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Sharpening a pocketknife

Q. When and how should I sharpen my pocketknives?

— Dull Dale, Colts Neck, N.J.

A. How often you sharpen your pocketknife depends mostly on how often you use it. Basically when the blade feels dull to the touch or if it starts to feel awkward cutting with your knife, it’s time to do a little sharpening.

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14 Comments on Sharpening a pocketknife

  1. Anonymous // May 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm // Reply

    Were would you buy a wetstone

  2. I’m broke, and I use my Swiss for whittling, can I use any natural resources to sharpen my blade?

  3. RedneckGirl97 // January 31, 2012 at 6:48 pm // Reply

    what if i don’t have a sharpening stone or lubricant?!

    • your screwed! just kidding. If you dont have one go buy one or buy the one that knife xpert suggested for only $15 what could go worng?

  4. i have a few new knifes, i have just one issue. it takes a lot of work to get the blade out, especially with multi tools, they have have notches for help but usually they are too far down to help.

  5. can you use a plain old stone if it has a certen texture

  6. Knife Xpert 157 (aka Chad 101) // October 16, 2011 at 10:36 am // Reply

    I can’t sharpen a knife worth beans with a stone. so I use smiths Edge Pro Pull-Thru sharpener(average price is $15) GREAT sharpener! first for a dull or really dull blade pull you knife thru the course side about 35 times (or when the knife feels sharp) then switch to the fine stones to put a razor edge on it.(pull it thru the fine about 55 or more times)

  7. thanks will try that now

  8. Unspeakable // April 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm // Reply

    Time to sharpen my swiss

  9. i dont know how to sharpen my knife with out a stone

  10. nacholibre // July 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm // Reply

    how do i sharpen my pocket knife?

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