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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Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.