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Magnum

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Knife sharpener
« on: January 14, 2016, 08:21:34 AM »
Has anyone found a knife sharpener that actually works ?

I use a bench grinder, but the edge does not last long.
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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 10:10:01 AM »

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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 11:22:19 AM »
Thanks.

I am looking for something a little simpler and not so time consuming.

Is that how you sharpen ?
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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 01:28:09 AM »
i use a whetting stone
i have a few that were passed down from dad   :P

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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2016, 06:00:51 AM »
Yes a whetting stone is very good but i use a Sandstone with Oil  :t

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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 07:53:23 PM »
We call them an "oil stone" here in OZ, if you don't have one, BUY a 3M double sided stone, slim the blade edge down with the coarse side then turn it over and make the finish finer with the fine side. I use ordinary WD40 for an operation like this. If you own an heirloom like an "Arkansas Stone", use that to make the final edge. How well the edge lasts has a lot to do with the steel in the blade and what you cut on. A sharp knife should use a wooden cutting board, not hard plastic or a stone bench top.

If you have a pedestal linisher, slim the blade down properly, go down to about a 400 grit belt then buff the edge with a sisal mop and finish it off with a calico mop and a stainless steel compound. You get them up near razor blade sharp that way but you must own the toys and know how to use them.
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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2016, 09:05:56 PM »
My knife sharpener is Tom the butcher, charges $2 for each knife, 5 for $7  :bgrin:

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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2016, 12:38:30 AM »
That's a great idea.

I will do that as I live real close to a butcher.

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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2016, 01:43:54 AM »
Hi,

   I have tried sharpening stones, slow, gives a medium sharp edge.

   A rotary tool was quick, but gave a fairly poor edge.  Better than
nothing, but disappointing.  It worked for the job at hand.

   Diamond sharpening tools are quicker than stones.  I have two
from an Ace Hardware store.  One says "Smiths since 1886", both
coarse and fine grits.  The other "DMT, Diamond Machining Technology,
Inc.", a fine grit.  The fine grit is slow and gives a fairly good edge.

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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2016, 03:01:39 AM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Professional-Ceramic-Tungsten-KNIFE-SHARPENER- [The K Word] -Sharpening-System-Tool-/201223743775?hash=item2ed9dea91f:g:fX0AAOSwDk5TsCT2
« Last Edit: January 16, 2016, 07:32:20 AM by hutch-- »
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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2016, 07:31:44 AM »
Andy,

Don't use the K word as spammers from Indonesia needed to be stopped.
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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2016, 08:52:30 AM »
For food knifes (and the K thing), machete and axes I use waterstones (ALUMINUM OXIDE). Not so good but cheap, and you can break or lose them without tears.

For surgical and rawhide knifes I use an oilstone from Norton Abrasives. In theory is SILICON CARBIDE but I can't read the original cardboard box because is in the family 65 years now.

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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2016, 09:12:53 AM »
Andy,

Don't use the K word as spammers from Indonesia needed to be stopped.

I do not understand ?

Don't use any word that begins with a k ?



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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2016, 04:07:49 PM »
I bought this knife sharpener.

Used it on 3 knives, Swiss army knife and two low quality knives.

It produced very sharp edges on all 3 knives.

Excellent product in my opinion.

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Maxam Ceramic and
Tungsten Sharpener

First run your knife blade over the Tungsten
Sharpener to quickly sharpen the edge and then
 run it over the Ceramic Sharpener to hone
it razor sharp.

Measures 8" x 2-7/8" x 1-5/8". 

 

Features:
Double Sharpener
Tungsten Sharpener & Ceramic Sharpener in One
Measures 8" x 2-7/8" x 1-5/8"
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Re: Knife sharpener
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2016, 09:30:20 PM »
Andy,

The room in the house that you prepare food in. It starts with a "k", then is followed by an "i" then "t" which is followed by a "ch" and finally "en". After some massive amount of spam from spammers in Indonesia advertising bench fittings for such a room to an English market (this forum used to be in the UK) I used this technique to wreck any link they try and post. seems to have solved the problem.
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