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    Do most of you guys take a knife sharpener with you when you go on your float or drop hunts? If so what sharpeners do you use?

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    Diamond stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .338WM View Post
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    Same here. I always have one with me. If I have a knife, I have something to sharpen it with. Also I have a knife on all my gun belts. If I have a gun, I have a knife. When I'm heading out, even if it's just a day trip to my cabin, or a ride on the wheeler, I carry a military mechanics tool bag. It's fairly small but holds the things I may need. Knife sharpener, compass, fire starter, flashlight, zip ties, tape.......etc. You get the drift. Boy Scout and all.
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    Small diamond steel here too.....
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    small stone, that's how I learned to sharpen knives. I have a small diamond steel to touch up an edge as I work.

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    Diamond sharpener. About 14 inches long including handle. I never hunt without it.
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    DMT mini-sharp or a DMT diafold double sided. Mostly the red mini-sharp.

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    I'm in the minority, but I do not carry one. I usually carry two knives (not counting some sort of multi-tool if weight isn't an issue due to traveling via ATV or airplane). I carry a replaceable blade havalon and a Cutco hunting knife. I've gone through six animals between sharpening with the Cutco and it was still going strong, so carrying a sharpener is extra weight and bulk that is unnecessary.

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    That's what I was wondering Brian. On my trip in sept I'll be limited, so was pondering on just taking the havalon and a big knife.

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    I've never sharpened a knife in the field, although I've never cut up more than one moose or two caribou without returning to my kitchen. I used to carry a little sharpener, but don't bother anymore.

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    Like others have said, it somewhat depends on what and how I'm hunting. Fly-out spring bear hunt, never. A skiff accessed fall moose hunt where I may be gone for a couple of weeks and end up processing 2-3 moose (caribou and bear as well), I normally carry a very small hone. I don't plan on sharpening a knife in the field, but any blade can benefit from a good honing.
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    Does anyone use a pocket sized knife sharpener? Small, light, but is it effective?
    Here is an example. http://www.smithsproducts.com/produc...ife-sharpener/
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    +1 Havalon + 1 of the following Cutco serrated (big critters) , Cutco smooth, benchmade Saddle mountain skinner (all around), lone wolf landslide folder (lightweight 3.2 oz sheep) by benchmade. Gatco Double Duty for the field when I do carry.
    http://www.gatcosharpeners.com/produ...0M1Q1Q0DM3DF61

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    Here's what I use. Small, lightweight, carbide and ceramic sharpener's, super easy to use, sharpens knives like a razor, and best of all cheap.
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    Get yourself a Speedy Sharp. They work great and are around $10. Google it

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    Also, not too hard to find if you lay it down.

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    The blue extra coarse DMT is my choice.

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    220 grit emery paper glued to a tongue depressor. Not fancy, but not heavy either.

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    I've had one of those for the last 7 or 8 years. used it on Buffalo, moose, elk, deer, and goat hunts. Works really well and weighs almost nothing.

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    Have tried just about every stone/diamond, etc known to man. I stopped looking after I discovered the hunter honer. Small, lightweight and hands down puts the best edge on just about anything.
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