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i lost my knife sharpener...

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by KiltedClaymore, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

    it's hard to lose an electric sharpener, but i did. looked everywhere, and no dice. anyone have recomendations for a new one?
  2. The Tourist

    The Tourist member

    ...my address...:D
  3. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

    will i ever see my knives again? :neener:
  4. The Tourist

    The Tourist member

    ...not the really nice ones...:D

    Give me a shout if you need help. If you'd like to buy equipment, I can point you in the right direction.
  5. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

    i've tried many different systems, and although i likes my electric sharpener, it's expencive to replace. i was thinking mabe a manual sharpener, you know, the type were you place the blade inside the groove and draw the sharpener along the blade.
  6. soccergod04

    soccergod04 Well-Known Member

    Freehand stones aren't too expensive, and it's fun and rewarding to learn.
  7. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

    oh i know HOW to use free hand, im an eagle scout. i just like the ease of not having to do free hand. i got spoiled by my electric one.
  8. sm

    sm member


    Being an Eagle Scout you should know this.
    For darn sure if you are OA.
    [I just felt like tossing out an acronym like everyone else does around here *grin]
    Yes, I am OA btw...*snicker*

    1. You got kids? How about Nieces and/or Nephews?

    2. Get the kids to sharpen your knives after you teach them freehand sharpening using a Norton and/or diamond stones, and dry strop.

    *smart huh?*

    "Be Prepared" is not just for Scouts ya know, and we are supposed to pass forward.
    I mean how many knives did you sharpen in Scouting for Scoutmasters and others?

    Problems ain't no thang, who has another one?

  9. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

    been voted OA like 5 time, never got around to doing the Ordeal. and what luck! my 10 year old niece is staying with us until saturday! never though of using child labor.....GENIUS!!!
  10. sm

    sm member

    It is called Mentoring you big dummy! *grin*

    Humm, I made Life, ( then life stuff got in the way) was OA, (its sorta both neat and sucky to get tapped first) and I was the first one back...
    It ain't everyday I get to correct a Eagle Scout.


    Oh young ladies are neat! They sit in your lap and their hands on your hands and learn to freehand.
    At my age a 40 year lady is a "young lady" , and I am an "Adopted Uncle" to some of these.
    I sorta like this role I have a lot. Being single, and Freehander, is great!

    I bet them Doo-dad folks never hear "moOm! Its my turn to sit in Uncle 'teves lap!"

    Freehand 1
    Doo-dad 0

  11. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

    it's really funny because she lived in chicago, and just moved to Anarbor, MI. two of the most gun-unfriendly places. two years ago, i got her a rifle and taught her how to shoot. i introduced her to pistol yesterday. oh the stories she will tell when she starts school! :D
  12. chink

    chink Well-Known Member

    Boy Scouts is how I get my axe sharpened. I have my knife which I sharpen but then there is another knife that gets sharpened as needed when someone needs to fulfill a requirement. It is good to be the Scoutmaster
  13. conw

    conw Well-Known Member

    I bet the tourist or steve took your doo-dad...

    Honestly though, you say you have good sharpening skills...I can't believe you don't just want to do it the right way with stones.

    Maybe you should look into getting a blade that isn't stainless. It takes all of 30 seconds to put a shaving edge on my knife...
  14. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

    i have a mix of stainless and carbon steel blades. my problem is that THERE ARE SOOO MANY OF THEM!!! plus, it takes awhile to hand stone a 18 inch machete and a 36 inch cutlass. plus 2 axes and a hatchet.

    because im lazier than a three toed sloth. at least durring summer vacation.
  15. sm

    sm member

    Nah, we wouldn't do that!

    Chico and I have a thang going on.

    Basically we are on the same page, making folks think, investigate and verify for themselves.

    This ain't no cookie-cutter deal we gots going on either. We ain't gonna spoon fed ya, you gotta grab the spoon yourself.

    It is all good, one is supposed investigate, verify, and keep on trucking down the road with learning new stuff, and passing forward the old ways.

    Oh heck phooey!

    Excuse me, it seems Chico is trying to figure out how to attach a seat to his Edge Pro, and done stuck hisself to the thing with glue.
    Something about a lady client coming over and wanting to learn how to sharpen...


    Personally I find it easier just to sit next to a lady on the sofa, with the A.G.Russel "V" sharpener and show how to use that doo-dad.

    She had some surgery on her weak hand, and freehand sharping was sorta difficult, so she got a doo-dad.

  16. Scotticus

    Scotticus Well-Known Member

    Are you referring to a grinding wheel? Don't ruin your knives' temper by using an electric sharpener like that (at least that is what I have heard--I don't know that for fact). Those different grit diamond "stones" with the holes will sharpen most blades quickly. I found a cheap one at Harbor Freight Tools with a choice of 4 grits. It seems to work fairly well for the price, but I've never compared it to the expensive DMT brand.
  17. The Tourist

    The Tourist member

    When I approach sharpening--and that includes studying history and modern innovations--I steal now more than I did as a child.

    Yes, I own Edge Pro products. Two, full size, full scope "Pro" models and every stone Ben Dale sells. In fact, I have helped Ben create new products he now sells.

    I also study Japanese books on samurai sword history and their methods of polishing. I have some of their stones for that sharpening regimen.

    I steal from bikers who create show bikes. I use two varieties of their pastes.

    And I invent things, all sorts of things. Metal brackets, shims, brass rods, over-size steels for large knives, glass, and hides to name a few.

    If I caught sm with a laser, a stone and a grin I'd track him down and steal his backpack.

    The edge is the manner in which a tinker is judged, and it's the only manner.
  18. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

    no. im talking about an electric diamond hone.
  19. sm

    sm member

    You sitting down? *grin*.
    I do use a laser and stone. *cool*

    Did I ever mention I used to collect corks from bottles of spirits?
    There are some really works of art in regard to corks, just as there are in wooden cigar boxes and cigar wraps.
    I really like the looks of the cork in that bottle of tequila you shared.

    I don't drink, and they just don't use corks for Dr. Pepper...*frump*

    Ah yes, there is a Art & Science in using a laser, and stone.

    To prevent "misty" or "slurry" in a barn, maintenance shed, pole barn,etc, one uses a laser pointer until the Feral Cat raises a burr. The burr comes just after the "cat dance".

    One only needs to raise one burr.
    This is akin to Eastern sharpening whereas Western Sharpening requires one to raise two burrs.

    When the one burr has raised on the Feral Cat , one waits until the FC is outside with a safe backstop and shoots the FC.
    Then one can continue using the stone they were using.

    Sharpening Skills is sharpening skills.

  20. The Tourist

    The Tourist member

    sm, if you gaze at the background picture of the gloves I use when riding, you'll see some of the stones I use that were drying after a cleaning.

    No lasers, though, dang...

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