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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-17-2018, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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New knife- need some advice

I just did a swap of some 3D arrows for a knife- don't know the maker. The guy I swapped with said he got it in Tennessee. My question is, since it's my first Damascus steel knife, are there any special instructions for care and sharpening?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-17-2018, 07:06 PM
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I sharpen my Damascus knife just like my other knives

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I sharpen my Damascus knife just like my other knives
X2. And just wipe it with a bit of oil now and then and no worries. And don't store it in the sheath.

Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-17-2018, 07:42 PM
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if the directions weren't with the knife when you got it ,then I would agree with Woods Walker
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I like to run my Damascus blades on a leather strop after sharpening.
As for cleaning, wash in warm water, dry well and lightly coat with oil or paste wax.

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On new blades before I deliver them, I rub them down with Weapons Shield grease. Warm the blade up and rub into the high and low spots. Only takes a tiny bit on a finger.

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I run all my knives on a razor strop after sharping.

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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It's a good practice Woodswalker. Takes the wir eedge of from sharpening and poliushes the cutting edge making for slicker cutting.

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