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gordonmac
02-03-2011, 16:18
Got one of these yesterday for sharpening up my ESEE knives and have been able to get them really sharp in less than 10 minutes.

I've read about people using them on here a few times and was wondering if anyone has any great tips or advice about using a sharpmaker?

Thanks in advance :)

Ogri the trog
02-03-2011, 18:37
Spyderco's DVD and boooklet that normally come with the Sharpmaker cover just about all there is to know about using their system.

About the only thing I can add, is to use a strop between sharpenings to maintain the edge as it seems to restore that little bit of bite to a blade.

ATB

Ogri the trog

bonzodog
02-03-2011, 20:17
dont let the blade get to blunt, sharpmaker is hard work if you do..

gordonmac
02-03-2011, 22:31
Spyderco's DVD and boooklet that normally come with the Sharpmaker cover just about all there is to know about using their system.

About the only thing I can add, is to use a strop between sharpenings to maintain the edge as it seems to restore that little bit of bite to a blade.

ATB

Ogri the trog

Yep, the DVD certainly is excellent! I actually read your review of the Sharpmaker a while ago and have been humming and hawing over it since. I have been stropping afterwards and agree that it really does make a difference, and for some reason you really do get that mirror finish on the blade more easily after using the Sharpmaker than normal - or maybe that was previously down to bad technique on my part :D

gordonmac
02-03-2011, 22:32
dont let the blade get to blunt, sharpmaker is hard work if you do..

Ah yeah, I thought that may be the case! I have a diamond stone for reprofiling the blade.