The Sharpening Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kevo, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Drew RedBear

    Drew RedBear Member

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    huh? What did you say? :D

    I can't freehand to save my life lol.
     
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    Yeah I understand. It takes a bit of practice and then alot more practice to get it down good. I kinda enjoy it though. One of these days I'll invest in a 1x30 belt sander
     
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    Has anyone else had issues with the work sharp field sharpener losing the grit on the smooth side really easy? I've only used it a handful of times and it's bare in the middle. I emailed them and waiting on a response but I was just curious. The last one I had didn't have this issue.
     
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    Try cleaning the diamond stones with liberal amounts of rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. Maybe even a little toothbrush action. Clean the ceramic with dish soap or a powdered cleaner, like Ajax or Comet, and a plastic scouring pad. All stones "break in" after use and lose some of their initial bite. But you can keep them from getting loaded up with gunk by cleaning.

    Depending on what I am sharpening my finer abrasives can load up quickly. Just some general suggestions since I don't have that particular tool.

    My Wicked Edge instructions said to do 10-20 sharpening sessions on any new stones to get them worked in for consistency. I asked myself, 10 Junglas or 10 Candiru?? Big difference - LOL.
     
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    I didn't have a stick laying around so yeah I feathered the strop lol. 20210912_222029.jpg 20210912_222237.jpg
     
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    Kitchen knife sharpened on the Wicked Edge WE130. I'm quite happy with the 1000 grit diamond stones, but holding back trying to stay in orbit around the rabbit hole. Rather than going down it.
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    Here you go...

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    A tac black special forces cutter made from a super secret South African steel sharpened on a mil spec honer only issued to certain elite SAS behind the lines operators...swear. :D
     
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    You could go far in the knife world. :)
     

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