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Old 12-12-2010, 02:32   #16
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Originally Posted by GordMay View Post
You could shave with my dad's blades (chisels etc). Unfortunately, I let him sharpen/hone my steel, and never perfected the art. Truly, one of my regrets.

Oh how I understand. My father who now in advanced age and shakes when he holds tools, still makes it look like childs play and me a hacker when he's exacting a square surgical edge on an iron.
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great tips..thanks for sharing

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And razor strops work very well for honing, as well.
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Originally Posted by delmarrey View Post
And razor strops work very well for honing, as well.
They do but they're best for thin blades like a straight razor.

I keep a couple of water stones on the boat for sharpenng. One is 600 grit and other is 3000 I think. Water stones are easier to clean since theres no oil involved although it is hard to beat a good Arkansas stone.
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GordMay, thank you for bringing the light. I was really annoyed watching that video and reading the first few posts.

If people can't figure out how to use knives right, how did we get so far along in other tech?

I can shave with some of my edges. Keep trying!

Opinels are my favorite pocket knives, put a zero grind on one of those thin carbon steel blades... ZING!

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