Inspired by a comment I saw over at WRSA (can’t remember on which post) asking if anyone knew where to find good knife sharpening techniques.
Besides my own ‘free hand’ method as well as using systems such as the ‘Razor’s Edge’ and ‘Edge Pro,’ I believe this article from ‘Knife Planet‘ addresses many questions folks have about free hand knife sharpening and how to overcome at least 15 of them. The latest post as of 15 April outlines a fundamental truth about free hand sharpening: It’s a learned skill that takes time and patience.
I started learning way back in 1977 after getting my first Camillus ‘USMC’ Combat Knife. Turned it into a great butter knife with what I knew about sharpening at the time. Luckily for me, and an ‘old timer’ in my unit (he’d been in for over 20 at the time), took pity on me…
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