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  1. #1
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    Default Honing a "big eddy" (non-symmetrical) fillet knife

    So I have a new Kommer's Big Eddy fillet knife from CRKT. It's an inexpensive knife but I like it so far. Question on the honing is: I'm a Lansky user. This knife has a hollow-grind on the right side, and this right side has an apparent minor grind to the edge. The left side is flat-ground, and has an apparent grind that about matches th3 30-degree setting on the Lansky. This would indicate to me that since this is a fillet knife (typically maybe a 17 to 25 degree hone), there should be an angle on the flat side too.

    Anyone sharpened one of these before or have any advice?
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

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    Default Re: Honing a "big eddy" (non-symmetrical) fillet knife

    Disappointingly, the reply I got from CRKT is to hone only one side... the person seemed to cut-and-paste from the knife description than really understanding what I was asking. There is a clear grind, albeit a very narrow one, on the hollow-ground side.
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

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    Default Re: Honing a "big eddy" (non-symmetrical) fillet knife

    Bump... anyone? Man I woulda thunk BeeSource would be all over a Lansky question!
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

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    Default Re: Honing a "big eddy" (non-symmetrical) fillet knife

    I use a Lansky kit to sharpen my tree grafting knife but that's simply one sided...

    I'd call the folks at Lansky, I bet they will offer some advice. Otherwise, try http://www.bladeforums.com/

    Joe
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    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Honing a "big eddy" (non-symmetrical) fillet knife

    When doing a lot of fur handling, I used this to sharpen my skinning knives. Just bolt it to your bench and pull your knive through about 5-7 times and your done.

    http://www.snareshop.com/STERLING-KN...uctinfo/FH234/

    I use it for my filet knives as well. Now, I only use my lansky for sharpening my Gerber Gators.

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