Tech Studio K02 Wranglerstar. No way! Or going with a full set of kangaroo strops and full set of CBN emulsions. That's awesome ! So I will, if I like it I think (as he recommended in the mail) I will invest in the real one. I went from EP to KME and was concerned about the 4" stones vs 6". You can find yourself hours later still messing with it trying to get it "just right. I even tried using a sharpie to mark the edges so I know where I'm sharpening but I'm either changing the angles while I'm sharpening or doing something else. ", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7H9Kux4TAE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY6DJ0PQxyA, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI9ae283-Ns, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Edge Pro: Seems to be the one everything is measured against. I have the Pro Pack 1 (PP1), with the additional 1200/1600 and 1.4/0.6 micron ceramic stones. It is not an issue. But the gold diamond stones are the way to go. But there will be a time that you find yourself up at 2am working on a blade you actually finished hours before. The EP probably has more immediately available stuff for polishing in a number of different directions. I am glad to hear that it is working out for you. Narrowed it down to the two best as far as I could tell from research, any thoughts would be appreciated. I went from EP to KME and was concerned about the 4" stones vs 6". Yes, it's very real. JavaScript is disabled. I love my KME but I only use it to reprofile an edge. Any questions in my mind were solved the first time using the KME. Way to go sfrigon! Kme isn't too terrible if your blade stock where you clamp the knife in is flat on both sides. Do you have any problems/restrictions/wants on the smaller stones vs the ones for the EP? Do you have any problems/restrictions/wants on the smaller stones vs the ones for the EP? Subscribed. ). I have not been able to bring myself to pull the trigger on one yet. Regarding those of you using a KME vs the Edge Pro. Thanks guys, as always very good info and tips / opinions. Oh and remember to blame the 2 guys above me in this thread when you look at your bank statement. It's like the draw-muscles needed when first learning to shoot a bow. Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. This was totally unscripted, so I … Just because your mind keeps saying....sure it's looking great, but what if I tried this? The final knife sharpener we've reviewed in this category is … I'm trying not to do every knife I own but it's hard . Yeah, Ken signed up this afternoon, hope he stops by soon. Believe it or not, I have yet to try the Nubatama stones for EP! The base is nothing like a real EP and doesn't hold well. Knives' started by sfrigon1, Feb 19, 2017. I like the way you guys think. Regarding those of you using a KME vs the Edge Pro. You still keep in touch with him? If you just want to take dull steel and make it sharp again I don't see why the KME kit wouldn't be perfect for you. Even Ken Schwartz mates his stones to various widths of mounts for the Edge Pro. Good question. In other words, I should've just gotten the Pro Pack 2, but really, the Pro Pack 1 is more than enough, I just had some extra Christmas money to spend. I took your advice and picked up a KME with a base and strop attachment. Many people have asked why I use an Edge Pro as opposed to a KME or Wicked Edge. The idea is to get a knife repaired, sharp and back into service. I think I'll start with the KME, and go from there. Civit cat coffee. Yup. How is he doing? The first day is awkward and you hurt all over. Maybe he'll toss out some "basics" on abrasives and methods. No way I'd use it or any other clamped system for maintaining an edge. The Edge Pro stones are mounted in a superior design. You definitelyneed a little touch ,especially near the tip if you know what I mean . :scratch: Charlize :dope: Theron. Absolutely no problem, just shorter strokes. Speaking of an evil hand, we're all in for it now! You guys crack me up. A forum community dedicated to all 1911 firearm owners and enthusiasts. Sweet! For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Absolutely no problem, just shorter strokes. I cold never hope to polish a blade as purty as some of The Tourist's pics show, but for now I'll settle for just sharp, something I have never really been able to do freehand on a stone. SFRIGON1 said "I put some cash aside for a knife and realized what good are they if they aren't sharp ! Ahhh, the "curse." The construction and ease of use are amazing I'm feeling like my knives are new again which is a nice feeling and I'm not really itching for a new blade ,which is also a good thing ! Even then the angle in the clamp can vary. The Apex version is pretty simple and functional. No system does everything and don't be surprised to end up with a variety of things to include a variety of bench stones. The "hand clamping" thing will come with practice. Likely not an actual issue, but I wasn't super interested in KME to begin. If you do go for the knockoff stay away from the Pro copy. I liked the concept of holding the blade vs clamping. Hey, I made a fixture for the Edge Pro out of old door jamb hardware and metal shelf brackets. 7-97 to 7-1-13. I'll be anxious to see Ken "Mr. Wizard" Schartz over here! Yes, you can polish, but bflying is correct. Edge Pro Clone + good stones: Dwade retired? Any questions in my mind were solved the first time using the KME. It derives from this "tactical tomahawk" craze. ", Look, I don't care what system you use. Edge pro or even a hapstone which is similar to edge pro. I got my kme and man I'm having some fun here ! 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