Knife mods and stone sharpening

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by JMAtactical, May 30, 2013.

  1. JMAtactical

    JMAtactical New Member

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    So I got me a stone from the inlaws and I have been playing around with it. I was able to get my spyderco to a paper cutting blade in about ten minutes! I am putting the spear tip on it to. How do you guys feel about stone sharpening and a rookie at it like me modifying knives.

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  2. Dan308

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    so what's the point of the "spear head"?
     

  3. FullautoUSA

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    I used to not use a stone because I didn't want to accidentally scratch the blade, but I do it now because some of my blades have been scratched anyways.
     
  4. JMAtactical

    JMAtactical New Member

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    Ha ha I'm not sure if that's what it's actually called but I have done this to one of those bear grylls ultimate survival knife before I have it to my brother who drives truck. It's one of those things where I believe it makes for easier stabbing. Where I need to stab into a package or tape or whatever it makes me feel like its cleaner and doesn't use as much energy. I know it's probably not the case but I love it. I used a work sharp belt system last time and made it look almost factory but the stone takes getting use to.
     
  5. JMAtactical

    JMAtactical New Member

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    Ya man I do scratch a little bit but even on my new knives and the one that has Teflon black coating I still use it. I guess when it comes down to the look I don't care to much if its pretty. Now if I scratched my Ka-Bar I may cry lol
     
  6. Steel_Talon

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    Get yourself a 10x2 inch piece of leather, glue it down on a small board, (shiney side up). Go on Ebay and pick up a tube of 3.5 micron diamond paste and load it onto the "strop" run your blade edge on that after your stone work.. it will be very sharp! Then every now and then after you use your blade strop it. To tune the edge.
     
  7. FullautoUSA

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    I agree they are tools and they will eventually get scratched, however I have the same thing with my Ka-Bar, I would cry if mine got scratched too- its more eye candy than a tool.
     
  8. JMAtactical

    JMAtactical New Member

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    Wow man thank you so much for the advice. Ill get on it bud
     
  9. JMAtactical

    JMAtactical New Member

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    Hahaha I could not agree more. We all have that knife or knives we just baby and pull out to show our buddies. Nice to see yet another Ka-Bar fan
     
  10. Gizord1

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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.
     
  11. JMAtactical

    JMAtactical New Member

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    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
     
  12. kytowboater

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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.
     
  13. FullautoUSA

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    A BBQ knife, I guess you could say.
     
  14. JMAtactical

    JMAtactical New Member

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    Heck ya man. My BBQ, poker night, range, and general looky what I got knife. Lol that is funny man
     
  15. FullautoUSA

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    Keep mine on my nightstand, it is the greatest eye candy ever created!!! :)
     

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  16. JMAtactical

    JMAtactical New Member

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    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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  17. Steel_Talon

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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.
     
  18. JMAtactical

    JMAtactical New Member

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    Wow man I will absolutely use that
     
  19. Dan308

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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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  20. JMAtactical

    JMAtactical New Member

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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