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bushcraftboy
13-09-2011, 08:46 PM
Something along the lines of these

http://www.maplin.co.uk/25-x-75mm-diamond-sharpening-blade-set-twin-pack-217871?c=froogle&u=217871&t=module

I might buy them as my main sharpening stones, as I don't one yet.

Any good, as these will be my mains ones?

Thanks.

jus_young
13-09-2011, 08:51 PM
Not the best I'm afraid. The problem with these, or should I say one of the problems, is that the fine really isn't that fine. You will get a reasonable edge but not great. The other main issue is that the diamond grit plate is mounted on a plastic backing that is too thin. The plates distort leaving a very uneven sharpening face.

bushcraftboy
13-09-2011, 08:55 PM
What about these ones? If I'm correct they are aluminium oxide.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-200mm-Chisel-Knife-Blade-Scythe-Sharpening-Stone-/260826117270?pt=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item3cba72b496#ht_1603wt_905

I'm really trying to be on a budget here, ahha. Also is it the higher the grit the sharper the blade can be?

jus_young
13-09-2011, 09:09 PM
I use one of these with a fine grit. The one you linked is medium/course. Its does the job and works even better by the time the blade is stropped. For out in the field I carry one of these http://www.screwfix.com/p/forge-steel-diamond-sharpening-pen/20835 Again, it does the job pretty well and by the time the blade is stropped I get a pretty good edge.

Tony1948
13-09-2011, 10:46 PM
Bcb Hi the best stones you can get are I think from japan,wet stones I get mine from boot sales,well cheep,I'v got 2or3 and did'ant pay more than a for any of them.Have a root about for some, there there you just got to look,

bushcraftboy
14-09-2011, 05:48 PM
I use one of these with a fine grit. The one you linked is medium/course. Its does the job and works even better by the time the blade is stropped. For out in the field I carry one of these http://www.screwfix.com/p/forge-steel-diamond-sharpening-pen/20835 Again, it does the job pretty well and by the time the blade is stropped I get a pretty good edge.

Well I borrowed a friends old aluminium oxide stone, and it got my clipper very sharp after stropping, so I think I will get one of them, and the diamond ones. Thanks.

alvino78
12-10-2011, 10:30 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290607308671?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
works as good as gransfors a quarter of the cost!!!