Knife sharpening

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Scan, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Scan

    Scan

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    Dec 22, 2019
    What is the best portable knife sharpener for the field? :)
     
  2. Mr.Wizard

    Mr.Wizard

    633
    Feb 28, 2015
    That's not very specific. What are you looking for?
     
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  3. jpm2

    jpm2

    Nov 19, 2014
    There's a lot to choose from.
    I've used the Eze-lap wallet size diamond plates for the last ~25 years.
     
  4. MtnHawk1

    MtnHawk1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 22, 2019
    "The best" would depend on the type of knife, steel, edge, and use; weight, bulk, and other individual preferences and limitations, so there is no "one-size-fits-all" answer.

    Since I usually carry everything in the wilderness, light weight and low bulk are important. I like the DMT Double Sided Diafolds, especially the Coarse/Extra Coarse, for general maintenance. If the Baryonyx Manticore ever comes out in pocket stone size I'd also carry that for the tougher jobs.
     
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  5. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    "In the field" I prefer a double sided leather strop, made from a wooden "paint stir stick" and coated with 3 micron CBN on one side and ,.5 CBN on the other.
     
  6. GABaus

    GABaus

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    May 7, 2017
    Your question is way to generic and vague to give a good answer but I use a small black Arkansas stone, probably about 3 to 4 inches long and less than an inch wide it gives a good finish.
     
  7. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    DMT Diafolds.
     
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  8. Rhinoknives1

    Rhinoknives1 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 1, 2013
    DMT Diamond Stones will sharpen any blade steel quickly..
     
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