A great summary of what many knife users buy and use!
First off, I want to make it clear that I am not a “knife guy.”
Yes, I carry a knife almost every day.
Yes, I have a nice collection of knives of various sorts.
Yes, I love checking out cool new knives.
But to me, knives are just tools. Tools that are to be used, regularly, for whatever I need to use them for. Most of the time that involves cutting something whether that is opening boxes and packages, trimming plants, opening the mail, or preparing food. They also get used for any sort of other purpose that may come up; pry bar, hammer, screwdriver, or even for self-defense should the need arise.
I sharpen them as needed but don’t use stones or fancy equipment. Generally I use a Smith’s Two Stage Sharpener like this one:
They are cheap, easy to use, easy to carry, easy to use and result…
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