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Sharpening recommendations

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Murman, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Murman

    Murman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 2015
    who do you recommend? I've heard good things about ban tang but he hasn't been on BF since April 1 and a guy was having trouble getting his knives returned after waiting 9 mo. No slam on Ban just want makes me leary of sending anything off.
  2. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Ban is Like Busse...He gets slammed with work on sharpening and profiling because he does great work. He also Makes knives so trying to squeeze in extra work for a one man shop causes delays. Try emailing with what you want done to see how much time it will take and if he has room in the schedule. It will come back STUPID SHARP!!!!
  3. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Try Josh at Razors Edge ,, he's on here a lot. Heard nothing but good things about his work.
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  4. Ratman79

    Ratman79 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2016
    +1 for Josh, great guy, great work ^^
  5. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Josh is an awesome guy to deal with hands down.
    Ban actually has responded to every email I sent him recently and is who I am sending my Short Butaniku to for that hair whittling, atom splitting convex edge.
    Also a few other HOGS here do great work from what I hear.
    If it is a user blade, I just recommend sandpaper with a forgiving backer like a mousepad or thin sheet of rubber. Hope this helps. Tinfoilhattimmy can help more with the diy method.
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  6. Murman

    Murman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 2015
  7. Murman

    Murman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 2015
    You mean he's actually out working on knives rather than spending time here? lol. I think sometimes we forget there is a lot to do outside of being online all the time.
  8. adamlau


    Oct 13, 2002
    FYI, Josh quoted me a two month turnaround a couple of weeks ago. So be willing to wait...
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  9. Murman

    Murman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 2015
    I'm willing to wait 2 weeks, that it... :D
  10. Salival


    Apr 9, 2014
    Josh is top notch.
  11. F'lar

    F'lar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2016
    Ndocyk has done some very fine work for me on several blades. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    COPIUOS Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    I have a handful of knives out to Ndocyk and expecting nothing but greatness based on what I have seen. Very easy guy to talk to and explain your ideas, he definitely reassured me over the phone that he understood what I was going for, and of course, I left him freedom to make decisions based on what he sees as he works.

    His process seems to leave as much steel on as possible while drastically enhancing performance, which is what I was going for.
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  13. Tybraucht


    May 29, 2015
    Ndocyk is awesome! Very very good work...
  14. nydude

    nydude Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Ban seams like a wizard... you may ever know the ways!

    That said, I treat most of my blades on a butchers steel or small ceramic rod. the ergonomics are different than a chef's knife and I'm not great at getting the belly or tip of a knife yet, but I know I'm not taking much material off, so I keep trying, and generally get a good edge through most of the blade. Eventually I hope to get the wrist twist to a point where the whole thing can be screaming sharp.

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