paulie 4x: Say Heah, I almost got the Essee 6, But instead, I got the Rodent 6 when I found out I could have the top guard taken off and I had it thinned down, The steel is the SR101, and it's less than a 1/4" thick now and it looks like a Ratmandu on steroids, They did a Outstanding Job on it, I also carry it in my Spec-Ops Sheath and its one of my Fav's knives in that size, I always enjoy your video's, Thanx You. ,, .
alzathoth: I need a knife for hunting/skinning deer. choose between the esse 5 or 6, and why?
Zerofuxgiven: I am 15 but I saved up and got a Griptilian
I don't know where to learn about sharpening it - it didn't come very sharp
Mario Paul: This is my version of ASMR.
Alloran: I used essentially the exact same process to reprofile and sharpen my Esee 6. Same stones 220, 1000, but I used 6000 to finish instead of 3000 (I honestly don't think it matters, 3000+ is plenty). I agree with him completely, I didn't care for the original edge angle and dropped mine down to a slimmer angle (I couldn't tell you the exact degree but it looks like his Becker). The paste or slurry he was talking about isn't just his opinion, it is critical to polishing while you sharpen and smooths the process.
As far as his stroke method, some people like to do it like he does with fast circular strokes while other people like to use long slow strokes and it doesn't matter. He makes his knives sharp and all that matters is what is comfortable and consistent for you. All told, the time was the same for me as well, about an hour and I used the long stroke method so all is the same, except he is far better than I am so his results are better.
sapo diaz: Dear God these knives look ridiculously sharp...
Paul win: You really have some skill with freehand sharpening...... I'm still working with my worksharp to sharpen my knives.Perhaps one day I will master the art of freehand sharpening.
Tom Bechtel: Awesome video. Never seen an edge that pretty. I have an Izula and an ESEE 4 -- I am too scared to take them to the stone so I sharpen with "crock sticks", haha. But it works for me. My wife is Japanese and your accent seems similar -- are you from Japan? Thanks again for the great information and display of your skills.
Jarl Anarch: Is that first stone a King 250 grit?
Valerifon1: Hello, which mod Becker knife was this shown at the beginning of the video please?
John Outdoors: I feel like I've learned a lot of technique from watching. Thank you. What is the name of the knife and sheath at the end of your video?
budaflash: Hello Doc do you still use the Esee 6 for bushcraft/survival? I see this video is from 2011. I personally like this knife wanted your opinion on it.
Dallo Hope: "herro ah rife perpol"
Aaron Naylor: Great video
ItsRud1: i like your videos dude
Sunbear415: Beautiful job! Omedetto!
Matthieu Cramers: How difficult is it to sharpen a knife like the Esee 6 on water stones?
Timothy Euler (God Guns and Good Times): Would you mind doing a Wet stone video that shows in detail how to sharpen a PARANG? Thank you for your consideration
Modernbushcraft: you truely are a master of the whetstones