Dave Canterbury of Self-Reliance Outfitters believes many folks over-complicate the knife sharpening process, especially with the equipment they use.
In the video , Dave shows all the equipment he needs in his shop to sharpen and hone his knives. Essentially, all he uses are water stones, a rubber stand to hold a stone, olive oil (for high carbon steel knives), and a compound-prepped double-sided strop.
Towards the end of the video he also discusses knife maintenance in the field.
Do you use a ceramic rod to sharpen your knives? Have you had it for a while? Then it’s probably marked and covered by the steel removed from all those knives after many sharpenings.
With the ceramic pores filled with metal grit, the rod is a less efficient sharpener. So it’s time to clean it.
Black Owl Outdoors does another of their “Call And Response” (Q&A) videos.
Today they answer three questions:
The answers in the video below (hints: a future skill, native cultures, and preventing a dull spot).
Source: Black Owl Outdoors
Your knife is a basic survival tool. Keeping it sharp and polished is a basic skill.
So … In this video Lilly displays her knife sharpening skills on a Coldsteel SRK knife. Tools needed:
Diamond side, then ceramic side, to whetstone, then the polish belt. The critical lesson here is the knife-sharpening angle.
Source: Survival Lilly