Picked up this Syderco PM2 used awhile back. Wanted to figure out how to sharpen S110V. Sharpen it handful of ways....got it figured out to my liking. Put it up for sale, didn't get any takers. OK, going to thin it out a behind the edge. Brought it over to a friends shop who forges straight razors, took his belt grinder to it. I might be voiding my warranty! Started with a 36 grit ceramic belt, finished at 320 grit. When started behind the bevel was about .035, got it down to .015. Sharpened very quickly and easily, bevel at 30 degrees total. It's a cardboard cutting laser!
looks great, probably hold a decent edge between tune ups!
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I took mine down to 30 degrees with much the same result. I think the factory edge is robust but probably overkill for daily use. You have to give up something to keep that much steel on the edge and I'd rather have more slicing then all that edge strength.
This has been a daily user for over 4 years I think. Still one of my fav carries. Not pretty and only s30, but works all the time.
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Ya, I too think the Spyderco factory edge/thickness behind the edge is a bit thick for how I use my knife. Not doing ice block chops or barrel stabs any time soon! Guessing Spyderco and others strike a balance not knowing how their knives are being used.
My 30 degree edge is holding up great.
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