Tucson Tom wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:05 pm
I have had this thread floating in a tab in my browser for weeks and have read it over several times.
I am already making my New Years resolution. 2019 will be the year of knife sharpening! I am going to watch all these You-tube people (I am already watching Michael Cristy) and see if I can teach myself how to freehand sharpen. I'll try to invest in sharpening equipment before buying any more knives.
Maybe I don't need a KME after all, but as some said, there is no shame in using a guided system.
A few people made the comment that "you don't know a steel until you have some experience sharpening it", along with "a knife ain't mine until I have put my own edge on it".
And then there are some who say they enjoy sharpening as much or more than the knives themselves. This reminds me of some shooters who say that they enjoy reloading ammunition more than they do shooting. I know myself and I am that kind of individual.
Dude, that is awesome! Be careful with Michael Christy, like Big Brown Bear (Deadboxhero), he's on an entirely different level.
I really enjoy watching and marveling at his results but rarely do I try to emulate them. As said, Rough Rooster Knife Sharpening is good too. JDavis882 doesn't post any more but has some great stuff as does Dean O, Outdoors55, and some others.
And, as anagarika said, definitely check out the M, T, & E section of Blade Forums. Very helpful and generous people there.
Last night I put a keen edge back on my Dragonfly 2 that normally resides in a "junk" bowl next to my recliner and sees quite a bit of utility type duty. I was so happy with it when I was done, that this morning, the Manix 2 LW stayed home and the D'fly got to come out for the day.