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    Sharpening a "Swiss Army Knife"

    I have a Victorinox pocket knife here that I found in a riverbed a few years back, its a handy wee thing and the blades up untill recently have been scalpel-sharp, I always carry it as a backup whilst hunting. I have never had to sharpen it but last couple of days I have used it to cut a lot of rubber tubing etc in the dairy shed and its definitely taken the shine off both the big and small blades. What should I use to sharpen it? I have a Lansky kit and a Jewel stick that I use for my hunting knives and the kitchen knives etc, trouble is the blades are too small to fit in the Lansky Jig and still be able to stone them.Name:  20170713_152517.jpg
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    Good question, I've a SAK that I've had since before I left South Africa. Only treatment it's ever received is oil - still cuts stuff but am sure it could do so more effectively.

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    Run the edge over the bottom of a plate or cup.
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    get a wet stone and learn to use one . . . its not that hard
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    the wee ceramic rods that sit in block of wood at correct angle work perfectly on those knives....as does an oilstone.

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    vitoranox make a neat we sharpner for them, think I paid about $20 for it Name:  TB27K2OcXXXXXaSXXXXXXXXXXXX_!!727640473.jpg_400x400.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    vitoranox make a neat we sharpner for them, think I paid about $20 for it Attachment 72135
    Nice heads up. On special on ebay at present.
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    Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Knife Sharpener Black With Clam Pack 4.3323 NEW | eBay

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    A fine stone is best imo but a trained hand on a diamond steel (effectively a stone as it removes steel) and a very light steel on a smooth hard steel/ceramic to finish she will be good to go again.
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    Ryan if you can't put a 20 degree angle on the little blade without the lanky bottoming out use a chalked file to lower the knuckle on the clamping jig. Alternatively check if anyone in your neck of the woods has an Edge Pro Apex. I do both blades of my SAK on mine.
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    Just drag the blade over the edge.
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    Or go buy a new one, this one was free after all
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    I've used my lansky for my SAKs and then a leather strop

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    Use a hoof knife next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Or go buy a new one, this one was free after all
    I have lost waaaaaay more things in my life than I have found so I'm not calling it free....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatLabrador View Post
    Use a hoof knife next time
    I just bought a set, left and right, of Genia hoofknifes... bloody things cost an arm and a leg, new pocket knife be cheaper!

 

 

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