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Kevin Estela w/ pocket hone on a BRKT Bravo necker

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Published on Dec 25, 2011

There are many ways to sharpen a knife. This is stropping and it is used before a knife becomes too dull to use. When that happens, take some wet dry sandpaper to the edge. In the meantime, regular stropping after use will keep the edge hair popping sharp.

Step 1. Place the blade on the strop and lift the spine off the strop approximately as high as the blade is thick.

Step 2. draw the edge over the strop with the lightest pressure. All you are doing is working with the wire edge.

Step 3. When nearing the tip, raise the handle and turn the knife or the strop or the two at the same time. Don't wear down your tip.

Step 4. Repeat as much as necessary. Stropping is more about feel and using your senses to know when the edge is right. Don't be obsessed with counting the number of times to strop on each side.

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