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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Knife Sharpening

I can get a decent edge with a stone, but I want to acheive that like new razor sharpness on my blades. Whos good at knife sharpening, and whats your technique?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-22-2010, 06:35 AM
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Buy / get a Lansky sharpening kit and do it yourself.

Works good for me.

www.lanskysharpen

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Every one has their own way of doing it. But one tip is true no matter the type, way, or angle. Once you have it sharp, do it again with very very light pressure on the blade. The lighter the pressure, and the more time you spend with it, the sharper you can get it.

For beginners.

http://www.accusharp.com/

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Buy / get a Lansky sharpening kit and do it yourself.

Works good for me.

www.lanskysharpen
Linky no worky..

Just get a sharpener with a rough side and ceramic side, then hone often.

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BTW, only use the rough side when the blade has obvious damage, otherwise stick to the ceramic side or just use a steel to hone the blade. Also, don't use too much pressure. Check the edge by holding your thumbnail at a 45 degree angle and let the blade rest on it with it's own weight. If it stays it's good, if it slides it needs more work. When honing keep the blade at a 20 degree angle and just do it a couple of times. The steel doesn't sharpen the blade, it just makes it straight again.

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Any suggestions for sharpening a blade with serations?




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Any suggestions for sharpening a blade with serations?
Not from me.. That's why I don't like serrated blades.

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The sell special Rod shaped stones to sharpen serated blades.

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If its for lite/home use have you looked into a set of ceramic blades? Its getting to the point to where i dont use my old school RH's unless theres a bone involved.

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Any suggestions for sharpening a blade with serations?
sharpen the flat side?
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Buy / get a Lansky sharpening kit and do it yourself.

Works good for me.

www.lanskysharpen
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i also like using a wet stone

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I have the Lansky kit as well. You can easily get a razor sharp edge with one in just a few minutes. They sell them at Academy for around $30.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Ive seen the lansky kit, it always just looked a little odd to me. I'll have to check it out. I currently have a Smiths setup (Coarse stone, Honing Stone, and a pocket sharpener). I cant get it decently sharp but not quite where I want it.

Anyone ever use a leather strap? Yeah I wish I had a bench grinder, I wouldnt mind giving that a shot. For Serations I use the little rod on my pocket sharpener, I think thats just one of those things you will never get as sharp as when you first got it though lol.

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