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Online Terry Green

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Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« on: April 26, 2004, 11:14:00 PM »
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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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2004, 03:02:00 AM »
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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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2004, 06:43:00 AM »
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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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2004, 07:42:00 AM »
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.


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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2004, 09:36:00 AM »
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 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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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2004, 09:19:00 PM »
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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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2004, 10:27:00 AM »
Hey Deano! How was Oz?
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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2004, 07:54:00 PM »
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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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2004, 08:00:00 PM »
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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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2004, 09:28:00 PM »
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.

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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2004, 09:36:00 PM »
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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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2004, 09:46:00 PM »
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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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2004, 09:50:00 PM »
Terry , the volume has always been bad for me too mark#78
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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2004, 11:43:00 PM »
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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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2004, 11:49:00 PM »
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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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2004, 11:55:00 PM »
 :bigsmyl:    :wavey:    :thumbsup:  ....Van
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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2004, 12:10:00 AM »
Van, those old Deadheads had some of the best metal and temper for broadheads you can find. They take both a good smooth razor edge or a filed edge equally well.

What the heck you gonna do when you run out of those? Ya gotta be getting low by now.   :saywhat:
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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2004, 12:26:00 AM »
Yep, gettin' low.  But heck, shooting Deadheads is like throwin' hand grenades.  You only got to get close  :bigsmyl:  Got some Z's in reserve.  Dang, you are up late Tom.  Have no idea why I'm here at this time  :wavey:  .....Van
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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2004, 12:36:00 AM »
"Have no idea why I'm here at this time"

To keep me company I suspect.  :)
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Re: Tom Mussatto's wicked edge revisited....
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2004, 12:44:00 AM »
That's gotta be the only reason  ;)  ...Van
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