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Thread: Bahco....how sharp?

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    Bahco....how sharp?

    Just picked up bahco knife, how good is the steel in these knives, what I mean is do you sharpen them razor sharp enough to cut a blow flies eyesight at 20 yards or just sharp....that is,is the steel good enough to hold a really sharp edge skinning/dressing an animal or will nicking a bone or a bit of mud on the hide take the edge off straight away. I've had some knives that lasted better if not overly sharpened. Appreciate your thoughts and experiences. Cheers Steve

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    As sharp as you can get it, and it will last. They are usually good to go straight out of the shop.

    Leave the angle of the scandi grind as it is. The more you reduce the angle, the more likely it will chip. Its fine like it is.
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    The steel is Swedish steel, it's made in the Mora shops, same steel, different name on them, scandi edge so just place the blade on the stone, rock it forward until the whole bevel rest on the stone, then push back and forth. It's pretty easy, you can go either take it to a really fine edge for a mirror polish, or you can leave it toothy, either way will work, depends on your preference and how often you want to resharpen it.
    At the price point it's not really an issue as the knife is cheaper than a good sharpstone...
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    used them for clearing grass out of the baler when jammed up.some where better than others.keep the bevel reasonably thick rather than a thin edge .we found a small diamond steel the same length of the knife worked great for resharpening.watch the holder it comes with they tend to not hold the knife very well after a bit of use.

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    The price of them you can experiment

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    Great knives...although I've always had trouble sharpening them. I'll try the technique outlined above. Still, my first one did seven deer before I even thought about going near a stone with it.
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    the wee ceramic rods that are size of cigarette that go into wooden block in a v shape work a treat with these awesome knives.

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    I found a Bahco today, stoked! driving through a paddock at the back of the farm and "hey hold up, what was that??" reversed the bike up and theres a Bahco sticking out of a fencepost.. Score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I found a Bahco today, stoked! driving through a paddock at the back of the farm and "hey hold up, what was that??" reversed the bike up and theres a Bahco sticking out of a fencepost.. Score!
    That's where I left it! Ta.

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    I only bother to sharpen them a couple of times...I use them as boat/bait/vehicle knives so they tend to get rust gaps in them, bloody good knives for the 10-15 bucks you pay for them tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I only bother to sharpen them a couple of times...I use them as boat/bait/vehicle knives so they tend to get rust gaps in them, bloody good knives for the 10-15 bucks you pay for them tho.
    Same. My one rusts like a bastard.
    But it is always near salt water and I am slack when it comes to maintaining it.
    Best knife I have bought for 11 bucks.

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    Thanks for the info. I found them on eBay from Melbourne for $15 but was $62 p&h.......wtf....turned out to be Melbourne Florida found them in Sydney $15.95 posted so I got 2 I'll give 1 a rub on the stone and hope to try it out this weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steverusty View Post
    Thanks for the info. I found them on eBay from Melbourne for $15 but was $62 p&h.......wtf....turned out to be Melbourne Florida found them in Sydney $15.95 posted so I got 2 I'll give 1 a rub on the stone and hope to try it out this weekend
    That's a reasonable price.
    Not much help to you being in Oz but I got mine on a previous special from this outfit in ChCh
    Bahco Knife In Holster | Knives & Blades | George Henry & Co. Ltd. | Christchurch | New Zealand

    Here's a long running thread on another forum demonstrating Bahco mania!
    http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaB...m=1330842472/0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I found a Bahco today, stoked! driving through a paddock at the back of the farm and "hey hold up, what was that??" reversed the bike up and theres a Bahco sticking out of a fencepost.. Score!
    that might be one of the many my boys lost when we where baleing.

 

 

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