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School me on knife sharpening!!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by chevyfumes, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    This sh!t is gettin old, able to put a couple good edges on two knives but the other two no luck, and I wanna be able to shave with the damn things. I can't get any that sharp. So how do I tell what type steel they are, what angle, best sharpening stone/ steel... Overall I suck at sharpening...K go...
     
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    Take them to a knife sharpening shop?
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    throw them away and buy new knives.

    better yet, take them to the store, and use them as weapons. steal new knives. :deal:
     
  4. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    I'm going to this weekend I at least want them sharp while hunting.
     
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    :p:
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Ahh the stories I could tell...
     
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    shy tonight?
     
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    About goin to the knife sharpenin store? How odd.
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Go ahead,I have dull knives and I'm not afraid to use them.
     
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    you just wait. im gonna stop by Taco Bell on the way over and pick up a couple sporks. THEN you're in trouble...
     
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    Actually yeah, younger daze, if it wasn't nailed down and all that, so I thought I'd throw some money thier way, karma and all that...:whistle:
     
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    Get me a nacho bell grande while you're there bitch...:D
     
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    You just need the right angle for the blade. If they are REALLY dull, you need progressively finer stones, from as coarse as it takes to shape the edge, to a final sharping steel to keep the edge from folding.

    I am the king of knives at my resteraunt. UNLIMITED BLADE SAGA!
     
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    Spyderco makes a bad-ass knife sharperner. I'm a big fan of stones though. To get a dull knife razor sharp it's pretty simple. Use three stones, coarse, fine, and a ceramic stone.

    Now, it also helps knowing what kind of edge profile is on the knife; chisel, single bezel, and double bezel. I always use a double bezel or a chisel on my knives (depending on what they originally used).

    A good double-bezel edge is real easy to get. I start off with a coarse stone at about a 20 degree angle and then move on the the fine stone and a few passes with ceramic. To put the second bezel on, I increase my angle to about 30-35 degrees right on the edge, starting with the fine stone and spending a lot of time with the ceramic.

    If you have a good knife made out of some good steel, that edge will hold for a long time.
     
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    I use a Lansky setup. Gets the angle right and does a great job. I can shave with my Emerson.
     
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    I tried different kits / stones / etc and never could get them to work the way I wanted. So now I go to Bass Pro every year the week before deer season and pay the guy behind the counter $2 a knife to sharpen them for me. Takes him about 5 minutes on his wheel. I keep a diamond steel with me and that usually keeps enough edge on it to get me through huntin season.
     
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    All this talk about hunting season is making me giddy. Speaking of sharp things, I have to go buy new broad-heads.
     
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    pretty sharp!..

    I just use the "knife sharpener" built into my electric can opener..:whistle:

    It works pretty good,if I'm real fussy,I use a fine honing stone with some mineral oil after the "grinding"...gets them sharp enough to cut ME easily if I slip with the knife!..:doah: :crazy:
     
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    Get a knife with a blade made of 1660 Stainless, most of my newer quality knives have 1660 blades and they take and hold an edge really well. After it's sharp, hone it from time to time on a ceramic stone or a sharpening steel. If you do this after every use, it will never get so dull that it takes 1/2 hour to put an edge back on.
     
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    Cool thanks guys...
     

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