Boker Gemini?

Boker Gemini?

This is a discussion on Boker Gemini? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; i have had one of these stored away in my "collection" for years. i put it down when it first lost its sharpness, i tried ...

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    Boker Gemini?

    i have had one of these stored away in my "collection" for years. i put it down when it first lost its sharpness, i tried and tried to sharpen it, but it never seemed to work.....(i was 14 then) so my question is: would it be worth me going to buy a tri-stone or some other sharpener for this knife?


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    Hey - welcome aboard

    I am not the knife guru round these here parts but - have yet to find a blade that I could not bring back to life with a decent edge.

    I have a choice of various stones and devices and find often it just takes care and patience tho - will admit - I usually never quite get that absolute ''ultimate'' edge that I see on a brand new blade.

    Tri-stone approach should work IMO - but I do not know that knife and wonder about the blade's metallurgy - quite a difference between good carbon steels and stainless re taking and holding an edge. Some as with carbon steels can be taken to a ''wire'' edge which when finally taken off leaves a razor sharp edge - others like some stainless will never form a ''wire'' and just have to go to a progressive better and better finish.

    Others here know way more than me tho on the knife stuff.
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    thanks.

    well i think im going to go ahead and buy a tri-stone while im in town today, if not for the boker, i can atleast use it on my fixed blades.

    ps. it says its "soligen stainless steel":

    "BOKER Gemini

    Designed by Germany's Dietmar Pohl, these versatile knives sport a formidable 3 3/8" Solingen stainless steel blade, durable ABS handles, belt/pocket clip and lanyard hole. All will open and close with one hand and weigh only 3.2 ounces. Length closed 4 3/4"."

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    There's nothing remarkable about the knife -- you should be able to resharpen it without difficulty. Your technique was probably self-defeating in that you were probably undoing your own progress. I would certainly never retire a knife simply because it got dull.

    Sharpening at The Martialist

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    well i picked up a tri-stone today and it helped a bit, i'll check out that link in a bit.

    thanks for the tip.
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