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    Quote Originally Posted by l r harner View Post
    i like how mike jsut walked over al sliced the bottles all but without missing a step (i would love to see a few of these cutting comp blades )
    click on this link.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94-DE...mbedded#at=414
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    I just watched a video the other day of Michael Rader in a Bladesport competition wearing a shirt and tie. So I think sharpening is okay. Class act.



    Edit: I tried to embed the video queued up at the proper moment, but that has apparently failed. Jump to 4:40 in.
    Isn't this the ABS test minus the 90 degree test?
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Albert Einstein

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    First six seconds of that video reminded me of Forrest Gump...blade sports creole, blade sports gumbo, pan fried, blade sports...

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    Ha ha. JohnnyChance sure has it in for me. Hope there aren't any videos of my mom changing my diaper that he can dig up... (BTW, I told her to stop doing that last week!)

    Len, it is perfectly normal to sharpen while wearing a suit and tie. Take a deep breath and repeat, "I am okay with the Me." "I am okay with the Me."

    Regarding the ABS tests, no. The knife has to cut two 2x4's and a piece of 1" free-hanging rope then be able to shave. No time limit - no rushing. Then about 3" of the tip (blade must be about 10") is clamped in a vise and bent 90 degrees and slowly released. If the blade breaks or cracks more than a third of the width (I think) then it fails. A journeyman smith tester uses forged steel. A mastersmith tester uses a hidden tang damascus blade. And, when I took my five knives + bent performance knife to Atlanta last year for the judging portion of the test, I was the only tester in the mastersmith room wearing a suit... and I won the BR Hughes award for my dagger... coincidence? hmmm :-)
    -M

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