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    Good video, thanks for sharing.

    I sharpen my knives the same method as the video but use an old, large oil stone with oil. Then finish up by stropping the blade on a piece of leather. Strop first on the course side of the leather and finish up with the smooth side. When I'm done, I can shave with the blade.

    My favorite knives are my very old Marbles Gladstone knives, pat. 1916 ones (wood carver) and the older Kinfolks. . Both these are quick to get an edge and hold the edge for quite awhile. My old Western Colorado knives don't sharpen up quite as easy, but do with patience.

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    Experience is how to get things sharp... I love shaving with my knives. Pick up a cheap knife and a water or oil stone and practice until you have ruined the knife and then fix it. As a carpenter i have spent a ton of time on a water stone and everything i have gets sharpened. Just remember for shaving sharp you do need a leather strop they clean up those edges very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraco View Post
    Good video, thanks for sharing.
    X2, that was great, thanks!

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    Has anyone ever tried sandpaper over a mousepad? I've heard but not tried, will be following this thread.

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    Anyone got advice on where to get decent stones as well?

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    Awesome thread...
    I am all ears, as I was just wondering about this while tring to sharpen my hunting knife. Please enlighten me on the ways of properly to put the sharp back to my blade please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waynetheman View Post
    Anyone got advice on where to get decent stones as well?
    From us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waynetheman View Post
    Has anyone ever tried sandpaper over a mousepad? I've heard but not tried, will be following this thread.
    Works good for convex ground blades.

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    Good stuff browsing now.

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    I can't believe I missed this thread ! Well....a little late input is better than none I guess. I'm a fan of bench stone sharpening myself. For rough sharpening..quick and dirty, I use a cheap 400/600 dual grit stone. Good enough for a quick pass on the pocket knife. When I want to put a good edge on one of my more expensive knives, I've 2 Japanese water stones....800 grit and 1500 grit. In my humble opinion, anything finer than that will put a higher shine on your blade, but there are diminishing returns on your time and effort. After using your knife for more than a few minutes, even skinning, that ultra high gloss honed edge is in need of work.

    I'll add more when I have a few minutes to spare guys. I don't even have time right now to scan through the entire thread, so my appologies if it's been mentioned. Do a google search on "the scarey sharp system". It's a cheaper way of attaining crazy sharp edges...involves putting sandpaper on a sheet of glass....but I still prefer working up a good slury on my water stones.
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