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Hinderer...and a sharpmaker...and patience? Anyone done it? Help!

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by jalcon, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Final Option

    Final Option Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2012
    You did not say your Hinderer was dull, if it is not sharp enough I would sharpen it at the same angle and see how it cuts. I know the Hinderers than I have seem thicker maybe for heavier use so I just sharpen them with my WE at the same angle and they seem to cut much better. Also if it is a spanto grind re profiling to a thinner edge changes the look of the knife at the junction at straight edge and where the Spanto edge meet.
    If you decide to still thin out edge I agree with others no matter what sharpener you use practice on a cheaper knife or use someone here on BF, good luck.
  2. Jason B.

    Jason B.

    Jun 13, 2007
    No need to spend $200 on a KME just to reprofile, an 8x3 Diasharp and aligner jig would be well under $100. You could even do a single grit Norton SiC stone in Coarse and aligner jig for less than $50. Alternatively, you could send it to a professional such as myself to get a machine sharpened edge for $4 or a hand sharpen edge for $10

    Lots of options without having to spend hundreds.
  3. jalcon


    Jul 30, 2013
    Right...yeah it is actually a Harpoon Spearpoint. I wouldn't say it's super dull..but it does not cut paper clean at all.
  4. jalcon


    Jul 30, 2013
    Right...I would like to get the KME anyway though eventually, been looking at it for awhile now..are the 140, 300, 600, and 1500 coarse diamonds it come with enough to reprofile?
  5. Valyrian steel

    Valyrian steel

    Aug 31, 2017
    Give it a couple passes on a wet stone.
  6. lzeplin

    lzeplin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2012
    Yes that is all you need, those stones are the same thickness. Where the angle cube really helps, is with stones of different thickness.. Get on YouTube look up knifecrazy..
  7. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    I've been using a KME to reprofile a small knife - going from convex to more flat. Has taken hours + :(. No joke. I have the Gold Series Diamond set - XC 140 through 1500. I started with the 140 and the next 2 and I still have about 20 minutes to go before I can take the 1500 to it. I have been meticulous - marking the edge and using a loupe, making certain that I apex with each hone before moving up a grit.

    I like the KME (mostly) but this has taught me its limitations. Keeping the set up clamped at the same degree and relationship of the edge to the clamp for this long a process has been a struggle too. Pencil marks on the blade relative to the clamp are essential.

    Should have sent it out to a pro with a steady hand on a belt grinder :rolleyes:. Just sayin'

  8. Jason B.

    Jason B.

    Jun 13, 2007
    Sure, if you don't mind going slow because you are right back to the same issue of using small stones which are much less efficient than large stones.

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