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Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Live in Venango County. Hunting Camp in Warren County
Give me a good wet stone, a few drops of oil or water, which ever one your using on that stone, a piece of leather and Ill get your knife hair popping sharp. My wife says I make the kitchen knives to sharp. But, having said that, it's got to be decent steel or your wasting your time. Old carbon steel blades are the easiest to sharpen but must be touched up more often. Some stainless, like what buck knives or victronox uses is harder and therefore takes a bit more work to put a good edge on but once its there it stays awhile. Some of the cheaper tactical looking walmart lock blades just ain't going to take and hold a good edge. Lousy steel. Better off pitching it and buying another. Or better yet don't buy them at all.
I don't like the drag through gizmos. They do work I'll agree but I think they remove to much steel in a sharpening to get the same edge I can.
Willyp don't feel to bad. My son, all his friends, my son in law, his brothers, my neighbors, all end up with a wire edge or no edge when they sharpen so they bring their knives, and axes to me. I don't mind doing it for them. Something to do in the evening.
Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.
"When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it, the deer hears it, and the bear smells it."
an old First Nations saying