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Knife Sharpeners in Middle TN?


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#1 Refleks

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:51 AM

Does anyone know of any places to get their knives sharpened and/or reprofiled in Middle TN (especially Clarksville area)?

I have a couple of sharps I'd like to reprofile the edge on and I have neither the tools, skill, or expertise to do it!  I have an ontario machete I'd like to reprofile, a pocket knife I'd like to put a hollow grind on, and so on



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:42 PM

I don't know anyone specifically. But, the Nashville flea market has an Amish girl that does an excellent job. Also, there are usually guys at most gun shows that will do the job for you.

#3 w0lfattack

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

I know a guy in Smyrna. He's really goood. I dont know if thats too far for you. I know I couldnt find a sharpener in Mid Tn to save my life let alone finding a good one.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:48 PM

Not sure about reprofiling, but Nashville Sporting Arms on Charlotte near Nashville West does sharpening. Haven't used them, just know they do it.



#5 Refleks

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:13 PM

Thanks guys. Maybe I should just learn to do it lol.  I wonder what a belt sander at harbor freight runs!  At least now I see there's a niche for that sort of thing...



#6 Broomhead

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:27 PM

Just remember that a belt sander/grinder removes metal very fast and it's very easy to make a mistake. Practice on some junk knives before attempting your good ones.

 

This one will work best: http://www.harborfre...nder-69033.html

 

But this one is cheaper: http://www.harborfre...ander-2485.html

 

I can do the sharpening with my belt grinder, though I'm still working on it, but I can't regrind one into a hollow grind. I usually finish up the sharpening with my Lansky set.


Edited by Broomhead, 15 August 2013 - 11:28 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:18 AM

I can sharpen and reprofile for you, but I cant do hollow grinds.

Tapatalk ate my spelling.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:55 PM

I can sharpen and reprofile for you, but I cant do hollow grinds.

Tapatalk ate my spelling.

Do you mean like a straight razor with a hollow blade?



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

Kinda. A hollow grind uses the wheel of the grind to hollow the metal out down to the edge. I dont have a belt grinder setup that will do that. I prefer flat grinds anyways for most knives.

Tapatalk ate my spelling.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:45 PM

Here's the difference:

grinds1.jpg

That's a cross-section, as if you're looking at the blade from the point towards the butt.


Edited by Broomhead, 28 August 2013 - 08:46 PM.

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