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Benchmade Field Sharpners

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by team9x19, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. team9x19

    team9x19 the bee's knees

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    May 29, 2010
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    anyone use these? i'm not new to sharpening a knife, but for the price and ease of use i was thinking about picking one up. my question is how long do the sharpening blades last on these things?

    thanks!
     
  2. I had the smaller one and used it for about a year, then lost it. Worked great the whole time. Actually, it worked so good, I bought the large one a week later. It has been used for almost a year now, still works fine. A couple drags through and you're shaving arm hair.

    Just remember, these are for 60deg incl angle.
     

  3. team9x19

    team9x19 the bee's knees

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    May 29, 2010
    central MO
    Awesome to hear, thanks for the help!
    And yes, I plan on using it only for my benchmade blades.

    Are you still on your factory sharpening blades?
     
  4. Yes, still using the carbides that came in it. When I first bought it, thought about buying a spare set. Didn't. We'll se how long the factory set last.
     
  5. skippz

    skippz

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    May 29, 2006
    East Kentucky
    What exactly do u mean? I'm dying to razor up my knives but can't find any good kits to help me w/ that. will the BM field only sharpen knives at that angle... if so what should I get to sharpen all my blades?
     
  6. The bm sharpeners are made for their knives and to my knowledge they only use a 60deg included angle (30 + 30). I have used the sharpener on other blades with the same excellent results. BUT!! On my emersons with chisel grinds, I use a gatco triceps per their recommendation.