Sharpening a Serrated Blade

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    Sharpening a Serrated Blade

    I am buying a Spyderco Native III knife which has a large part of the blade serrated. What id the best sharpener to keep the serrations sharp? Thanks
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    Or better yet....what is the best all round knife sharpener that does serrated blades that you all have ever seen?
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    I use an Edge Pro Apex. Edge Pro, Inc.

    It's a very nice sharpener and will put a uniform razor edge on anything. If you're patient, you can use the square edge of the stone to sharpen serrations individually, but I usually just do a couple of light strokes across the back edge of serrated blades. The tips dull first, generally, so a light stroke can bring back a decent cutting edge.
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    Check out the Lanskey's Sharpening system. Lansky Sharpeners. I use one on all my blades.
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    ChefsChoice-Edge Select 120

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    OK....something under 50 dollars
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hivoltage View Post
    OK....something under 50 dollars
    A knife without serrations to begin with
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    Other than steak knives, my serrated knives are meant to cut one thing, and one thing only. If you need a general purpose knife, don't go serrated. My Spiderco "Police" is over 11 years old and will still cut your index finger if it's in the way when you depress the lock by gravity alone. But I've gone through 3 "Endura's" plain edge (GP/work knife)through the years.
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    The spyderco sharpmaker can do the large serrations. You don't have to do each serration individually, you just drag the blade across the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinokrk View Post
    Other than steak knives, my serrated knives are meant to cut one thing, and one thing only. If you need a general purpose knife, don't go serrated. My Spiderco "Police" is over 11 years old and will still cut your index finger if it's in the way when you depress the lock by gravity alone. But I've gone through 3 "Endura's" plain edge (GP/work knife)through the years.
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    I use a serrated blade to cut through rope. I bought an inexpensive "diamond impregnated" pencil sized sharpener. I must sharpen each individual serration but it works. I think it was made by Gerber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hivoltage View Post
    Rope?
    No, flesh and muscle tissue (OK, 2 things). For me a serrated knife is purely an offensive weapon.
    YMMV
    Last edited by rhinokrk; May 19th, 2008 at 01:17 AM. Reason: add: OK, 2 things
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hivoltage View Post
    Rope?
    Nope, thats what the Swiss Army knife in my left pocket is for. My Spyderco ATR, fully serrated, clipped to my right pocket is for self defense only. Use the sharpener money for a good utility knife to go along with your Spyderco.
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    Serrated blade

    The Spyderco sharping system is great.It can be used on ALL types of blades. I carry a small serrated Gerber in my right back pocket for general work as it is a very agressive cutter. In my left front pocket sits a Spyderco Matriarch that has never cut anything,yet.

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    Spyderco Sharpmaker is the way to go for serrated blades, as long as it's not completely dull. This can be said for plain edge blades as well. I haven't found a better sharpener for touching up a blade.
    I use a Lansky for dull blades.
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