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Old 01-16-2020, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need a sharp knife?

Who doesn't need a sharp knife? I've been around for a while... been trying to maintain sharp knives for a long, long time. I broke down a year ago and bought what I believe to be the best sharpening kit/system I've ever used. It's made by Spyderco, and if you follow their instructions, I believe you can put a razor edge on any knife you own.





Since I bought this kit (comes with a DVD to tell you how to use it), I've actually been able to sharpen old knives I had effectively "thrown away", in that they were relegated to the back of the drawer and they never were used. The kitchen knives are sharp, and my hunting knives are scary sharp.

Any of you ever use one of these? Do you use something else?

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Who doesn't need a sharp knife? I've been around for a while... been trying to maintain sharp knives for a long, long time. I broke down a year ago and bought what I believe to be the best sharpening kit/system I've ever used. It's made by Spyderco, and if you follow their instructions, I believe you can put a razor edge on any knife you own.





Since I bought this kit (comes with a DVD to tell you how to use it), I've actually been able to sharpen old knives I had effectively "thrown away", in that they were relegated to the back of the drawer and they never were used. The kitchen knives are sharp, and my hunting knives are scary sharp.

Any of you ever use one of these? Do you use something else?
I've always used a wet stone on my blades and it finishes out pretty good.

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I've always used a wet stone on my blades and it finishes out pretty good.
I've had whet stones, I've had crock sticks, I've used various other sharpening tools, steels, you name it. Nothing I've used is as consistent and as thorough as the Spyderco kit above. Their DVD shows how to sharpen anything - standard blades, serrated blades, any sort of grind you can imagine, scissors, peelers, nail clippers, you name it. I always had problems with maintaining a consistent grind angle, and I just didn't have the requisite patience to achieve mastery of the sharpening process.

The beauty of the Spyderco sharpening kit is you don't have to become an expert; you just spend 5 - 10 minutes (or less) with their tool and your knife, and you're done... and your knife is sharp!

YMMV.
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