What is the difference between the aluminum oxide and diamond lapping films?
Wicked Edge's diamond lapping film is much more aggressive so it works faster and will last about 10 sharpening sessions longer per strip than our aluminum oxide films.
Creating a Mirror Edge - Advantages, Disadvantages, and Recommended Grit Progressions
The purpose of this article is to provide information about the advantages and disadvantages of a mirror-edge, and provide a selection of recommendations for grit progressions to achieve a mirror-edge. Benefits of a Mirror-Edge Push-cutting - Highly ...
How to Create a Convex Edge
1. Create the Primary Bevel The first decision to make is what angle you would like for the final cutting edge. This is the intersection of the bevels at the very edge of the knife that will do all the cutting work. Depending on the steel of the ...
Lapping Films - What they are and how to use them
What is Lapping Film? Lapping Film is a polyester base sheet, coated with precisely graded minerals, such as diamond or aluminum oxide. Diamond and Aluminum Oxide Lapping Films are excellent for polishing knife edges. They come mounted on sheets of ...
Sharpening Grit Progression for All Wicked Edge Abrasives
When determining the best grit progression to use you must first identify the material of the abrasive you are using. For the most part, you’ll want to progress from hard materials to soft ones, especially with coarser grits. Then, progress within ...