Sharpened and ready: I used the stone in my right hand and hold the knife in the left. You do not need a fixed device with practice.
This is going to be an article I was going to use on my other page so
here we go………
The Hunter Pro model is pretty crazy sharp from the get go. I really enjoy this large folding knife made by the Victorinox Company. In a
way I have become so used to Swiss quality that I well.. I am spoiled a bit….I got several Hunter Pro knives in my collection and also two for use. In many ways you can just forget hard steel on this knife. It is 55-56 HRC , pretty much 55,5 HRC to
be 100%, by the Victorinox information I received. The edge durability is high and it is a high quality tool for Hunters. The information I received from professionals is very good. The complete design and edge is ready to go the moment you open the box. The
steel is a high quality one and this is why I wanted to write some about maintenance with the sharpening. This large lockback folding knife made in Switzerland can be used for some utility tasks besides the hunting sphere. Because of the incredible ergonomics
and comfort I discovered that is a very good safety knife in the outdoors. So how is it to maintain?
Because it is only a one blade folding knife it is easy to clean. If you
are used to cleaning SAKs then this is easier. Many times it is nice to just touch the edge up in between use so it will be longer between full sharpening. You can correct the edge with many things………..I have become very used to using
a diamond coated device by hand. I have sharpened so many times that I do not need a fixed angle or device. This is an advantage because all you have to do is bring one diamond coated rod/device/stone with two sides. One coarse and one fine will do the trick
nicely. Most of the times it is the diamond coated fine side that is used to touch it up, polish and having it prepared.
The steel used on the Hunter Pro is very easy to
sharpen and it reacts momentarily to the fine side stones. In the outdoors you could manage with one a fine diamond stone. That is an advantage I would say.
keep it short you find the angle on the edge and follow it by using circular motion with medium pressure. In between you do it lengthwise and crosswise if I could say so. You finish up by doing the same thing with the light pressure. I like to finish up by
using super light pressure like you would shave small flakes off the diamond surface. Not everyone would agree but that works for me always. I managed to get it a hair sharper than the original edge so now it is wicked ready. You can polish the edge so it will become like a mirror. It is not necessary.
In between I use a toothbrush on the diamond surface. It will need soap and water now because I have used it much for many things.
I have also another page with maintenance
on the Hunter Pro to the left in my lineup.