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What do you sharpen your blade with?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by alan85, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Reader

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    There are some good ideas here but I just use an old oil stone.
     
  2. Boy SureFire

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    :'( some of the links aren't working correctly, & are rerouting me to the main forum page instead...
     
  3. scríbhneoir
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    Yes, it is another bug, but you should be able to, until we get the links all fixed, search for the title, and it will pull the thread up.
     
  4. flash lite

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    I use the bottom of a china bowl.
     
  5. Chains

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    I use my Spyderco Sharpmaker.Works great for me.
     
  6. ethernectar

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    Lansky system on my edc blades and kitchen utility knives. For my big kitchen knives I take them to a local sharpener.
     
  7. NaOH

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    I have a Sharpmaker on order.
     
  8. P35

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    :iagree: easy to use, get the diamond rods for "really" dull blades
     
  9. greenmountainbooks

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    I have an absurdly large collection of sharpening stones including a number of Japanese water stones and even two stones so fine they seem like slightly textured glass...something like 10,000 grit or better. I believe they are used sharpen razors. Scored the best ones at an estate sale.
     
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    An edge pro setup if I need to bring one back from the dead.

    For general upkeep, a ceramic rod and/or diamond pasted and plain leather strop paddles.
     
  12. Krustofski

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    Lansky five stone system. It works.
     
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    I use grindstones, in different levels of coarseness to put the initial edge/grind on, then a metal rod sharpener to maintain the edge, and a fine diamond impregnated stone to smooth the edge out.
     
  15. Rev. Chuck

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    Spyderco Sharpmaker
     
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    if i had the money, i will pick up a spyderco sharpmaker

    right now i use a smith's pocket pal, cermaic/carbide along with a diamond tip for serrated edges, works well for my use
     
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    This guy...[​IMG]
     
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    Dmt D8xx and D8f to set a bevel, and then the JRE EMS to sharpen.
     
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