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TTi rescue hook 1951

Newbie Posts: 26
TTi rescue hook
« on: February 09, 2012, 04:53:20 AM »
I am hoping someone out there has found a nice easy way to sharpen the rescue hook on the TTi model. I actually use this a hell of a lot to skin and recycle leather from old sofas and I doubt right now it would even cut paper. Strops and mini honing steel is no longer an option.

Also any jigs or what ever to make the serrated blade sharpening go easier would be nice but I am sure with some fiddling I can come up with something for this.



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Newbie Posts: 41
Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 05:21:36 PM »
Something like the Spyderco Sharpmaker is supposed to work well on the serrations.  I was wondering if the triangular stones would reach into the groove for the rescue cutter and sharpen it.  I have also seen small portable sharpeners that consist of a small diameter rod covered in diamond grit.  Those might work on the little groove.  You could also get some very fine grit sandpaper such as 600 or 1000 grit and wrap it around a small rod or nail or stiff wire and work that down into the groove.
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Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 05:55:37 PM »
I have a spyderco sharpmaker and can testify to it's awesome ability to sharpen serrated knives, but it cannot fit in the gut hook on a TTi.  I would try a Smith's diamond rod.

Sean

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Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 07:09:35 PM »
Try a shoelace with some abrasive compound smeared on it.
I don't know if it works, but it might be worth a shot.

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Newbie Posts: 26
Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 08:50:35 PM »
The shoe lace would make a great buffer I think, but a diamond rod with high grit paper sounds like the best way to go to bring the edge back up.

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Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 09:23:21 PM »
I would try a Smith's diamond rod.

I searched and found this one.  I think it would work, if it is small enough in diameter.

http://smithsedge.com/products/product.asp?id=25&cid=10
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Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 09:33:20 PM »
leather shoelace or cord.
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TTi rescue hook
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 05:40:23 AM »
This one works extremely well.
http://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/wk24730/
One suggestion though. On rounded or serrated tools. Sharpen in one direction only, toward the sharp edge. Oh and the reason I like this one is I can sharpen more than one size.
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Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 11:02:52 AM »
If you have a dremel it might be worth trying a small polishing mop and polishing compound  :tu:


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Newbie Posts: 26
Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2012, 01:42:24 PM »
I do have a dremel actually, but never thought to use a power tool for sharpening purposes, least not for a tool of value anyway. Thanks. I will try it later.

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Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2012, 05:39:54 PM »
Obviously protect your eyes  ;) and don't let the edge get too hot
I have used my buffing wheel on serrated blades before with good results so the dremal should work for you  :tu:

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Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2012, 06:05:09 PM »
I use a leather lace loaded with green buffing compound , if stuff is really tragic , I have a couple of small round diamond files ( never needed on my stuff , but others are more abusive ) .

Be carefull with the Dremel 400 series stainless can draw ( lose hardness) in the 400 degrees F. range .

Chris

Newbie Posts: 26
Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2012, 06:11:18 PM »
Thanks for the all the advice btw. Won't have time later now but hey crap happens right...

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Jr. Member Posts: 83
Re: TTi rescue hook
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2012, 01:27:19 PM »
Benchmade makes a slick little 12 piece tool kit (#985995F) that has phillips, slotted, allen, and torx drivers with a sharpener that fits in there perfectly.

 

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