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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:44 AM 11/13/06 (CST)
I have a 2 sided oil stone for sharpening my knife. What's the proper way of doing it? Should I pull the blade toward me across the stone with the blade edge facing me, or push the blade away from me with the edge facing away from me?


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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:09 AM 11/13/06 (CST)
push or pull is the same.The angle is important,should be 30 degrees to the stone .Use the course side first then go to the other side.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 10:20 AM 11/13/06 (CST)
How much pressure? I was using light pressure and going slow and it work ok..


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 12:24 PM 11/13/06 (CST)
It all depends on the grade of steel the blade is made from. I use a circular motion. A diamond hone works great to finish the edge.Once you get it sharp a hone will put the final edge on it so you can shave with it.I test my hunting knife on my forearm.When it takes a patch of hair it's there.



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 12:42 PM 11/13/06 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:48 PM 11/13/06 (CST)
Please ,What the heck was that.hahahaha LOL for someone in the big city.
A stone is the grinder & a hone takes the burr off.
Sure you can buy a motorized grinder,but then you still need to hone.
You'll be amazed at what a cheaper diamond hone will do for your knives.
Why buy anything when you can call that guy to drive out & do it for you.hehehehehehe
Your killing me PB.LOL
The same goes for your hooks.The tip can roll over so to have a hone,you can alawys make sure that the hook drives home instead of bouncing off the bone inside the fishes mouth.



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 02:14 PM 11/13/06 (CST)
I can't see PB's post here at work so I'll look at it at home. Is it that bad?


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 04:22 PM 11/13/06 (CST)
It's for city folk that have $$$.there is some alright info as far as descibing the edge,I just got a kick out of thinking who I'd call to come to Palisade to sharpen my knives is all.Mostly pulling PB's leg. wink smiley
Here is what some guys do.
ive used several out there dimond smiths ark black stone electric sharpeners ive found good and bad in them all and i know there are alot of diffrent grits and combos out there my ?? is what do u use brand name or other and if u would what do u thank it does for u

i am not happy wid what i am using wnt say what it is but im not happy maybe im doin it wronge not that i will say that i am lol but i would like to know what is out there allso feel free to talk about the sharpenen stile u use

now i know there is alot of ways and some will be razed on lets try to keep the nocken styells to a min i know it has to be done but lets not get villent lol tell why u like a style or why not why u like a stone and why not why do u like a angle and why not no persanale attacks unless u wnt them in return or they are ppl that can be messed wid keep it fun lol oh and sarcasim is welcome couse ill be one to do it
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...I finally gave up on my (lack of) sharpening abilities and bought one of those 'chefs' three stage electric sharpeners... ...

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noshot Posted September 26, 2006 10:27 AM Hide Post
I just use a common 2 grit stone bought at a local hardware store. The most common mistake I see with sharpening is that people tend to bear down too hard on the fine stone. When you feel the edge starting to come up you have to lighten up on the pressure or you just roll the edge over from side to side. When you get to the fine stage go as light as you can and raise the angle just slightly.

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I have a set of stones and diamond hones that range from course to extra extra fine. It is like using a piece of glass then after all 6 grits have been used I break out the leather strap and strop the blade. When I finish I can dry shave with the knife or broad head.

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diana Posted September 26, 2006 11:24 AM Hide Post
PA, my knives are on the way to you to be sharpened. Please have them back in time for my deer hunt! Much appreciated!
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Kiwi Hunter Posted September 26, 2006 11:27 AM Hide Post
I just like a good bench stone but for idiot proof the Lansky systems work well and are very simple to use (and the big advantage is you don't even need a bench!). I can get knives shaving sharp with these and I think anyone else could too - there is really no trick to them.
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diana Posted September 26, 2006 12:21 PM Hide Post
Hey Kiwi! You are still with us!
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Kiwi Hunter Posted September 26, 2006 12:35 PM Hide Post
Yup - they haven't kicked me off yet! Much to many people's dissapointment no doubt....
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Toby Benoit Posted September 26, 2006 02:19 PM Hide Post
Without that Lansky system or a good electric sharpener, I couldn't sharpen a knife to save my life, but I looked up knife sharpening on the Ohio Camp Cooks (www.ohiocampcooks.com) thread and was enlightened.

Othmar Vohringer, a master butcher, gave a cyber tutorial on how to properly sharpen a knife and by going step by step through his instructions with a wet stone, I can now put a really fine edge on my knives. I have to go slow and be careful, but I can do it now.
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William Antley
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I used to work as a butcher and I really learned how to sharpen a knife.
I use a double sided Aluminum Oxide stone, a "white" Arkansas stone and a set of ceramic rods with two different angles in the base for different edge angles, as needed.
I also keep my stones wet with water rather than oil. The oil tends to keep metal fragments suspended and the developing edge becomes micro-fractured and not near as sharp as a clean edge.
I have been able to place "hair-splitting" edges on many of my knives, the rest are shavin' sharp!

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Kiwi Hunter Posted September 26, 2006 05:37 PM Hide Post
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I also keep my stones wet with water rather than oil. The oil tends to keep metal fragments suspended and the developing edge becomes micro-fractured and not near as sharp as a clean edge.



You should check what to use with your stone - some are better with water, others oil, depends on what the stone is.
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I use a Smiths sharpening kit. It comes with two pretty good stones, and a bottle of oil. I've never used the oil. Like the old-timers I watched sharpen knives, I spit on my stone. It seems to work fine. My best advice is to buy knives made of quality steel. The best sharpener in the world can put his best edge on a Chinese blade, but it won't keep for five minutes.


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bladegrinder Posted September 26, 2006 07:25 PM Hide Post
I make knives,When they leave my shop I sharpen them on a large belt grinder with 400 grit belts.Then I use a buffer to remove the wire edge.Thats what you get when you sharpen a knife to razor,under a magnifiying glass you can see it,if it;s not removed the edge will roll over,thats where leather strops come in.In the field I use crock sticks that are mounted in a holder at approx.22 degrees.
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bladegrinder Posted September 26, 2006 07:28 PM Hide Post
heres one of my blades,double click the picture to make it bigger
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I use white crock sticks, but I try to wait until my youngest son drops over for a visit.

That boy can sharpen a knife scarey sharp!


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 08:18 PM 11/13/06 (CST)
For what its worth, although towards or away does not matter I have always used a knife away. With my boy and several nephews usually under foot I find it not only safer for myself but for them if they should happen to get it into their head to "practice" without adult supervision. Just my 2 cents.





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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 06:05 AM 11/14/06 (CST)
I did 4 knifes so far and all of them turned out razer sharp. So I most be doing it right. smile smiley



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