12-18-2017, 04:01 PM
Join Date: May 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted by The Tourist
Several gunsmiths have told me about deer hunters who bring broken rifles in the day before deer season--then get made when a part is back-ordered.
I have a good client. He wanted a multi-piece hunting knife (a knife that can attach to six differing blades) ordered today, 12-18-17, the last day Blue Ridge ships.
Not only will he get stung for "blue label," but I had to order a 90 dollar knife to push the total over 100 bucks for shipping.
I'm guessing the skinning knife with this set will be dull, so I'll be polishing Christmas Eve.
Polishing is not sharpening. It's several stones, pastes, paper, glass and the Zen calmness of a polisher who has just been jerked through a knot-hole.
...happens every year...
Hey Chico - you mention glass as a medium for polishing. I use a 6"X 8"X 1" plate of bubble glass with cigar ash and water to polish my straight razors. It really works great!
I haven't tried it on my knives yet because I was thinking it would produce too delicate of an edge on a knife. If I use this glass and a 21 degree angle on my EDC knife - What are your thoughts?
SgtMaj, USMC Veteran
Training? "The more you sweat in peace, the less you'll bleed in War"
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