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Old 12-12-2009, 09:50 PM
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Any suggestions or recommendations for a good knife sharpener?
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:54 PM
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i got a small device that has a v notch in it that you pull the knife thru it also works on my magnus broadheads,i'll try to find the name for ya.otherwise you can always use a wetstone
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:08 PM
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I've used a whetstone in the past, but between baling twine and processing chickens for the freezer I can't seem to keep a good edge (and I'm also inconsistent with putting a good edge on it). A friend of mine has something similar to what you described - handle with V-notch you pull the blade through.

I thought about buying one of the Ozitech Diamond Finger knife sharpeners, but the plastic shell looked a little flimsy.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:34 PM
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Cabela's -- Gatco Carbide Knife Sharpener
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:35 PM
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that gadget will make any blade cept serrated razor sharp like i said i also use it for broadhead,its small light weight but durable,try if ya done like it i'll buy it from ya
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:36 PM
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Cabela's -- Gerber Diamond Knife Sharpener i use this puppy for serrated blades
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:56 AM
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Practice with a wet stone its the only thing that will give a true long lasting edge. I use a tri-stone for all my sharpening.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:21 AM
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proper angle is important. a shallow angle is sharp but won't last long. also the type of steel the blade is made from plays a part in it. stainless really isn't the best but there are other pluses with stainless. there are devises that will hold that angle for you on a whetstone or a diamond stone. i like the diamond stones for my knives and good chisels at work.
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Practice with a wet stone its the only thing that will give a true long lasting edge. I use a tri-stone for all my sharpening.
I agree with HM...I use stones as well...
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:15 AM
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I've had good results with the Lansky Sharpener. It holds the blade in a vise-like clamp. Then you run the wet stone, which is held at the proper angle, across the blade. You have a choice of several angles depending on the job for which you intend to use the knife. First, you do this on one side of the blade, and then you turn the blade over to get the other side. It comes with several different grits of wet stones and oil. SHARP!! You can shave hairs off your arm, but be careful that you don't shave your arm off your body. One very important thing to remember about knife sharpening is that if you don't start with good steel to begin with, you'll never get good results no matter what you use to sharpen your blade.
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