Right Ways to Sharpen a Knife

Discussion in 'Knife and Blade' started by threetango, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. threetango

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  3. chuckusaret

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    I use the old method, oil, stone, leather strap and beer for the operator, but I do have a Smith's Sharpening Kit in my Bug Out Bag.
     
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  4. 911JB

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    I am with Chuck on this. I use oil and a stone, but I use a steel to finish. When I am finished I can shave with it. The stone and steel I use was my grandmothers and is older than I am, but still going strong.


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  5. artbrownsr

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    I've got a Lynksys kit with 5 grits, but I often brake out my bench stone to get MY BEST job done on it. I've been sharpening since 5 years old ( on a paddle driven wheel, sharpening axes, sickles, sythes, and an occasional adz. ) If I messed up on the tool or the wheel my backside paid for it.
    I have one major question what do they use for cooling on a belt grinding system. I don't grind an ax without a water bath or better yet a drip can. That's just the welder's helper coming out of me.
     
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