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've never owned or used one of those Super Small Spyderco serrated knives but I'm curious because more and more people are using them and they are actually becoming popular. I would suggest checking into Spyderco's set of 400F jeweler's sharpening stone set. I have a couple of those sets and they work ideal for filing on really tiny areas. Let us know what results you obtain if you check them out.bearfacedkiller wrote:I can sharpen serrations with my sharp maker and with my 701 profile stones but I just got a Ladybug hawkbill and the serrations are much smaller than I am used to. How do you guys sharpen them? I just used the sharp maker rods in my hand but the corners barely fit in the smallest serrations.
Jo, and one more, personally for you - the earth is flatSlash wrote:Serrations need no sharpening!
I'm with you there YAB because I also use my Duckfoot frequently but usually only on really beat up Spyderedges or when a scallop or spike gets dinged up. Again I wish the company would give us some more info on the Goldenstone because I've been mostly experimenting with mine>> whereas I mainly find the 701 Profiles to be a lot more handy and versatile. But more grit selections would even make the 701 Profiles better yet.yablanowitz wrote:I do most of my SE sharpening on a byrd Duckfoot sharpener. Generally, I use SE blades for rough work where a coarse edge is beneficial, so I seldom bother breaking out the SharpMaker or even the Goldenstone to polish them up. I generally go ten to two, alternating a heel to tip stroke on the ground side with a tip to heel stroke to ensure I hit both sides of the scallops evenly.
Spyderco does an excellent sharpening job on serrated and plain edged blades. But if you are a serious knife user or a user of any edged tool for that matter it's to your advantage to learn the skill of sharpening. It's really not rocket science but mainly common horse sense and the skill of using certain sharpening tools.Slash wrote:I can't believe I'm gonna be the first to suggest sending them to spyderco. They do still offer a excellent sharpen service.
For self touchups a credit card wrapped with a cloth from an old tee shirt and wet dry sandpaper does a nice job. Just don't forget to hit the flat side on a flat stone to knock off any burrs.
Thanks EVIL D you literally just jerked the words right out of my mouth and I too view sharpening as a productive facet of my knife hobby>> and a practical dividend it pays as well.Evil D wrote: I'm just too impatient and sharpening is part of the knife hobby life.
A leather boot lace loaded up with polishing compound works very well.Johnnie1801 wrote:I'm a noob when it comes to serrated knives but someone once told me you can use a leather shoe lace to strop the serrations.