Just a couple of sharpening accessories

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  1. Jan 1, 2019 #1

    streak

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    Way back in the day, living in Rhodesia, my dad had a carborundum stone in a wooden case. For old times sake I decided to make one out of walnut with a thick rubber base for my stone. At the same time made up a new strop. That's my little honey badger ball bearing flipper on top.

    Happy New Year to all of you.

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  2. Jan 1, 2019 #2

    tedg

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    Happy new year to you also sir.
    There's no memories like old memories.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2019 at 2:38 AM #3

    streak

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    So I think I have now learned to sharpen on a bench stone. This Norton India with mineral oil has served me well and going from the fine 320 grit to the strop has given me decent edges on my low tech steel kitchen and pocket knives. I now want to try my hand at refining the edges a bit more before going to the strop. I do not need anything fancy like diamond or expensive water stones. I was thinking an Arkansas hard stone might do the job and very inexpensively. Does this make sense or would you have any other suggestions?
     
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  4. Jan 18, 2019 at 4:26 PM #4

    MindTone

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    I think Arkansas are natural stones o_O
     

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