Keeping Sharp in the field

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Hey all you hogs, im new to convex knives with my first although being a BRKT NorhtStar, I was wondering who you all kept you knives sharp in the field. i have the Airbleeder strop from the company store and works beyond expation, but its too heavy to carry in the backcountry for bpacking trips. Any methods out there that are pretty light to carry on you back (espically since in '07 in thru-hiking the AT and want to take my growing convexes with me. Thanks for any input.
 

idahoskunk

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get a piece of heavy canvas large enough to fit on your thigh while sitting. lay it on there and strop while sitting around. compound will even work on the canvas. then roll or fold it up. levis work good but canvas is better with compound.
also theres lots of very small steel or ceramic rods that fit almost anywhere.
 

mymindisamob

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Thanks Skunk, simple enough to overlook. Another useful item in all my bug out packs.:thumbup:
 
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As your probably only straightening the edge, a light steeling on plain fencing wire works well.
We used to use this method in the cattle yards when marking all day.
Ian.
 

idahoskunk

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Ian Allomes said:
As your probably only straightening the edge, a light steeling on plain fencing wire works well.
We used to use this method in the cattle yards when marking all day.
Ian.
i guess you could even use barbed wire on your serrations:thumbup: ;)
 
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