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How to sharpen a knife correctly??

For the life of me i cant get a good edge on any of my knives.

Guy i worked with at my last job was a genious and could put a razor edge on several of my knives and finish them off with a leather belt. It was amazing, the edge stayed on there for a long time. Unless i cut alot of wire with it or something dumb..
We didnt have anything else to do when we worked night shifts :lol4: sleep, sharpen knives, watch movies, or work.. hum..


I have a couple Sog Flash IIs that i love, and a CRKT that ive had for awhile.

So who is up for the task of teaching a newb how to sharpen a knife
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It is hard to put into writing how to sharpen a knife. There are several videos on YouTube about different methods that may be of some help.
The one quick tip I can give is to use a sharpie and draw a line on the edge. Make a pass on the stone and see where the sharpie line is removed. Adjust the angle until you are removing the sharpie line at the edge, you may have to re-apply the Sharpie until you find it. If you are only hitting at the very edge, your angle is too steep, if it is removed farther up from the edge you are too shallow. Hope this helps.
I am also a big fan of diamond hones. They remove material quicker. Alot of people get tired of the repitition before the job is complete using traditional whetstones.
I am also planning on having a get-together at my place in late June or early July to do some cutting competition training. I am attempting to get a group of cutters around here interested in the sport. I will most likely do some sort of sharpening instruction there, if that interests you. I will post dates in Blades section when I have finallized it.

Hope this helps,
Donavon
 

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Get a sharpening kit that uses a rod to keep you on the same angle every stroke. I use one that allows you to chose the angle you want to make the cuts at and you just swipe the stone.

It puts a razor's edge on it every time.
 
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