This is a discussion on I just polished my new fixed blade. within the Knives, Swords, Blades, Axes, Spears, Daggers, Machetes forums, part of the Weapons, Protection, Self Defense, Hand to Hand Combat category; 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 ...
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.
I like it!
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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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nothing to see here, move along.