GUN Knife sharpener...

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  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    I need a knife sharpener of some kind...preferably semi universal, inexpensive, and puts a decent edge on a blade...even if its just a set of stones and guides. I have tried several of the little cheap hand held types, and none of them really work...more fuck up the blade.

    How do you guys do it?
     
  2. one66stang

    one66stang Haters.com

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    I do it old school with a whetrock (sp?) but the Lansky Diamond system works very well.
     
  3. bigboostdsm

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    Sharpening stone and a mouth full of spit
     
  4. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    I'm afraid to try it on my Benchmade. :hs:
     
  5. lobstradomus

    lobstradomus New Member

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    I've heard good things about the Lansky system and Spyderco's Sharpmaker.
     
  6. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    I've got the Lansky's setup with the stones. I like it fairly well. I'd like to get the diamond stones for it so it'll cut faster, because right now, it's a pretty slow process.

    I can put one hell of an edge on my cheapy EDC S&W knife. My Benchmade will be sent back to BM to be sharpened whenever it needs it.
     
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    If you havve to ask you just don't know. Spyderco sharpmaker gets anything with a point or edge mad sharp.
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I do it like this...

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    ...and this.

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    The knives were my grandfather's, from serving in India during WW2. The kirpan was given to him by a Sikh who was impressed that my grandfather wanted to learn Hindi, and the machete was given to him by the Army to kill Japs with.

    The grinder was his too. Thanks grandpa (RIP).
     
  9. Keesh

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    I've had the Lansky kit for a while now. Works pretty well, no complaints other than it takes a little time. I usually do it when I'm watching a movie or something.
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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  11. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Grinder? Good way to pull temper out of blades and change the hardness.

    I have a Edgemaker, simple plastic handle w/ 3 difference "grits" Works good, I need to pick up a set of paper wheels.
     
  12. terrist

    terrist Cowboy President > All other World Leaders

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    This is a percect example of WHAT NOT TO DO. It's IMPOSSIBLE to get a good edge with a that grinder. 3500RPM and a stone that looks coarse as fuck is a recipe for disaster. Not only that but there is a good chance that you overheated the knife and ruined the temper
     
  13. terrist

    terrist Cowboy President > All other World Leaders

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    :werd:


    Unless you have a slow grinder and a cardboard wheel :cool:
     
  14. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I bought this kit from Academy when I had a gift card. I didn't think it would be as good as it is, but it really does work great and it's easy to use.

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    That is essentially a Lansky. Though, it looks like you got diamond stones with yours. :wtc:
     
  16. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I think it cost about $25
     
  17. mattsb2000

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    I have that too.
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    Shows what you know. I used that machete all last summer after sharpening it once, pruning trees by hacking the branches off. I also sharpened an old axe with it, and I chopped up a stump with it in the backyard. Cut through 3-inch roots in a single swing.

    You probably think I have a 100-grit stone and lean the blade into it like I'm trying to cut the knife in half. You would be wrong. It's a fine stone (600 grit or so) and I barely touch the blade to it. Works like a charm and the blade doesn't even get warm, much less hot enough to soften.
     
  19. Keesh

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    Machetes will cut just fine even when they are dull. I used rusty dull one in the jungle for 2 months and it still knocked off branches just fine. Nice knives should go nowhere near a grinder.
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    meh I just got a pencil shaped stone for portability (in the go bag) and a hunk of suede on a handle if I want to get scary sharp.

    For knives that actually get used a little bit of roughness cuts better anyway.
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    I've gotten knives sharper with that grinder than the local knife shop could get with a whetstone. I stopped taking my cutware to them once I realized that.

    What the grinder lacks in finesse, it makes up for by relieving me of having to move the stone along the knife, letting me focus on getting the angle of the edge just right. Even a slightly dull knife with a good angle on the edge will cut better than a perfectly-sharp knife with a crappy angle on the edge.
     
  23. deusexaethera

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    Exactly. And the speed with which my grinder shears off little bits of metal ensures that on a microscopic scale, the knife is rough and serrated. But just a little bit.
     
  24. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    If I had that knife and machete they would be in a shadow box on the wall. Nowhere near that grinder.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Sure, but when you leave the surface rough to nessesitate "sawing" the knife goes dull faster.
     

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