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#1 tonyd

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

What's everybody using?

I currently have a Fuller brand, basic carbine blades you drag your knife over. Works ok, but I would like to know what is used most amoung all the CPC members.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:31 AM

I like a diamond lap. It makes fast work of these high chromium, high hardness steels.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

I have most types of sharpeners and also prefer the diamond lap models. But I do also have a Tormek wet wheel sharpener that I bought for my lathe tools originally. I use it to establish a blades edge angle. Then I will sometimes bring it back to the Tormek to clean them up after extreme abuse. I also like Lansky sharpeners because they allow for even the complete novice to get a very fine edge.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

I have one of these Gatco's that works pretty darn good
http://www.gatcoshar...1PSK5JLJQM1QIS1
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

I have a bench grinder that I reversed the rotation on, it has 10" paper wheels on it, one wheel is coated with aluminum oxcide the other has jewelers rouge. I use it for my knives that I use in the saddle shop. I also use it for my hunting knives, pocket knife and kitchen knives. I use to use a stone but this system is faster and really does a great job. I carry a little diamond steel in my pack to touch up knives in the field. Ed

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:26 PM

John, I looked at the Lansky site.. which model would you reccommend?
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

Grant the three stone diamond set will do everything you ever need. http://lansky.com/in...diamond-system/

It can be purchased much cheaper if you search the part number on the web.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

Thanks for the help John.. I hope I didnt detract from the OP.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

I have several sharpeners,
but I prefer my Norton Tristone.
I have had it for more than twenty years.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

I have good sucess with Smith's Tri-Hone, also use a dimond lap .

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

I just grab a river rock or back of my leather belt. I saw a trick where a guy epoxied strips of sand paper to the back of his belt. Thought that was a good idea.

At home, an old kitchen steel or my machinist stone and buffing wheel on grinder.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

One of the best knife sharpener I ever used is the Rapala Single Stage Ceramic
Fillet Knife Sharpener. From two different Walmart stores one store sold them
for $3.65 and the other store sold them for $1.64.

I want to try the "Rapala Two-stage sharpener which features a set of coarse
ceramic honing sticks to begin the restoration of a bad edge.

Hands down, this is the best hand knife sharpener I ever used. I use it under
running water at the kitchen sink when I'm sharpening the kitchen knives. In
the field I use tooth past and a tooth brush to clean up the ceramic sticks
after use "IF" I have to do any heavy sharpening.

Upon discovering how good the single stage sharpener was I made it a point to
purchase another single stage and I marked them "A" and "B". "A" for taking the
original edge off and "B" to clean up and the final edge, on a first time
sharpening using these sharpeners.

I have sharpened a lot of knives with them and you can see a wear notch start
to develop after about ten or more knives. Because these are the fine ceramic
rods, or sooner if you apply heavy pressure. I also found that I can pop the
plastic holder open (with care) and rotate the ceramic sticks when they start to
wear. And then using just enough super glue to glue and hold the plastic holder
back together again.

Here is a link to see both of the Rapala sharpeners:
http://www.tedcarter...knife-sharpener

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

I used to use a combination I bought at BPS that had carbide blades on one side and ceramic on the other. Lost the darned thing! Now I am using a diamond stick about the size of a ink pen to sharpen in the field. It works and fits in your pocket.




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