Knives / Looking for a couple things

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  • TX69

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    Is there a reference book that explains the details about knives and their construction as well as how to sharpen and maintain them? I am also looking for a better sharpening kit that comes with a strop if thats possible. I would like to start out with middle of the road stuff and move up to more expensive later on as I am on a limited budget momentarily.

    Appreciate the help.
     

    Gilgondorin

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    Would also like to look into some literature on the subject -- internet guides from unknown knife-makers only gets you so far, and it seems like the pros don't say anything for fear (I guess) of creating competition. :/

    I don't have the resources so I'll be making do with an Angle Grinder for now, but it'd be nice to have some direction on where to go -- specifically what spacer material is for and how to integrate it (if even needed).
     

    stalker19

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    Go to the bladeforums or similar, not a gun forum.

    Plenty of free info on the net.

    Not sure what Gil is talking about, half of what I know is taught/ talked about by professional makers. The other half I learned like most, by doing. Just because you haven't heard of a maker doesn't mean he's "unknown", and some of the best I know don't even make knives for the public.

    Sharpening kit: 1 medium grit, 1 fine stone. Strop with paper, leather or cardboard
     
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