Hook knife really inexpensive and well rated.

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  1. Zunga

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    Hey all. I found this guy on amazon.ca it's got good ratings and cheapest I've seen for a hook knife. It's in my cart, about to order it.
    Cheers Jim
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    let us know how it does
     
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    Looks interesting. Do you have the strops for it?
     
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    No. I was curious about sharpening. I'm yet to order so I caught your post in time. What would you suggest?
    Cheers Jim
     
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    D4A98651-7291-4A22-B0B1-CD00141D0688.jpeg The knife should come razor sharp and you should get or make a strop to keep it sharp. That’s just some rough side out leather that has been glued to a block of wood. Scrub some rouge on it and then strop your blade.

    Here is a photo of my hook knife, pocket strop I made and a round strop I use to strop the back side of the edge. The yellow rouge is flexecut but you can use green, red or white from the auto parts store.
     
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    Easier said than done in my experience. I'm definitely no pro but it take me forever to strop a hook knife and I'm not even sure I'm doing it right... Makes me feel better though.
     
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    A really sharp spoon knife should cut easily. If you have to force it then the knife is dull. It’s easier to have the strop handy and give it a few good licks when it starts to dull rather than horse it and then spend a few minutes dressing it again. Another thing to look for is the slickness of the cut. Woodland particularly hard wood will have a bit of shine to it when cut with a sharp knife. A dull knife will tear the grain and it won’t shine. A fresh box cutter or exacto will give you the same shine so you know what to look for.
     
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    Looks nice let us know how it works out.
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