Sharpening heads

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  1. Jaberry

    Jaberry Weekend Warrior

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    I'm a newbie and would love to learn how to sharpen my broad heads. I have a few magnus stingers that need sharpening so why not learn how to.. what is everyone's favorite way to sharpen their heads? Thanks

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    Okiebob Grizzled Veteran

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    I have a three sided whetstone for sharpening my knifes and have used it for sharpening broadheads, works great.
     
  3. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    I have started sharpening some of my Grizzlystik heads...but have discovered I'm also not patient enough LOL Their overkill line may just be my "sharpening" strategy now to get freshly sharpened heads back in my quiver LOL
     
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    I have a Work Sharp - Ken Onion edition. It works fantastic on replacement blades for my Muzzy heads and is the best thing I have ever used on my knives. I actually enjoy keeping all of our knives sharp now. I can go out in the hunting room and drink a beer and sharpen everything with ease.
     
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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Okay I just looked this up.....I'm assuming this could handl a single bevel head no? If so, I think I know what I want for Christmas!!!
     
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    I have a Work Sharp. Not the Ken Onion edition, but you’re right. Getting a knife shaving sharp is easy with this thing.

    I use a KME Broadhead Sharpening kit to sharpen broadheads.
     
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    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

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    Having seen yours in action, I would to imagine that a work sharp product designed for broadheads would work quite well. The field sharpener model looks like something that would be pretty slick to have in a pack during a hunt. I may have to add one to my Christmas list.
     
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    Blarney22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Just be careful with the Worksharp, it loves eating knife tips. There is a trick to using them, watch some video's on you tube and practice on a knife that isn't important to you. I agree though, great tool
     
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    Cant pull the tip through on a work sharp or any other belt sharpener for that matter or you will round tips off. That said everyone should have one in the line up.
     
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    You can with proper technique. That is why they have a trigger style power switch. You place the knife in at the proper angle, start the sharpener and when the tip of the blade is in the middle of the belt you kill the power again. To leave the belt running and try to properly sharpen a knife is going to get you in trouble. I learned the hard way. The good new is, if you use the proper technique, you can actually put a good point back on a rounded knife blade.
     
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    Was looking at the stay sharp, kme or lansky deluxe 5 stone systems. I want something easy at first. Leaning towards the stay sharp system. Just hate I have read mixed reviews on all 3 so I'm up in air. Lol

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    Which did you end up buying????
     

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