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Re: knife sharpening?
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2019, 09:07:24 AM »
Why not just use canola oil?
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2019, 09:43:57 AM »
Hi Hawg, that would probably work. However, with time all vegetable oils will polymerize that could clog the stone's pores?

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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2019, 10:45:23 AM »
Just a general observation: In all those old Western films, there's always a barber sharpening a razor on a string of leather. What honing compound did they smear on that leather?

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Re: knife sharpening?
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2019, 10:52:10 AM »
Nothing.
The strop is for the final sharpening and is just leather.
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Re: knife sharpening?
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2019, 10:59:51 AM »
Thanks for the links to the stones Richard! Those look real nice. I'll have to try the "felt tip pen" trick and see if that helps me maintain the edge.

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« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2019, 05:29:12 AM »
Hi, something I noticed about my hard (fine) sharpening stones is that it takes a long time to bring a damaged knife edge to sharpness. To help increase the speed of sharpening of damaged blades, I ordered a soft (medium) Arkansas sharpening stone:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0159Q1SUU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'll report back when I get and test this stone.

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Re: knife sharpening?
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2019, 09:24:25 AM »
Hi, something I noticed about my hard (fine) sharpening stones is that it takes a long time to bring a damaged knife edge to sharpness. To help increase the speed of sharpening of damaged blades, I ordered a soft (medium) Arkansas sharpening stone:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0159Q1SUU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'll report back when I get and test this stone.

Regards,
Richard

Hi, the soft Arkansas sharpening stone arrived today. It quickly took a knife with a bad edge to a very sharp edge. To get the edge razor sharp the hard Arkansas stone would be required. My knifes have never been so sharp.

All sharpening stones will eventually lose its flatness. To refresh the Arkansas stones flat this diamond flattening plate was ordered:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BW52DZQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

BTW, when you get a knife sharpened to a razor edge one needs to be very careful to not accidentally touch the knife edge.

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Richard
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Re: knife sharpening?
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2019, 11:06:57 AM »
Hi Hawg, that would probably work. However, with time all vegetable oils will polymerize that could clog the stone's pores?

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Richard

Anything you use is going to clog the stones. Put'em in the dishwasher.
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