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sharpening a blade

Post by Dave Blade » Mon Dec 23, 2002 9:06 pm

I already have a sharpening stone but would someone tell me what angle I should sharpen with and if i should wet the stone? Thanks to whoever replies(I am sort of new with sharpening knives).

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Post by Pushbutton » Thu Feb 13, 2003 7:09 pm

20 to 30 degrees depending. make like your slicing a piece out of the stone then reverse. Or keep doing one side till you get a burr which is also a wire edge once you get this do the otherside a few strokes to get rid of the wire edge and your good to go. Many people feel the wire edge and think they have a fantasticly sharp blade but any cutting gets rid of the edge in record time and your back where you started with a dull knife

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Post by Razor_54 » Thu Feb 13, 2003 10:25 pm

What Pushbutton said and yes you should wet the stone with a light oil. I use the 3 in 1, this will prevent the pores in the stone from being clogged up with metal particals.
I also finish off the blade with an old leather belt, this will also remove any burrs.
You can also get yourself a Lansky System, they are great for beginners.
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Post by missaman » Sat Apr 12, 2003 3:33 am

hope you don't have a dual speed tanto will get on your case about a clone, still living this down. use a stone with a light oil like singer sewing machine oil or 3 in one oil

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Post by blackjack » Thu May 29, 2003 2:07 am

Thanks for the info on blade sharpening, believe or not, this is a complete mystery to some of us but thanks to your simple advice I now have my Leatherman Super Tool almost as sharp as the day I got it and in a short while it will be as sharp as the day I got it. Thanks again. :D
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Post by BennytheBlade » Thu May 29, 2003 4:35 am

once you get the hang of it, sharpening a blade is better than therapy... its down right relaxing for me.

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Post by mrbigg » Thu May 29, 2003 4:55 am

i think it's a very important skill for a knife collector to have, considering you can't take your switchblades to the "guy at the mall" for a quick sharpen.....

do any of you know if there are any true masters of knife repair and modification up here in canada? a canadian version of nemo, or bill deshivs?

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