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Stoneage

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knife sharpening (stones)
« on: July 15, 2023, 12:55:04 PM »
Hard / Fine Arkansas stone.
question:
use it dry.
wet with water
oil it
just spit on it like "Gramps".
Whats your experience?
I was given one (shown) & have heard several different (& hotly contested) views. ::)


Chesapeake Weber

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Re: knife sharpening (stones)
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2023, 07:47:28 PM »
I have a sharpening stone from my grandfather and a newer “butterfly knife” style one I got from LL Bean a few years ago with a smooth and finer side.  With all of my cutlery, I wet the stone and blade with water, hone the blade, rinse, and dry.  I have another from my grandfather I use for garden tools, hatchets, and such that I just use dry cuz it doesn’t matter too much.  When you hone/sharpen there is some metal “debris” from the knife, stone, or both.  Water helps lubricate and rinse away.  Ultimately, a sharp knife is a safer one to use, so that’s the most important part.  (Even the base of an unglazed ceramic coffee mug can work wonders!)


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Zrschaef

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Re: knife sharpening (stones)
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2023, 03:47:11 AM »
I have a sharpening stone from my grandfather and a newer “butterfly knife” style one I got from LL Bean a few years ago with a smooth and finer side.  With all of my cutlery, I wet the stone and blade with water, hone the blade, rinse, and dry.  I have another from my grandfather I use for garden tools, hatchets, and such that I just use dry cuz it doesn’t matter too much.  When you hone/sharpen there is some metal “debris” from the knife, stone, or both.  Water helps lubricate and rinse away.  Ultimately, a sharp knife is a safer one to use, so that’s the most important part.  (Even the base of an unglazed ceramic coffee mug can work wonders!)


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X2 on using the bottom of a ceramic mug. That's what I us when the knives start to lose their edge and gets them razor sharp quickly

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