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Old 10-29-2019, 01:42 PM
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Default Time to sharpen your Lesche or Predator shovels

You would be surprised how fast these stainless steel shovels develop a dull edge.

I took both my Lesche and Predator shovel to the electric stone grinding wheel and sharpened the leading edges and the root cutting sides.

Took out on a hunt in the woods last night and it sliced through 1/2 inch roots with ease. I will try to remind myself to do this at least every couple of months or as needed.

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I keep a sharpener similar to the one pictured in my bag. I use it on my diggers every now and then. I would not use it on an expensive knife since it removes metal. It works great for keeping my diggers sharp though.
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:10 PM
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I keep a sharpener similar to the one pictured in my bag. I use it on my diggers every now and then. I would not use it on an expensive knife since it removes metal. It works great for keeping my diggers sharp though.
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I'm no metallurgist, but I don't think the Lesche or Predator are stainless steel.
I keep a file in my trunk for both.

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Old 11-02-2019, 12:32 PM
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I keep a sharpener similar to the one pictured in my bag. I use it on my diggers every now and then. I would not use it on an expensive knife since it removes metal. It works great for keeping my diggers sharp though.
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Great idea...I'll have to find one of those and keep it handy

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