Im going to start this on PowWow and move it to "how-to" soon. Hopefully thats alright with MGMT.
Grizzly 160 and 190 grain heads are harder steel and are harder to work with. The first step is to drasticly change the angle of the cutting edge. Imagine drawing a line from the cutting edge through the top of the ferrel. This is the pitch you will be trying to achieve. The top head is factory and the lower is where you want to be.
I use a 12" file and clamp it down like Charlie Lamb in his ww sharpening video. Notice how I grasp the head so that my index finger drags the table. This creates an exacting angle. I now push toward the point till I remove enough material to get the long angle. This takes quite awhile so be patient.
Now, once you've achieved this angle.
You will want to take the burr off the opposite side with one or two light strokes on the back side. From this point we will move on to a "quality" course wetstone then on to the fine wetstone. Remember: keep the angle exacting by locking the head into your hand and dragging your finger tip in the same place every time you stroke.
Once the course and fine stones are used sufficiently, I move on to a sheet of 600 grt sandpaper on a clipboard using some light oil and pushing forward with each stroke.
Once the blade is polished slick with the 600 grt, I move on to ceramic crock sticks. This is the final step unless you wish to stromp the blade on leather.
I know that this a lengthy process that most guys just wont want to spend the time on. The one thing about the Grizzly is that once you've completed these steps and have achieved a shaving sharp edge they will remain forever easily sharpened. The head I shot the pig with last week was still shaving sharp after going through two rib cages. I hope this helps. Just keep an unchanging angle while sharpening and most of all be patient! Good luck. If you have questions then ask away! CK
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Curtis , thanks for the tips I really appricate you and Charlie and Traz....on these Bhs...I may not need a razor soon ... marco#78... thanks ...( some broadhead companies I hear will sharpen them for you , ya just have to let them know when ordering)....then all ya need is touch -up
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I really wish these companies that know their heads have some flaws would correct them before selling the product. Until then we'll have to depend on each other for help. Heck, half the fun in hunting success comes from personal preperation. Kinda gives extra meaning when you connect with game after hours of excruciating, time consuming preperation.
I've gotten email about exact degree of cutting angle. I have no absolute %. Reduce the angle to about 1/2 the factory edge. The main thing is to keep the angle constant weather it is 20% or 40%. Thanks again, CK
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