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Knife Sharpening

Discussion in 'Knives & Tools' started by TheNewbieShooter, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. TheNewbieShooter

    TheNewbieShooter Keyboard Hero

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    How do you sharpen your knifes ?

    I need a simple but decent knife sharpener as I can't seem to do it with a sharpening stone any suggestions welcome thanks
     
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    I use a KME sharpening system
     
  3. TheNewbieShooter

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    Does it take long to get it back razor sharp using this ?
     
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    You need to strop it to get a razor paper slicing edge ...
     
  6. TheNewbieShooter

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    Am I right in thinking I can use a leather belt for this ? Well I exaggerated a little saying razor sharp but it's for a opinel no 7 for skinning
     
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    They sell it in different kit forms ..... I bought it with just the diamond stones and then I bought a kangaroo leather strop for it and some 4 micron emulsion fluid ..... might be a bit OTT cost wise to just sharpen an opinel ( I got mine trade and it still worked out nearly £200 inc the strop)
     
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    As you say a little ott and expensive for my needs. Thank you though
     
  9. TheNewbieShooter

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    Has anyone used anything like this and if so what's your thoughts. Screenshot_20190226-105040.png
     
  10. Samobaggins

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    You don’t want to strop a skinning knife to much. If you polish the cutting edge your struggle to slice the skin.
    It’s better to have a micro serration.
     
  11. Oat

    Oat Don't believe the blah blah

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    I use one of these
    An excellent item and i wouldn't be without it.
     
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    It’s ok for touching up the blade with the ceramic side.
    The carbon /tungsten side is horrid as it tares strips off the blade.
     
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    Well I've got three knives to try atm a opinel a Mora companion and a Pakistani lock knife I'll see how I get on with them first. No shrop needed then :up:
     
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    Lansky are a good kit , bud with any knife "stropping" is important
     
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    lansky system for me
     
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    Lansky system not for me :down: I had one and couldn’t get it to hold the blade firmly so it kept moving ... The KME system is good and much easier to use but it costs 3 times as much as a Lansky or you could go really mad and buy a Wicked edge system
     
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    If you want to shave with your knife then stropping is helpful. For most uses using the right stones will be fine. I can do all the usual demo tricks with medium and fine stones. Among other systems I use a kit from Starky sharpeners which I bought at a show some years ago. Like some others it holds the blade at whatever angle you want.
    For anything really damaged or very large I use a 10” water cooled grinder which also has a leather wheel for polishing the edge.
    The systems with the angle guides are pretty well foolproof and give excellent results but you will need at least fine and medium stones/diamonds with coarse for rough or damaged blades.
     
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    i glued strips of leather to mine so the clamp grips the blade firmly
     
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    Mr wolf Sad times

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    I thought opinel had a convex grind.
    If so an oldschool mousepad and sandpaper in various grits would do
     
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