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Terry Green
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Being that I shoot 4 blades almost exculsively, and Wensel Woodsmens outta some bows, I sharpen then a bit differently. I got some big nasty Ace 175 two bladers...and applied Tom's method.

The edge is micro serrated, and when you run your finger down the blade, its like it just sucks your skin deeper into the blade. Just grabs and pulles deeper. So, be careful if you try it.

Tom Mussatto's micro ripper

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Scary ain't they, Terry. [scared] I been a file fan since I started messing around with them a couple of years ago after watching Tom's video and reading Dean's article. Good stuff.

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Tom Leemans
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I've liked file sharpening ever since I was a kid watching a film of Fred Bear sitting near a campfire, touching up his Razorheads with a file, saying something about making sure you touch them up every so often. After a few light strokes, he said "...and that's all you need."

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Legolas
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Terry,

Dude did ya get my email?

Tom sent me some of his broadheads so I could know for sure what his felt like. [bigsmyl]

When I clean up the micro serrations a bit after putting them in "Tom M." style, I almost get back to where I started. [Confused]

Like I keep telling everybody don't file sharpen in just your boxers.


P.Byron Mullins

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quote:
The edge is micro serrated, and when you run your finger down the blade, its like it just sucks your skin deeper into the blade.
Yep, that's the way I was taught [wavey] [thumbsup] ....Van

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Yes, there's something wicked about that boy, but this ain't it. I think it's his sense of humor.

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Tom Leemans
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Hey Deano! How was Oz?

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Terry Green
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Legolas,

Figured out why you may have been 'getting back to where you started' trying the Mussatto edge.

I goofed up today...and figured out why I did the same as you....wrong angle on the serations.

I applied TOO steep an angle making the serations. Seems ya gotta be closer to the original angle you started with. I made very steep angled serrations, and I had to start over.

Gonna give it another go in a bit...my youngest came running in, and the B'head when up on the dresser ASAP [scared]

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Terry Green
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Yep...that did it. And remember...VERY light pressure when knocking off the serration burr's or you reduce the serrations too much.

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Any of you file sharpening fellows going to Elberton shoot? I gotta see this done in person...I've always done mine "smoother is better" but may have to try this.

Joe

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Terry Green
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Geeezzz...can everyone get the sound on this video OK?....mine is playing very low. Thought I'd have another look at it, and can just barely hear it.

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Terry Green
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Looks like I got a problem with my widows media player, since my real player's volume is just fine and dandy.

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Terry , the volume has always been bad for me too mark#78

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Yes, the quality of the video is bad, the sound is bad (lot of wind noise), and I don't explain things very well. It's a very easy and quick process but hard to explain. I'll try and do a better video clip tomorrow and send it to Terry.

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Very sharp indeed. Serrated without a lot of "overworking" creates an evil-sharp edge. Got to use a very light touch when "cleanin' 'em up".
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