The KME is the best sharpening system made. I use my knife jig/kit for both Broadheads and all my knives. I know for a fact that they will be available at Comptons. You can get a firsthand look at them and see for yourself what all the talk is about. Ron sure has a winner.
OK....So what your saying is #1...I can drop my bow weight from 75# to say 65# if I use a KME Broad Head sharpening system If I use a KME, then what will I need you here for?
#2..I won't need to be so friendlily with these Knife maker men....I'll be able to be more independent and self reliant...That I WON"T have to take Jeff; Rob or Doug with me on all my huntin trips. I can really sharpen my own Knives. OH MY.....That would just about pay for the KME....Just in Doug's eats.
KME is undoubtedly with out question the BEST; EASIEST and most FOOL PROOF sharpener I have EVER USED......PERIOD........Sage advice and wisdom again Charlie.......Why don't I listen to you sooner and more often
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Straitera.... you bet it will do a single bevel. I'd work the bevel with either the knife or broadhead system down to a nice edge and finish with a couple of strokes on the flat side with a very fine stone or diamond hone.
Stinger... there is a world of difference between the KME and the Lansky. With the right touch you could sure get the Lansky to work, but my experience leads me to believe you can get a better edge in a shorter amount of time with the KME. Ron has built features into his system that allow each stroke to be exactly like the one before it. You can also find just the right angle for the particular blade you are sharpening. Both features make for a very quick, durable and deadly edge. Anyone is "trainable" heck, give Ron a call and he'll help you make the Lansky work.... yeah, he's that kind of guy.
Like Fatman said above, one of the greatest aids in the whole system is having access to Ron himself via phone. He knows his stuff about sharpening and shares what he knows willingly... regardless of how you chose to sharpen your blades.
[ June 12, 2009, 08:37 AM: Message edited by: Charlie Lamb ]
Thanks Charlie. Ron gave me a personal lesson at K-Zoo. He said the best option for the Simmons is the knife sharpener kit. He actually sharpened one for me but I'm not "sharp" enough to follow along so I will stick with the other broadheads I have.
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Here's to Ron being swamped with orders! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy! Anyone that's been thinking about a knife and/or broadhead system just get it...you won't be disappointed. Give Ron a call.
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The first of the lot was the Simmons... because I was really curious what I could do.
This head had been through the wringer. Killed a pile of Sage hens with it last fall and it spent it fair share of time skittering off through the sage and granite of western Wyoming. The edge was real rough, nicked and dull as my brain before caffeine.
The KME knife sharpening jig was used and I achieved a very sharp edge in short order... I'd shoot it at anything right now.
As suspected, the flat stones were working the grind with just the edges of the diamond hone making contact along the blade edge. Although it worked well enough, I suspect that this process would cause excess wear on the edges of the diamond hone and would be even worse on a regular whet stone. A rounded stone of some kind would be the ticket.