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Forum topic by DKV posted 11-15-2013 06:46 AM 1103 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2013 06:46 AM

I sharpen my knife by running the back against 400 grit sandpaper. I do not touch the beveled side. It seems to work good and comes out sharp…
What method do the rest of you use?

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 06:54 AM

I usually just spit on it and call it names till it straightens up and cuts true.

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 07:04 AM

Uncanny, your way plus my way and we now have two ways to do it. Thanks…

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 07:44 AM

I use a pencil. Less chance of cutting myself.

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#4 posted 11-15-2013 12:39 PM

I don’t use a spear point knife, so I just do a quick couple of swipes on the tip of the knife on my diamond stones and its back to marking. I use a linoleum knife to mark, it keeps me in a better position.

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#5 posted 11-17-2013 12:42 AM

I sharpen my knife on the bevel and the flat side. I also put a tiny back bevel on the flat side, it gives a bit of a relief to the edge so it won’t dig into a metal straight edge.


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#6 posted 11-17-2013 01:05 AM

A diamond sharpener will do the job unless the knife has been abused beyond that


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#7 posted 11-17-2013 06:55 AM

I use this, just change blades.

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