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# 249439 10-May-2019 19:32
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I've a leatherman I'm really fond of (had it for 23 years) and the blade now needs a sharpen .. anyone know of a good sharpening person in Auckland who can do serrated blades ?  I don't want a bodge job done that wrecks the blade (ie.  I won't do the job myself!).

 

Thanks!


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  # 2234722 10-May-2019 20:16
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On the recommendation of others here I went to Artisan Knives.

 

https://www.artisanknives.co.nz/shop/services/knife-sharpening-auckland-new-zealand/

 

He did an ok job, I would not call it a great job but way better than the last guy I used and better than myself.

 

I am looking to get a decent sharpening system + a decent whetstone ( I have not decided what to get yet )

 

John





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  # 2235198 11-May-2019 23:59
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The Leatherman agent is Tight Lines in Napier.  One of my colleagues has sent his back to them for sharpening on several occasions, and I believe it was done without charge.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2235205 12-May-2019 01:03
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SATTV:

 

On the recommendation of others here I went to Artisan Knives.

 

https://www.artisanknives.co.nz/shop/services/knife-sharpening-auckland-new-zealand/

 

He did an ok job, I would not call it a great job but way better than the last guy I used and better than myself.

 

I am looking to get a decent sharpening system + a decent whetstone ( I have not decided what to get yet )

 

John

 

 

I used them too, and I wasn't that impressed. I went back recently to House of Knives in Mt Eden and they did a better job for a fraction of the cost. 

 

 


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  # 2235268 12-May-2019 10:51
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networkn:

 

SATTV:

 

On the recommendation of others here I went to Artisan Knives.

 

https://www.artisanknives.co.nz/shop/services/knife-sharpening-auckland-new-zealand/

 

He did an ok job, I would not call it a great job but way better than the last guy I used and better than myself.

 

I am looking to get a decent sharpening system + a decent whetstone ( I have not decided what to get yet )

 

John

 

 

I used them too, and I wasn't that impressed. I went back recently to House of Knives in Mt Eden and they did a better job for a fraction of the cost. 

 

 

 

 

@networkn that for that tip, I did not know house of knives did sharpening.

 

I will consider that for next time, I still want a sharpener to do the basics at home. 





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  # 2235295 12-May-2019 12:19
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SATTV:

 

I will consider that for next time, I still want a sharpener to do the basics at home. 

 

 

I have a Lanksy kit here that I haven't used in years. Same as the one in the link below. Free to a good home if you can pick up from West Auckland.

 

 

 

https://www.savebarn.co.nz/lansky-standard-knife-sharpening-system-3-hone-controlled-angle-49183

 

 


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  # 2235343 12-May-2019 13:34
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Senecio:

 

SATTV:

 

I will consider that for next time, I still want a sharpener to do the basics at home. 

 

 

I have a Lanksy kit here that I haven't used in years. Same as the one in the link below. Free to a good home if you can pick up from West Auckland.

 

 

 

https://www.savebarn.co.nz/lansky-standard-knife-sharpening-system-3-hone-controlled-angle-49183

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would love to take you up on this, thanks - if @SATTV is not able to take up your offer.

 

I will PM you.

 

 


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  # 2235454 12-May-2019 16:14
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Senecio:

 

SATTV:

 

I will consider that for next time, I still want a sharpener to do the basics at home. 

 

 

I have a Lanksy kit here that I haven't used in years. Same as the one in the link below. Free to a good home if you can pick up from West Auckland.

 

 

 

https://www.savebarn.co.nz/lansky-standard-knife-sharpening-system-3-hone-controlled-angle-49183

 

 

 

 

PM sent

 

 





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  # 2235455 12-May-2019 16:17
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there is a guy who attends the French market on a Sat\Sun @ le cigal Parnell.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2235528 12-May-2019 18:03
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I've got a Vulcanus, common in central Europe, but never used it after I discovered 1000 and 3000 grit hard foam-backed diamond pads from China. They reverse the standard medieval "scrape the knife over the abrasive" method and turn it into "scrape the abrasive over the knife", so you use the pad to polish/hone the knife edge. If I can find a link to them I'll post...

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  # 2235530 12-May-2019 18:09
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Ah, of course, it's sold as "collectables - autograph polishing plate amber mirror polishing block", why didn't I think of that. This one. You just stroke them down the knife/chisel/machete/whatever blade for a perfect finish.

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