Sharpmaker arrival...

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Sharpmaker arrival...

Postby ChrisinHove » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:08 pm

My first impressions are what a really well thought out piece of kit it is. Clear instructions, too: no dodgy translation here!

Next, a few tentative strokes by my hitherto un-sharp sg Delica 4 and it's shaving the hairs off my arm already.

Since my order, I've been watching / reading some of the advice you experts have posted, and am looking forward to getting stuck-in with the car-crash of my old but quality kitchen knives. The diamond stones are on the list already.

Why be dull?!
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Postby Holland » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:25 pm

Congrats on the purchase!
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Postby Revival » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:52 am

Congrats and dont forget to watch the dvd or watch it on youtube. Another thing you might want to consider is the ultra fine rods. I have them and they are worth every penny. ;)

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Postby ChrisinHove » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:22 am

The diamond rods arrived today, and I couldn't resist trying them on our sad little Global wharncliffe paring knife. The blade is very short and awkward to manipulate on a stone, and to be honest a bit of a mess after years of half-arsed sharpening attempts.
10 minutes later, the edge is true and shaving sharp. Just one more such resurrection and I've saved the cost of the sharpening kit, and I've a block full to go through.
And it's Friday!!
"Rules are for the adherence of fools, and the guidance of wise men".
Military Fluted Ti, Kapara, Spydiechef, Brouwer, UKPK g10 & s110v, Urban K390, Delica IV SG, Caly 3 SE, Caly 3.5, Kiwi4, Lil Matriarch, Endura SG, Pacific Salt SE, Dragonfly Hap40, Manbug ZDP189 & SB, Stretch HAP40, Squeak, Squeak Ti, UKPK gin1 dp, Chicago440C

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Postby Bill1170 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:07 pm

The Sharpmaker was my first Spyderco purchase. It's a force multiplier; for the cost of one sharp knife you can produce many sharp knives starting with your dull ones.


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