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#5798381 - 06/20/15 09:53 PM What stone do y'all use?
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I use a Worksharp and I love it especially for a dull knife and getting and edge back quickly but id like to get a nice stone preferably with a medium and fine stone combination for final touches while sharpening.
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#5798446 - 06/20/15 10:50 PM Re: What stone do y'all use? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Loc: MN
I use a leather strop and rouge to finish.
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#5798487 - 06/20/15 11:28 PM Re: What stone do y'all use? [Re: SapperTitan]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
I'll sell you some great Arkansas stones, which I don't use anymore since I switched to DMT diamond plates. They are flat steel plates with various grit. Get a medium and a very fine and a leather strop with jeweler's rouge and you can really put an edge on your blade. The plates stay flat, need no oil or water while in use, and I just wash them with soap and water when I'm finished.

Much faster In use than Arkansas type stones. And they never wear out.

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#5798864 - 06/21/15 11:12 AM Re: What stone do y'all use? [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 03/16/15
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Loc: SW Arkansas
I use a Norton Fine India stone. I have used the same stone since 1987 to sharpen everything on. I have never cleaned it, just keep it washed off with WD40. As a result it cuts a bit finer than a new stone.
When making the knife, I come right off of rolling my convex with 320 then stone it.
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#5799884 - 06/22/15 06:10 AM Re: What stone do y'all use? [Re: SapperTitan]
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I've been using the same Arkansas stones, with oil, for a LONG time. They have gotten pretty concave over the years. Lately I've started supplementing with a steel and cheap strop or piece of belt leather. When it slices a piece of notebook paper, it's sharp enough for me.
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#5800033 - 06/22/15 08:40 AM Re: What stone do y'all use? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Since I have all my knife making tools at my disposal I use a 2000 grit belt on my belt grinder and a strop; when it cuts cigarette rolling papers then it's sharp enough for me. I get some weird looks when I buy those rolling papers, and I tell them it's for testing blades, they say "sure you do." laugh

I have a work sharp and used it for a while but I don't like the convex edge it leaves to me it doesn't hold an edge as long as a flat edge (to me). Al though a convex edge is stronger I like the flat better for slicing. It's all the intent of the blade, for my camp knives I like a scandi grind and then I strop it not ever letting it get too dull.


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#5800127 - 06/22/15 10:07 AM Re: What stone do y'all use? [Re: SapperTitan]
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if you don't mind spending $1800, try the Wicked Edge professional

I have one and have been extremely pleased

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