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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14387788 12/19/19
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Thank you all for your comments and advice. I used the Sharpmaker on the 20* (40) setting and held each knife at the angle where it felt right. I was able to sharpen several dull knifes of different types and makers. I don’t think I’ll be missing my Lansky.


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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14408059 12/27/19
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I used to think was pretty good with a sharpening stone, shave the hair on the arm good. Then I got a Lansky, now I've got to be more careful with them skinning or butchering to keep from adding my blood to the mess.

Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: TxHunter80] #14408181 12/27/19
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Don't claim to be the "best in the west when there wasn't no west", when it comes to sharpening,

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but after use a knife, clean it up and dry it off, I simply give it the appropriate strokes on the Lansky set at 20 degrees.

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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14408504 12/27/19
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Wouldn’t a strop be a better way after light use over stone?


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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14409664 12/27/19
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Lots of other things I would rather be doing than sharpening an Ingram. I can sharpen most knives extremely well. I struggle with the s30v


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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14409692 12/27/19
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The Landky box like that makes it simple to keep them sharp. All I use unless some random knife needs a angle set.


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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14409862 12/27/19
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I have pretty good luck with s30v. Bought the coarse diamond hone for the Lansky, made quite a difference.

Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14410174 12/27/19
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Send it back to Gene. He’s one of the nicest fellows I’ve were dealt with.


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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: chlinstructor] #14410392 12/28/19
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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
Send it back to Gene. He’s one of the nicest fellows I’ve were dealt with.



Yep ,if you have a problem ,this . Good guy ! It'll be sharp !

Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14410661 12/28/19
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Sent him one a few years ago, that had cleaned 50+ deer, 2 elk and a moose. Came back razor sharp. If I knew how, I would post a picture of what one looks like after that kind of life. New, they are works of art. But, they are tools and made to be used. This one has been used and abused and still ready for more.


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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14411896 12/28/19
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I am going to send a few back too. Want to see if I pay him if he will make a few plastic sheaths for mine so I might actually take them hunting. The leather is too bulky and not fun in the rain. (I had one fill with mold)


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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14416284 12/29/19
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He has made some kydex for some of my older ones.
Gene makes a nice kydex sheath and doesn't charge much

Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14423485 01/01/20
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Calvin, Gene's made kydex for me on a couple, I did send him the knives though.

Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: TxHunter80] #14468756 01/14/20
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Originally Posted by TxHunter80
Originally Posted by Cinch
Gene usually uses 17* on a Lanskey...


I’m kind of surprised that he uses a Lansky. I guess he’s got it figured out. His knives definitely show up ready for work. I use the sharpmaker for touch-ups also. Life is much easier if you can stick to touch ups and not let them get dull.


Gene does use a Lansky...but as he and I have discussed, of 37 knives none of them have approached 17*...


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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: Journeyman] #14468888 01/14/20
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Originally Posted by Journeyman
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Originally Posted by Cinch
Gene usually uses 17* on a Lanskey...


I’m kind of surprised that he uses a Lansky. I guess he’s got it figured out. His knives definitely show up ready for work. I use the sharpmaker for touch-ups also. Life is much easier if you can stick to touch ups and not let them get dull.


Gene does use a Lansky...but as he and I have discussed, of 37 knives none of them have approached 17*...


What angle would you say those knives are?


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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: travelingman1] #14468975 01/15/20
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Originally Posted by travelingman1
Sent him one a few years ago, that had cleaned 50+ deer, 2 elk and a moose. Came back razor sharp. If I knew how, I would post a picture of what one looks like after that kind of life. New, they are works of art. But, they are tools and made to be used. This one has been used and abused and still ready for more.


I wish, we could see that.


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Ready, PM your cell number and I can send some pics. It is at deer camp but I should be up there within the next week or so.

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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14481368 01/18/20
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Sorry, on the road...

Roughly 20-21*


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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14481547 01/19/20
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Thanks Journeyman.


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Re: What angle to sharpen Ingram knife? [Re: smokinggun] #14481664 01/19/20
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So is 20-21 degrees about the optimal cutting edge bevel for most hunting/field knives????


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