(B) Sharpen your knife student practice

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  1. Sabermax

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    OK, I'm not skilled in sharpening knives but out of the ones I have available this one was the dullest. It could only rip through paper before I started so this is actually an improvement, though nowhere near as good as some of the awesome job others have posted here.
    The KA-BARS (1249/5011) on the right are new and came very sharp, The fillet knife, gutting & skinning knives have decent edges, the Camillus Titanium was also OK for a cheap knife and the other folder has serrations which I though would only complicate the issue so I chose the Frost Cutlery "Bear Claw" lock blade.

    These are the knives I had to choose from:
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    These are the sharpening stones I have available:
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    The following picture was taken before sharpening.
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    This is a picture after sharpening: (you probably wont be able to see a difference from the picture)
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    Here is the final picture of the knife and the paper having been cut:
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    Here also is my Knife sharpening. Looks like Sabermax and I have same blades. I used the sand paper and strop method also. IMG_20170225_155123.jpg this is before the sharpening. IMG_20170225_155123.jpg IMG_20170225_160450.jpg
     
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    the picture on right is the final product
     
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    Hey guys here's a video on sharpening one of my knives.
     
  6. House of Horst

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    I'm not new to sharpening knives, but I AM new to working with 3V steel. I've learned that you need to go slow and pay attention when sharpening it. It sure does get hair popping (literally) sharp when done right, though. She came to me sharp from Adventure Sworn, but even after use it doesn't take much more than some stropping on black compound (opposite side of the pictured strop) and finishing off with the green side. I love this knife. The paper cuts shown are push cuts, not slices.

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    1st pic is me shaving my arm hair you my have to look really good to see the cut hair. An the 2nd one is the gear I used to get my knives sharp.
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    Left is before sharpening. Right is after. If I had a strip, it would slice all the way through. 20170310_055718.jpg
     
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    Knife sharpening, I always carry the "speedy sharp" in my pack, it does an amazing job on the knives and very easy and quick to use...
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    Not sure if I'm 100% sold on the sand paper idea but I gave it a shot. It got the knife sharp but I feel like I do better with other tools. I'm going to keep trying it.

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    My Mora companion with a DC4 sharpening stone. 20170319_204126.jpg
     
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    Hey there- here is my sharpening submission_

    I forged this weird little blade from a piece of an old potato rake, rumored to be 1090. Here it is just out of the tempering oven. No edge.

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    Cleaned up on the belt grinder and Makita sharpening wheel, then the edge is cleaned up on a diamond stone:

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    I then progress through 150,320 and 600 grit abrasive paper which are affixed to sheets of corian material for a good solid flat base. I set this up for honing hand plane blades, but use it for most of my sharpening.

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    Then I finish with a leather stop and test on paper.

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    I always had trouble sharpening this knife. I am glad I got it to start cutting paper. When I got it from my father in law it was very dull.
     

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    Sharpened up the Condor Bushlore, Bear Grylls (it only cut for 3 swipes, but it was not easy to get this sharp), and the Case Sodbuster Jr. WP_20170403_14_57_39_Pro.jpg
     
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    So after chopping a 5" diameter Oak log in two and breaking it all down into a "one-stick" fire including shavings and feather sticks, the edge needed a little touching up. Which is good because this is my third practice. I watched the lesson and did apply some red dry erase marker ink to the edge. It did help to indicate areas that still needed attention, pretty cool, and thanks for the tip.
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    I used an Arkansas oilstone and some honing oil to sharpen with, and then did some stropping as well.

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    Haha, this reminds me of those little red tablets the Dentist made us chew when we were kids to show us all the spots on our teeth we missed brushing!!

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    After a good bit of stropping, then another run at working the edge with the stone after finding some minor rough spots missed the first round,
    stropped some more, and got it pretty sharp I think. Not perfect, but I think better than decent.

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    Using the same cheapo "survival" knife I used the cutting edge of to strike the ferro rod for my "5 Tinders" lesson.

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    And an Arkansas pocket stone....

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    Strokin' like Clarence Carter........

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    Little cheap blade actually took a good edge.
    Likely won't last long, but as they say on that FORGE show.... "it will cut".

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    Sharpened of my handmade knife this morning.

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    I sharpened my beat up ESEE Izula II using a Spyderco Sharpmaker and a leather paddle strop.

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    IMG_8001.JPG I used a strip of leather and a sharpening stone from japan ( it was a gift and thats all i know about it) to sharpen my condor tavian
     
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    My $3.50 Panga:
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    I used a flat chainsaw file & 600 grit sandpaper.
     
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    Here is my entry for "Knife Sharpening":

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    This is a really economical setup that covers almost all your knife needs if you think about it. Love seeing a knife that large shaving sharp! Nice
     
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    Used my strop with some white compound. She is shaving sharp.
     
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    It had a learning curve due to the curve of the blade, and the narrow stones helped alot, especially on the convex section. Using a lansky system on that simply won't work, there is no flat for the system to clamp too, and the spine is just too wide, but the narrow stones from the system worked well.
     
  26. CivilizationDropout

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    Decided to touch up my every day the Opi.
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    As she gets used she gets a little rusty, figuratively of course.
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    The condemned awaiting their fate;
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    Use my Japanese 1000/6000 the white side is 6000 grit.
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    Execution carried out.
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    The cadavers.
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    She cleaves paper better now too.
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    Did the Hulti too just because I used it for feathers.
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    Thanks for the opportunity.
     
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    Sharping my knives 14931433384751600651140.jpg
     
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    This guy started off life as a 12" carbide tipped chop saw blade.
    I plasma cut the blank out.
    Heated and annealed the blank.
    Shaped it with a file for several days.
    Case hardened in motor oil.
    Pinned the handle. (Oak stained with ebony clear coated with finger nail polish)
    Finished shaping the handle and spine by hand.
    Polished blade with compound and 1000 grit wet sand paper. Then 2000.
    Then wet stone.
    Then sodium stone from inside a used light bulb. Still use the sodium rod for honing.
    Scabbard is suede from a thrift store jacket.
    Inside is a shaped piece of Kydex for rigidity and retention.Hand stiched with 25 lb test spyderwire braid leftover from an old reel.
    Total cost 0$$$$$ lifetime worth of knowledge.
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    Completed knife sharpening
     

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    IMG_0203.JPG Esee 6 got some good use over the past few days. I have a piece of a ceramic rod (used to be whole with a handle till I loaned it out) and it would only slice if I put pressure on the paper.

    You can see where I honed it and got it to curl paper and slice just holding the page. Knife needs a spa treatment lol
     
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    Ceramic stone and leather strop.
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    Knife Sharpening

    Wicked Edge Knife Sharpening System. I sharpened a LT Wright Genesis Flat Grind with Secondary bevel (Desert Ironwood scales). Because of the angle of the camera it looks like the knife was mounted at an angle. It wasn't:

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    Cuts paper easily:

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    Was never confident sharpening knives, starting to feel a little better. My wife is having a blast making fun of the bald spots on my legs. :)
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    Old sharpening stone and a strop I made.
     
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    Knife sharpening practice
     

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    Came home, unpacked, washed, and then cadre for my tools. Just the strop and oil for most of them save this one
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    Then strop
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    And oil and test
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    Much better
     
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    I a Falkniven DC-3 for most sharpening tasks followed by stropping on leather with green compound. The pen blade on the SAK Fieldmaster is used for carving and will cut shaving just by showing it to the tree. ;)
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    Tried another video for this lesson. Hope I didn't make it too long. Still new at this youtube thing.

     
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    I am TERRIBLE at sharpening knives. I have a couple of systems but never seem to get good results, probably because every knife has a slightly different blade geometry, steel quality, bevel, etc and I just treat them all the same. So I chose a mora with a scandi edge. Nicked it up a bit on a few outings. 20170701_170110.jpg

    So I set up my gatco sharpeners in a vice so I could use them manually, the gatco doesn't have an exact setting to match the scandi edge. 20170703_113127.jpg

    Worked pretty well. Got out the chips and cut up paper. 20170703_114312.jpg

    Want to try the sandpaper method as well, and ultimately need to just drop the coin on a nice set of stones.
     
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    Couldn't find my good stone had to use the backup but it did good enough.
     

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    After abusing my mora, I finally sharpened it using the sandpaper method.
     
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    Knife sharpened with a small wet stone and lightly stropped on my belt. 20170713_012103.jpg
     
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