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Old 12-01-2012, 06:31 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Toast View Post
I see what your saying for sure. The one I'm lookin' at has the "so called" diamond dust wheels. About $100 at Bass Pro. Not sure who makes it yet.

Had a Butcher tell a Friend that if you go with a 17* angle on the blade, it's sharper but will not hold an edge as long. If you go with a 30* angle, it will stay sharper longer but not cut as well.

In a quandary about this.
It's the old dilemma

long gun vs hand gun
shotgun vs rifle

In the end I think that's why lots of folks end up with more than one (knives, guns, etc.).

As to the issue of sharpening a knife, buying that book Cloudsmoker mentioned is good advice as is the idea of practicing on less expensive knives that retired trucker threw out there (and yeah...there is something neat about using a sharp, inexpensive knife while your buddy is over there struggling with his high dollar blade).
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