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Hand Sharpening using Stones. Contributions Welcome.

Discussion in 'Sharpening Stuff -- Stones, Strops, and Systems' started by Sharp Knife, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. sungame

    sungame Loaded Pockets

    Jan 9, 2012
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    I like to freehand sharpen my axes, scythes and my Borneo parang with a scythe stone. This is a very sleek oblong stone with a somewhat oval shape. You hold the scythe or axe in one hand and move the stone in circles along the blade with the other. In the old days, farm workers used to carry such stones in water-filled wooden holsters for field sharpening during the wheat and barley harvest.
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  2. pathwinder14

    pathwinder14 Loaded Pockets

    Jan 16, 2014
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    Besides my Lansky set up, I use 3 stones for my business and for myself. A Whetstone Cutlery 400/1000 grit water stone, a Taidea 3000/8000 grit water stone, and a junk bench stone for taking care of the other two.