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    blunted my knife

    I thought I had picked up a bargain yesterday at the Basc gamefair in north Wales... a Jack pike pull through knife sharpener for 2.50. Tried it when I got home and it's absolutely useless, it actually took the edge off my Wenger so I won't be using it on the Mora allrounder that I picked up for a tenner from the BDS stand. It's going in the bin

    Can anyone recommend a good sharpener?
    "It's halfway down the hill, directly below that tree next to a rock that looks like a bell-end"

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    I prefer diamond laps, mine are all around 4 x1 inch, although I have a fine 5 inch long round tapered one which I use like a normal steel for quick touch ups.

    Neil.

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    I use the Lanski, and it works fine for me, easy and convienent, relatively cheap also.

    I did have a pull through sharpener which sounds similar to what you bought. I couldn't use it as the ridge that you were meant to hold it with was not large enough and it was difficult to hold when pulling a knife through it.

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    If you are really interested in maintaining knives for stalking use, you would get the proper set edge/s from a kit from Lansky, on the other hand if you are using your knives more than your rifles,you should go the professional electric way!
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    I use the "blade tech" its a pull through but it really works very well small and easily carried ideal for field use its perfect, though kits like the lansky probably will do a better job the little blade tech works well enough for me
    Last edited by dlz90; 27-06-2010 at 09:58.

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    Blunt knifes

    Si i have been using the GATCO PRO bought from bushwear about three years ago and i cant fault it.
    I sharpened four knifes this morning with a 19% edge on them and they are like razors.





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    RICK O SHEA

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    I have a Lansky that I use at home, and I take a Gerber diamond pocket sized pull through for touching up in the field. I must admit i do not have much use for it now as both knives i use regularly now retain an edge beautifully. Better steel!

    I know a chap who makes knives for fun, and some commisions, and he uses a "Chefs Pro 110" and his knives are sticky sharp. I have used the blade tech and it works a treat on carbon steel, but took the edge off my Frost and Gerber stainless knives so i stopped using it. I believe they have a new improved version these days, so it might be better now. I would not risk a blade tech on my Bill Moran (Spyderco) or my Morakniv 2000
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    I looked at the bladetech one's, they were 9 with a lanyard... ah well, you live and learn
    "It's halfway down the hill, directly below that tree next to a rock that looks like a bell-end"

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    Hi all,
    excuse my ignorance, but do these new fangled devices get an edge any better than a good old fashioned oilstone? I've never used anything but, and never felt my blades dull. Perhaps it does require a lot of practice and I guess a bit of skill thrown in, as well as the need for a cheap blade to learn on (God bless Opinel). I can't get excited about entering a "my knife is sharper than your's" debate, but would be interested to hear from a convert from the old oilstone to the new diamond bars.

    All the best,

    Mark.

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    The gatco looks like a good idea but I'm after something that will fit in my pocket... for touching up.
    And something that won't scratch the blade, I hate scratched blades!!!
    "It's halfway down the hill, directly below that tree next to a rock that looks like a bell-end"

    Good deals with ~ deako ~ sakowsm ~ dryan ~ 2734neil ~ mo ~ riggers ~ mmbeatle ~ seanct ~ an du ru fox

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