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The correct sharpening method !

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Desmond, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Today I used a file ! :biggrin:

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  2. Should've used a sharpening stone....:tongue::tongue::tongue:
  3. ubetcha


    Nov 12, 2006
    San Diego, Ca
    Now that's a noif mate!
  4. GH41


    Nov 18, 2008
    "Should've used a sharpening stone"
    With one exception those look like tools used to chop and slash. A fine edge would be wasted in no time. My brother worked on tugboats and worked with ropes as big around as your leg. They sharpend their knives on a concrete block. They ended up with what looked like a fine toothed saw that make short work of cutting rope. GH

  5. Not to put too fine a point on it:biggrin:, but the angle at which you sharpen your knife determines the 'fineness' of the edge. I have knives that look similar to those that, in a former life, I used for butchering/portioning/filleting bluefin tuna.
  6. Looks like some sharpening artifacts on that lower one!
  7. I will venture a guess that you don't shave with those instruments.
  8. That's exactly my reasoning ! With a 'rough' sharp edge , especially the lower one , they rip through things like the hard vines that hang around in the trees .

    In this case they were intentional :tongue:

    I can shave a bit of hair off my arm with either one of them once they are sharpened but generally - no , I don't shave with them on purpose :smile:
  9. Very puny. You could end up in the punitentiary.

  10. so im guessing youve shaved with them accidently :tongue:
  11. There's a reason why I have artificial ears :biggrin:
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