American Bushman

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

Friday, September 10, 2010

Yep, this is the setup

I mentioned recently how the DMT diamond stones work so well.

I'm now using the 8" Coarse and Fine Dia-Sharps and find it almost ridiculous how well and quickly they work.

As super steels like 3V and S30V come to market it's harder and harder to bring the edge up on water stones or oil stones in a reasonable amount of time. Now I enjoy the slow process of sharpening and the meditational aspects of it but these DMT stones take a job and reduce it to a handful of strokes.

I touched up the ParaMilitary last night on the Fine stone with 8 strokes a side and then a quick stropping and it'll just pop the hairs off my arm. Today it was a 3V Koster that came up to crazy sharp just as quickly.

These two stones and a JRE strop loaded with compound may be all I need in my travel sharpening kit. Heck, they may be all I need period.

Sure, I have a room full of sharpening gadgets, stones, jigs, etc. but these two stones and the strop have been fantastic and super efficient of late and I'm going to stick with them for a bit to see if they're really the solution to my sharpening requirements.

Thanks for reading,



At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know that you know knives and i value your opinion,so here goes how do you feel about ats 34 steel,i only have high carbon knives but got a steal of a deal on a gerber gator in ats-34 and im starting to like it lol,how do you feel about? thanks chris from al.

At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

where o where has our survival guru gone?

At 5:04 PM, Blogger American Bushman said...


Sorry, I am so out of the habit of writing that I forget more often than not.

Kick me in the pants more often so I'll get back to it would you?




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