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#3117818 - 01/10/13 01:51 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
That looks pretty cool system, Pursuit Hunter. I feel obligated, for whatever reason, to stick with manual sharpening devices. I feel like I am able to keep my knives sufficiently sharp and I enjoy sharpening that way. I enjoy and appreciate a good, sharp edge as much as the next man. In fact, I recently started shaving with a straight razor and, as that edge has to be maintained precisely and in a perfect manner, I enjoy working with it.

I know the feeling. Like I said I have always hand sharpened on oil stones, water stones, and diamond stones. I take quite a bit of pride in the sharpness of my knives, but the edge I can get with the wicked edge is orders of magnitude sharper and more durable. Do I need it that sharp and durable? Nope, I've done just fine for decades. Do I enjoy using a knife that is uber sharp? Yep. Is it worth the money? To me, yes, but it isn't for everyone.
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#3117981 - 01/10/13 03:54 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: Football Hunter]
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If you want to see an example of the crazy sharpness you can get with a Wicked Edge, check out this video http://youtu.be/zAALAHDeHHs Jump to timestamp 43:00 - unless you want to watch forty three minutes of a guy sharpening a knife, which I have to admit I did. The guy is literally whittling an individual hair by pulling it across the blade with nothing more than the weight of the hair pressing down.


Edited by Pursuit Hunter (01/10/13 09:16 PM)
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#3118214 - 01/10/13 06:37 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: Pursuit Hunter]
BowGuy84
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A good steal goes a long way. A stone can do things nothing else can.

However, in my world, time is money, and for my time and money the work shops is the simple easiest, and most fail proof tool I have found (thanks to the recommendations of others on this site). I highly recommend it.

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#3118256 - 01/10/13 06:57 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: Pursuit Hunter]
Andy S.
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Chris - the link above is not working because of the period at the end of it. Just a heads up.
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#3118527 - 01/10/13 09:24 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: Andy S.]
Pursuit Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Chris - the link above is not working because of the period at the end of it. Just a heads up.
Fixed. Thanks.
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#3119890 - 01/11/13 09:22 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: Football Hunter]
WestTn Huntin'man
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I use a diamond sharpener these days a fine one works good if your blade does not have nicks or gouges. I'm sure you will get a lot of different opinions on this but if your knife is only good for 1 deer it might be the steel in the type of blade you are using. I've used several different ones over the years.A good Schrade old timer has always served me well.They are easy to sharpen and keep a good edge for several deer.Some of the more expensive knifes have much harder steel and require more work to sharpen. If you cut thru the rib cage a good serrated knife will save wear and tear on a fine edge.
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