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Sharpening

Postby rebLsoul78 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:01 pm

I just got a native 5. Needless to say otb, it's a surgical scalpel. That said, what's best for resharpening the native 5?

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Re: Sharpening

Postby sal » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:21 pm

Hi RebLsoul,

Welcome to our forum.

We always recommend the TriAngle Sharpmaker.

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Re: Sharpening

Postby Tgmr05 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:42 pm

Welcome rebelsoul78. If you are new to sharpening, well even if you are not, the sharpmaker is great. If you have the s30v blade, it will work very well. Watch the dvd or some you tube videos to get acquainted with how it works. If you have the s110v or maxamet native, the sharpmaker will work, it will just take longer to sharpen without purchasing diamond rods.

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Re: Sharpening

Postby Ric » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:01 pm

Not let it get too unsharp.
Then it's easy with the Sharpmaker.

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Re: Sharpening

Postby rebLsoul78 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:07 pm

How good does the edge hold on s30v?

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Re: Sharpening

Postby Wartstein » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:26 am

I just can join the choir: Get a Sharpmaker! I am really not good at sharpening (and was even worse when I got my sharpmaker), but that device makes it easy for me!

Imho a sharpmaker should be the "second Spyderco" to get for anyone who does not own a sufficient sharpening system already!

There are a ton of thread with tips and vids concerning the SM out there already, but I like to second Ric: Don´t let your knife get too dull in the first place.
Another tip: Don´t forget to clean the rods from time to time, especially the corners clog up rather quick.
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Re: Sharpening

Postby bigboned » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:01 am

Wartstein wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:26 am
I just can join the choir: Get a Sharpmaker! I am really not good at sharpening (and was even worse when I got my sharpmaker), but that device makes it easy for me!

Imho a sharpmaker should be the "second Spyderco" to get for anyone who does not own a sufficient sharpening system already!

There are a ton of thread with tips and vids concerning the SM out there already, but I like to second Ric: Don´t let your knife get too dull in the first place.
Another tip: Don´t forget to clean the rods from time to time, especially the corners clog up rather quick.
+1 on all of this - especially making the sharpmaker the 2nd spyderco purchase
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Re: Sharpening

Postby soc_monki » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:10 am

Sharpmaker! And the diamond or cbn rods as well for later on when you need to thin down the edge!
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Re: Sharpening

Postby Bloke » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:00 am

Welcome to the Forum rebLsoul78! :)

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Re: Sharpening

Postby legOFwhat? » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:07 pm

Hello and welcome! Knew nothing about sharpening when I started getting into knives and I was getting frustrated trying to use whetstones to no avail. Wanted something that would be more consistent than my clumsy attempts at getting knives sharp.

Once I read reviews on the Sharpmaker, I purchased it immediately! The SM led me here to this forum and the great folks that's here and between the two I've kept every knife I own sharp as razors.
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Re: Sharpening

Postby Hardbawl » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:38 pm

rebLsoul78 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:07 pm
How good does the edge hold on s30v?
Any knife that you can sharpen, you can dull with use. The trick that Spyderco must perform is to offer you a steel that is hard enough to hold an edge, yet soft enough that a sharpening stone can restore that razor edge in a reasonable amount of time. Actually S30V holds an edge reasonably well for stainless steel. In my experience, my PM2 in S30V stays real sharp if I touch it up on the Sharpmaker twice weekly, and strop it daily. A dull knife is no fun. Your Native 5 is arguably the best factory made lock back pocket knife made today. Enjoy it.

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Re: Sharpening

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:50 pm

Their are many ways but if all you want to do is preserve your knife and not get too deep into sharpening creating mirrored bevels then you cant go wrong with the TriAngle Sharpmaker.

Might want to add either the Diamond or CBN rods for later though when you need to bring the thinness down behind the edge as time and usage go by and continued re-honing of the primary edge require some thinning. The Diamond and CBN rods will also be needed if you have to repair chips or other minor damage.

There is absolutely no better tool when it comes to re-honing and repair and resharpening of a serrated edge.

Thre is no one tool that does as much as the TriAngle Sharpmaker I have spent thousands on stones and systems and it is the one thing that is always my immediate go to for touch ups and sheer convenience.

It comes with both the Medium and fine rods. The medium are actually fine and the fine is extra fine by comparison with other systems. I would also get the Ultra-Fine rods which I find work great with VG-10 and H1 Serrated blades.

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Re: Sharpening

Postby PineyBoy » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:04 pm

an option is to learn how to use a stone. With a little effort and practice you can probably exceed what you think possible. I grew up carrying a pocket knife and small whetstone. In those days we didn’t have the great steels of today and had to resharpen regularly. Of course dodging the dinosaurs was of much greater concern than sharpening a **** pocket knife.

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Re: Sharpening

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:12 pm

PineyBoy wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:04 pm
an option is to learn how to use a stone. With a little effort and practice you can probably exceed what you think possible. I grew up carrying a pocket knife and small whetstone. In those days we didn’t have the great steels of today and had to resharpen regularly. Of course dodging the dinosaurs was of much greater concern than sharpening a **** pocket knife.
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