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Well, I've reached my goal.

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by ihopewewin, Jul 14, 2008.

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  1. ihopewewin

    ihopewewin Member

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    A few weeks ago I bought a lansky sharpening system because I had a 50 buck gift card for bass pro. Ive had my kershaw blur for months and it was getting kinda dull so ive been using the lansky to resharpen it. Ive always gotten just ok results nothing to great. But the last 2 times ive used it ive noticed I did alot better job and got a great polish on the edge. Well on this last attempt to sharpen when I was finished I decided to test it out on my arm to see if I could shave a little. Did a few strokes on the top of my arm and now I have about a 3-3.5 inch bald spot on the top of my arm:what:. It looks pretty stupid but i'm kinda proud of the results I got from my knife. Now I need to convince myself that I need the knives of alaska denali but my kershaw is holding up pretty well. What do I do into tricking myself into putting more money down into knives which everyone I know says they're "Useless" :D
     
  2. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    like the Nike ad say "just do it"
    enjoy your hobby and take pride in your skills
    When other people pay your bills then they can have a say!!!
     
  3. hso

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    Good for you.

    Now, don't get carried away and force us to have to start calling you Lefty.;)
     
  4. rnr4me

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    That's the way it usually goes w/ Lansky. You sharpen your knife a couple times, enough to make it useable. Then after a few sharpenings you finally get to the point where you've taken enough metal off to have a true and complete 'Lansky angle'. In effect you've reprofiled it to a new angle.

    Many people quit Lanskys before they get to that part because they don't realize that they're reprofiling the blade.

    So you're there! Good work. :D

    BTW, when I sharpen more than a couple knives, my arms and legs look like I've got mange by the time I've tested all of the new sharpness. :uhoh:

    This is the first sign of knife addiction. Go over to bladeforums and join the crowd when you're not here.
     
  5. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    Yeah, that's the way it starts.

    Now you need to try a Gatco, and then the next thing we know you'll be saying how great the EdgePro you just bought is, and in a little while you'll be spending $1000 on a single Japanese water stone... :D

    lpl/nc
     
  6. ihopewewin

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    Ive already been surfing around bladeforums and I have a login but everytime I log on it says i'm still not logged on:confused:. But I do hope I don't get addicted hopefully i'll keep myself from spending more then 150 on a knife that I will prob. use less then a few times a week. Truth be told I will prob. never need anything more then a $30 buck but everyone likes to spoil themselves. Some buy exspensive phones some buy exspensive knives to each his own. $1,000 STONE?:what: Can I get a link? How many grits or whatever they measure stones by.
     
  7. Pax Jordana

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    Tell you what I did. The fire company was going to four parades on july fourth- of which I rode trucks for three. We were in fire co. tees, with our turnout gear on the floor of the cabs. Well by the time we got done with parade three I couldn't find my Leek.. so I ordered a Boker SubCom and a Cold Steel tanto Spike. Today was drill, so I stuck my foot into my boot and, lo and behold, there was the Leek! The subcom and spike arrived earlier this afternoon too :-D

    Seriously though - have you tried the Spyderco Sharpmaker? I've been considering one of those, but if the lansky's good I might go with that.
     
  8. HiWayMan

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    I've gotten great results with the Lansky. In fact it is what I use to put the edge on all my custom makes. I really like the 20 degree angle. This allows me to hand sharpen if needed because my natural angle on a stone is slightly more than 20. I reprofile all new knives with it as well. The extra course diamond stone and ultra fine stone are great additions. I've pretty well worn out the extra course stone now having done about 8 customs and about 50 reprofiles with it. I always follow up the ultra fine with a dry leather strop.
     
  9. rnr4me

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    The Sharpmaker is a great tool. But it has its limitations. Reprofiling a blade will take forever. And you have to understand how it works.

    It'll make a blade super sharp if you're hitting the edge of the knife using an angle that hits the edge. :confused: (huh? what'd I say) If you use an angle that hits the shoulder of your edge you won't be doing any good. Then you'll have to reprofile the edge.

    The Lansky will reprofile much quicker. Then you can finish it up w/ the Sharpmaker. Get and use both! :D
     
  10. theotherwaldo

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    I just picked up a Lansky kit. I've never been very good at sharpening blades. Perhaps this will help.

    Patience, grasshopper...
     
  11. FLoppyTOE

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    I'm going to have to pick up one of those systems. I have never been very good at getting those oober sharp edges.
     
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