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    Does anyone know where I can get my Spyderco knife resharpened in the UK, please? Or should I just get myself a Spyderco Tri Angle? It's a Spyderwrench that I use all the time in the brewery, so it's seen a lot of work and needs a new edge.
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    Default Re: Knife sharpening in UK

    Go with the Tri Angle, unless too expensive over there. Is the knife part serrated?

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    I heard of these guys, I do not know much about them: https://www.sharpening-service.co.uk/

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    It is more rewarding to sharpen yourself. Not to mention more efficient and quicker than sending knives away. There are lots of YouTube videos showing sharpening techniques, I even have one on my techwg channel. I prefer free-hand sharpening on a diamond stone because I can sharpen at what ever angle I feel I should sharpen a particular knife to. But it is kind of important to not be too inconsistent with the angle you sharpen at in this case. You can go with pre-angled systems like the Tri Angle and various other ones but the Pro is they are easier and require less skill to use, the Con is most of them you cannot pick and choose any old angle you want, so you are limited to what they allow you to sharpen at. If the angle of your blade's edge is not the same as what your sharpener is set to, it may take a long time to wear enough metal off to get the sharpener to successfully be able to sharpen the knife from that point onwards.

    There are more expensive systems where there are several angles you can choose from, those might be a good option? Still, I would personally go for a nice diamond stone. A nice 600 grit one side and 1000 grit on the other is a nice option. Although with my super steel (CPM S90V) I only sharpen to 600 grit because that steel benefits greatly from having a less smoothly refined edge because of the benefits and composition of the metal and it's component elements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullzeyebill View Post
    Go with the Tri Angle, unless too expensive over there. Is the knife part serrated?
    Bill
    No Bill, straight edge, and I'm leaning that way.
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by techwg View Post
    I heard of these guys, I do not know much about them: https://www.sharpening-service.co.uk/
    I had a good look at them this morning, if nothing else we can send Mrs. Yeti's chef knifes for a refurb.

    Quote Originally Posted by techwg View Post
    It is more rewarding to sharpen yourself. ............ component elements.
    Thank you for all that. I'll have a look at sharpeners other than the Spyderco, butI'm very easily pleased and just want some knives that cut.
    Thank you so much.
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    Were you able to bring that blade back to life?
    “May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
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    Not really, I will invect in a TriAngle at some stage, though.
    I did a Farmer's Market to sell some beer a few weeks ago and there was a guy with a Knife Sharpening grinder, interlocking rotating diamond encrusted discs. So I asked him to do my knife. He just passed it through once and said it was done. it wasn't, and I imagine it was the wrong angle anyway. Still it was free and meant in the best possible way.
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    Do it ! I don't have one I need a sharpener, but so far I'm getting by with the diamond sharpener built into my leatherman, a really good stone ,and the bottom of a mug. Whichever takes my fancy. Just play around, you will get the feel for it pretty quick

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    It's the angles I get tense about, I can use a grindstone and a carborundum block, and have been all my life. It's just getting a consistent angle that eludes me.
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    I use the Veritas honing guide. You can set blade angles from 15 to 40 degrees. It’s not a hone you’ll immediately pickup on how to use, but once you wrap your head around how it works, sharpens consistently.

    I use the Veritas to sharpen my wood chisels as well as my Benchmade Osborne.
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    Thank you, I'll look that one up.
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    Peter, how is that Spyderwrench? Did you ever find a knife sharpening solution?
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    That's funny, I was going to tell you about it.
    I scored a Spyderco Triangle Sharpener, but the blade on my Spyderench is so blunt that hours on the Triangle still didn't give it an edge. Plus, I reckon that the steel on my knife isn't particularly exciting, sharpeningwise.
    I've just got a Lansky Blade medic, which has a V shaped tungsten carbide sharpener which has finally given the blade an edge.
    I think I have to accept that the Spyderench blade is never going to be super sharp, it's just a utility knife.
    Still sniffing around the proper knives, I think Mrs Yeti is going to get a Spyderco knife for Christmas for her garden, if you know what I mean.
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    Peter's shopping list:- HDS / Oveready 170N Exec/LE and an Oveready V4 Nichia Drop In. Otherwise I'm content. Want want want, that's me.

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    At least you've found a way to get your blade in working order again. I also have a Spyderco Triangle Sharpmaker and I think very highly of it. The only thing it doesn't do well is sharpen dull knives. lol. Once you profile your edge to a compatible angle, the Sharpmaker will keep your edge tip top, but you have to touch it up as soon as it loses that crisp sharpness. If you wait until it gets dull, you'll need something more abrasive than the Sharpmaker.
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    Yup, now of course I have a decent sharpener, I need a decent knife.
    Roll on the house sale!
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    Peter's shopping list:- HDS / Oveready 170N Exec/LE and an Oveready V4 Nichia Drop In. Otherwise I'm content. Want want want, that's me.

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