are S shaped curved blades alot harder to sharpen??

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are S shaped curved blades alot harder to sharpen??

Postby cooldaddyfunk286 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:25 pm

just a quick question i had ratteling around in my brain. thanks!!

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:33 pm

cooldaddyfunk286 wrote:just a quick question i had ratteling around in my brain. thanks!!
What do you think? Would you find it easier or harder?

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Postby cooldaddyfunk286 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:45 pm

ahhh as soon as i posted it I said "dumb question" what i meant was, is it MUCH harder to sharpen?

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Postby The General » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:15 am

I have found it is a bit harder to sharpen if you are using flat and wide bench stones. You have to use a bit more care than normal.

If you are using a Sharpmaker and strop. Makes no difference to me.
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Postby The Mentaculous » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:30 am

I haven't tried sharpening anything like a reverse s, hawkbill or recurved blade. Sal shows how to do it in the Sharpmaker instructional DVD..it's basically like normal sharpening, but you NEED to use the edges of the triangular Sharpmaker stones (same as with serrations). This is because if you use a flat surface, rather than the edge, it can flatten out your curves (or serrations, or tanto point). That's the main concern, not to flatten out your edge's shape

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Postby The Deacon » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:25 am

Depends on the curvature and on how you sharpen. Any concave curves will be harder, or at least more time consuming, to sharpen on flat stones. How much harder will depend on the degree of curvature. A mild recurve like the Adventura would be harder than something like the Stretch, but still fairly easy, a Cricket, considerably more difficult. With a Sharpmaker the differences would be minimal.
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Postby Franciscomv » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:41 am

Like Deacon said, it can be a bit harder on regular flat stones. But it's quite easy with a curved stone like the Spyderco Pro-files, ceramic sharpening rods or just sandpaper wrapped around a pen.


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