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  • Knife sharpeners.

    I've been using a Lansky, stone guide rod set-up, for the last few years. I sharpen hunting, fishing, kitchen, and pocket knifes with it. The clamp mount allows you to make accurate and repeatable sharpening strokes. I can get my Gerber hunting knife sharp enough to shave hair off my leg. (Usually not in the habit of leg shaving). A decent kit runs about 50 bucks or so.

    Couple things I don't like about it. First, it's hard to keep a consistant angle around the curve to the point. Second, it takes a lot of diligence to make a sharp blade.

    What do you use to sharpen your knifes.
    -Tim

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    The lazy man's way...

    Originally posted by TR
    ...What do you use to sharpen your knifes.
    I take mine in and have them done by a knife shop. Then I touch them up myself. Cheating, I know... but it saves a LOT of time.

    I have a Lansky too, and sometimes use it if I have the time...

    -Mike
    Michael Strahan
    Site Owner
    Alaska Hunt Consultant
    1 (907) 229-4501

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    • #3
      My grandfather taught me looong ago how to sharpen knives. If I didn't do it right he'd say something like, "I could ride all the way to Buffalo in that edge and not cut my butt." So I just learned using a stone.

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      • #4
        I use a diamand hone set of 4 graduated plates

        and a couple differnt hard Arkansas stones. I keep a Shrade steel hone in my pack for field use.
        I picked up a big ceramic stick from The Vitrinox Lady, it is great, It helps to keep the edge in shape between major sharpening sessions. I am about to make a leather/jewlers rouge hone as well.
        Rob

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        • #5
          Leahy, do you hand sharpen too?

          ...ride to Buffalo... that's funny.
          -Tim

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          • #6
            Hunter's Honer

            I have been using a sharpener called the "Hunter's Honer" I think. It has two carbide rods set at an angle. It is light, small and puts a very good edge on my knives. I got it at the Sportsman's Show. It is small enough to toss in my day pack with my hunting gear.

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            • #7
              I agree with PatrickH I also purchased one at the Sportsmans show. I love it I have already taking it out hunting, fishing and on a packtrip with my horses. Light, small. super easy, and makes a great edge and its made in the USA!

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              • #8
                What's this Hunters Hone look like. Hand held V shaped contraption?
                -Tim

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                • #9
                  One of these

                  and finish with EZELap diamond hone.


                  Foolproof....relatively!
                  Repeat after me: Placement. Bullet. Caliber.

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                  • #10
                    TR yes, I do

                    But I have one of those little Hunter hone things too.
                    and jsut about one each of everything else, trying to find the best way for each style of blade and steal I use.
                    Rob

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                    • #11
                      I use one similar to Lansky's (don't remember the brand), but the hones (diamond) are wider and longer than Lanky's. Also, the rods used to maintain the angle are built-in right under the hones. All you have to do is to pull on the end of the rod until it comes out fully. I bought this one and gave the Lanky's to a friend of mine.

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                      • #12
                        Ray, that sounds like a better set-up. Lansky rods are thin and the guides are flimsy. If able, please report the brand name.
                        -Tim

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                        • #13
                          DMT

                          I have been using these things for the past 15 years and they work great.
                          http://www.dmtsharp.com/products/diafold.htm

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TR
                            Ray, that sounds like a better set-up. Lansky rods are thin and the guides are flimsy. If able, please report the brand name.
                            TR,

                            Here is the link for the "Gatco" sharpeners at Cabela's:
                            http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...ners&noImage=0

                            As you can see it's a little expensive, but the guide rods are built-in under the hone. The rods slide out when one pulls on them. The kit comes with honing oil, and three diamond hones of the following grit: 200, 400, 600, and a serrated-blade sharpener. It also comes with the small vice (guide) to hold the knife in place, but a pedestal for it is optional. To see what the pedestal looks like, click on the link "Back To GATCO Sharpeners" at the bottom of the web page. The pedestal is the red color stand.

                            However, one can use the sharpeners without the pedestal by placing the guide on a towel (or something) on to of a table. I prefer to use the pedestal when sharpening my knives at the tent. But I imagine that one could easily build a pedestal at home.

                            I didn't like the guide rods in the Lanky sharpening kit. The wing-nut, regardless of how much you tighten it, does not firmly secure the guide rod in place. This problem does not exist with the Gatco sharpeners.

                            P.S. I just looked at the kit at Cabela's, and realized that it comes with a "Free Pedestal Mount" (mine was not free).

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                            • #15
                              Ray, thanks for the info.

                              I like the look of Gatco system. The Lansky is a great idea but lacks durability. Seems Gatco solved this problem. I'll be getting this next when the rig I have now wears out.
                              -Tim

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