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Old 11-17-2017, 03:40 AM   #1
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Any recommendations? Need a few knives done. By someone who understands how to sharpen each knife for the purpose and not screw up a $500 knife
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:41 AM   #2
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I'll take " Questions you never thought you would see on TBH" for $500 Alex.

Hollywood knives!
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:46 AM   #3
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I'll take " Questions you never thought you would see on TBH" for $500 Alex.

Hollywood knives!
Haha. High dollar kitchen knife lol. Got tired of crappy knives that lasted 6 months. Got a few skinning knives that need touched up too lol


I carry an Emerson EDC1 multitasker every day. Midland knife shop ruined my blade. They don't make them anymore. Can't replace it. Not happy lol
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:49 AM   #4
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See? The huge edge was put on by a guy that didn't know what the heck he was doing. I was steaming mad lol.


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Old 11-17-2017, 05:41 AM   #5
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You should get in contact with one of the knife makers on here and let them rework the blade and sharpen your serrated edge. That knife is a real good one and can be saved.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:43 AM   #6
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You should get in contact with one of the knife makers on here and let them rework the blade and sharpen your serrated edge. That knife is a real good one and can be saved.
I have had them offer. I mainly just need my kitchen and skinning knives done. I don't care to be without my Emerson. Sounds dumb but I use it every day. Its like forgetting to wear your belt. Ya don't feel right haha
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:09 AM   #7
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Google search in Austin. I found some in SA doing that. Youll find some kitchen knife sharpeners. May or may not want to give them a hunting knife....
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:10 AM   #8
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Google search in Austin. I found some in SA doing that. Youll find some kitchen knife sharpeners. May or may not want to give them a hunting knife....
That's why I didn't just google it and go haha. Found a few places but no clue on quality. The hunting knives I need done aren't exactly cheap either.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:14 AM   #9
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Ive used this guy he says he has a drop off in ATX.

http://starknifesharpening.com/index...=75&Itemid=148

I would use him for kitchen but not sure about hunting knives (he did a couple of mine that i didnt like)

This guy did some work on some old jacked up knives for me and did well. You have to ship knives to him and hes not fast.

http://www.tlesharpening.com/
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:28 AM   #10
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Be a MAN and sharpen your own knives!
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:28 AM   #11
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Maybe be a MAN and sharpen your own knives!
Haha. Shut up and go feed your cows
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:35 AM   #12
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Most manufacturers will resharpen their blades for a small fee.
Look on their website or call and ask.
Benchmade will do it for the cost of shipping.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:38 AM   #13
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I can't sharpen a knife to save my life, it's all I can do to sharpen a pencil.
Good luck trophy on getting yours sharpened.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:39 AM   #14
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I can't sharpen a knife to save my life, it's all I can do to sharpen a pencil.
Good luck trophy on getting yours sharpened.
I can get them sharp but not like a good knife place can. Lol


I'm wanting to have it done while I wait. Not shipping.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:55 AM   #15
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what angle did they set that edge at and what did it come with from the factory?
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:11 AM   #16
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what angle did they set that edge at and what did it come with from the factory?
The great big edge is where they screwed it up. Idk the angle.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:13 AM   #17
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That looks bad just curious


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Old 11-17-2017, 07:24 AM   #18
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buy cutco. free sharpening for life. they even come to your house and do it. their hunting knives are bad to the bone too
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:27 AM   #19
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My nephew lives in Buda and he said that a fella sets up at Cabelas and sharpens knives on a paper wheel. The paper wheel does not remove much metal and does a good job. I have seen those guys at the gun shows as well using that wheel .

I hate Cabelas it costs me 500 or 600 dollars to get out of the dang place so I can only relay what I was told.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:36 AM   #20
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Looks like he ground the angle but when he got to the curve/tip of the knife he way too shallow and didn’t finish close to the edge. That stinks


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Old 11-17-2017, 07:39 AM   #21
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Matt, If you get into Austin try these guys: http://www.austinsknifesharpest.com/
I had a Japanese kitchen knife fixed by them that had a few bad chips in it from beeing dropped. They did a great job.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:49 AM   #22
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Unless you specified a certain angle, I don't see how he messed it up, if it came back sharp. You say you want it sharpened for a specific purpose. What purpose?
I sharpen a few hundred knives a yr for people. Unless they specifically ask for a certain degree, I just sharpen the knife. If they do, I investigate. Most times their buddy, or someone tells them, 38° is the ticket, or 25°, etc.. It's all BS really. So unless your specifying 14° on my skinning knives, and 18° on my Kitchen knives, and 28° on my work knives, they are most likely just going to lay it to the wheel. These are the angles I use most often btw for their intended purposes.
Also depending on the hardness of your blade, some angles just don't work very well.
And while they do work, I will never use a wheel.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:52 AM   #23
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I remember my first pocket knife.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:55 AM   #24
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:18 AM   #25
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Unless you specified a certain angle, I don't see how he messed it up, if it came back sharp. You say you want it sharpened for a specific purpose. What purpose?
I sharpen a few hundred knives a yr for people. Unless they specifically ask for a certain degree, I just sharpen the knife. If they do, I investigate. Most times their buddy, or someone tells them, 38° is the ticket, or 25°, etc.. It's all BS really. So unless your specifying 14° on my skinning knives, and 18° on my Kitchen knives, and 28° on my work knives, they are most likely just going to lay it to the wheel. These are the angles I use most often btw for their intended purposes.
Also depending on the hardness of your blade, some angles just don't work very well.
And while they do work, I will never use a wheel.
Kitchen knives and field knives use different angles. You know that lol. And you can see where they messed up at the tip and curve. D2 Emerson blade. Not a cheap screw up
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:30 AM   #26
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I have had them offer. I mainly just need my kitchen and skinning knives done. I don't care to be without my Emerson. Sounds dumb but I use it every day. Its like forgetting to wear your belt. Ya don't feel right haha
Get you a $30 Kershaw to hold your britches up while the factory r&rs your edc. Who knows, you may like it !
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:34 AM   #27
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Get you a $30 Kershaw to hold your britches up while the factory r&rs your edc. Who knows, you may like it !
Haha. I use the screw drivers more than the blade lol
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:42 AM   #28
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Robert Garcia, who frequents these forums, lives in north Austin and has a mobile knife sharpening business. He could probably drive up there and sharpen your knives for you on location.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:43 AM   #29
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Yes I know that.... Obviously he and most don't.
In your pic it's kinda hard to see exactly what happened, but I didn't read that he was responsible for the big dip in the tip, just the long shallow angle you didn't like.
As far as angles, it's just a preference to a point. You could throw a 20° on just about any knife and it will work well. Very few would know the difference, if I put a 20° on all their knives, vs putting a certain degree on each knife.
It does suck about the Emerson though! Hopefully you find someone close by.
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