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Posted On:6/21/2007 8:11am
Style: (Beautiful) Spring Roll
I'd like to hear opinions (of people with knife sharpening experience) on the DMT Aligner diamond sharpening set.
I know I should have asked beforehand and decide on buying later, but I just bought myself this thing yesterday. I had nothing serious at home for knife sharpening and it's about time I learn to do it (yeah, I know it's a shame I've waited for so long).
So, did I make good business with the Aligner being my first ever sharpening system or not? (Bought it after consulting with the shopkeeper in a store where they know me after buying several knives there for myself and friends...)
If not, what would you recommend?
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Posted On:6/21/2007 10:02am
Style: Jiu Jitsu | Knife
This is the best sharpener set I ever used
You can sharpen knives to razor edge and even sharpen razor blades (in case you go all emo)
and humble, too!
Posted On:6/21/2007 10:19am
Style: Systema, BJJ, Arrestling
I would get an old fashioned stone. Granted, it doesn't work as well, takes a while to learn, and can be messy if it's a wet stone. However, if you wife is the timid sort, you could win any argument by just taking out your knife and sharpening it.
Posted On:6/21/2007 10:20am
Do I need to mention that I was kidding?
The sharpener you got is excellent.
Posted On:6/21/2007 11:20am
Style: Yoshinkan Aikido, MMA
I lucked out on the timid wife.
Anytime I hit her she hits back and she can run faster angry than I can scared.
Posted On:6/21/2007 11:23am
Why is that lady wearing a shemag instead of a burkha?
Posted On:6/21/2007 11:31am
PS cool sharpener
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Posted On:6/21/2007 5:13pm
Style: Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku
I use Japanese waterstones for sharpening. Nothing beats hand sharpening if you know how to do it.
Get 1200 grit, 1000 grit and 800 grit.
My friend turned me on them a few years back and I can even get those cheap ass $5 kitchen knives to cut as well as those really expensive $300-400 knives that my dad has. Granted they don't keep their edge as long.
Learn how to sharpen correctly and you'll be fine. It's also very therapeutic.
Posted On:6/21/2007 7:36pm
Is this were we wait a few days and find out you've never sharpened a knife in your life or something?
Posted On:6/21/2007 8:44pm
I have always just used a traditional Arkansas stone and honing oil.
Hey Tonu, you should try it out and let us know if it works.
Last edited by Olorin; 6/21/2007 9:53pm at .
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