What stones are good for sharpening D2 steel. I've heard it is a harder steel to sharpen but, has good edge retention. Looking to touch up a couple folding knives with this steel.
Can't be as hard to sharpen as my old Buck folder stainless blade... once that lost the edge, I was all done.What stones are good for sharpening D2 steel. I've heard it is a harder steel to sharpen but, has good edge retention. Looking to touch up a couple folding knives with this steel.
That's the first time I've heard that before. Most Damascus is just pattern welded 1084 and 15n20. If not those exact steels, it's generally 2 different high carbon steels, one if which having a higher nickel content.India stones will sharpen Damascus steel, Arkansas stones will not!
I have a pastor friend that solved the sharpening issue by learning how to nap flint and obsidian. He made me an obsidian knife with a stag handle that was an amazing tool. When I quit hunting, I gave it to a friend who had been admiring it ever since I got it. He has cut himself severely, a couple of times and says that he always thinks of me when he does it.Greatly appreciate the replies and suggestions! Since I live in a small mobile home, I cannot do the equipment that requires a garage or work space. The Lansky system looks like the right option for my situation so, I did the deluxe kit (5 stones) and the mount.