American Bushman

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Strange Troubles

There are days when I wake up with a solid agenda or a drive to get something accomplished.

Today, it was the drive to sharpen something.  After the success with the Umnumzaan on the DMT stones the other day, I was ready to take something dull and make it pop hair and then put it to use.

The problem I face? There aren't any dull blades in the house.

Even the kitchen knives get touched up so regularly that they're always ready to rock and roll.

Scissors were done last week, peelers the week before that...

I don't have the kind of time it takes to really refine an edge taking it through the whole array of stones and stropping pastes but the quick and dirty method gives a fantastic working edge and takes literally only a few minutes.  That makes it darned hard to beat.

The diamond stones don't even hiccup when fed a regular diet of today's high-zoot blade steels like 3V, S30V, S35VN, Elmax, etc.

Too efficient...too fast...

Dang it!  :)

Maybe I need a new knife...and by that I mean an OLD knife that might have lots of life left in it but has gotten little love and maintenance.

Where are the garage sales when you want something like that?!

Thanks for reading,



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