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Sharpening stone for leather sheath

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by dewi, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. dewi

    dewi Full Member

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    I'm making a leather sheath for my knife and I'd like to make a pouch on it to contain some sort of sharpening stone.

    Could anyone recommend a good sharpening stone that isn't too bulky and where to buy it?
     
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    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Failing that then you could always get a DC3 or DC4
     
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    Don't skimp on the quality of your sharpening stones. Get the best you can afford. Cheap and nasty will generally be too coarse.
     
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    If you've not beat the bejeezlies out of your knife edge, a hard Arkansa stone, as in the link, will be OK.
    Quite frankly, it looks too small to be no more useful than sharpening fish hooks.

    I'd expect to be able to buy any grit size I want. Good edges, maybe 800 or 1K.
     
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    I have a DC3, which as it's name suggests is 3" long (roughly 75x25mm), The DC4 is 4" long and also wider than the DC3. The diamond side is great at taking quite a bit of material off when you want to grind out a chip say. The ceramic side is good enough to put an edge on, tho you may want to finish it up with a strop.

    I've been considering getting a Spyderco double stuff. I'm no expert on this, so by all means take this with a pinch of salt.

    J
     
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    The Double Stuff is a very good option. It's similar in size to the DC4 but is a finer grit, allowing you to get a really good edge on your blade. I believe that you can also get a finer grit, ceramic version of the DC4, made by Falkniven as well. It might be a good option if you want something to re-establish an edge rather something to abrade your way through a steel girder.
     
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    Thank you... plenty for me to go at :D

    I'll post some piccies up of the sheath when its complete.
     

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