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    You could always make your own, get a piece of MDF and glue some wet 'n' dry emery paper to each side, 800's and 1200's grit should be ideal.. Check out youtube theres loads of ideas....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTX7rqv7szs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sar-ian View Post
    You could always make your own, get a piece of MDF and glue some wet 'n' dry emery paper to each side, 800's and 1200's grit should be ideal.. Check out youtube theres loads of ideas....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTX7rqv7szs
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    Great tip. Can't beat a bit of wet n dry to touch up your edge!!
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    I have tried a few, look a spyderco double stuff as an option. It's a very nice stone IMO. But the most important bit of sharpening kit for me is a strop. I can't really remember the last time I took any of my knives to a stone, and they are always hair popping if I keep them stropped up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sar-ian View Post
    You could always make your own, get a piece of MDF and glue some wet 'n' dry emery paper to each side, 800's and 1200's grit should be ideal.. Check out youtube theres loads of ideas....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTX7rqv7szs
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    The best results I get are when using wet and dry. That may say more about my sharpening technique than anything else, but I can get a demon of an edge using wet and dry, so that's good enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midge_Fodder View Post
    I have tried a few, look a spyderco double stuff as an option. It's a very nice stone IMO. But the most important bit of sharpening kit for me is a strop. I can't really remember the last time I took any of my knives to a stone, and they are always hair popping if I keep them stropped up.
    I have the Doublestuff and use if on my knives and axes...quite a handy bit of kit, and even its leather pouch can be used as a strop. Normally I just use my leather belt for a strop since I'm most often wearing it when I go out .
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    I use a compound board type, mainly as it keeps the edge as square as possible. Also if I loaded my belt up with compound, it would play mayhem with the waistband of my moleskin trousers. Mrs Shug would never forgive me for that one.
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    I recommend a flat stone such as an Arkansas, ceramic or fine diamond for sharpening/maintaining a Scandi edge. Once the edge is sharp a compound loaded strop will keep it honed.

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    I don't care for those sharpeners that utilize tungsten carbide blades as they will ruin the edge of a good knife by removing too much of the steel unnecessarily. Scandi edges require a flat stone to maintain the bevel angles.

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