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Knife Sharpening

Ark79

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Just seen this on 'da tube', seems pretty simple, anyone tried anything similar ?????





a know it works, but it’s metal on metal so you run the risk of spoiling the heat treatment on the edge, nice gimmick if that’s all you have, personally a would use a rock in the garden before I used this lol
 
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At sea it was common to run your knife down a wire rigging stay a couple of times to freshen up the cutting edge before cutting rope. Seemed to work...The follow up video to the one you posted Bam, seems to dismiss the nut and bolt trick but maybe it depends on the nut/knife steel being used?
 

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At sea it was common to run your knife down a wire rigging stay a couple of times to freshen up the cutting edge before cutting rope. Seemed to work...The follow up video to the one you posted Bam, seems to dismiss the nut and bolt trick but maybe it depends on the nut/knife steel being used?
Another one I've seen and is well worth knowing is using a car door glass, wind the window down then use the top edge of the glass to sharpen the blade. I guarantee that literally within seconds your knife will be
shaving sharp
 

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Another one I've seen and is well worth knowing is using a car door glass, wind the window down then use the top edge of the glass to sharpen the blade. I guarantee that literally within seconds your knife will be
shaving sharp


The edges of the car windows work surprisingly well joe, all depends on how bad the edge of the knife is right enough,
 

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The edges of the car windows work surprisingly well joe, all depends on how bad the edge of the knife is right enough,
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The edges of the car windows work surprisingly well joe, all depends on how bad the edge of the knife is right enough,
I usually use a small steel Mark and never let my knives get blunt. For my small carving set I use Wendy's nail files, the dark grey ones which are very fine on one side and slightly courser on the other3
 

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I use a longe oval axe stone, rough’ish stone, then take the knife to 1500 grit paper wrapped around a pice of 2”x1” then onto the strop, rough side of the leather with compound on it, finishing the edge on the topside of the leather, shaving sharp joe, I only use the oval stone if my edges are bad.... practice makes perfect in this situation
 
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I use a range of different grades of carborundum stone, different grades of wet and dry and a strop with a thin smear of autosol to polish. If I can't shave the hairs off my forearm in one pass it isn't sharp.
While steel does sharpen steel in this way it does it by shearing away surface metal in one cut leaving a messy ragged edge, rather like those knife sharpeners with little steel wheels in that grandparents used to have on the kitchen wall. Fast but nasty.
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