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    • aaronostoj
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      Hi everyone, new guy here.

      I was wondering if anyone else is suffering from this condition? Seems every year when I start touching up my broadheads, it sets in. This year is especially bad, because I’m trying out a new head, and just got done sharpening a dozen Grizzlies. I may have to start on my legs if I end up sharpening any more.

      Elk season is getting close…..

      Aaron

    • WICanner
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      Too hot to have any hair anyway. 😀

    • wildschwein
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      Yup me to. Finally figured out how to get them woodsmans scary sharp. August 25th can’t come soon enough!

    • MontanaFord
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      Yep!! Knives, broadheads…kitchen knives…lol…anything that’ll take an edge!

    • SteveMcD
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      If you’re already cutting hairs… why would you not be satisified with that? 🙄

      The rubber band test too is a good one too!

      BTW.. I don’t need to shave my forearms to test them… ol butter fingers here cuts himself up pretty good without even trying! 😆

      Seriously, been doing it long enough, all I have to do is look at them, I am confisdent they are sharp enough.

    • Patrick
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      SteveMcD wrote: Seriously, been doing it long enough, all I have to do is look at them, I am confisdent they are sharp enough.

      That’s mighty impressive. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “if looks could kill”.

    • MontanaFord
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      I know what you mean, Steve, about butterfingers…lol…No matter what I’m doing, if I have a sharp object (knife, broadhead, screwdriver, pointed stick…), I will, and I mean I WILL draw blood. I too can tell if they’re sharp enough by looking at them, but there’s just something satisfying about checking to see if they’re sharp enough to shave with. I have yet to try shaving my face, though. Just not that brave…YET…or maybe it’s stupid??

      Michael.

    • Hubertus
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      Missing hair on my forearms? YES…
      …but mine was sacrificed to the BBQ instead.

    • SteveMcD
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      I wonder how many folk use a leather strop when they sharpen their knives and broadheads. It is the stropping thst gets rid of the burrs.

    • MontanaFord
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      I do. I have about a 3″ wide piece of belt leather about 3 feet long that I use.

      Michael.

    • aaronostoj
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      I use the strop too. It really seems to keen up that razor edge.

      Aaron

    • Hubertus
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      I strop with jeweler’s rouge (the white one) on paper. The paper rests on a piece of polished stone to keep it perfectly smoth and flat. This gives you a mirror polish.

    • wildschwein
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      Just a plain butchers steel for woodsmans. A ceramic rod for all else.

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      after 2 weeks trying to sharpen those darn Grizzlies and just a few hair off my fore arm, and I mean 2 or 3 hair, I opted for the Abowyer brown bear “shavin’ sharp out of the box” broadheads and there you have it and so it goes. But I do look like my arms and legs got a wax job after I finished sharpen my Eclipses or Eskimos:lol:

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