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Hey TW! Lets see your knives!

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

  1. Sep 29, 2014 at 5:28 PM
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    little red

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    What sharpeners are you guys using?

    I'm looking for an easy-to-use sharpener for my Cryo 2. I think the preferred angle for the edge on the Cryo 2 is 20-22 degrees. Any experience with the Spiderco Sharpmaker?
     
  3. Oct 1, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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    I have a worksharp and a lansky system
     
  4. Oct 1, 2014 at 8:41 AM
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    Lansky system is awesome; works great!!
     
  5. Oct 1, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    I like both honestly

    Lansky is what I use when I'm bored at the house and decide to sharpen kitchen knives etc

    If I need to do a quick good enough job for a work knife...the worksharp is killer
     
  6. Oct 1, 2014 at 9:21 AM
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    I've got the Sharpmaker with all 4 sets of sticks, as well as freehand stones. I don't go to the stones anymore.

    I can easily get my knives to hair-popping sharp with the Sharpmaker, and a little touch up on the super fine stone from time to time keeps them that way. It's extremely easy to use and difficult to mess up an edge. I'm talking fresh box-cutter blade sharp or better.

    Whatever sharpener route you choose, I do recommend you get a little handheld microscope to see what you're doing and/or what needs to be done to the bevel and micro-bevel to get your edge perfect. It's amazing how much this helped get me to this point.

    Next thing I need to get is a leather strop to really finish the job.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2014 at 9:53 AM
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    BTW, for those with Prime Amazon has this for $11.34 w/free Prime shipping so you can have it by the end of the week. According to camelcamelcamel the cheapest it's ever been is $7.84 shipped so if you're not in a hurry it might be worth setting an alert and waiting to see if it comes down in price. According the Camelx3 it seems as though it spends most of it's life under $10 so could be a safe bet.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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    I assume that with these sharpeners, you get what you pay for. Probably worth it, but hurts that the sharpener is going to cost more than the knife I got it for.
     
  9. Oct 1, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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    Doesn't need to. A Worksharp is quick and electric and is a tool in itself. Lansky kits are helpful because if you're terrible at freehand sharpening, the guide rods will help keep you from inadvertently changing the sharpening angle and ruining the edge or prevent you from really getting an edge in the first place.

    A Smith's type sharpener is cheap, equally idiot proof and fine for inexpensive EDC blade sharpening.

    Harbor Freight sells the same as the Smith's for like $4 or something.
     
  10. Oct 1, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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    And the Sharpmaker can be used to sharpen anything with a blade or point. Scissors, fish hooks, your kitchen knives, knives of friends and family, zombie axes, etc...

    My father asks me to bring my sharpener with me from time to time to touch up his EDC after making it stupid sharp a while back. :)
     
  11. Oct 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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    Good points Pee and b0ules!
     
  12. Oct 1, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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    I like the idea of a simple sharpening stone, but don't have enough experience to not ruin the edge angle.
     
  13. Oct 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM
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    Honestly I'd buy a Smith's or HF knock off and be done with it, a Sharpmaker is more versatile but does the exact same thing in practice as a Smith's does at significant price increase. For an EDC Kershaw I personally wouldn't spend the money for a Sharpmaker yet, unless you want to and have the funds for it.
     
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    Yea, I bet those, along with flat stones are fairly difficult to hold the knife at the proper angle.
     
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    I use a Fällkniven DC4 pocket stone and a strop, $50 between the two. I try to maintain sharpness by stropping so I am not just removing metal for the sake of removing metal. But it's a workable combo for me.

    Also, T Fades, use a Sharpie marker on your edge bevel so when you sharpen, you can easily see if you're hitting the edge at the proper angle or if you need to adjust. Helps a lot.
     
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    :cheers:
     
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