Which one of you’s gonna help me?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Foggy Phil, Dec 29, 2019.

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  1. Foggy Phil

    Foggy Phil

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    Dec 27, 2019
    So this knife I got needs some sharpening. How?
     
  2. Foggy Phil

    Foggy Phil

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    Dec 27, 2019
    So this knife I got needs some sharpening. How?
     
  3. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
  4. UDIVER

    UDIVER Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 10, 2013
    I use a stone and a hammer to sharpen my knives...
     
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  5. Foggy Phil

    Foggy Phil

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    Dec 27, 2019
    I ain’t payin nobody
     
  6. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Duplicate post
     
  7. Foggy Phil

    Foggy Phil

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    Dec 27, 2019
    Readings a drag too
     
  8. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Just go rub it back and forth on a curb. Sharpen it up right quick.
     
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  9. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Then live with it-don't know what you expect
     
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  10. Foggy Phil

    Foggy Phil

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    Dec 27, 2019
    Expect the unexpected, that’s what I live by. Don’t know bout you, Pete. Experts only please.
     
  11. jwh720

    jwh720 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2016
    Send it to me! I will be more than happy to sharpen it for free... (no need to include a return address).
     
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  12. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012
    In on 1st...

    If you dont like to read, and dont want to pay anyone...how exactly does the knife get sharp?

    Edit to add useful info - Google it.
    Obviously you dont want to pay here either...so the “free” option is Google. Might be good info, may be wrong info. Thats the chance with google.
     
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  13. jkwithawave

    jkwithawave ..... Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Spyderco Sharpmaker. It includes an instructional DVD, no reading necessary.
     
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  14. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Rub both sides of the edge on something abrasive that is harder than the steel until it's sharp.
     
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  15. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    You’ll have to wait for Sharp the movie if not gonna read! Lol.
     
  16. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Dupe
     
  17. Crikeyyy

    Crikeyyy Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 14, 2019
    Get something like this:

    Its what I started with years ago, and it works great. Very easy and nice results on any steel
     
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  18. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
    YouTube!!! Plenty of good instructional sharpening videos available. There’s a video where Murray Carter teaches you how to sharpen on a rock if the situation calls for it. In the previous reply mentioning the instructional Sharpmaker DVD, Sal Glesser talks about sharpening a blade on the bottom of a porcelain coffee cup. Plenty of ways to do it, find the right angle, apply minimal pressure, move blade as if shaving a thin layer off of sharpening object until burr is raised, then repeat on other side.
     
  19. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Go to youtube, search "knife sharpening".

    Essentially, two choices
    1) freehand with sharpening stones/plates.
    2) sharpening system. Spyderco sharpmaker, KME, edge pro, etc. I would personally avoid the $5 drag your knife through a wedge thingy.

    Which you choose is a personal preference. I use sharping stones myself.
     
  20. Wunderbar

    Wunderbar

    May 2, 2003
    Hi Foggy. My free hand technique is to lay the edge of the blade flat on my thumb nail.
    I start sliding it back and forth at the same time I raise the back up until the edge starts to cut into the nail.
    This is the angle which I sharpen. I start with 3-5 strokes each side. Later down to one stroke each side. I finish by stroping on my pant leg or cardboard, something of that medium. Finish it off by slicing some paper or shaving hair.

    This is the method I learned when I was an Army Ranger back in the 80's.
     
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