It’s time to de-shoulder that Benchmade Adamas‘s edge and to convex it a little to my own taste. My tools are Spyderco Stuff 2 with diamonds, Fallkniven DC4 and leather strop.
First thing I will do is remove the stud which are in the way. I have found/learned that the hard way just by testing the angle, I have scratched them.
Two T6 torxs are necessary. One on each side.
Cerakote protection is found even inside the stub hole. In fact I was really tempted to remove it for good as the Adamas is so easy to open and close just by manipulating the Axis Lock button. But sometimes I need to be able to open it one hand and slowly too…
Next step is to protect each side of the blade, as I don’t want cerakote to be scratched… yet. I use white gaffer for that.
Slowly the edge is convexed and thinned. CPM Cruwear at 64 HRC is hard and diamonds are mandatory. It is a slow process all made by free hand.
Leather stropping is apply next. Again this is made slowly.
Soon this is a razorblade popping hairs just in one caress.
The Soda Bottle Butt Test was not passed in my previous test. This is the reason I have decided to thin the edge of the Adamas in the first place. Now it goes steady in like in butter.
The center of the butt is much thicker and harder to pass as the bottom can collapse. This is really my geometry test and many famous knives were not able to pass it.
The Adamas is now much better in terms of pushcutting and its steel (CPM Cruwear) is perfect for a thinner edge. The stud has been put back and the big folder is ready ! Easy peazy lemon squizzy. It took me 1 hour.