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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Born2Hunt View Post
My father could sharpen anything and spent a lot of time whittling and make things from wood. He sharpened saws for the local carpenters, scissors, straight razors and knives for the neighborhood. He used 3 different stones and a leather strap for knives and razors. I guess I never learned the true art because he never let any of my knives get dull.

I currently use a Chef's Choice sharpener on the kitchen knives which is acceptable and steel on my hunting knives and they become acceptable. I have one knife that I have used to field dress deer for years and about three I use for skinning and butchering. I put a little more effort into those with a stone and use a steel to touch them up while in use.

I was just looking on the internet last night for a leather strap as I would like to improve my honing skills.
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I received a "Work Shop" sharpener as a gift a couple of years ago. It works great and sets the correct angles
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My pal swears by the Bavarian Edge sharpener.

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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-21-2019, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Birch812 View Post
I can do it but always took off way to much material. Now I just go down to the marina each spring with a bag full of my bait cutting and filet knives and get the guys at the fish market to sharpen them up for me
I find the knives last me a lot longer, but part of the problem is to start with good quality knives.

If Jersey keeps increasing the size limits and decreasing the catch limits pretty soon I wont ever need to get my knives sharpened again.
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