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NORTON 87933 Stone Sharpening - 6 IN COMBO

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by sm, Feb 28, 2008.

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  1. sm

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    Dec 22, 2002
    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears
    Economy Tool & Knife Sharpener.
    I paid $6 for the one I have been messing with, others $7.

    Now I tried to find Norton's description in their Library with a link.
    This Stock number was listed, just the library did have it, and instead started with with 87935.

    So here is what I do have with a description:

    Ace Hardware website:

    * All purpose combination bench stone
    * Sharpens flat bladed tools and household utinsels.
    * Coarse grit on one side, fine grit on the other.
    * Electric furnace abrasive
    * Combination coarse and fine grit
    * Quick-cut economy
    * Not oil filled
    * Size: 6x 3x 3/4" [/QUOTE]

    The ones we bought have a newer package, similar, still this is the Economy.

    Norton makes a round one, about 3 or inches in diameter about 1/2 maybe 3/4" thick. Often times called a "puck".
    I /we wanted one, but the store was out.

    Not oil filled. This is why I had to have this stone.
    I use a dry hone and this not being pre-filled, is exactly what I wanted, as do others.

    One side is light gray, the other a brown.

    Now, this stone has a place in non-firearm weapons and edged tools.

    *Not every task needs a scary sharp edge, with a high polish.

    *Getting a damaged edge fixed , means taking something to get metal removed fast.
    Files work, and in fact a file is great for some machetes , these stones used after a file to get a more finished edge, and this type of stone, will work for getting a damaged edge fixed and getting a edge back on fast.

    We are not going to be entering any paper cutting or rope cutting contests.
    We need a stone, down on the back forty in a shed to sharpen.

    Maybe one in truck tool box, that hunting /fishing cabin, weekend get-a-way with a trailer on the lake...garage in the big city ...

    Now here is my take and others I run with on edged tools.
    We are not planning on a knife fight.
    What we know is having a sharp tool when we need it.

    Emergencies hit, such as the recent tornadoes, and getting an edge on something and maintaining it, while cutting carpet, tarp, blankets, rope and the like, is a real situation.
    You might hear someone call out , even a baby cry, and getting under rumble and cutting through carpet, curtains to get to that person/baby is serious.

    We view knives as users, these will get scratched, dinged and subjected to use.

    We lost some stones kept here and there during a recent tornado.
    Some were in sheds, and a few, we most likely in doing what all we did, let them fall out of a truck, or who knows.

    Now let me share some of what I and some other have already used these stones for, and what all we have.
  2. sm

    sm member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears
    We keep some Old Hickory's scattered about the property.
    Box of rope has one near it for example, others in
    sheds, pole barns and places have one.
    Trucks /tractors/ vehicles in general do too.

    We lost some of these in the storm, so these are not much money, so some got a fast touch up with one of these stones and stropped on whatever box was handy.

    Buck 110
    Older couple and not feeling well. They can sharpen, just both down and taking it easy. They do for us, we do for them.
    He messed up his 110 pretty good with the storm.
    So I got the damaged worked out fast, and then used his Norton India IB8 to finish out. Stropped it on some cardboard and good to go.

    He needed a puck, so we gave him one of these stones.
    Pucks are used a lot on lawnmower blades, axes and the like.

    His hand axe...
    Hit it with a file, this Economy stone, and time to spray paint the head Orange, and just mask the edge with tape.
    Just a few licks on the stone and good to go.

    Leek by Kershaw.
    Again, one of the folks down the way, really used this one in the storm, and again I got the damage out, and went to a Norton India coarse /fine IB6

    Spyderco. Plain edge, forget what model, but that young lady - used that knife.
    Now I do all my sharpening free hand, and this lady has not gotten the hang of freehand yet.
    So I got the damage out with the Economy, then of course the India Combo IB6.
    Humm, seems my freehand was bit less inclusive than a Sharpmaker.
    Never messed with one of those before.
    So I got real "serious" with the IB6 then went to Case Hard/Fine 3" stone.
    I polished the edge on cardboard and newspaper with Brasso ( all we had).
    Now she has left alone, it has been working fine.
    My take is that Sharpmaker is a greater angle than whatever I do.
    It is not as I would do a Carbon Steel or CV blade.
    Could not do the Buck that way either.

    Machetes, axes and all were sharpened up with this Economy stone.

    Old Hickory paring knife I did for the house down there.
    New knife and this Economy stone and in a few minutes it slices a tomato with little effort, peeled a tomato and grapes, and was used to slice bread, cut up a chicken, slice ham, and whatever else it was used for.

    So I am not sure of the grits, it reminds me of Norton's Crystalon, still if a person will just sharpen, forget about exact angles and all...it'll work for a lot of serious applications by itself, and get a damaged edge fixed, and ready for finer girt if need.

    Our take is, since we have, is one might be in the middle of nowhere, and need to sharpen something.

    Freehand vs Doo-dads.

    Freehand is how I was raised, and how I chose to stay.

    Economy stone, get you one , these come in handy, get a puck too.

    Those inexpensive screw drivers, I and mine sharpen to make "chisels" out of and if need , we can fix them back.

    Like installing a lock and needed to chisel out some wood...

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