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Old 02-22-2018, 01:16 PM   #1
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Default Easiest Knife Sharpening Ever?

The guy makes this look too easy. I wonder if it really works? I know you are supposed to carefully sharpen knives to their proper angles but it's hard to argue with his paper cut and arm hair cut tests.

As the guy suggests, I'd want to try this out on a bunch of junk knives before using it on any good ones.





Harbor Freight Belt Sander 1 X 30 is around $55.

https://www.harborfreight.com/1-in-x...der-60543.html
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I know nothing about sharpening. I also only really own $150+ blades, so, I'm not willing to learn

I just send them to Benchmade and they come back much sharper than the factory edge.
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Any watch forged in fire?

The use the belt sander to get the blade on the knife, but almost always use a stone by hand for the final finish.
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Love this show! Makes me want to build a forge in my garage!
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No kidding. I'm surprised the wife still let's me watch it.
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So, completely relevant to this topic, I actually went out and bought this belt grinder at HF.

Not sure if anyone remembers but I have a S&W HRT knife that I've had for a long time that I've just beaten the utter piss out of. It had a nice chunk of blade missing about an inch from the tip and the tip was broken off. Just a really hard life because hey, it was a free automatic knife from my MSgt and I used it. A LOT.

This is after a quick grind with the 80-grit that the grinder came with and a quick run on a leather belt that I bought. I gummed up the leather belt really bad because of the black coloring on the blade. Whoops. I also ran it through a pocket sharpener on the carbide bits just to clean it up even better. Yes I know a couple of the serrations got grinded too but I'm not a huge fan of serrated knives, hence my Nakamura straight blade. Again, I think this is a $40 knife.



Cuts way better than it did before and it definitely worked for my needs and my expectations. Would I get my Nakamura anywhere near that belt grinder? Fuck. And No. Cleaning up cheap knives to prolong their lives? Absolutely. This thing is going back in my truck even sharper.
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Good deal, amigo!

Now, get skilled enough to be willing to sharpen the Nakamura!

That's what we are talking about here!
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I might start with some lapping compound and a strop first for the Nakamura, lol. No fucking way am I grinding that knife with 80 grit at 1300 RPM. Maybe I’ll buy some finer grit belts and practice on the HRT or another cheap knife I have laying around.
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