I came across this that maybe the answer to those that have trouble sharpening. I haven’t tried it, nor intend to because I can do a better job otherwise. This is simple and appears to be almost fool proof. Thinking on it this, in a modified form possibly could be used to get a start on an unsharpened or maybe a blunt blade by using two pairs of nuts without the adhesive only friction tight. Lock a pair of nuts together making two sets with a small space in between that can be decreased as needed. In the video he uses only a pair making a V but is only trying to restore the already edge
Just finished watching it, and among the linked vids afterwards is a guy who tries it and says the knife was duller for having done so and explains why. It's called "DO KNIFE SHARPENING HACKS ACTUALLY WORK?? Strange knife sharpening methods" He covers more than one method, but it's the 2nd one in.
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I notice that the guy doesn't demonstrate how blunt the knives were first. If they were sharp(ish) then the edge could have fallen in the gap between the nuts formed because glue gun glue is flexible, meaning the nuts may not have even touched the blade? That might explain the fail in the second video?
At best that method will act like steeling the blade and realigning the edge. I wouldn't do it to any of my knives. Better to just use a large, hardened screwdriver shaft as a smooth steel. I've done that and it works perfectly.
If anyone tries it, make sure to have the direction of rotation where the blade contacts the bolts away from you. Less chance of the tip of the blade being caught at the end of the draw and dragged/damaged that way I think.
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At best that method will act like steeling the blade and realigning the edge.
Yeah, exactly. It'll help maintain an edge, especially on relatively soft blades, but it won't put a sharp edge on something that doesn't already have one.
(If you use a screwdriver, mind the head. )
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christain: Don't feel alone, Scott. I gotta work Sunday while the rest of the family has Easter dinner. That's okay though...I'll just eat double when I get home.
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redscorpion: Ah, I see now. I stand (or rather sit) corrected. Nice seax. Been thinking about picking one up for myself.
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christain: Congrats, Nord! Nice looking seax you have there. You've waited patiently, and now...the reward! When you decide you want a Viking longship replica built, I know a couple'a guys.....
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nerdthenord: Lol, I posted pictures Scorp. In my own thread and the new acquisitions thread.
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nerdthenord: Well, I pick up my seax Tuesday, which is just perfect lol.
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nerdthenord: Christain, sent you a PM about that sheath. Oh I am so exited for my seax! It is supposed to be epic! I updated my thread about it btw.
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