Is there a stone/ceramic sharpening set-up that really works well? I looking for something that will sharpen keeping the proper angle etc.
three stones that rotate in an oil bath. http://www.twinsupply.com/dextercutlery/proddetail.asp?prod=07946 my dad taught me how to use it at his butcher shop when i was a kid. you can make your blades razor sharp in no time. you just have to learn to keep the proper angle. get an extra set of stones and it will last you a lifetime.Is there a stone/ceramic sharpening set-up that really works well? I looking for something that will sharpen keeping the proper angle etc.
I picked up a Smith's Pocket Pal ($8.). It seems like the simplest sharpener for meIn the field, a Fallkniven DC3 works well for me. Diamond stone on one side, ceramic on the other. No water or oil required. In addition, it is only 3 inches long and comes with a nice leather sheath. At home, I have a set of Japanese wet stones that a friend picked up for me while in Japan. I use the wet stones in combination with a leather strop and a F. Di ck multicut for maintaining the blades. I also have a Lansky puck for the odd-shaped blades such as axes and kukris.
If you have the time and commitment, I believe a classic wet stone will give you the best results.
That's exactly what I thought last night when I sharpened my $8. Harbor Freight Gordon Knife!I use to use oil stones, getting lazy in my old age, now I just use steels, I have a course one and a super fine one. I can't shave with my knife, but you sure don't want to see if they will cut you, and it only takes a few strokes to keep it sharp.