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Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby cowboycraig » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:32 am

Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

I usually give my knifes to redneck friends for sharpening. But right now I don't have an on-call redneck. So guess I will have to learn to get good at it.


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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby mapandcompass » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:39 am

If you want to be oldschool about it, try a 3-grit whetstone (start coarse and work down) followed by a leather strop charged with fine sand. Most blades like to be sharpened at a 15degree angle. A little practice and your knives will be shaving sharp.

You can also get diamond stones and rods, which are a little spendier but quick and... well... made of diamonds.

Finally, I've had good success with the cheapo "V-sharpeners" you can get at any sporting goods store. Good for field-sharpening, kitchen knives, etc. Not ideal for large, long, or thick blades.
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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:34 am

Hands down the Gatco 10005 Edgemate Professional Knife Sharpening System is the best - period

It will make a knife sharp enough to shave with

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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby Rhah » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:47 pm

Hands down the Gatco 10005 Edgemate Professional Knife Sharpening System is the best - period


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That's what I have and if you follow the fine stone with a leather strop like M&C suggests your blade will be fuckin scary sharp
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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby coldharvest » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:32 pm

That's what I use.
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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby Woodsman » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:57 pm

mapandcompass wrote:If you want to be oldschool about it, try a 3-grit whetstone (start coarse and work down) followed by a leather strop charged with fine sand. Most blades like to be sharpened at a 15degree angle. A little practice and your knives will be shaving sharp.

You can also get diamond stones and rods, which are a little spendier but quick and... well... made of diamonds.

Finally, I've had good success with the cheapo "V-sharpeners" you can get at any sporting goods store. Good for field-sharpening, kitchen knives, etc. Not ideal for large, long, or thick blades.


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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby cowboycraig » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:45 pm

Thanks, just orders a Gatco 10005 Edgemate Professional Knife Sharpening System from Amazon (Best price, gotta love "The Man").

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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby cowboycraig » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:50 am

After a few practice knifes gave it a shot on my RYP # 173. Evil, Crazy, Deadly, Sharp! Yaah!

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I endorse this method!

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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:54 am

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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby coldharvest » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:10 am

JamesInTheWorld wrote:I am always right

That must be so liberating.
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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby strapped » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:46 am

I bought the Gatco kit a month ago and have sharpened all my knives (including the wife's kitchen knives) to razor fucking edges.

A really good product.
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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby sdg » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:27 pm

What do you guys use for field-sharpening?
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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby lsheldon » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:32 pm

Gatco kits are good for the money, but if you have the coin I would recommend either of these.

http://www.edgeproinc.com/Apex-Model-Ed ... it-p7.html
http://www.wickededgeusa.com/
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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby skinz0021 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:06 am

expensive but sharp shop machine is a great one!!!!

http://www.freewebs.com/thesharpshoponl ... how/495398
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Re: Anyone able to recommend Knife Sharpening Kits?

Postby tower » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:31 pm

Best of the best: edge pro apex 5. Except for convex, for which I use a strop; and for more severe, 3000 wet/dry sandpaper over pad or strop.
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