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Old 06-27-2012, 08:04 PM   #11
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oki thanks for the tips ill purchase stones soon. However my knife that i carry isnt to sharp after filing,sanding,sharpener and using the coffee mug trick.Its very weird.
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Send me a pm, tell me about your knife. I may sharpen it for free. You'll have to pay for shipping.
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Send me a pm, tell me about your knife. I may sharpen it for free. You'll have to pay for shipping.
Or ill sharpen it.
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No no no. give a man a fish he eats for a day teach him to fish and he eats for life. Just doing it for him isn't gona help him at all. The knife will get dull again and then he will be rite back where he started.
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If you go w a lansky buy a good steel or diamond rod.......preferably both.
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I went to the local hunting & fishing supply place today looking for a wet stone & they didn't have any. He did show me a contraption called wicked edge that is supposed to be the bees knees.

Only $275.00 plus other attachments that would push it to $400.00 give or take.

Holy crap. All I wanted was a wet stone!
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I have a Spyder Co. sharpener that I love. It comes with 4 triangle stones, two rough, two fine diamond. I've always achieved pretty good results. I also use a jewler's rogue as someone else mentioned, when it is available to me, which my cousin has at her pawn shop, but it's too much of a drive for me to go to just to sharpen a knife.
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Best way to sharpen a blade? Send it to me along with ten bucks. I shave with a straight razor, you know I'll get it sharp. I use three different stones and a strop. I do skip my coarse stone if I don't have to use it.

Really, we should sticky a blade sharpening thread. And for the hell of it, I'm going to get started on an article for sharpening. I know not everyone agrees with my method, but it's the same method used for hundreds of years, and it gets my face baby smooth.

If folks want to use expensive contraptions, doodads, geegaws, and/or machines, and it works for them, fine. But I'll share mine tomorrow when I'm not tired as hell.
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Yes, stones have been used for a very long time. I even saw a gent sharpen a kitchen knife w the back of a plate once. However, keeping a consistent angle is difficult and for some, downright impossible. We joke about idiot scratches on 1911s, yet many a good knife has been down that road.

The easiest system I have used to date is Spydercos. Nothing is foolproof but It is easier to maintain a sharp knife w a quality steel than it is to sharpen from scratch.

A sticky on sharpening is overdue but you should also have a primer on steel. (S30V, D2, ZDP 189 )
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Best way to sharpen a blade? Send it to me along with ten bucks. I shave with a straight razor, you know I'll get it sharp. I use three different stones and a strop. I do skip my coarse stone if I don't have to use it.

Really, we should sticky a blade sharpening thread. And for the hell of it, I'm going to get started on an article for sharpening. I know not everyone agrees with my method, but it's the same method used for hundreds of years, and it gets my face baby smooth.

If folks want to use expensive contraptions, doodads, geegaws, and/or machines, and it works for them, fine. But I'll share mine tomorrow when I'm not tired as hell.
Is this how you sharpen your ka-bar??? Oh wait I forgot some punk ass kid is now using it for a can opening pry bar sorry Walt couldn't resist
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