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Sharpen a knife - PEP BB tool.sand.knife

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I sharpened my knife with sandpaper and a whetstone! I included a video of it cutting paper to demonstrate sharpness.

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Note: FYI ... I suggest not using sandpaper to sharpen knives unless there is no other option. Fine emory cloth would be a better choice. The whetstone alone will do an excellent job of sharpening & extending the life of the knife.

 
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I have added labels to my photos!
 
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Sharpening my favorite knife given to me by my dear friend who has a "collection" of knives. I cut veggies with it alllll day long and need it to be very sharp. I focused on getting the tip a bit sharper but sharped the whole knife of course.

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Knife with some slight wear n tear on the edge
Knife with some slight wear n tear on the edge
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the tip is not very shiny, will be shiny-er when more sharp
the tip is not very shiny, will be shiny-er when more sharp
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the first cut, sad
the first cut, sad
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Here's my stone, used water!
Here's my stone, used water!
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action shot! also used a metal honer afterwards
action shot! also used a metal honer afterwards
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anddddd the apre cut
anddddd the apre cut
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and a shiney-er tip!
and a shiney-er tip!
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I used a Dual sided wet stone and strops that I made out of wood and leather. The knife is made from an old circular sawblade, and thus is carbon steel -so it rusts easily and dulls quicker. I left it on a camp stove recently and thought the stove was off, and alas it was on - so that's why there is coloring in the blade!

I used the rougher side of the stone first to do the grunt of the work removing the metal, then flipped it over to the smoother side and added water after every 10 strokes or so.

After i was satisfied with the blade having a decent edge and a burr, I worked it on the two strops and was pleased with the edge I got.

What a difference it makes to have a sharp knife! It slices much much easier now.
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Before
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Attempting to slice paper
Attempting to slice paper
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In action
In action
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Honing
Honing
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Slicing paper
Slicing paper
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I sharpened a pocket knife at PTJ 2021. Thanks to Daniel B for the help!

PERMIE INSIDER TIP: you can buy lots and batches of well loved TSA confiscated knives on eBay for cheap!
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Dully dull
Dully dull
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Sharpening
Sharpening
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Sharpy sharp
Sharpy sharp
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Her at the PTJ I sharpened my knife. . .
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Dull knife with paper
Dull knife with paper
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Dull edge
Dull edge
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Action shot
Action shot
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Paper cut
Paper cut
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Hello!

I sharpened a knife today.
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Dull edge close up.
Dull edge close up.
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Action shot.
Action shot.
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Cut test results.
Cut test results.
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Sharpened my buck knife at the PTJ event at WL.
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clean cut of paper
clean cut of paper
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sharpened blade
sharpened blade
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Sharpening using whetstone
Sharpening using whetstone
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Ripped paper
Ripped paper
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Blade was dull
Blade was dull
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Sharpened my Mora carbon steel knife starting with 400 then 600 then 800 then 1000grit.
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Dull knife. Wouldn’t cut through paper
Dull knife. Wouldn’t cut through paper
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Knife edge
Knife edge
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Action
Action
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Nice and sharp
Nice and sharp
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Like butta
Like butta
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Nice and sharp :)

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