Sharp knives are necessary for every outdoorsman, whether you’re a hunter, fisherman, trapper, camper, or any other outdoor enthusiast. When you least expect it, you’re going to need a sharp knife. New knives come from the factory razor sharp, but what about that old knife that you just cannot seem to get the perfect edge on? Would it surprise you to learn that a Sharpie will help you get that perfect hone every time? Outdoor Life shares their advice on using a permanent marker to get the perfect hone on any knife.
I’m such an outspoken fan of replaceable-blade knives for field dressing, caping, and butchering that I’ve apparently earned a reputation as someone who doesn’t know how to sharpen a knife.
In reality, I use folders and fixed blades for much of my hunting work, and I spend so much of my time sharpening them that I’ve learned a few tricks to hone a sharper, more durable edge. Here’s a simple new way to approach an ancient task: sharpening your knife… [continued]
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