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on June 9, 2000
This books slashes through the old wive's tails and misinformation in which the subject of knife sharpening has been known to be shrouded. Juranitch teaches with authority, and gives specific instructions which with a little practice make it fairly straight forward to get knives amazingly sharp. He also recommends the guides and hones manufactured by his own company. Though a little skeptical, I bought some equipment and found its performance to bear out his claims. Amazon has been indicating for quite a while that the publisher is out of stock, however the book is available from the Razor Edge Systems website. (Amazon frowns on URLs in reviews so I won't include it, but you can probably get it on your first guess. Otherwise use a search enginge.)
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on August 23, 1998
This 1985 book was once the Bible on knife sharpening but it has been surpassed by several newer books from Sharpening Made Easy to The Complete Guide to Sharpening. Juranitch's book is mostly on knives, plus a few other sportsman's tools. It covers the importance of edge angle and edge finish, two items often overlooked by amateur sharpeners, and emphasizes the use of equipment he makes and sells.
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on December 24, 1998
For those inspired by the Razor Edge Systems catalogue: don't expect a single word about hollow grind straight razors in this book because you won't find it; in general, the care for this type of grind could have been treated in more detail.So far the missing star. But it offers simple and no-nonsense techniques to sharpen axes, knives, arrowheads, chisels or chainsaws yourself. It will keep both dummies and experts from bringing their tools to the local store for sharpening.
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on August 29, 1999
I learned how to sharpen knives from my father and he his father, this book covers what your father never knew. After practicing on old knives for a month or two I was sharpening like an expert. People are amazed at how sharp I can make an edge, it's a thrill to watch a persons eyes pop out of their head when, in a very short period of time, you have taken their dull, bent and rusted knife edge sharpened it to a glistening working tool and are using it to shave your beard! I've had friends drop off buckets of knives they thought they'd never use again. This is THE BOOK, the bible of tool sharpening. It's simple and easy to understand. If there is someone who would like to give this book to me as a gift, I won't turn it down. My local library is getting tired of me checking out the same book over and over again!
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Sharpening is a topic that has mainly consisted of folklore, and journalistic re-intrepretation of folklore. Juranitch is the first to really examine what it takes to produce a truly sharp edge, including looking at edges under microscopes and giving experienced tool users implements he has sharpened for blind tests to see how well what "everybody knows" about obtaining an edge actually holds up. He comes to some surprising conclusions, and can back up what he says with repeatable results. If you've ever wondered why you work and work at sharpening, and still don't get the edge you want - this is the book for you!
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on January 11, 1999
A straight forward, no nonsense look at sharpening almost anything that cuts. I've had my hands on the book twice, one belonged to a friend, one to a cutlery store. Neither could be had for less than the first born male child of the family. (I have no kids, so I'm still looking for my own copy of the book.) The scientific and metallurgic aspects were addressed, but in plain English (for a change), and the book was generally a good read too! More than a little humor involved. If you have a copy and want to sell (for less than a first born, of course) e-mail me!
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on May 26, 2016
Best knife sharpening book in the world, don't believe me look in the guinnes world book of records. If you can find it = buy it.
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on May 26, 2013
Hey There. This book has good information but is definitely out of date. Honestly, the amount of books out there for learning how to sharpen knives and other blades is relatively short. This book is just one piece of the puzzle for developing your own way of sharpening metal.
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on March 2, 2015
quick service aproduct as described
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on March 28, 2009
I found that most of what I thought I knew about sharpening was wrong. The result was some of the sharpest knives, axes and chisels I ever had.
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