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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jun 26, 2016.
I'm sure there are others with different opinions Dave, sometimes you need diamonds because of the steel, or because you're re-profiling the angle of the edge, but particularly with pocket knives, I find the 'grittiness' of diamonds slightly irritating. I've been using ceramics ever since Sal G sent me a couple of the flat Spyderco ceramic stones in the early 90's, and I've been experimenting with strops lately, but I'm a run-of-the-mill sharpener compared to our experts here
That's what I've been using a medium and fine Sal G when I was in the meat cutting industry I was one of the few that actually used an oil stone most of the newer young boys used a power sharpener. My knives would last 3 times as long and were much sharper.
I lost the medium stone some years ago unfortunately, but forked out for a Sharpmaker, which was a good investment I think (I no longer have a good oilstone, but I'll pick one up when I find one). Depending on how I'm feeling, I sometimes use the stones flat. I also sometimes use them a bit like a steel (I mostly steel my kitchen knives). I just got one of the wee Fallkniven CC4 ceramic pocket stones, though I have to admit it's rare I need to re-sharpen a knife 'in the field' these days
Thanks guys , Those parts in the background are bicycle frame dropouts, the bit that your rear wheel attaches to, the long bit is where the derailleur ( the thing that changes the gears ) attaches.
Thanks, Jack. I will let you know when I find one.
Thanks, Rachel. Your HHB is looking well loved.
A toast to a quick recovery, Dennis!
Here is that fixed Lambsfoot that I have started, it still has a good ways to go. It is 1/4" 1084, I am thinking of trying to do integral bolsters on it.
No hammering today, I over did it a little last night. I think I need a big breakfast and a bloody mary.
Thanks for reminding me to get started on my tin!
"Stake".... "on the lamb" ...... You are crackin' me up today.
Cough, cough...That's a "M"...
It is looking like UJ is seeing it's fair share of work.
I'm off to eat some breakfast and try to get goin' .....yeah, I know it is almost noon.
I use an Arkansas stone and it works fine.
Great little Sci-Fi robot.
Interesting project Kevin I hope you've managed to shake off the cobwebs my friend I love that pic!
A stored special, it's time for this Lambsfoot to go for a ride!! Too lonesome as a "Safe Queen"!!!! Off we go!!
Nice to see that one Charlie Great pics my friend
BD getting a bark backscratch!
You make a good point Jack. These double-sided/combination ceramic stones make excellent sharpeners for pocket knives,
Thank you Ed, when I received my original Spyderco ceramic stones, they hadn't thought of sticking them together yet. Sadly, I lost the medium one after about a dozen years of use, the fine one is still going strong after 27 years
Hope everyone's having a good weekend!
Woah, that's a great one, Charlie!
Looks interesting, Jack; considering a career change??
Thanks, Mark. The Henderson's is OK, but I seem to want a little more "kick" to my seasonings in my old age.
Quality shot of your lambsfoot quartet! If you ever have the time and inclination, I'd like to see a compare/contrast of the 2 ebony knives on the ends of your display.
Another praiseworthy pic from your urban forest, Matt!
Legend of the Fall, Dwight!
I admire your and Jiki's fruit/vegetable whittling!
John and Vince, it's like you two had a stag HHB mind meld!
Exquisite ebony, Ron!
Gonna have to ask my doctor about blood pressure meds to use when I look at this thread! Gorgeous photo of an obsession-inducing knife, Glenn!
Breathtaking black stag, Dave!
Dwight, your AC is Almost Camouflaged in that pic!
Superb photo of an unforgettable knife, FBC!
Such an eye-catching photo, Harvey! With the wear on the blade stamp, you could convince someone that you have one of the extremely rare "REAL LAMP BOOT" knives.
Congrats on the lambsfoot, sir! Horn handle?
What kind of time travel or holographic trickery are you pulling here, John?!?
My Dutch immigrant grandfather tried to convince me this could be done as we brought in a newborn calf from the pasture when I was about 8 or 10. I had no idea it was actually an ancient Greek legend about an athlete (who apparently knew Pythagoras)!
Fascinating story and splendid ebony lambsfoot, Paul; congrats on its return after all this time!
Magnificent knife, Taylor!
Yet another irresistible photo of this stunning lambsfoot!!
Terrific shot, Dennis! Thanks for your impressive commentaries!
Another shot of Union Jack on vacation last summer:
Thank you, Sir. A rather spiffy looking, Union Jack.
@waynorth That’s a good looking AC, Charlie.
After 5 hours in the car, a nice lunch with the folks, yardwork complete, think it's time for a beverage ...
Chores done for today, time to relax with some ebony.