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Sharpen a knife - PEP BB tool.sand.knife

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The folder here was one of the rougher looking blades in my knife box - the better to be my sharpening example!
Sharpened with rough and honed with fine grit as well as using both to remove some rust and I am quite happy with how my little friend is doing now!
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This folder has seen better days
This folder has seen better days
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Will these two maybe help my little cutty friend cut better?
Will these two maybe help my little cutty friend cut better?
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Rough grit action
Rough grit action
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One side going places. That notch is a hassle!
One side going places. That notch is a hassle!
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Other side going places
Other side going places
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Moving on to finer things
Moving on to finer things
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Death to all paper!
Death to all paper!
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Note: Good job removing the notch. Also a nice clean cut when finished!

 
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Cool old blade, Vegard. A Solingen carbon steel knife usually takes an amazing edge. Do you know what the notch was originally for? Pruning perhaps?
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Oh, that notch. I was referring to the ding on the main blade:)

 
Vegard Elseson
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Thanks, Douglas! Frankly, I have no idea, but your suggestion seems sound. It looks pretty handy for debarking and pruning purposes. I probably should have sharpened that too
 
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Yeah I did it!  I know how sharpen a knife! I'm glad I did this BB, I've learned how hard it is to do it by hand, but also, glad I learned a new skill, and now I can sharpen a knife with a wet stone .  Here's BEFORE & AFTER pictures of my dull knife's performance. I have been using this knife a lot now after I sharpened it. I have a useful knife that I love , yay!
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My primary kitchen knife was long overdue for sharpening so I did that one for this BB.  
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Dull enough that it had trouble even starting a cut in paper. The paper was far more inclined to bend/fold than cut.
Dull enough that it had trouble even starting a cut in paper. The paper was far more inclined to bend/fold than cut.
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Action shot working on the diamond grit whetstone.
Action shot working on the diamond grit whetstone.
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Working on the finer grit stone.
Working on the finer grit stone.
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Action shot making a cut in the paper after sharpening.
Action shot making a cut in the paper after sharpening.
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Cut down halfway through the paper.
Cut down halfway through the paper.
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My dull kitchen knife!
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The dull knife
The dull knife
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Sharpening
Sharpening
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The sharpened knife
The sharpened knife
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Note: Superbe bb Lyam ! content de te voir sur le forum!

 
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My knife was pretty dull so as bad as I am a sharpening I drug out the old chunk of mill stone. It's not technically a whet stone but it's what I've always used and it's beean used that way over 30 years before I got it.
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Just finished sharpening a dull kitchen knife. It is no longer a dull kitchen knife.
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Very dull
Very dull
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1000 grit
1000 grit
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6000 grit
6000 grit
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Very sharp
Very sharp
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Knife sharpening BB submission:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/h6f5sYSn31WDnmAs9
You can see in the pictures that the knife is sharper!
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Note: pictures does not correspond to the requirements. no action pic, no picture clearly demonstrating the dull edge. please read requirements carefully. Good effort!

 
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Here's my listing.
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Setup, process
Setup, process
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Before & After
Before & After
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