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Old July 12th, 2016, 12:19 PM   #1
 
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Hey all, I just picked up a Kershaw Blur in S30v. I have a Lansky sharpening system that does fine on all my knives, but the S30v is a bit more of a harder steel.

Will the Lansky do the job, do I need more than just a coarse stone for it, what do you all recommend?



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And here is a pic of the new addition to the Kershaw family with my Leek. A small family, but it is just the beginning

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The Lansky should handle the job nicely! I started with a Loray sharpening system back in the late 70's. Later losing it in a move. Bought a Lansky in the early 80's and I've been using it since. The finest stone I use is a 600 grit for a mirror finish! Fine looking blades too!
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Do you think the coarser stones will work ok or do I need to consider buying the diamond stones for the harder steel?
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Consider the KME Precision Knife Sharpening System.
And give Ron Swartz a call -- he loves to talk about what stones to use for what knives.
http://kmesharp.com/



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I make custom knives and my top line steel is CPM S30V steel. heat treated to 60RC and it can be a bear to sharpen if you are not a expert at sharpening knives.
I use a horizontal 2X48 belt grinder to put a convex edge on my knives. I go up to a 1500 grit before using a leather honing belt loaded with polishing compound for a hair shaving razor edge.
If you are using the Lansky, I would consider getting the diamond stones from the course to the finest stone they have. You should consider making or buying a leather strop to load with very fine polishing compound to remove the fine burr edge to obtain a razor sharp edge.
Try to find some knife sharpening videos on YouTube. Some of them are worthless, but there is some good ones that will help you to perfect your knife sharpening skills.
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I like the spydeco triangle sharpening kit. Works for me.
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Do you think the coarser stones will work ok or do I need to consider buying the diamond stones for the harder steel?
Start coarse and work to the fine stones.
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I have always used a Arkansas Sharpening Stone,to sharpening my knives. I bought a new one and a new Diamond combination sharpener.

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I am lazy and let a local restaurant vendor sharpen my knives he does work for many steak houses. for 5 bucks I get my knives back with a razor edge and I do not have to do it. So I can shoot or whatever. He does it on all steels though he hates my s30 v knife.
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S30V steel that has had a good proper heat treatment to 59-61RC will hold a sharp edge better then most other steels. When it does get dull, it can be a pain in the butt to put that edge back on unless the user knows what he is doing. I have seen guys who could sharpen carbon steel knives very well, end up cussing S30V due to it being harder to get that edge back on. The Lansky diamond stones will help the average guy to put that edge back over standard stones.
the "worksharp" knife sharpener will do it also using belts to put a convex edge back on the knife. Most custom knife makers have gone to using their knife grinders and grinding belts to sharpen their custom knives. A convex edge is stronger then the standard "V" shape edge and less prone to chip out when hitting bone.
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Consider the KME Precision Knife Sharpening System.
And give Ron Swartz a call -- he loves to talk about what stones to use for what knives.
KME Precision Knife and Broadhead Sharpeners


Good video,thanks!
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Good video,thanks!
You're welcome. Compared to the Wicked Edge device -- which is way past my budget -- the KME is a bargain.

It is, IMO, a greatly improved version of the Lansky.
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[IMG][/IMG] I went back to WalMart,and picked up this 2 stone sharpening system for about $ 20.00.After watching the video last night I wanted one.

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Keeping with what I know (the Lansky system) I will say this, the regular stones do not cut the mustard on S30V steel...you must have the patience of a Saint to grind away at that blade before it makes a difference.

I have the diamond blades on order
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