Buck knife Sharpening

The W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company has a very rich history that began in 1889 when William Russell (“W.R.”), Jean, John, and Andrew Case began fashioning their knives and selling them along a wagon trail in upstate New York. The company has produced countless treasures and it continues to do so as one of the most collected brands in the world.
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fergusontd
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Buck knife Sharpening

Postby fergusontd » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:20 am

::hmm:: What is the best way to sharpen a 301 Buck Stockman. That 420 steel I just cannot put an edge on it. I can get it somewhat sharp but it seems to dull quickly. I've carried this knife a long time and would like to switch off with my Case Trapperlock for my EDC. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. ftd
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Re: Buck knife Sharpening

Postby mrwatch » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:08 am

how are you sharpening it? one of the most common reasons to not hold an edge is that you did not remove the wire edge after sharpening. the pressure from pushing on the wire into the new edge dulls it. or if the blade got over heated during power sharpening and not dipping it in water regularly, loosing it's temper. you should see some of the knives iv looked at in the antique malls. ::woot::

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Re: Buck knife Sharpening

Postby djknife13 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:31 pm

Buck and some of the Japanese knives use pretty hard steel in their blades and don't sharpen easily with regular stones. I've had pretty good luck with diamond sharpeners and then use a good steel often before they get dull again to keep them sharp.___Dave


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