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    The Sharpening Thread

    Whats the best way to sharpen a knife?

    I've used a pull through carbide type sharpener (like the one below) for years, with a quick finish on the steel. The particular steel I'm using is from the late 1800s - I bought it at a farm auction sale probably 5 years ago.



    I've played around a bit with arkansas stones and oil, but I never seem to be able to do as good of a job as quickly as I can with the pull through and the steel.

    Whats the best method to sharpen a knife? I see these Lansky sets at wholesale all the time, are they any good?

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    I am glad you started this thread as I have quite alot of experience with sharpening. I don't have time right now to get all into it, but will sound off in full soon. All I can say right now is that carbide pull-through sharpeners, while they may put a quick edge on a blade, will ruin your edge and take off too much steel (great for cheap knives, my expensive knives would never touch one.) More to come!

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    Spyderco

    Looking forward to Outdoor Pursuits input. In the meantime I would just say that you can get knives scary sharp with the Spyderco set. Won't damage your steel either.
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    Tagged for interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    Looking forward to Outdoor Pursuits input. In the meantime I would just say that you can get knives scary sharp with the Spyderco set. Won't damage your steel either.
    I have the Spyderco Tri sharpener it was great till I bought this one .... omg it is so nice! http://gunownersofcanada.ca/showthre...nife-Sharpener
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    A file.
    Some ceramic hones.
    Sandpaper wrapped around a fat piece of dowel.
    A double sided paddle strop with different pastes on each side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonanddad View Post
    I have the Spyderco Tri sharpener it was great till I bought this one .... omg it is so nice! http://gunownersofcanada.ca/showthre...nife-Sharpener
    Tried to go there but it says I don't have permission to access the page!!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    Tried to go there but it says I don't have permission to access the page!!??
    really.... hum... let me look into it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Teach View Post
    A file.
    Some ceramic hones.
    Sandpaper wrapped around a fat piece of dowel.
    A double sided paddle strop with different pastes on each side.
    Sounds complicated. What kind of pastes? Think I will stick with the Spyderco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    Tried to go there but it says I don't have permission to access the page!!??
    Same here.
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