Finally a Sharp Knife

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARKANSAS TALK' started by Shep, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Shep

    Shep New Member

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    Hi Folks I think i am the worlds worst knife sharpener i just never got the drift of it but yesterday Linda Faye were in wal-mart and i bought a Smiths knife sharpener came home and gave it a try all i can say is wow within 10 min i had all of our knives as sharp as razors and the thing only cost $7.00 just thought i would pass it along. Shep
     
  2. sedwick

    sedwick New Member

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    Thanks Shep, i'll check it out.
     

  3. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Mike, can you post a picture of your sharpener? I would like to see what it looks like so I can pick one up.
     
  4. CharlieD

    CharlieD New Member

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    I have a couple of them. They are so easy to use and work great. Also, if they quit working you can take the screws out and turn the blades over and they are just like new... Found that out just the other day from a friend of mine.
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Mike for that info. I will check Walmart for one. :big_smile:
     
  6. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Always willing to try a good sharpner.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. porboy

    porboy New Member

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    I have three or four of them scattered around. I can take a reg stone and make it about as sharp as your knee. But with the Smith I can get a sharp blade and I know that I have one of them for almost 10 years.
    Bill
     
  8. tkbiker

    tkbiker New Member

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    Ohio
    Mike could you post a picture of the sharpener your talking about?

    Im Interersted in one.

    Thanks for the post!
     
  9. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    this is cheatin, but i put 400 grit sandpaper on an electric sander and get knives razor sharp. just touch em up a little with a good steel when ur done and nobodyll know the differance. careful thyr sharp:boss::smile:
     
  10. Shep

    Shep New Member

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    Lamar Arkansas
    Sorry guys I dont know how to do the picture thing maybe someone else can. Shep
     
  11. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    What department are they in ?
     
  12. badams

    badams New Member

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    california
    You fellers appear to be old enough to have voted for Woodrow Wilson.
    It seems like you would have gotten the hang of sharpening a knife long ago?:big_smile:
     
  13. Shep

    Shep New Member

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    Lamar Arkansas
    I did and I did'nt
     
  14. fish

    fish Active Member

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    ChattanoogaTenn
    I am older than dirt.LOL I am always looking for a new and better way to sharpen my knives, if there is one out there. I mostly use a whet rock and can shave with a few of my knives, but I have a couple of knives that you can try til you are wore plum out and can't put a good edge on them, at least what I call a good edge.
     
  15. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Is that a carbide sharpener that is shaped like a pencil?
     
  16. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    Nebraska
    Is it like either of these two Shep
     

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  17. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Heck, I need to get one of those.:big_smile:
     
  18. Bigun

    Bigun New Member

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    Burnet, TX
    The Laskey type sharpners that hold and guide the stone at a consistent angle are among the best for a really good job.

    The Vee notch carbide types are good for some purposes. We opened a lot of cement sacks with our work knives and nothing dulls a knife faster than that. The notch sharpners work good for restoring the edge quickly.

    I have a large cloth buffer in my shop for polishing metal. I used it the other day on a knife that I was sharpening. That is the quickest way to finish a fine edge that I have found.

    Many of the new stainless steel blades are hard to sharpen. The Diamond hones are really pretty good for them.

    The old Professional oil bath sharpners that cost upwards of $100 are a good long term investment and a joy to use. For us old timers a sharpe knife is a matter of personal pride.
     
  19. ilkeeper1965

    ilkeeper1965 New Member

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    il.
    Thanks I'll check it out, hope our walmart has them.