My outdoor sharpening kit

Studio Blade sharpening set 2

My outdoor sharpening kit

A knife is by far the most important tool to carry in the wild. However, a dull knife is useless and dangerous. Knifesharpening is an art and an exercise in Zen meditation. Wax on wax off! Take your time and control your breathing. Remember, practice makes perfect. This is the sharpening set I take with me when I’m out.

Studio Blade sharpening set 1

The Fällkniven DC4 is a very effective whetstone that consists of a fine diamond stone (25 micron) and a very special ceramic stone, made of synthetic sapphires. You don’t need any lubrication for these stone but after a lot of usage it’s best to clean them with warm water and liquid soap. The stones might feel coarse from the start but will become smoother/better after some use. A leather pouch is included. I include a diy wooden (Wengé) leather strop with a very fine polishing compound on it to finish the sharpening proces.

Dimensions: 32 x 100 mm

Weight: 65 g

“If you don’t know how to sharpen your knife you have no business using it or carrying it.”

The Backyard Bushman

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