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Is your knife sharp?

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by gcbryan, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. gcbryan

    gcbryan One Bad Hombre

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    Is your knife sharp enough to cut anything? I've been sharpening a lot of my (non-dive) knives lately and it reminded me to check my dive knives.

    I only use one small one but I own several. None of them were really all that sharp until I sharpened them.

    How sharp are your knives? :)
     
  2. Paulmal

    Paulmal Divemaster Candidate

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    I have a dive knife that can not cut cave line on the surface, I need to sharpen it but I carry a couple z-knifes that are super sharp.
     
  3. Dr. Lecter

    Dr. Lecter Solo Diver

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    My sawed-off steak knife is sharp for a serrated blade. My sawed-off Kershaw Amphibian is so sharp I can shave with it--high carbon steel is worth the extra maintance.
     
  4. gcbryan

    gcbryan One Bad Hombre

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    Mine are now shaving sharp as well. Knife sharpening is addictive! :)
     
  5. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I carry one set of trauma shears, and one Trilobite. Much better for cutting anything, IMHO. Not as good if you need to stab something/someone.
     
  6. tplyons

    tplyons Manta Ray

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    Sharp enough to saw through something... should definitely sharpen them later. Thanks for the reminder!
     
  7. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Solo Diver

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    I stick with shears. Simple, cheap, light and almost idiot proof. Works for me.
     
  8. dmoore19

    dmoore19 Denizen of the PUB ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sharpening a knife is something that takes a skill I lack. Patience
     
  9. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    My cutting knife is sharp. My old USD Seahawk knife isn't for cutting but it'll pry hammer and saw just fine.
     
  10. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

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    Razor sharp. I use an 8" bastard file instead of a sharpening stone. This creates lots of burrs that are perfect for cutting fishing line. All you have to do is touch the line with a blade sharpened this way and you will cut right through it. Even if you wear off the burrs there is still a fine serrated edge on the knife.
     

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