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Sharpening video is up

Discussion in 'Gossman Knives' started by Gossman Knives, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
  2. lungcutter

    lungcutter

    159
    Feb 28, 2008
    Scott,
    Great job on the video. It makes sharpening in the field much easier when you have it explained and shown to you.:thumbup:
     
  3. cddogfan1

    cddogfan1

    320
    Jul 15, 2008
    Thanks Scott You have tried to explain this in the past but man a video sure makes it easier to understand.
     
  4. Wicked Sharp

    Wicked Sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Scott..., I really enjoyed the video. VERY INFORMATIVE, and I learned a new technique. I have always been taught to contact the sharpening rod, stone, etc.,. with the edge of the blade as if you were attempting a cut. I am anxious to give your method a try. It obviously works, and I can attest to that. Hope you're having a good deer season. A little slow here in Georgia, but it's getting better. THANKS!!!
     
  5. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Glad you guys enjoyed it. I hope you'll be able to use this method to maintain your edges. Keeping them touched up and not letting them dull will make sure you have a sharp knife whenever you need it. Just a few minutes doing it this way will save alot of time.
    Scott
     
  6. trailside22

    trailside22

    400
    Sep 8, 2005
    Thanks for the video Scott. I have been using this method since I heard you describe in another thread a few weeks ago and it works great. I am really surprised how little effort it takes as long as the knife is not to dull. I have found it works great on big knives too. Thanks for taking the time to make the video.
     
  7. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    No problem. Yes, it does work well on big blades, hatchets and axes. You are right about little effort if you don't let it dull but I have brought knives back this way that were really dull. It took about 30 minutes on a dull edge.
    Scott
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  8. I'm at work, we can't access Youtube. Is this your method with the folding diamond hone Scott? I'm going to watch when I get home.
     
  9. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Yes it is.
    Scott
     
  10. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    Great stuff Scott, thanks for that !

    One quick question, when ya say don't let them get too dull, how do you define too dull ?
    Not shaving hairs, not slicing paper ?
     
  11. cddogfan1

    cddogfan1

    320
    Jul 15, 2008
    I had a question can you go straight from the e-z lap sportsman to gray compound and then green compound on a strop. Should I buy the fine and super fine paddles? (Just bought sportsman today) If I can go straight to the strop how sharp do you get it with the sportsman (arm hair shaving)?
     
  12. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    pitdog, not sure how to answer that. I just know by the way the edge feels along my thumb that it needs a touch up. Remember just because it doesn't shave, doesn't mean it's not sharp.
    cd, I would recommend both the rod and paddle to bring the edge to it's full potential. Stropping like I did on my pants sometimes is all that's necessary.
    Like any style of sharpening, this way will require practice to become efficient at it.
    Scott
     
  13. Shotgun

    Shotgun

    Feb 3, 2006
    Dang Barry White! Talk to people all the time via the interwebs and you kind of imagine what the person looks and sounds like. I wasn't expecting that deep voice. LOL :D

    Good video I'm gonna send it to my buddy. He's not real up on knives and knife sharpening. I had a question about the scandi though. Aren't you supposed to lay the hone directly on the bevel?
     
  14. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    :D Thanks. With the scandi it is the same way as the convex, just hit the very edge. This method you have to sharpen at a higher angle. If you scratch the main grind, you are not high enough. Remember, only the edge.
    Scott
     
  15. Good video. Here is the embedded link

    [youtube]dubB5nIhe6A[/youtube]
     
  16. k_estela

    k_estela Co-Moderator, Wilderness and Survival Skills Forum Moderator

    Feb 23, 2001
    Scott, good video my friend! I just added it to the Wilderness Learning Center Facebook site. Very informative.
     
  17. hayseedw45

    hayseedw45

    90
    Feb 13, 2008
    Awesome job Scott! Thanks
     
  18. C Bryant

    C Bryant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    Thanks for that
     
  19. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Hi Scott -

    Thank you for posting that video - very good and to-the-point instruction.

    You have made me a better edge-creator.

    best regards -

    mqqn
     
  20. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Glad it was a help to you. :thumbup:
    Scott
     

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