I had heard Sal say over a year ago that there was going to be some "Cat's Eye" stones used in the GAUNTLET similar to the stones they used in Spyderco's older/discontinued "GALLEY V" sharpening kit. I sure hope so because I liked those stones in the GALLEY V kit and I found I could do a lot with them sharpening Reverse S and other specialty blades.N. Brian Huegel wrote:Hi Sal;
Are you using Sharpmaker triangle rods or a symmetric lens (cat's eye, double-pointed ellipse) like the Galley V rods?
Oh believe me I would never dispose of my 204 Sharpmaker>> from what I'm told the Gauntlet will be equipped with "Cat's Eye" stones which will give it more versatility for Hawkbills, Reverse S blades as well as some of Spyderco's other unique blade designs. I have no doubt that it's only going to make your sharpening jobs easier>> I also believe it will work along side of your 204 Sharpmaker. Now that's what I'm speculating from what little information I've gathered about it. But knowing how Spyderco is so non-compromising with their quality I'm 99.9% certain that it will be a great addition to the already great selection of sharpening tools that Spyderco has made available to us.Bucket wrote:I love the 204. If this new system compliments it and isn't ment to replace the 204 I will be one happy man
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
I'm glad you brought that up BFK because that's one of the things I really like about my old Spyderco GALLEY V sharpening kit is the longer rods that came with it. I was lucky and got in touch with Spyderco when they discontinued the GALLEY V and got 6 extra stones for it. It's one of the old GALLEY V stones that I mainly use to sharpen my DODO model. Those Galley V stones truly are great for longer kitchen and butcher knives just like you mentioned.bearfacedkiller wrote:I really hope the rods are longer. I hope this is going to be a good option for kitchen knives and my camp/hunting knives. I would be thrilled if this was sized for sharpening blades up to 9 or 10 inches. I can sharpen knives that size on the sharpmaker but a couple more inches of rod would be great.
The only news item I've heard recently concerning the GAUNTLET sharpening system which is supposedly about to be released is that they had a prototype of one at the recent BLADE Show in Atlanta GA USA. But I have not heard of any release date or anything official from the company. They must be working out some last minute details is all I can guess or speculate.aquaman67 wrote:Any current news on the Gauntlet?
I was reading a current thread on sharpening serrations with a Sharpmaker and that was the first I've heard of the Gauntlet.
Hey Brother ZEUS!! Long time no hear from!! It's always great to see some of the old gang show up again here at Spyderville. I'm not aware of anyone other than Spyderco who produced those "Cat's Eye" shaped stones that went with the GALLEY V unit which was sold from about 1996 to 2000 or thereabout. When I bought my GALLEY V back in the year of 2000 I got mine directly from Spyderco because I couldn't even find a dealer who even knew anything about it. I also was fortunate enough to get some extra rods for it too. I doubt if Spyderco has any more left but I have heard that the "Cat's Eye" shaped stones are part of the GAUNTLET kit.zeus wrote:I just dug out my Galley V base. Never had the rods... I'm still waiting for the cat eye rods to become available. Does anyone produce an oval sharpening rod that would fit in this base?
I used the spare rods from my 204 system for the time being, but the fit is a bit loose.
sal wrote:I'm currently testing a prototype made from molds.
Yeah that does seem a little strange that if they had a prototype of the GAUNTLET sharpening system at this year's BLADE Show in Atlanta GA why Spyderco couldn't at least give us a picture of it. Personally I want to buy one as soon as it hits the market. I just know in my gut that Spyderco has really put a lot of time on the GAUNTLET system and I have no doubt that this sharpening kit would be a great one for sure. I can't wait to get my hands on one.Bucket wrote:sal wrote:I'm currently testing a prototype made from molds.
I hear you guys had one on display at blade. Can we get a picture of it?