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Old 06-02-2013, 06:46 AM   #11
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IMO, every knife collector/enthusiasts should master a stone. It's the most basic and dependable way to sharpen a blade.
These new sharpeners and "quick" sharpeners work, but they take metal off the edge of the blade and I have yet to find one that gives a razor edge.
Oh you could not be more right man. I bought a smith pull through sharpener that tore up my spyderco. Luckily I got this stone and fixed it up nice. I always stayed away from stones because I didn't trust myself to be able to use one right but I can now. I have a lot to learn but making a razor edge on my first time was an unexpected outcome. It gives me great confidence and stones are all I will use from now on


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They supply us with a cheap stone at work. It's two sided and is horrible at putting a fine edge on a blade. It will make it workable though. Last boat had a decent soft stone that required oil and it did a good job.

On this boat, they have one of those kitchen sharpeners that are a file rod kinda thing with a handle. On my two work knives it will allow you to shave hair off your arm. With kitchen knives it doesn't do anything.

I have no sharpener at home yet. I need to pick up a nice stone.



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We all have that knife or knives we just baby and pull out to show our buddies.
A BBQ knife, I guess you could say.
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A BBQ knife, I guess you could say.
Heck ya man. My BBQ, poker night, range, and general looky what I got knife. Lol that is funny man
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Heck ya man. My BBQ, poker night, range, and general looky what I got knife. Lol that is funny man
Keep mine on my nightstand, it is the greatest eye candy ever created!!!
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Keep mine on my nightstand, it is the greatest eye candy ever created!!!
This is my favorite looking Ka-Bar. I carry it because it was low cost but still the coolest looking knife IMO I have.

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Another tip...

To help teach you to keep the factory angle, take a Sharpie Marker and color the edge with it. As you sharpen the blade on the stone keeping the correct angle will be visually seen as the marker is stroked away.

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Another tip...

To help teach you to keep the factory angle, take a Sharpie Marker and color the edge with it. As you sharpen the blade on the stone keeping the correct angle will be visually seen as the marker is stroked away.
Wow man I will absolutely use that
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JMAtactical, the problem with pull through, scrape sharpeners is that they don't work. Most, MOST china knives and even some American knives have a different angle on each side of the blade. I can't tell you how many Chinese soup can lids I sharpen that have totally different angles on each side.

A pocket scraper is more or less set to scratch the metal evenly on both sides. Therefore it will most likely not work. I think the key to sharpening is to keep the angle consistent all the way down the blade.

I know there are some "Daniel Boone" types that can sharpen on a stone. I'm not one of them. I can get a decent edge freehand but nothing like in my jig. You might want to think about saving yourself hours and do it the easy way.



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JMAtactical, the problem with pull through, scrape sharpeners is that they don't work. Most, MOST china knives and even some American knives have a different angle on each side of the blade. I can't tell you how many Chinese soup can lids I sharpen that have totally different angles on each side.

A pocket scraper is more or less set to scratch the metal evenly on both sides. Therefore it will most likely not work. I think the key to sharpening is to keep the angle consistent all the way down the blade.

I know there are some "Daniel Boone" types that can sharpen on a stone. I'm not one of them. I can get a decent edge freehand but nothing like in my jig. You might want to think about saving yourself hours and do it the easy way.

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Looks like a home made lansky system. Is that your video? I like it man that is really cool. To bad I don't have those parts or the space lol


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