Re: KME Knive Sharpener, Correction
I use the DMT folding diamond steels in 4 progressive grits. (ebay has them)
The black is 220 grit and is used to bring an edge quickly to a blade that has never been sharpened or to one that is damaged.
The next step up is the blue 325 grit.
Then the red 600 grit.
then finally the green 1200 grit.
Then I move to the leather razor strop.
This is a professionally made razor strop from stropman.com (also chek ebay) cost 30 bucks.
It came with 2 stropping compounds (of your choice) I chose coarse and fine (he offers extra course, course and fine) in relation to the steels the extra course compound is finer than the 1200 grit extra fine steel.
I simply work my way thru the steels and then thru the strops. once im done I have an edge I can shave dry skin with cleanly with one light stroke.
My grampa taught me to sharpen knives on his own kit when I was a kid, which he pieced together himself of a similar arrangement of arkansas stones and a leather strop belt. and kept rolled in a canvas cloth tied with hemp string.
Mine is in a camo fanny pak with the straps cut off.
"As iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another"
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