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I’m not planning on buying a new knife for myself. The knife for $30 dollars is for 4 groom’s men for my wedding.

As for my knife I have attempted to sharpen it with the Spyderco Tri-angle Sharpmaker. I followed the instructions that came with it. Back when I originally bought the Spyderco Tri-angle Sharpmaker, it did not come with a video. If you have any tips, that would be great; however, I really need suggestions on what to buy. Thanks again in advance.
 
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Welcome to the forums and good luck with the wedding plans.

Assuming your groomsmen are not knife nuts, I would steer you toward something that anyone could appreciate. Almost anything from the Swiss Army Knife line would be a good starting point that almost anyone can appreciate and put to good use. A Tinker or a Signature Light would be nice. Some are suitable for engraving, too, if you are into that, but an unengraved knife is just as good in my opinion.

As far as the sharpmaker goes, if you are having trouble, I suggest you try this: start with the dark stones, do not alternate from side to side, stroke only one side of the edge repeatedly until a burr forms along the entire length on the other side of the edge. Now switch and do the same thing on the other side by stroking that side repeatedly until you get a burr along the first side. Now you can switch to the white stones and alternate sides like the instructions say for a few light strokes to get rid of any remaining burr. That should get the edge back in shape and you should now maintian it more frequently with a few alternating strokes before it gets really dull.
 
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Swiss Army Knives are always an appreciated gift. The Tinker runs about $20.00 retail and you'll be highly thought of with every use. I applaud your decision to give knives, some of the crap I've received over the years makes me cry when I think I could have gotten another knife.
 

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For non-knife people, go for the SAK or multitool. Sometimes they freak out when you hand them a folder.
 
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If they appreciate gadget factor and a useful little knife you might also think about the Kershaw Chive.
 
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