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How do i sharpen a Bowie Knife? Because of the bow in the middle of the knife.? Answered

Hi,
I recently bought a Tanto Bowie knife over ebay, and I am wondering how you would sharpen it without doing any damage. I've been collecting knives since i was around 5years of age, and I am pretty skilled at sharpening knives, I will pick up very quickly on how to do this.

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DV Customs (author)2010-04-17

I have sharpened a couple bowies in my life. I have found that a diamond sharping rod works best in the curve. But that's only my opinion.

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frollard (author)2009-07-27

perhaps with a leather hassock? (belt you'd use to sharpen a straight razor)

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Muscelz (author)frollard2009-07-28

hmm yes, but they are pretty expensive lol

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frollard (author)Muscelz2009-07-28

I'm not 100% sure on it, but wouldn't any length of tanned leather work?

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Muscelz (author)frollard2009-07-30

mm yes it would, but leather is used to shine the edge of the sharpen, to take off any bad surfaces left buy the stone or steel

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