Knife sharpening

Popsickle

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couldnt find the appropriate forum, so mods im sorry please move if needed. I don't have the proper gear to sharpen my knife and would like to have it sent out to a professional sharpening service. Any ideas on who I should use?
 

GatorFlash1

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Unless you are reprofiling a knife, sharpening something with an odd or unusually shaped edge, sharpening a valuable custom, or antique knife, or looking for a mirror finish on your knive's edges I would recommend that you get a simple Spyderco Sharpmaker and do a little practice on your kitchen knives until you feel comfortable with sharpening knives.

Here is session one of a video about knife edges and the Sharpmaker. Watch it and you will see how easy it is to use and how a knife cuts once sharpened on it.

 

Popsickle

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Unless you are reprofiling a knife, sharpening something with an odd or unusually shaped edge, sharpening a valuable custom, or antique knife, or looking for a mirror finish on your knive's edges I would recommend that you get a simple Spyderco Sharpmaker and do a little practice on your kitchen knives until you feel comfortable with sharpening knives.

Here is session one of a video about knife edges and the Sharpmaker. Watch it and you will see how easy it is to use and how a knife cuts once sharpened on it.

I totally love my sharp maker and have had it for years! I bought an expensive knife that gets a bit obtuse near the tip and am looking to have the edge even through out.
 
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Unless you are reprofiling a knife, sharpening something with an odd or unusually shaped edge, sharpening a valuable custom, or antique knife, or looking for a mirror finish on your knive's edges I would recommend that you get a simple Spyderco Sharpmaker and do a little practice on your kitchen knives until you feel comfortable with sharpening knives.

Here is session one of a video about knife edges and the Sharpmaker. Watch it and you will see how easy it is to use and how a knife cuts once sharpened on it.

Agreed! Sharpening for me was initially intimidating but a great skill to pick up. Get yourself a cheap knife (under ten $) and practice. It'll be a very rewarding experience once you get a feel for it. The first time I used a whetstone to remove a chip (7cr13mov sog fielder) I could feel my chest hairs growing faster). I felt like a real man.
Please don't take that as me being rude. The feeling of confidence felt great. My suggestion is send your knife to one of the dudes above. I'd Get a beater and try your hand at sharpening. Even a 6$ norton stone will work. Good luck my friend!
 
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