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Knife Sharpener

I recently bought the Gatco Edgemate Knife Sharpening System, and I have tried it out on several knifes.  So far, I think I like the results.  As an aside, I did not realize how many knives I have until I started trying to sharpen so many of them at one time.  Anyway, it feels like I can get a nice edge on my knives fairly consistently and quickly.  I have had some difficulty keeping the blade locked in the blade holder depending on the particular knife, but it is a small inconvenience.  The real test will come this fall if I fill at least one of my big game tags, and then I can field test how well I actually sharpened my knives.  

What do you use to sharpen your knives?  Have you tried any knife sharpeners that you really did or did not like?

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I've been using a Smith's 3

I've been using a Smith's 3 in 1 lately. Diamond flat, storable ceramic crock sticks for touch up and carbide cutters if needed as well for cheap knives as I won't put a good one in there. Goes in a pack easy and only cost around 20 bucks if I remember right.

Romey pointed these out to me when I bought one of my High Country knives from him.

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stone

I use a flat fine grained stone that I picked up at a yeard sale for $5.  The key for me is to touch up the knives every time I use them so that I never have to sharpen a truly dull knife.

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I agree

Northeast Notebook wrote:

I use a flat fine grained stone that I picked up at a yeard sale for $5.  The key for me is to touch up the knives every time I use them so that I never have to sharpen a truly dull knife.

 

Yeah.

Sharpen as you go has a lot of benefits.

 

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