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Old 11-23-2021, 05:24 PM   #16
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Use a leather like barbers strop when your done sharpening to get any minute burrs out. It won't necessarily feel sharper to the physical touch but it dang sure is.

Iíve been a full time maker for a couple decades. Iíve tried every strop known to man. A $3 3/16Ē basswood strip from Hobby Lobby, and some diamond paste beats everything, hands down.
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Old 11-27-2021, 03:19 PM   #17
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I start with a diamond 400, then 1000
Then move to the whet stones, at 1000, 1500, 3000, 4000, 6000, 8000, and 10,000
Then a leather strop with red jewler's rouge.

My wife thinks her kitchen knives get the job done.

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Old 11-27-2021, 03:25 PM   #18
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Why are you using a sawing motion with a knife?
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Old 11-27-2021, 03:28 PM   #19
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Why are you using a sawing motion with a knife?

Ever seen a knife edge under a microscope?
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Old 11-27-2021, 03:55 PM   #20
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Ever seen a knife edge under a microscope?
No can't say that some thing I ever pursued. I did however work with a knife for 36 years and sawing motion was pretty much the first thing you break an apprentice of doing.

I was never a surgeon nor played one on TV but I'll wager they don't saw with scapulas either.
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Old 11-27-2021, 04:07 PM   #21
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Why are you using a sawing motion with a knife?
Because it's a very short knife. If it had been an 8" or longer I could have done it in a single slice.
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Because it's a very short knife. If it had been an 8" or longer I could have done it in a single slice.
I have never sliced a tomato like that. Now I need a ripe tomato to try it.
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No can't say that some thing I ever pursued. I did however work with a knife for 36 years and sawing motion was pretty much the first thing you break an apprentice of doing.

I was never a surgeon nor played one on TV but I'll wager they don't saw with scapulas either.

It looks like a saw blade.
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It looks like a saw blade.
IIRC the same can be said of a human hair, but you go ahead & saw with you knives.
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IIRC the same can be said of a human hair, but you go ahead & saw with you knives.
Human hairs are hardened steel with a toothy edge? Cool.
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Human hairs are hardened steel with a toothy edge? Cool.
Yeah that's the ticket!
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Old 11-30-2021, 01:25 PM   #27
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I posed a question on another forum recently about the best knife sharpener out there. Tired of using stones, and wanted something I could keep all of my daily ranch chore knives sharp with, as well as my wifeís nice kitchen knives that Iíve neglected for years.

The Work Sharp was highly recommended. I had never heard of it previously. I have one coming for Christmas from my wife.
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Old 12-02-2021, 07:42 PM   #28
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Do yourselves a favor and watch the Project Farm episode on sharpeners.

If sharpening is your job or your life's passion, stones IMO.

If sharpening is a fun hobby - work sharp and others are great.

If you just want sharp knives that have utility, nothing expensive is really needed for that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEDyYJJ6f9M
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Old 12-06-2021, 11:11 AM   #29
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I try to keep my knives sharp at all times. I use a steel before cutting anything. I have a cheap fish hook diamond stone from Basspro that I keep in my toolbox. It beats everything for a quick and dirty way to sharpen an edge. It has a fine side and course side. It will get me through a deer or cardboard until I can sharpen the knife properly.
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I try to keep my knives sharp at all times. I use a steel before cutting anything. I have a cheap fish hook diamond stone from Basspro that I keep in my toolbox. It beats everything for a quick and dirty way to sharpen an edge. It has a fine side and course side. It will get me through a deer or cardboard until I can sharpen the knife properly.
I try to keep all my carry knives sharp, but cutting the wrap off of round bales every day and various other chores is hellacious hard on a knife.

I have admittedly neglected my wife's nice kitchen knives. Too damn many to take care of when my normal work week the past 20+ years is 85-90 hours.
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