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? asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 2 months ago

will my new bowie knife be sharp enough for cutting?

i inquired yesterday whether my new bowie knife which i got online, will come with a razor sharp edge....and someone told me that that is unlikely....they said it will have a factory edge instead...........i paid a lot of money for this knife and just want to know will a factory edge be sharp enough for cutting?

does my knife not need to have a razor edge?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Most knives will come sharp enough for many uses. Razor sharp to shave may or may not happen. If you do not know how to put an edge on a knife for intended purposes then don`t mess with it until someone that does know how to put an edge shows you. Stay away from any powered equipment although you may have witnessed a professional knife maker use a special buffing wheel to do so until you have gotten the knack down to a science. Look under a high power microscope to see the tiny sliver of steel that moves back and forth on the cutting edge while you fine hone with a stone. Then learn when and how to remove it with a leather strap. Good Luck!

  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Open the package and find out, ask your uncle if it's sharp enough.

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