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Some last minute sharpening accessories

Discussion in 'Knives' started by streak, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. streak

    streak Loaded Pockets

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    Thought I would make a nice walnut box for my sharpening stone as well as a new strop as my final 2018 project.

    That little honey badger is now scary sharp!!

    Happy new year to all of you.
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  2. pathwinder14

    pathwinder14 Loaded Pockets

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    Nice knife.

    Sent from my VS988 using Tapatalk
     
  3. streak

    streak Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks. I like them too!
    Here's the large, medium and small honey badger flippers.

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  4. LNR_LOC

    LNR_LOC Empty Pockets

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    Please tell me about that strop, looks interesting.
     
  5. streak

    streak Loaded Pockets

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    The strop is just a piece of leather glued rough side up onto a piece of ply wood. I heated up some green compound to make it liquid and then massaged it into the leather leaving it in a warm place to absorb. I then wiped off the excess. I have other smooth side up with and without compound. Every couple of days, depending on how much I have been using the knife, I just give it a quick strop, holding a slightly higher angle than when sharpening. It really keeps the edge tuned and delays the periods between sharpening using the stone or my sharpmaker.
     
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  6. LNR_LOC

    LNR_LOC Empty Pockets

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    Quite creative,I like the technique. Also, I've been looking at those India stones.
     
  7. streak

    streak Loaded Pockets

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    I decided to get the $20 IB8 India to see if I had what it took to freehand sharpen. Only then was I going to look at getting the more expensive stones.
    So far I see no need as I am happy with the edges I am getting with the above stone/strop combination.
     
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  8. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    This thread makes me wonder if anyone has tried the Spyderco 'Golden Stone'? I've seen some interesting reviews on YouTube. Bit bigger than a pocket size stone, but looks good for a backpack or edc bag...

    Like to hear from anyone on here either + or -

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  9. streak

    streak Loaded Pockets

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    I would sooner get the double stuff at half the price.
     
  10. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    Good point...

    L'chaim!


    Moshe ben David
     
  11. Justin Rudi

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    Those stones look cool. And also the knife. Having good quality sharpeners really helps you out throughout the day.
    So far my experience with the popular stones is quite good. Late happy new year :)
     
  12. streak

    streak Loaded Pockets

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    A quick update. I decided that once I sort of got the hang of freehand sharpening to buy another stone. I settled on the 2k Shapton Pro. I was first concerned that 2k would be too much of a step up from the 320 grit Norton India but it has really worked out well.
    I also made a 12" bench strop with rubber base which now makes stropping a lot easier. I did a similar sized one with smooth side up leather no compound. With this work flow I can now get a very sharp edge with a nice reflective finish.

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  13. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    This thread ought to be in the 'Sharpening....' subforum under knives. Probably would get more attention....

    Mods: what say you?

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  14. streak

    streak Loaded Pockets

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    You're possibly right however it appears to be a very inactive part of the forum. Happy for the mods to move it there should they wish.
     
  15. HeadOffice

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    I use the Spyderco ceramic stones (rectangular version of the "Golden" stone) - Medium, Fine and Extra Fine - and am reasonably impressed. When I can't be bothered setting up the Wicked Edge I turn to those and a strop. They're still pricey but well worth it. Throw in a black Arkansas stone for surgical sharpness and they're a winner.

     
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  16. Joseph08

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    This is something i would love to own.
     
  17. Moshe ben David

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    @HeadOffice: Thanks for the feedback! Wonder if we can get these comments moved into the 'Sharpening' sub-forum.... I'd expect more folks might see them there...

    Mods: what say you?

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David