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Posted: 10/25/2013 6:59:23 PM EDT
I was a meat cutter for a few years in high school and college and thought I was hot shit when it came to sharpening a blade.  I'm a few years older from them, but the man in this video has just schooled me. The sharpening angles are common sense, the rest of his techniques is OMG!  Just watch and learn. I used his technque and then put my knife in a sharpening steel and it was seriously sharp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdEe9sEQRcE&list=PL9E3C18FBC2002035
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 8:35:29 PM EDT
cool. I watched my Dad skin hundreds of animals he trapped, but I never was taught how to sharpen a knife.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 8:39:53 PM EDT
tag for later
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 8:44:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 8:45:10 PM EDT
That is a cool video but it is about convex edges, none of my knives have a convex edge and I would not have a knife with a convex edge just because it takes a different/special technique to sharpen one. But as long as it workd for you.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 8:45:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 8:48:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Eukatae:
Simple fix;
Don't buy convex or flat ground knives.
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Link Posted: 10/25/2013 8:57:21 PM EDT
Other than field touchups, convexing with stones is amateur hour.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 9:12:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 9:13:35 PM EDT
Convex is good for 'hawks.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 9:30:18 PM EDT

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it's good for any edge that's going to be in danger of chipping due to the way the blade is used, but most people wind up taking convex down to a secondary bevel anyway.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 9:34:49 PM EDT

Taggage
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 9:41:30 PM EDT
Tag for when I'm awake.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 9:46:20 PM EDT
What a pain in the ass.

Simply dont have time for that shit.   I would sooner by cheap ceramic knives from harbor freight.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:13:42 PM EDT
Tag for later - a truly  sharp knife really is one of the finer things in life
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:48:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 999monkeys:
Tag for later - a truly  sharp knife really is one of the finer things in life
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What you did there...
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:56:39 PM EDT
Love my Carters, the man can make an awesome kitchen knife.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:01:13 PM EDT
This is the best explanation of why a convex grind sucks I have ever read.



Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:33:25 PM EDT
TAG

- Clint
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:37:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bloencustoms:
This is the best explanation of why a convex grind sucks I have ever read.

http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,2882.0.html
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I would venture to guess that convex ground blades have won more cutting competitions than any other grind. They perform. They demand proper technique to properly maintain, but this is true of any high performance tool.
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Originally Posted By Bloencustoms:
This is the best explanation of why a convex grind sucks I have ever read.

http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,2882.0.html
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Wow, that sure is a lot of words.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:45:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By airsix:


I would venture to guess that convex ground blades have won more cutting competitions than any other grind. They perform. They demand proper technique to properly maintain, but this is true of any high performance tool.
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Originally Posted By airsix:
Originally Posted By Bloencustoms:
This is the best explanation of why a convex grind sucks I have ever read.

http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,2882.0.html


I would venture to guess that convex ground blades have won more cutting competitions than any other grind. They perform. They demand proper technique to properly maintain, but this is true of any high performance tool.

And like most high performance tools, they're completely unnecessary 99% of the time, and would be served better with something else.
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Originally Posted By frogwater:


Tag for when I'm awake.
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Oh god no...
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:53:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Tankdawg0057:
tag for later
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For after work.
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