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Sharpening knifes ..

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Farty, May 14, 2017.

  1. Carty87

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    I just use my steels. A quick tickle after every trip and they are fine. Also asa butcher I have to say I find the thicker the knife, the harder it is to get it to hold an edge. I get about six months out of each knife, which is enough for about 24 beasts 250 pigs and 60 lambs!
     
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    As someone fairly new to knife sharpening myself, with a wet stone & leather strop, my advice to you is.. PRACTICE!
     
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    Real skill to good sharpening, been in the wood industry for 30 years and still amazed at how sharp some people can get a plane iron or chisel.
     
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    I remember back in 1961 spending some time with our pattern maker ( for anyone not familiar, the patterns were the oversized wooden models of items and were sent to the foundry for making the sand moulds for cast iron components ) and he spent some time showing me how to sharpen knives and chisels on oilstones. He always stressed the need to strop the burr off a sharpened blade using a leather block and would demonstrate how the burr would be left on if you wanted to use the blade backwards ie as a scraper to remove a thin layer of wood from a surface. He would then demonstrate how the burr affected the normal forward cutting action of a chisel or plane.
    It's interesting how a thread brings back memeories of old methods, this one reminded me of apprentice experiences and of barbers using leather strops to keep their cutthroat razors sharp . My father had a Rolls Razor in a steel box which had a built in leather block and he would whisk the razor backwards and forwards on that block to keep it sharp.
    Dag
     
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    Plus one for Lansky :)
     
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    Interesting background. You would know how to sharpen a knife better than most.
     
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    Interesting. I used to work for a commercial butchers, and we used to just buy the cheap victorianox boning knives, and unless someone was careless and took a nick out of a blade, then they just went on seemingly indefinately (these were probably 2.5 or 3mm blades). We'd just put them across an old oil stone and then on a steel to remove burs, and they'd be "as new" again.
     
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    Blade tech sharpener on Amazon £9 BEST IVR EVER USED
     
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    I recently retired my dad's old Victrinox knifes, almost 50 years old and although they haven't been honed away the edge has gone.
    Now I'm on some 'new' Vics, bought them about 20 years ago in a hardware sale for £3 each.
    I use a equally old 3 faced diamond steel, shaving sharp if I get it right.

    All of my knives are put across the diamond steel, unless the edge needs attention then I use a diamond/nylon block 180/240/320/500 depending on the edge required.
    Angles... that'll do
     
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    Ordered one a few days ago,just wondering how you are getting on with it and are they any good ?
     
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    Why I love a scandi grind. No faffing about, just stick it on a DC4 and job done. My large stones and tri0angle stay at home, and the DC4 sits in a pouch on the sheath for when out and about :)
     
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    I've no great experience of sharpening knives. I've put a nice edge on the Spyderco I use for shooting and on some of the knives I use for cooking. My son has used it more than me and it was him who bought it for me.:)
    I've always got my grandad's oil stones if it fails on me !
    It's a bit of a faff if you don't keep it permanently assembled.
     
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    I've no great experience of sharpening knives. I've put a nice edge on the Spyderco I use for shooting and on some of the knives I use for cooking. My son has used it more than me and it was him who bought it for me.:)
    I've always got my grandad's oil stones if it fails on me !
    It's a bit of a faff if you don't keep it permanently assembled.
     
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    How do you shoot your knife?
     
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    A ballistic knife of course ... :facepalm:

    [​IMG]

    Commando! Oh yeah...
     
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    Thanks mortimer

    Like you i want mine for kitchen and hunting knives,ill give it a go and see.
     
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    Like a Norwegian pedant. :p:D
     
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    I've been following this as I keep saying I should find a reasonable solution as well . I've often thought about the Blade Tech ones and Lansky do one that's quite similar, whilst I appreciate they all sharpen by removing part of the blade, I've heard the ones you "Pull Through" like the Blade Tech " ones "Eat" into your knife fairly quickly ... does anyone know if that's so????
     

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