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Hey TW! Lets see your knives!

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by twistax, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 5, 2014 at 3:46 PM
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    Khaos

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    My small collection. The little Smith and Wesson has been my daily carry as if late. The big folder with the curved serrated blades belongs to the girlfriend.

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  2. Jan 5, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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    What is everyone using to keep their stuff sharp? I have various stones and steels, but I never seem to do a good job.

    I'm looking for something that is pretty much idiot proof.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2014 at 4:57 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Lansky stones. Has a guide so you can choose the angle of the grind you want.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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    I used to use a lansky system but recently switched...so much easier
     
  5. Jan 5, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    it has a polishing belt that does just fine
     
  7. Jan 5, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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    XPOTRPR

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    I love my Spyderco sharpener. 4 step system for every type of knife. Plus more

    GF got it for me for Xmas after I feel in love with my Grandpa's

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jan 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Really?? That's cool! I'll have to check it out.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM
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    i seriously sharpened my 4 work knives (yes 4 dont judge) my 5 favorite kitchen knives and my off duty knife in like 15-20 min
     
  10. Jan 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM
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    chris4x4

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    yEAH........but now the blades are 1/4" narrower.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM
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    psh
     
  12. Jan 5, 2014 at 6:49 PM
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    The worksharp is amazing...

    I have a lanksy system, the spyderco sharpmaker, a tri-stone bench sharpener, smith pocket sharpeners, several diamond stones, and various ceramic hones...

    And a worksharp.

    It is TOO easy. I have all this sharpening equipment that I've accumulated over time... And the worksharp, out of the box, can do an hours worth of sharpening in 2 minutes.

    It comes with 80 grit (axes/shovel/severe edge modification) 220 grit (rough/working edge sharp), and 6000 grit (cleaning edge) belts.

    The a few strokes with the 30-degree guide, using the 220, followed by a few more on the 6000, followed by a few passes on a leather strop, will put a shaving edge on most knives.

    The worksharp is made by the same people who make the drill doctor, and they just came out with the "ken onion" edition worksharp, which has a different guide than the 2 regular ones, for getting a steeper angle on thicker knives.

    They also have more belts available online (600, 800, 1000, 2000, ect.) so that a polished edge can actually be achieved. (The 220 grit to 6000 grit jump is too much to get a really good polish.
     
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    Didn't realize this about the GB axes. Saw them before Christmas and wanted to buy a small forest axe after the holidays. Now that I'm ready, they don't exist. Looks like maybe March before US places have them back in stock. Guess I'll wait.
     
  14. Jan 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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    Can confirm. Best Sharpening system I have used as of late. Belts usually last me about 20 or so sharpenings, and A set of replacement belts cost $11 on amazon.com. You can also purchase different grit belts so that you can really polish that edge up.

    What I like most about it is that it gives a convexed edge on your blades so the edges last longer and cut easier than a normal V grind with a stone system.

    The Downside is that I can only get as narrow as 20 degrees per side with the provided angle guide, but after a while you can free hand it to a narrower angle.
     
  15. Jan 6, 2014 at 7:21 AM
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    i've been trying to master japanese waterstones. i am sorta inconsistent. one day, i am getting scalpel level work out..another day, i am building a really really good butter knife.

    when i give up, i do two things. i run a quick edge using an Accusharp. then i bust out the spyderco sharpmaker. i should post up a pic of mine..i got it when they first came out, and it looks completely different than the one a few post back. i get decent consistent results.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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    I love my Japanese water stones, it took me a while to learn how to use them. I still have trouble with them on smaller blades, but I do very well with larger blades like kitchen knives (especially kitchen knives lol). Keep at learning them, it takes a while but once you get them good you can get knives screaming sharp

    I've got a work sharp as well that I use, though it is mainly used on machetes and other tools

    I also have an old oil stone that I use more than anything, it puts a really nice working edge on things that I follow up with a set of ceramic rods. It does great for sharpening, especially quick jobs
     
  17. Jan 6, 2014 at 8:15 AM
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    nice!! i almost choked when i saw how much good oil stones go for..i want some!
     
  18. Jan 6, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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    Ya...they aren't cheap, I got mine when I got my kitchen knives for my graduation gift. I got the display set (and the discount that goes with it), and used the money that I saved to get the stones, I believe I got a set of the henkels stones with the sink mount for it.

    Here is my set, I'm about to sharpen my moms kitchen knives (her Christmas gift, she requested it lol)

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  19. Jan 6, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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    if you can stomach the extra $40ish, look at the Gransfor Bruks, "hunter axe". it is exactly the same thing as the Small forest axe, except some poor schmuck rounded and polished the poll. (the back flat part of the axe). supposedly, you're to use that polished "knob" to tap off animal hides. my friend loved my SFA, and his wife tried to buy him one for his Bday. like you she found them non-existent. i suggested the hunters axe and she got it. it is so cool with the polished end. and they put these small etched rings around the handle to aid with grip (and bloody hands)..the rings make the grip way better! if i ever break my handle, i am replacing it with the hunter's axe handle.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2014 at 10:56 AM
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    fgcutaco Fly rod in one hand, hockey stick in the other

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    My current EDC is just my good old Gerber Paraframe

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