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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Sharpening

This was asked in another thread, but thought it would be better in it's own.
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I have trouble keeping a knife sharp or getting it sharp what do you guys use?
I use this sharpening system,


It took a couple tries to find the right angles, but once I did I can use it to sharpen every knife I have. From big heavy Bowie type knives to really fine filet knives.
Only drawback is when sharpening the bigger knives, the clamp sometimes loosens up.

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Re: Sharpening

So where would a person get this at?

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Re: Sharpening

Cabelas, gander mountain, amazon. It's called a Gatco sharpening system. They work wonders, especially if you are putting a new edge on a knife that someone screwed up sharpening. Or redoing the edge that was used on too many of the pull through carbide sharpeners.
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Re: Sharpening

Oh yeah, it's a Gatco

I bought mine in the Ramstein BX.

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Re: Sharpening

Here's my cheapskate method: Get some 400, 600, 1000 and 1500 grit sandpaper. Fix it to the top of an old mousepad and gently drag your blade towards the spine and down. You don't need more pressure than the weight of your knife. After you're done sharpening at 1000 or 1500 grit, use a double-sided leather strop loaded with coarse and fine stropping compound (I use Bark River's black and green compounds) to get it hair popping sharp.

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Re: Sharpening

My BIL uses sandpaper to sharpen his and I must say it gets pretty darn sharp.

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Re: Sharpening

Scandi grind and a leather strop = scary sharp

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Re: Sharpening

chefs choice then crock sticks..

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Re: Sharpening

Throw all those gadgets away and just get yourself a 1X30 Belt Sander with diff. Belts including a leather belt. That is what most good knife makers use.Just practice with some cheap knifes,Practise with the correct angle you will be putting a really nice edge on your blade like a convex edge.
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Re: Sharpening

I still use a sharpening stone - rough one side, fine the other.

Worked/still works like a charm after 25 years of use.
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