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JaphyJaphy Posts: 68 Member
Yikes! last week I dropped the sharpening stone, a 10in x 4in Arkansas. its now in pieces! Looking for a decent replacement, large enough,  fine enough, and flat enough to put a razor like edge on a full sized chef knife, and salmon filet knife.  There are 100's of stones / kits available.  Any suggestions?


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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,387 Senior Member
    I use "credit card" sized DMT diamond stones for my pocket knives, a Norton waterstone for the rare occasion I need to touch up my straight razors and a Worksharp Ken Onion edition on everything else
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,387 Senior Member
    Oh, and a "Barber's hone" for the straight razors between times I use the waterstone
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    edited September 2020 #4
    I have a few for the field and my favorites are a Swedish Kalthoff and a Benchmade Worksharp. Both are great for knives. The Kalthoff is also a good sharpener for small hatchets that aren't too dull. The Benchmade has two grits, one on each side, including a ceramic for finishing touches. It also has a groove for fish hooks. It's very sturdy and decent quality. I also have a Duluth hatchet puck but haven't used it yet. Seems to be good quality.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    WorkSharp and different grades of ceramic rods down to ultra fine take care of everything that need sharpening.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,249 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    WorkSharp and different grades of ceramic rods down to ultra fine take care of everything that need sharpening.
    This. 

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • JaphyJaphy Posts: 68 Member
    After some research I ordered a DMT 3 stone kit for $99 free shipping. They are 6” x 2” corse medium and fine diamond stones (diamond embedded nickel)
    Should be here soon then I will fab a jig for the bench. Same source has a 4 stone kit for $120 that includes an extra course stone
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,585 Senior Member
    On this line I’ve recently discovered a great way to polish something that need to stay flat. Get a piece of marble countertop. Then a jar of mother’s rim polish. Apply the Mothers on the marble and get to it! 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,287 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    On this line I’ve recently discovered a great way to polish something that need to stay flat. Get a piece of marble countertop. Then a jar of mother’s rim polish. Apply the Mothers on the marble and get to it! 
    Thanks for that tip.  I ordered a jar as soon as I got off the phone with you.  Should be a great way to work on triggers 😁
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,585 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Elk creek said:
    On this line I’ve recently discovered a great way to polish something that need to stay flat. Get a piece of marble countertop. Then a jar of mother’s rim polish. Apply the Mothers on the marble and get to it! 
    Thanks for that tip.  I ordered a jar as soon as I got off the phone with you.  Should be a great way to work on triggers 😁
    Works great!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,873 Senior Member
    This ones is sharp as I could get it.

     :D 
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,085 Senior Member
    This ones is sharp as I could get it.

     :D 
    That's a beautiful spear point...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,249 Senior Member
    When I was a kid I lived beside an old abandoned soy bean field. At some point in the distant past, it must have been the site of a Native American village. Anytime it rained, I'd go search the old rows because the rain usually uncovered a flint arrowhead or two.  Some days you'd come back empty handed, but one day I found four. 

    And they could be unbeliveably sharp. Probably the first time in my life I actually needed stitches was pulling one out of the mud bare handed. But, my Dad, being a sheet-metal worker, firmly believed that  all cuts, shy of spurting blood with each heartbeat, were well taken care of with gauze and duct tape. It's still a hell of a scar.

    Much like the one from when I fell on a broken Coke bottle.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,873 Senior Member
    I think the spear point is modern. Made for tourists to purchase. It has a couple sharp edges, but not like real ones.
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