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10miler
02-01-2018, 04:55 PM
Is this the regular price for the Smith's Tri-Hone Sharpener? $18.61 seems a ridiculously cheap price. I want to get something that will produce a better edge than my Accusharp, as I feel that is just for light touch up.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00062BIT4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

thirdeye
02-01-2018, 07:14 PM
That's a good price, the same percentage knocked off one of their diamond tri-hone sharpeners and I'd be all over it.

BillATL
02-02-2018, 12:42 PM
It's a good price but notice how small the stones are. I've had one of these for a long time and it works fine to touch up a pocket knife but I wouldn't want to use it to sharpen a chef's knife - you could if you had a lot patience I guess...

pitbossJB
02-02-2018, 12:54 PM
It's a good price but notice how small the stones are. I've had one of these for a long time and it works fine to touch up a pocket knife but I wouldn't want to use it to sharpen a chef's knife - you could if you had a lot patience I guess...

I've got one as well, they are great for pocket knives, but I've gotten bigger stones for the big knives.

10miler
02-02-2018, 01:01 PM
What size stones do you guys recommend for sharpening 7-8" knives?

BillATL
02-02-2018, 01:19 PM
Most of the recommendations I've seen are to get at a minimum an 8" stone - buy the biggest you can afford. The width matters too. Ideally, you want to be able to cover the whole blade in a single stroke. Take your biggest knife and make some sharpening strokes in the air above a sheet of paper cut out to the size of the stone. That'll give you some idea. Trying to cover a 8" or 9" chef's knife on a 6"x 1 5/8" stone means you're stroke is mostly going sideways or else you're making two strokes to cover the whole blade.

10miler
02-02-2018, 02:03 PM
I see this tri hone system with 10" stones. I could cancel my order of the one with the 6" stones. I don't think I need 2 sharpeners.

https://www.amazon.com/Arkansas-Tri-Hone-Knife-Sharpener-Stones/dp/B003VPNH4C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517597970&sr=8-1&keywords=10+inch+tri+hone

az_john
02-02-2018, 02:10 PM
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WHX5YcbHSEpnmpwqBmflB-iMSKncrK20/view?usp=sharing

seems like an ok deal, the most it has sold for in the last 3 months (as you can see) is only 27 bucks... so a couple bucks off....every little bit helps I guess!

az_john
02-02-2018, 02:13 PM
Thats the most expensive that 10" one has ever been... fyi....

az_john
02-02-2018, 02:15 PM
not sure why these images are so blurry... ?? sorry...

10miler
02-02-2018, 02:26 PM
Thats the most expensive that 10" one has ever been... fyi....

It's really hard to see the text in that image. How would I get it cheaper?

10miler
02-02-2018, 02:34 PM
Also, about honing oil. I read online that for food prep knives it’s best to use mineral oil or vegetable oil. Is that true?

RevZiLLa
02-02-2018, 03:47 PM
Here is a big 4-sided diamond hone for a great price

https://www.harborfreight.com/4-sided-diamond-hone-block-92867.html

10miler
02-02-2018, 03:58 PM
Here is a big 4-sided diamond hone for a great price

https://www.harborfreight.com/4-sided-diamond-hone-block-92867.html

This one looks smaller than the tri-hone I originally posted about.

CptKaos
02-02-2018, 07:43 PM
The coarse stone is to coarse unless you use your knives to chop wood. A nice 8-10" diamond stone and a good hone steel is all you need. IMHO

Larry

FrkYrPrk
02-02-2018, 11:04 PM
Here is a big 4-sided diamond hone for a great price

https://www.harborfreight.com/4-sided-diamond-hone-block-92867.html

I bought one, the diamond coating didn't last very long. Not a good value, IMHO