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Video Clip: About Ceramic Sharpeners

Here are a few things you should know about ceramic sharpening-rods sets. First, there are some truly lousy ones on the market. The two good ones that I know of are the Lansky Kitchen Combo and the A.G. Russell Ceramic Sharpener. The Lansky comes with three sets of rods ranging from coarse through fine and A.G.'s is fine only. Fine is all I ever use, and I don't believe you can get a shaving edge without it.

Ceramic rods will never wear out, but if you drop them they are guaranteed to shatter. So don't drop them. Also, I was not kidding about cutting your arm in the video. A knifemaker friend of mine cut himself so badly pulling that stunt that he had to go to the hospital.

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james t

i lived in alaska for more than 10 years and learned how to use the ulus some of the native people. they work awesome! be careful though, you can hurt yourself if you don't know what you are doing. i have several and use them here in colorado all the time.

Jim in Mo.

dickgun,
No, mine aren't diamond. Never used one. I thought you were talking about regular 'finishing' stones. Thanks for reply

ishawooa

To all thanks for the info on the ulu as that is exactly what I was refering to in a previous entry but could not remember the name and was obviously too lazy to look it up. I regret not learning how to use the tool when I had one.
One type of knife I don't care for is the so called "Wyoming Knife" and its brethern which basically are presharpened blade holders. Undoubtedly they are adequately functional until dull then just toss the blade and insert another. Somehow this just does not fit into the proper scheme of things in my mind.
Dave my neighbor has a 2 year old jackass which needs to be "cut" if he can ever get a rope on him. Consider the tremendous response you would get from a video on castrating jackasses with that sharp Bell & Carlson knife. I am willing to bet that this type of opportunity is not offered to you every day.

Trae B.

Ya'll I was just kiddin about the socks becaue in gym a few times ive forgot my socks and had to wear my boot socks that come up to the middle of my legs I just push em down and I guess I am a bit younger than just about every one on here.

Tony Bartholomew

Ijust read "The 20 best knives ever made" in the F&S June edition and enjoyed it immensly. I only have one to add. I went to Alaska and was lucky enough to stumble upon a custom knife maker near Seward, Alaska. They custom make IRBI knives, and I had one designed and made . It took 6 months to get it, but worth the wait. I picked my own blade styl and a piece of Caribou horn for the handle. It is a work of art, and a great cutter. The Campbells have been makinf knives for generations, and have an interesting story on their website.

Tony Bartholomew

Ijust read "The 20 best knives ever made" in the F&S June edition and enjoyed it immensly. I only have one to add. I went to Alaska and was lucky enough to stumble upon a custom knife maker near Seward, Alaska. They custom make IRBI knives, and I had one designed and made . It took 6 months to get it, but worth the wait. I picked my own blade styl and a piece of Caribou horn for the handle. It is a work of art, and a great cutter. The Campbells have been makinf knives for generations, and have an interesting story on their website.

Flip

Tony: Do you have a web address for that knife maker in Alaska?? And BTW, of all the popular knife mfgs. that have been discussed on this blog, I don't think I've ever seen Gerber mentioned. I've had excellent results with them and prefer them to any of the other non-custom makes available. For the money, I don't think you can beat their hunting knives. Just my personal opinion.

Jim in Mo.

Hey Dave,
Next time you find a good pencil sharpener let me know too @%&*, I've about had it with this cheap crap!

Donald Trump

Nice watch, is that a Timex or a Cassio?

Aaron

The June 2008 issue on knives was really great. I looked on every site for the knives but they were all too expensive for a 12 year old like me. Ya their are 12 year olds who love the wilderness. I also liked the survival issue.

Jim in Mo.

Aaron,
Ask your folks or grandpa to buy you one. If they say no, try whining and pouting. Stomp your feet and make threats. Make promises of future grass cutting and house painting, which you don't intend to keep. If that doesn't work theres always Santa Claus.

Jim in Mo.

PS
None of the above ever worked for me.




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