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    Knife Sharpening - How do you do it?

    Just wondering how everyone does it?

    On the hill and also back at home

    Lansky, Edge Pro, steel, little Lansky/Gerber type handheld pull-thru type thing?

    Or do you just use the good ole fashioned stone?

    Further to that, any tips

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    Stone at home to sharpen and steel in the bush to straighten the edge if it needs it.
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    Started with an edge pro .. which was and is awesome .. but now I have the ultimate ... Scary sharp ... its the business ....

    in the field I have a stone in my ute and carry a steel ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi39 View Post
    Started with an edge pro .. which was and is awesome .. but now I have the ultimate ... Scary sharp ... its the business ....

    in the field I have a stone in my ute and carry a steel ...
    "The business" eh? Did you go for the original or precision model?

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    Stone and strop at home with wet n dry if you want to go crazy. Small steel in the field. Buy a good knife with he good steel and limit the time spent messing with the thing in the first place.
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    I fucking suck at sharpening knives so I just pay someone else to do it. I have nice ones so don't want to ruin them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proudkiwi View Post
    I fucking suck at sharpening knives so I just pay someone else to do it. I have nice ones so don't want to ruin them.
    I am in the same boat as you proudkiwi I suck at sharpening but slowly getting better at it, would probably help if I had a bigger stone (small buck diamond stone is what I am using) and knives that can actually hold an edge the knife I currently have is a buffalo river drop point. Who uses those lansky sharpening stone kits are they any good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waimobenj View Post
    "The business" eh? Did you go for the original or precision model?
    Hmmmm the original I think .. have you had a different experience ??

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    No I have an Edge Pro which I find quite good. But then I can't beat the ease of my small lansky sharpener that I use in the field. I have heard great things about the scary sharp and am trying to stop myself from getting one as buying a house is probably more important

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    $12 stone from bunnings at home, nothing in the bush. Knife has a great leather sheath. Found it absolutely brilliant, really enjoy looking after my kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi39 View Post
    Started with an edge pro .. which was and is awesome .. but now I have the ultimate ... Scary sharp ... its the business ....

    in the field I have a stone in my ute and carry a steel ...
    Thats interesting, I was looking to upgrade my scary sharp and try the Wicked Edge sharpener. I think the Tormek would be the ultimate if budgetary constraints didn't apply.
    Personally I've always had better results from the constant angle systems than trying to sharpen free hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waimobenj View Post
    No I have an Edge Pro which I find quite good. But then I can't beat the ease of my small lansky sharpener that I use in the field. I have heard great things about the scary sharp and am trying to stop myself from getting one as buying a house is probably more important
    I've got a precision. bought it at the Sika show last year. I have been extremely impressed with it - and the customer service has been fantastic.

    But at the end of the day, what counts is that it gets your knives SCARY sharp ...

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    Stone and steels at home, just take the knife hunting.
    Have no need of a knife that can't deal to an animal without needing a touch up.

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    I scour the place for anything and everything that even resembles a knife. Chuck them in a box, put box in car, Drive to VC's stopping on the way for a box of beer, Leave knives and beer at his house, Pick up knives later.

    I totally suck at sharpening knives but Cam doesn't
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    I use Japanese water stones at home & have a small buck diamond steel that lives in my daypack, it's good for sharpening my mates knives.
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