Cold Steel Bush Ranger Lite

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  1. TheTourist

    TheTourist Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 23, 2019
    I just polished the edge on a 29 dollar knife. Like most of us, I have owned numerous ZT knives--which never saw the light of day! Finally the disappointment bothered me enough to sell all of them off to greedy clients.

    The knife below is a Cold Steel Bush Ranger Lite. I'm amazed at what I bought for a such a low cost. The blade is flawless, and the factory bevel was one of the best I've seen. Additionally, I found their "sliding lock" to be useful, and it renders this folder as strong as a fixed blade.

    If I had a "complaint," it would be the HT. The ricasso clearly states that the alloy is 8Cr13MoV. Yikes, I've polished VG-10 blades that weren't as stiff as this knife!

    As one contributor stated, he needed a "tool." And this Cold Steel is an excellent tool.

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  2. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Why is there tape(?) all over the blade?
     
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  3. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Camo?
     
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  4. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    I'm guessing he was using a KME sharpening system (something with a clamp) and was protecting the blade from the clamp?
     
  5. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    You're no fun!:D
     
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  6. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Sorry! As a tier one operator, the tape probably cuts down on the glare from the newly polished blade?
     
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  7. TheTourist

    TheTourist Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 23, 2019
    No clamps go on the blade. I have blue painters tape on the Edge Pro, and then I place white paper over the spine of the knife and secure it with blue tape, as well. No scratches get on the knife, and my clients are real picky.

    "Razor sharp, no dings."

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  8. JBC6650

    JBC6650 Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2008
    They can't be that picky...
     
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  9. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Much better.......you are learning grasshopper.
    :p:D:p:D
     
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  10. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Once you develop your muscle memory you can do it freehand with no clamps, guides or dings! :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  11. TheTourist

    TheTourist Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 23, 2019
    Engineers use micrometers, I use a segmented polishing feature. A recent knife article opined that that even a guy whose good at freehand polishing can be off by 2 degrees.

    My clients don't like dings in anything. Besides, tape is cheap.
     
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  12. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    This sentence refers to heat treat, alloy and polish, in that context what do you mean by “stiff”?
     
  13. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Once you develop the skill, through practice you would be amazed at the accuracy of human hands. 2 degrees is nothing when it comes to the edge of a knife. There is absolutely no discernible difference between 15 and 17 degrees in performance. Wouldn't your clients appreciate a "hand honed" sharpening job? No dings or scratches need be risked.
     
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  14. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    if only he could see the handcrafted precision of your world famous soup! Alas, he is no more.
     
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  15. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Well ain't that a shame! :cool:
     
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  16. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Oh no!
     

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