Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Wizard of Poz, Jan 15, 2005.
Reccomend me one for my pocket knives.
crock sharpener from A.G. Russell, get the field model.
I thought $40 was kinda expensive for a sharpener
Forget all the above mentioned sharpeners, do yourself a favor and get the Spyderco Sharpmaker. Yes it's expensive, but well worth it, especially after you watch the video that comes with it and you see all the things it's able to sharpen, and how extremely easy it is. I've heard that the Lansky system has a tendency to scratch blades due to the clamping system it uses.
The Spyderco SM204MF is great for touch ups but if your bevel isnt already 15 or 20 degrees, youll probably want to get the diamond stones also. Other than that, its really easy to use. Here are some tips...
1. Dont pull back all the way when sharpening, it WILL dull your pointy tip (like on spyderco knives)
2. practice, practice, practice on another cheaper knife if youve got one around. Not something thats dull but something you wouldnt care if the edge got messed up.
3. Use a sharpie to mark the bevel and do a few strokes on the sharpener. If the marker goes away, that means that its getting good contact.
4. Clean the stones often. I used to use Comet cleaner with a brillo pad (the green stuff)
johnson has good advice, of course all my carry knives are Spyderco, and since they come from the factory with a total 30 degree angle, it's easy to keep them super sharp with the sharpmaker.
This is true, I'm Only 35 and all the old timers i hang out with swear by it