Post by TheExecutor91 on Aug 30, 2018 16:45:19 GMT
After getting a new job and moving in another country, I can finally go back to sword collecting. So I managed to get my hands on a Windlass Great Ouse River sword with the standard windlass blunt edge and a Workharp Ken Onion belt sander. Since I never sharpened a sword before I need advice. From what I understand from searching the forums Windlass blunts need quite a lot of metal to remove. Should I start maybe with a few light strokes of Accusharp (or It Wich Must Not Be Named ) and then move to the KO to finish the edge or should I go straight to it?
I am not familiar with the Great Ouse River blade, but do have a Work Sharp KO and several Windlass swords. First off I would say play it by ear. Having said that; you would save a belt to some degree if you knocked of some to that excess metal with an AccuSharp or whatever, then go to the course red belt to get a cutting edge followed by the finer belts. Overheating should not be a problem but watch out for that. The guides on the Work Sharp may not fit your blade and free hand works best. In that case adjust the cassette to a convenient position and go to it. At times I like the portion of belt I am working with vertical and other times horizontal.
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If you bought it through Museum Replicas Ltd., if you buy another sword just have them sharpen it for you. It's worth the extra $. I bought their German Bastard Sword and got their sharpening service.....stupid, scary, razor-sharp.
I bought it from a european retailer and they didn't offer any sharpening unfortunately. Since I already had the Worksharp KO for some time, I figured to give it a try (though I have used it only once to resharpen an old combat knife from my military service)
Here in Europe I know the Knightshop offers a sharpening service, though never bought any swords from them yet. Does anyone know if it's good?
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