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#3598978 - 02/24/14 11:25 PM Re: Sharpening your knife [Re: stik]
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Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 269
Loc: Murfreesboro,TN

I started reading a year or so back on the knife making forums. I ended up buying what the knife makers use. A belt sander soft backed so you get a convex edge. Start at 400 grit go to 1800 grit and then strop with a leather belt (on the sander not my belt) I've never used anything so easy, so fast and gets a knife so sharp... I also live in the 'boro, so shoot me a pm and we'll get together and sharpen your knife. ;\)
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#3723981 - 08/02/14 08:28 PM Re: Sharpening your knife [Re: Yotehntr]
Big J
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Registered: 03/10/06
Posts: 11992
Loc: Joelton

Work sharp. Period!
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#3724122 - 08/03/14 12:21 AM Re: Sharpening your knife [Re: Jarred525]
4 Point

Registered: 11/29/13
Posts: 219
Loc: Tn

I learned to use a whetstone years ago and have never had a problem keeping knives sharp but after using one of those knives with the disposable heads in them with surgically steel blades I don't think I will ever use any thing else in the field. It's just that much better IMHO. Don't knock it till you've tried it!
#3724399 - 08/03/14 01:00 PM Re: Sharpening your knife [Re: PillsburyDoughboy]
6 Point

Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 892
Loc: Knoxville,TN

I'm with you PD,I used a scalpel to flesh deer hides and it made the job much easier besides the fact that I don't have the patience to sharped my knives very well. I just picked up one of the Outdoor Edge brand replaceable blade knives and I really like it.
#3740457 - 08/21/14 06:51 PM Re: Sharpening your knife [Re: dmonty]
4 Point

Registered: 11/09/13
Posts: 128
Loc: Elizabethton

A man needs to know how to sharpen a knife. Some people claim it's easy. It wasn't for me. It literally took me 25 years to learn.

2 things are all that matter:

the angle you hold the blade while sharpening has to be correct and repeated closely every stroke.

Repeat that stroke on the proper media in the correct sequence.

You can buy this kit, that kit or stone or electronic gizmo. but the 2 above things are the key.

For me, being able to hold the knife vertically was the key. Look at the spyderco sharp maker and see what I'm talking about.

#3744689 - 08/25/14 11:43 PM Re: Sharpening your knife [Re: smalljawbasser]
4 Point

Registered: 10/03/11
Posts: 286
Loc: tennessee

I watched a guy sharpen his knife on the rim/edge of a truck window, said itll put a edge on one. Anyone else ever heard of this?
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#3745589 - 08/26/14 09:13 PM Re: Sharpening your knife [Re: bassinbrian]
4 Point

Registered: 11/09/13
Posts: 128
Loc: Elizabethton

I've seen it done on a river rock, but it already had a good edge. You can use cardboard, leather, etc to polish an edge once you've already got it set good.

Also the filament out of a street light that was diamond covered.

Edited by smalljawbasser (08/26/14 09:14 PM)

#3746075 - 08/27/14 01:01 PM Re: Sharpening your knife [Re: smalljawbasser]
10 Point

Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 4764
Loc: Shelby County

Sharpening your knife on a car window or rock is not much different in objective than stropping your knife blade against leather.

The blade edge will roll over and/or develop spots where the blade edge is uneven as a result of the metallurgy in the blade and your sharpening methods and skill.

Stropping TENDS to fix these minute problems. The result is generally a finished blade-and sharp.

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