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Posted: 4/16/2017 9:38:13 PM EDT
Ive been kicking around the idea of getting awicked edge sharpening kit to use on all my knives.  Has anyone ever used these before?
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wet stones
croc sticks
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a stone and some slick 2000
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Wicked edge is great 
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Wet stone and some spit
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Sharpening stones.  I prefer Norton.
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Wicked edge is awesome but expensive.

I use an Edge Pro Apex for pocket knives, Ken Onion edition work sharp for tools, kitchen knives, that sort of thing when a mirror polished edge is over kill.

One should know how to sharpen free hand.  Like learning irons before moving on to scopes and red dots.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 9:46:06 PM EDT
Arkansas sharpening stones. Got a nice set of three of them in a nifty holder.
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I rough my edge in on my 2x72 belt grinder with a 400 grit belt. I finish the edge with a SpyderCo Sharpmaker.
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Ken Onion work sharp.
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SpyderCo Sharpmaker.
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Arkansas stones, diamond plates, Lansky kit and sandpaper on a stick.

They all have their uses.

I avoid powered sharpeners, as I believe they remove too much metal...but that's just me, being odd.
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Sandpaper on a mousepad if it's more than just touch-up.  Strop w/ black and green compound 90% of the time.
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broken India stone gunsmithing files
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you'll never look back...and if you can't read the directions and operate one without destroying a knife blade, then you have NO business handling a firearm.
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Kalamazoo 1X42
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Opaque Arkansas oil stone the cotton buffing wheel with rubbing compound, finish off with cotton wheel and rouge. Makes a stainless Buck 301 scalpel sharp.
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I have a variety of sharpening stuff:

KME Sharpening System
Spyderco Sharpmaker
DMT Diamond Bench Stones
Oil Stones & Pucks
Strops
Assortment of random ceramic sticks/stones/hones

Here's my one piece of advice about sharpening knives - those mirror edges look really cool, and if done right, can perform all sorts of sharpness feats.  It's a fun challenge to try for those edges, but you can achieve all the sharpness you can ever functionally use with much less effort and cost.  In other words, if you enjoy the hobby of sharpening then go for it, but don't let people make you think you need a multi hundred dollar sharpening system and mirror edges to produce a sharp knife.
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Lansky diamond kit with a saphire finishing stone, and several Arkansas stones. The Lansky diamond stones are great for very hard steels that won't sharpen well with regular stones.
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Ken Onion work sharp.
you'll never look back...and if you can't read the directions and operate one without destroying a knife blade, then you have NO business handling a firearm.
Basically. Sharpened extended families knives at their house today during the party.
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Work Sharp.  best Christmas gift I ever got.  before work sharp I ruined more knifes and dulled more knives then I ever sharpened.  Work Sharp, easy enough to get an edge to shave your arm hair in about 2 minutes of work.
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SpyderCo Sharpmaker.
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This
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I did the ARFCOM recommended get both on the wicked edge and spyderco sharpmaker. I use the sharpmaker way more,
mostly because I use relatively small knives (Leatherman CX for example) and the Wicked Edge is actually much harder to
use with small knives. For larger blades the W.E. is probably easier. IMO it's also harder to do very acute edge angles on the W.E,
but you at least have the option of choosing v. the sharpmaker.

If I could have only one I'd go with the sharpmaker without a second thought.
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Stone(s) and mineral spirits
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Wicked Edge for the win!!! Don't think, GET!!!! Totally worth it!!





A couple obligatory Mirror Edge pics after a ride on my W.E.



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I like my Dayton 1x42 sander too. Awesome for mower blades, gets them sharp w/o getting too hot.
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i go back and forth between a triple arkansas stone system and an 800/2000 water stone.  thus far, i'm doing better with the water stone.
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For my really special knives, a Japanese wet stone.

For my work horses, an MDF wheel on a bench grinder with whatever grit embedded that I need.
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Depends.

Ken Onion or a Spyder Co,  All depends on how the blade was initially made for me...
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Lansky Deluxe set.

Croc sticks/V-Block.

Arkansas stones.

Diamond hones.

Chris
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Work sharp.
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Very expensive, but they do work GREAT.
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A DMT  600 mesh, monocrystalline diamond plate and a Power Strop with Veritas green honing compound.  Unless it's really bitched up, then I drag out the Makita power waterstone.
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These threads make me realize i need to step my sharpening game up.
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Regular work sharp, but I'd like the Ken Onion version.
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I do that cheap samurai shark for the kitchen knives, usually my pocket knives too. Never cared enough to have razor sharp, if I did I would just get a razor I guess.
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EdgePro Apex

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Spyderco Sharpmaker
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Japanese stones 1000/4000.  I hit them with a steel rod from the kitchen knife set too every few weeks.
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Belt sander and paper
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Whats the learning curve on the w.e.  ive watched a few youtube videos and it seems pretty straight forward
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Harbor Freight 1" belt sander w/ 1000 grit silicon carbide paper, and a leather strop. Never had any issues. Simple, cheap, and effective.
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This. I use a 12" Norton stone and a dirty leather strop.

Sharpening "systems" are for pussies.
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spyderco sharpmaker
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