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hiflier
6 hours ago, BlackRockBigfoot said:

Well done...

 

LOL, well, even I need some fun sometimes. I looked over NW's link and I think he's picking up a good tool for the BF trade.

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NorthWind
17 hours ago, hiflier said:

 

LOL, well, even I need some fun sometimes. I looked over NW's link and I think he's picking up a good tool for the BF trade.

 

Thanks, and that WAS funny as all get out, BTW.

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wiiawiwb

It will be easy to keep your ESEE knife sharpened with the right equipment at home.  It's more of a challenge to keep it sharp in the field. When you stay over in the woods, it is easy to lose the razor's edge as you create a feather stick, chop or baton wood.

 

I bring a leather strop when I'm in the woods. I have two strops with leather on each side and use four different compounds. The simple truth is I use two compounds (green and red) on one strop most of the time and the other strop (black and white compounds) used when the edge starts to lose it sharpness from continual hard use. 

 

You may want to take a look at a leather strop as you can keep a razor edge on it while out in the field. The strop is very light as well so you're carrying very little weight. This is the one that I bought years ago. The owner, The Strop Man, passed away but friends of his now own the business and keep up his good work.

 

https://stropman.com/main.sc

 

 

 

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Kiwakwe

Working in a knife shop when I was 16-17, i picked up a crock sticks sharpener and still have it 30 some years later. It's the only method I've used since. Requires near zero skill, I mildly regret I was spoiled with it so early. I'm sure stropping will get a finer edge but shaving the hair off of my arm sharp is all I've needed .   While away from home for a year or so I picked up a compact, self contained version that works well to:

https://lansky.com/index.php/products/4-rod-turn-box/

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BlackRockBigfoot

Those lansky turn boxes are great for the money.

 

 

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NorthWind

I like the crock style sticks, too. I have a Spyderco TriAngle Sharpmaker and it works great. 

 

One type I will never use again is this Lansky system, or anything like it: https://lansky.com/index.php/products/std-3-stone-system/

because the angle is fine towards the clamp, but as you extent the stone down the blade, the angle totally changes and narrows severly.  Stupid system. I almost ruined one of my good benchmade knives with it. Now I just avoid them, so my knives never get "Lansky-ized".

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BlackRockBigfoot
23 hours ago, wiiawiwb said:

It will be easy to keep your ESEE knife sharpened with the right equipment at home.  It's more of a challenge to keep it sharp in the field. When you stay over in the woods, it is easy to lose the razor's edge as you create a feather stick, chop or baton wood.

 

I bring a leather strop when I'm in the woods. I have two strops with leather on each side and use four different compounds. The simple truth is I use two compounds (green and red) on one strop most of the time and the other strop (black and white compounds) used when the edge starts to lose it sharpness from continual hard use. 

 

You may want to take a look at a leather strop as you can keep a razor edge on it while out in the field. The strop is very light as well so you're carrying very little weight. This is the one that I bought years ago. The owner, The Strop Man, passed away but friends of his now own the business and keep up his good work.

 

https://stropman.com/main.sc

 

 

 

I was looking at the Work Sharp Field Sharpener...

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Work-Sharp-Guided-Field-Sharpener/dp/B009YKHZ96/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=field+strop&qid=1590795214&sr=8-4

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