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#6046116 - 11/23/15 07:00 PM Knife sharpening
TAT Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Loc: good ole texas
whats a good sharpener to get at say academy or somewhere like that. Just hunting knives. Looking to get better at it. Just wondering. Nothing better than a good sharp knife.
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#6046120 - 11/23/15 07:02 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
z71dustin Offline
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I think I've got this one and it works really well.

http://tacticalgear.com/lansky-5-stone-p...#/22347/13515/1

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#6046126 - 11/23/15 07:03 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
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Registered: 04/01/12
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Been using the Warthog for years on hunting and kitchen knives. Great product and creator is out of Austin, TX
Warthog sharpner


Edited by centxshooter (11/23/15 07:04 PM)

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#6046155 - 11/23/15 07:11 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
bill oxner Offline
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I use my bench grinder to get them sharp and my steel to keep them sharp.
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#6046179 - 11/23/15 07:17 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
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Buy a cheap 4 rod lansky box. It's all you need.

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#6046198 - 11/23/15 07:22 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
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A good pack of sandpaper with grits from 100 through 600 and a good flat surface. Research "scary sharp sharpening system".
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#6046205 - 11/23/15 07:25 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
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#6046234 - 11/23/15 07:36 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: dogcatcher]
HMK Offline


Registered: 01/23/09
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
A good pack of sandpaper with grits from 100 through 600 and a good flat surface. Research "scary sharp sharpening system".


Glass from old picture frames works great
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#6046244 - 11/23/15 07:39 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
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Lansky system if you want to learn angles and bevels (compound angles) or a Harbor freight 1" belt sander with belts from 80 grit to ? Micron (whatever you can find) if you want a more professional setup.
In the kitchen I use a chefs choice diamond hone (hybrid) and can do utility or compound angle honed edge depending on what my knife prefers.

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#6046308 - 11/23/15 08:05 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
Reverseseven Offline
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Registered: 10/14/11
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Work sharp

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#6046324 - 11/23/15 08:10 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
BOBO the Clown Offline
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 43581
Loc: Metroplex
I start with warthog and then finish with fine oxide on leather strap

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#6046328 - 11/23/15 08:11 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
Kev® Offline


Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 6044
Loc: Plano
My 2x72 grinder. The work sharp is great after you sold a knife, I don't like how it scratches the blade.
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#6046337 - 11/23/15 08:15 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: BOBO the Clown]
bill oxner Offline
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
I start with warthog and then finish with fine oxide on leather strap


Purist.
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#6046728 - 11/24/15 05:15 AM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
Dave Davidson Offline
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I probably have just about every sharpening gizmo around and they all work. But, I'm kinda old school. Out of a dozen or so stones, my go to is an old Arkansas that is now concave on both sides. I use light oil and finish with a steel and then a strop. Just about any piece of leather will work once you figure it out. On junk steel nothing works very well.
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#6048071 - 11/24/15 05:01 PM Re: Knife sharpening [Re: TAT]
TAT Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Thanks for all the great advice guys. I have a few of the Moore maker diamond rod green handle sharpeners. Not bad. Probably better once I learn angles a little better. Nothing like a new sharp knife,I just want that on all my knives. I have a few I love and just want to do them justice. Plus sharp knives work way better!!!
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