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Sharpening Style CS scissors

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by tbzbbt, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. tbzbbt

    tbzbbt Loaded Pockets

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    I have a flat whetstone (3000/5000 grit) and I'd like to sharpen the scissors of my small leatherman. I tried it as I would a knife but along a corner long edge at about 20deg angle of the stone as obviously I cannot open the scissors fully. It seems to have enlarged the bevel but I'm not convinced that I am doing this right - never having sharpened scissors before. What is an appropriate technique and bevel angle ? Is it possible to dismantle these scissors with any hope of assembling them again. Its impractical to send them away for sharpening.

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    A.B. Loaded Pockets

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    Use a tapered diamond file. Eze lap, dmt, take your pick. Just run them across the edge.

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    I've been reading-up and my mistake was to assume to grind a knife angle bevel eg. 20deg per side, when scissors have a chisel bevel at about 40deg. Armed with this edge I was able run the scissors along the long edge of a whet stone while maintaining a 40deg lateral component on the angle as I moved it along the stone. Now it is significantly sharper than it was and I feel a sense of satisfaction!

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