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    Question Field sharpening stone recommendations ?

    Ive already got a DC4, but was wondering what else is out there in a similar size. Dont mind paying for quality, but would like it to be as small as a DC4.
    What is there ?

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    Re: Field sharpening stone recommendations ?

    I think DMT do credit card size diamond stones that are pretty good.
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    Re: Field sharpening stone recommendations ?

    If you have a DC4 why would you want or need anything else?

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    Re: Field sharpening stone recommendations ?

    The DC4 can be a bit aggressive on the business side of it, and not enough so on the polishing side. There's the Spyderco ceramic double sided one. Made of the same stuff as the sharpmaker - doublestuff, that's the name - knew I'd get it in the end. But I wouldn't dream of carrying both with me, and use them as much as each other
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    Re: Field sharpening stone recommendations ?

    Look at the DMT Double Sided Diafold. Only a little bigger than the DC4 but folds out so that you have a handle to hold the thing by instead of risking the removal of over-hanging fingertips at the end of the hone when you use it. The double sided version is available with any combination of grit sixes too. They range through Extra Coarse, Coarse, Fine and Extra Fine. Extra coarse is great for re-profiling an edge after a chip or dink, and the Extra Fine is as fine as you'll normally need prior to stropping.
    If it's not sharp, it's just a piece of metal.

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    Re: Field sharpening stone recommendations ?

    Axminster or Rutlands both are construction/craftsman tool suppliers both have large ranges of stones diamond india oil water nagura ice bear dmt etc and bench grinders for tools Rutlands have shaped stones for doing the bushcraft boys gear after they've whittled a 3 bed semi and the furniture they can make all their gear shiny again

    http://www.axminster.co.uk/

    http://www.rutlands.co.uk/
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    Re: Field sharpening stone recommendations ?

    A spanish maker. Natural stone. With water, only water
    Three stones +/- 20€



    15 cm x 2cm x 5 cm


    In a small size. Double sided.

    Coarse = vaciado
    Medium = afilado

    9 cm x 3,3 cm x 1,4 cm

    In a mini size
    Medium (9 cm x 3,3 cm x 1,4 cm) & Extra fine (= pulido) in 4 cm x 1,7 cm x 2 cm

    7 cm x 2 cm x 0,5 cm





    Restoration a damage blade












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    Re: Field sharpening stone recommendations ?

    You've got a DC4, all you need is a starkie and some smurf poo in one of those american NBC decontamination boxes. It's all I use, first rate and keeps everything sharp. I strop, DC4 is for when it really needs it. To be honest, if you're out for a week or less, you won't need to do a proper sharpening anyway, unless you're in the jungle and are sharpening a parang.

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    Re: Field sharpening stone recommendations ?

    use this and rather like it. it has 2 grit sizes, one the same as the d4 i'd guess (have them both) and one finer side (looked at the sites and saw the dc4 and 3 have a 25 micron coating and the dianova ones 30 and 60, but if i have to guess i'd say the fine side of the dianova is finer than the fallkniven one ). it's nice and flat and has an hole, so you can hang it around your neck or whatever.

    denis at brisa used to sell them, but if you drop them a line:

    http://www.dianova-ab.se/engelska/default1.htm

    you can order directly from them!

 

 

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