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I just polished my new fixed blade.

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    I just polished my new fixed blade.

    I think a good carbon steel fixed blade is the best knife for a prepper. I bought a three in TOPS C.A.T. (and I have a bunch of them, BTW) to carry in my jacket in case I'm separated from the supplies in my truck.

    It's 1095 steel, and I polished it with Nubatama stones I got from Ken Schwartz, and used several grades of Alumina suspension for the initial polish and finally the 3.2 nanodiamond slurry for the final buff.



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    Nice.

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    Time well invested Mr Tourist

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    What is your technique for sharpening and polishing?

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    I get the same results for my plane blades and chisels using the "scary sharp" method with sandpaper and plate glass but I've never tried it on a knife.
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    I'm like Robie (previous post) I've got a Worksharp which spins a thick glass disc you put adhesive backed fine grit sand paper on. Great for chisels and can really put the edge on a knife blade. I even use it to sharpen my larger drill bits.
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    is that what they're calling it these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    Time well invested Mr Tourist
    I use stones from Ken Schwartz which he makes to fit the Edge Pro fixture.

 

 
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