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Low price sharpener

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by YoungBlood, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    Just wanted to throw out that the dollar tree has some knife sharpeners that work surprisingly well, bought a couple dozen just to throw in some of my gear stashes. Figured with hunting season around the corner some newer hunters/guys who haven't mastered the whetstone (like me) could use a tip.
     
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  2. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The bottom edge of a ceramic coffee cup works very well to keep an edge maintained.
     
  3. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Never heard of that. Plenty of vids on youtube also.
     
  4. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Just make sure they're not coated or painted
     
  5. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    well I guess ya learn something new every day, but I usually don't have a ceramic cup when im out hiking/camping/etc..
     
  6. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Just tried it on an old SS cheap knife that was getting pretty dull. It got a little sharper after maybe 5minutes. It defiantly works.:s0155:
    Good info to have on hand!
     
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    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    I tried that. Spilled my coffee
     
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    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Now if I could just keep the damned stones on the plastic holders,.......
     
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    ikemay WA Well-Known Member

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    Freehand on a combination stone from the hardware store, about an 8 incher is plenty long. Don't use oil, use water and you will be fine. I mean oil is fine but a heck of a lot messier than water.
     
  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Second on the Lansky sharpener. A guy on this site was giving a brand new one away and I lucked out.
    My knives have never been sharper.
    They make a field version I believe.
     
  11. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    I have the Lansky ceramic sticks. They work good on serrated blades and others.
     
  12. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    As a stand by sharpener, try the top edge of your truck/car door window. Roll it down leaving a little exposed and draw the edge towards you and pushing away with the reverse side, it works in a pinch and rather well too.
     
  13. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's a new one. Definitely will have to give it a shot.