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I have come to the conclusion

Discussion in 'Knives' started by plumberroy, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

    Jun 30, 2015
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    That sound you just heard is my face hitting the palm of my hand... BLF. Duh! :). (I actually have a bookmark for the site; just don't visit it often!)

    I have a Spyderco Sharpmaker which is fairly easy to use. I've seen comments on line that it can be used for sharpening M390; just not with the standard stones/rods...


    Moshe ben David
  2. xevious

    xevious Loaded Pockets

    Feb 8, 2010
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    Quite alright -- so many initials floating around these days. ;) Yes, that's an important point -- the m390 steel requires a special honing or sharpening rod, not standard ones. Getting that angle right can be tricky. Takes a lot of practice. I've been flicking some cheaper kitchen knives on my honing rod to help develop a consistent angle.
  3. plumberroy

    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

    Nov 11, 2012
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    I have to remind myself that not everyone was taught to sharpen a knife like I was. My dad began teaching me to sharpen when I was about 8 . I am fast approaching 50 years of sharpening knives. As a guide for correct angles I was taught that a dime under the back edge of average size blade was about the angle to sharpen. And to adjust accordingly to blade size. For the few super steel knives that I have I use a cheap harbor freight 4 sided diamond block. There are a lot of things I was taught to do at a young age that most people wouldn't have any idea. Guess it was because my parents are old school hillbillies who grew up during the great depression
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  4. jackknife

    jackknife Loaded Pockets

    Dec 23, 2007
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    Roy, I came otthat same conclusion many years ago. That led to a huge down sizing of my knife and gun accumulation. I sold off all my high end and customs like my Randall's and others, and gave away the normal production stuff. Now I carry just one of my three Victorinox SAK's, and a small friction folder like a Japanese higonokami, Sardinian resolza, or a number 5 Opinel. Very often my EDC pocket knives are the Victorinox and the number 5 Opinel. If I need a fixed blade, my mora or old Buck 102 woodsman will be on my belt.
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