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Re: Animal Husbandry
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2017, 03:19:58 PM »
I'm fairly ignorant about the "coarseness" level of whetstones, as I only have one--it seems somewhat fine, although I haven't seen a "medium" or "coarse" stone.  I need to check into this matter.
I got a bunch of wetstones from China [Ebay] for a few bucks, several different levels of coarseness. I think such things might prove very useful when international trade dissolves...
And if those are lost or stolen, maybe people can find sandstone that can be fashioned into a sharpening stone.  Worth a try on an oudated blade to be used for practice.

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Re: Animal Husbandry
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2017, 08:03:35 PM »
people can find sandstone that can be fashioned into a sharpening stone.  Worth a try on an oudated blade to be used for practice.
Any stone be used for sharpening a knife with, including concrete. Professional wetstones today, however, are of very specific grades. Once you lose those, it'll probably be some centuries or millennia before such quality can be achieved again.
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Re: Animal Husbandry
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2017, 03:45:12 PM »
people can find sandstone that can be fashioned into a sharpening stone.  Worth a try on an oudated blade to be used for practice.
Any stone be used for sharpening a knife with, including concrete. Professional wetstones today, however, are of very specific grades. Once you lose those, it'll probably be some centuries or millennia before such quality can be achieved again.
But sandstone is rather easy to work with, so that would be my first choice.  Before the IR, many who sharpened tools used native stone(s) rather than manufactured, mass-produced ones.  Where there's a will, there's a way.