combination stone for sharpening knives?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Natalijaasbj, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Songster

    May 1, 2012
    I thought I will ask advice from you, guys, as experienced with butchering. I need to sharpen my knives for butchering my next batch of cocklrels.
    I was told the combo stone I need to buy for that. I got a Smith;s stone for 30 $ with 3 functions - fine middle and coarse . Then I went to Asian Market and saw one for 6 $. with 2 sides - coarse and fine.
    The more expensive one is ceramic, the cheap one is aluminum.
    Is there a big difference? Any advice would be appreciated. I would hate to spend 30 bucks in vain;)
    Should I keep the expensive one , or cheap one will do the job?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT

    Seriously, one of these cheap (ceramic even) v rod type sharpeners you can purchase as any sport shop work great. A sample of one type posted above has medium and fine. My sharpener from a sport shop has coarse and fine. It's just so simple and you'll always have a sharp blade if the blade was made to be sharpened that is. They don't work with "never need to sharpen" knives.

    The big stones are nice but take practice to use. You can work that edge then in an instant roll it over. Those V rod type are a no brainer and will maintain your knives edge. The stones are good for rebuilding an edge and maintenance.
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  3. Black wallnut

    Black wallnut Chirping

    Sep 23, 2013
    I use a hard arkansas stone for most of my sharpening. I sometimes finish with a buffing wheel and jewelers rouge in my bench grinder. It helps to have a knife that takes a keen edge.

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