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post #1 of 9
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Hey guys I'm new and need some advice, I'm a bush guy and I'm trying to cut down on my gear abit, I carry a knife, a straight razor and my small axe, I am thinking of buying a 5000/10000 combo stone but I wanted some advice on what you guys think would work for the straight razor and the axe since those 2 are the farthest apart. Let me know what you think
post #2 of 9

Buy a #400-500 waterstone for the knife and the axe.

Then skip the straighrazor and buy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gilette Fusion ProGlide razor with New FlexBall Technology makes maximum contact over contours and gets virtually every hair.

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post #3 of 9
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Do you know a good dry stone?
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I don't know a dry stone, sorry. In fact i've never used a dry stone. All the stones i know and use are wet.

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post #5 of 9

5k/10k is too much for the axe.  The axe edge is gonna be a wider angle and you don't need a very polished edge for that type of tool. 

 

For razors, I set bevels at 1k and go up to 10k on japanese synthetic waterstones.  Then I go to natural stones for finishing.  But why even shave out there? 

 

5k/10k are probably overkill on survival knives.  I can't think of many tasks out there that require a highly polished edge.

 

I would say forget shaving, you'll look cooler.  For the others get a coarser stone than that one.

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
So then a 500/1000 combo stone maybe? A razor I guess is a little pointless out there
post #7 of 9

For the bush I'd get a DMT folder or 4" dimpled plate.  These diamond hones are light weight and super fast cutting, not too expensive.  A fine (600 grit) and extra fine (1200 grit) will do it.  Maybe throw a course in there for when you ding your ax.

 

 

Rick

post #8 of 9
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Thanks Rick I'll have a gander
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Thanks Rick I'll have a gander

 

The gander will have you. It's a simple IQ equation.

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