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Old 29-05-2012, 18:25   #31
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Re: Knife

Wel I prefer the Stright Blade knife with a Mallet to cut the fancy line out there today !!I don't care for the serrated blades they leave small roughness in the lines where as a stright blade and a mallet leave nothing but a Clean cut that looks better when finished off Just my 2 cents
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Old 29-05-2012, 19:57   #32
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Wel I prefer the Stright Blade knife with a Mallet to cut the fancy line out there today !!I don't care for the serrated blades they leave small roughness in the lines where as a stright blade and a mallet leave nothing but a Clean cut that looks better when finished off Just my 2 cents

Yup, wrap with tape then cut with sheepsfoot blade and mallet. With all the modern double braid on my present boat I have both a cordless and a corded hot knoife as well. All I ever cut synthetics with, unless it's an emergency, and then the Spyderco Hawksbill comes out. No sawing with this knife, it's guaranteed to cut even the heaviest line with a single stroke.

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Old 29-05-2012, 20:30   #33
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Yea right.
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Ive always stayed away from serrated blades as I can't find a way to sharpen them. Anyone any ideas, I have a simple Gerber straight blade

Ps: I like any blade that rusts shows the carbon content is right

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Ive always stayed away from serrated blades as I can't find a way to sharpen them. Anyone any ideas, I have a simple Gerber straight blade

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Circular whetstone (shaped like a pencil) or circular diamond file works.
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Circular whetstone (shaped like a pencil) or circular diamond file works.

Since most serrated knives have different sizes of serration on them, a cylindrical slipstone will generally not work. What you want is a conical slipstone, it will allow you to sharpen any size serration. Spyderco also makes a fabulous ceramic sharpener that is very simple and will sharpen any size serrations extremely efficiently, without messing with slipstones. It is a much faster method as you can sharpen the entire blade instead of one serration at a time, I love mine.
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Re: Knife

I always sharpened my serrated knives on a regular stone. Eventually they go semi-serrated, which I find superior. I actually think that a plain edge is superior to a serrated edge in every situation.
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