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  • staggerlee
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    Originally posted by Joezilla View Post
    My whole problem with using a system like the Smith is that you need to keep the same angle to the blade relative to the stone at all times, right? That is the hard part for me. I usually end up with a knife that is much duller than when I started.

    Joe
    I have never been able to hold them steady either.
    If it isn't automatic,
    I have a dull blade.

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  • JEBar
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    be sure to read its directions .... they are simple and are printed with pictures on the bottom of the sharpener ..... one thing that I found to be interesting is not putting pressure on the blade as it goes through the sharpener

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  • PapaDiver
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    Here we go again......you and doc have cost me a lot a money over the years. Going way back to the sunny brook talk days. LOL I ordered one from the mfg website. Amazon was out of stock till the 30th.

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  • JEBar
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    I ordered this one from Amazon .... my guess is its the regular model .... the deluxe model model cost $10 more and is advertised to have diamond coating sharpens, hones, and polishes your old knives with micro diamond coated sharpening surface
    Last edited by JEBar; 04-22-2018, 02:42 AM.

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  • PapaDiver
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    Did you get the regular or the deluxe model?

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  • JEBar
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    Maureen has 4 sets and a bunch of individual kitchen knives .... with 8 serrated steak knives in each set, it don't take long to get to 30 ..

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  • Joezilla
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    Originally posted by JEBar View Post
    enter something new ---- Bavarian Edge ..... in the last two days I've run over 30 knives through our new Bavarian Edge
    30 knives?????...................You are the MAN, Jim.

    Joe

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  • JEBar
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    UPDATE :

    one of my major motivations in purchasing a Bavarian Edge is it is designed to sharpen serrated blades .... I've tested it on several and the bottom line is, it does a good job .... the one in my Leatherman seems to be as sharp now as it was on day one .... in addition, the design of the Bavarian Edge allows the entire blade to pass through the sharpening area .... as with other blades it does take several passes with a dull blade ..... I've noticed that there is a detectable drag on the blade during the early passes .... as the blade gets sharper, the drag goes down and eventually goes away .... when every blade I've tested got to that point, it has been sharp

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  • JEBar
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    enter something new ---- Bavarian Edge ..... I'd seen their TV sales pitch and really didn't pay much attention to it .... kind of looked at it as little more than an interesting curiosity .... I have a friend on another forum with a remarkable knife collection and is very knowledgeable about sharpening them .... he told me that while he wouldn't use it with his best knives, he'd found the Bavarian Edge to be very useful for sharpening camp/kitchen/working blades .... well, I bought one .... in the last two days I've run over 30 knives through our new Bavarian Edge .... first let me say that the TV commercials seem a bit misleading .... specifically, there is a learning curve in using it properly .... as mentioned in the directions, holding the knife point down, point up, or parallel to the table makes a difference .... the best analogy I can think of is its like having course, fine or extra fine sharpening stones .... for me there are working edges and shaving edges .... when I use or sharpening stones, I end up with a blade with shaving sharpness .... so far, that's not been the case with blades sharpened on the Bavarian Edge .... its edge is sharp and angled so that it more of a working edge .... for kitchen and some garage knives, that's exactly what I need .... it also takes more than a few strokes to sharpen a blade the first time ..... once sharpened with the edge angles of the Bavarian Edge, I'm fairly certain that resharpening will require fewer strokes ..... I have used some of the knives to cut various foods and am pleased with the sharpness .... all in all, it seems to be a good buy
    Last edited by JEBar; 04-20-2018, 01:17 PM.

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  • JEBar
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    after considerable use of the one mentioned above, I've decided to give a Smith's 50008 8-Inch Diamond Tri-Hone Bench Stone ... to each of our sons for Christmas .... knowing them, they will enjoy and appreciate them .... the only thing else that I know might be needed is a barger's leather strap to finish the blade

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  • JEBar
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    you are correct .... 50+ years ago I learned to sharpen blades using a series of whetstones .... it does take practice to maintain the angle .... I've found that it is easier to start by sharpening blades that are shorter than the width of the stone .... that way the entire edge is on the stone at the same time

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  • Joezilla
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    My whole problem with using a system like the Smith is that you need to keep the same angle to the blade relative to the stone at all times, right? That is the hard part for me. I usually end up with a knife that is much duller than when I started.

    Joe

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  • JEBar
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    after much thought and a good bit of research, I decided to take a good look at Smith's 8-Inch Diamond Tri-Hone Bench Stone .... a few years ago when one of our sons moved away from home, he took my Arkansas stones and other sharpening stones .... that was fine, over the years he'd gotten really good at using them .... with them being gone I had a good reason to look for replacements .... I quickly came to realize that there were a great deal of different systems on the market which resulted in more choices .... as time passed I tried first one system, then another .... they all would sharpen a blade but none did as good of a job as using a series of whet rocks .... consequently, I now plan to still use some other sharpening systems on some of our cheaper knives but I decided I want to go back to using stones to sharpen our good knives .... to find a good set of stones that I can pass on down the line should be simple, nothing seems to be simple anymore .... now days they have many different types of stones .... they come in many different sizes and shapes .... in the end, I decided to go a bit on the modern side of a classic set of hones .... Smith's 8-Inch Diamond Bench Stone seemed to fit the bill .... it is a tri-hone system with a coarse diamond(325 grit), fine diamond (750 grit), and Natural Arkansas stones (~1,000 to 1,200 grit) its a bit more expensive than I like but then, now days, what isn't .... I thought it would be fitting for the first knife to be sharpened on it to be my Buck 110 Folding Hunter .... secondly, my smaller Buck pocket knife, and thirdly, the blade in my Leatherman .... they all three quickly went from being pretty dang sharp to shaving sharp .... the two bucks worked well but the handle of the Leatherman doesn't lend the blade to work well with the stones .... I've now sharpened a bunch of knives of every size short of a large Bowie Knife that have been made of several different types of steel .... bottom line, the Smith's 8-Inch Diamond Bench Stone (link above) is without any doubt the best set of sharpening stones that I've ever used .... I think I may have found what I'll put under the tree at Christmas for our boys ..
    Smith's 50008 8-Inch Diamond Tri-Hone Bench Stone - Sharpening Stones - Amazon.com
    Last edited by JEBar; 10-13-2017, 02:02 AM.

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  • garyk
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    I use the powered one with multiple stones and strop. Works great

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  • chasrv
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    Chef Choice

    Originally posted by JEBar View Post
    a good friend gave me a Chef's Choice Multi-Edge Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener for Christmas .... as an old schooler who has long used 4 progressively smoother whit-rocks with a leather strap as the final stage for sharpening, I admit I have approached using this gift to sharpen my knives .... I wouldn't mind using it on someone else's knives but on mine that is a very different matter .... so far I've used it a couple of times and one thing has quickly become clear .... that being it does a very good job on serrated edges which is something I can't say for most other sharpeners I've tried .... I'm looking forward to using this rig, it really shows promise

    Jim
    I have used the Chef Choice sharpener for home knives as well as hunting and fishing knives.
    I find that good steel knives will take and maintain an edge with these sharpeners. Used them for years.
    Chuck

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