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18-01-2012, 11:41 AM
Popped into TK Maxx this morning and spotted some sharpening gear, these stones look okay for the price, I have my own sharpening gear but just a heads up...


also there were three flat diamond sharpeners about 6"x2" in a pack, similar to the block diamond sharpeners that were in B&Q.

Ben Casey
18-01-2012, 01:41 PM
Thats cool :)

18-01-2012, 01:45 PM
I've tried just about everything for sharpening and have recently started using fine 'women's' emery boards. They get a smooth razor's edge if you use them carefully:zombie-fighting:

18-01-2012, 03:35 PM
I love the dc4 but in the kitchen i use a small stone.

18-01-2012, 04:04 PM
I've...recently started using fine 'women's' emery boards. They get a smooth razor's edge if you use them carefully

Might try that one. Easy to stick into a survival kit.

Steve :)

Ashley Cawley
18-01-2012, 04:13 PM
I love my Japanese water stones & leather strop ;)

Thanks for the heads up Opal.

18-01-2012, 05:46 PM
they look ok mate thanks for the pic

18-01-2012, 08:35 PM
You could put a folder in one of the pockets too. :)

The diamond ones were like these but I'm sure they were cheaper.

18-01-2012, 11:27 PM
Hey Ash, what brand of stones do you have? And what grits? Thanks.

19-01-2012, 12:18 AM
Japanese water stones I have a Bester 700x and 1000x, King 1000x, 4000x, and 8000x.

Man, I have so many options to sharpen, by hand, by electricity (two 1"x30" belt grinders, grits from 50x to 2000x, plus a leather belt for them), ceramic rods, my stones and diamond this that and the other. Just bought the Lansky axe sharpening puck, is ok, says it's an oil stone, can't stand oil stones in any shape or fashion, never had good experiences with them, so I'll just use the puck dry (tried it already, works ok) and with water at some point. Really should blow the $50 for the GB puck stone, likely much better material, and it's water useable.