My dad had a similar “tool” for sharpening - noise and a cloud of whatever. All
of my mom’s good knives had the dip in the center of the blade so they would’t
cut flat on a board anymore, so none of the 8 siblings wanted them when the time
came. I picked up a fantabulous Sabatier stamped logo 10” kitchen knife 15
years ago and the dip is finally gone - and what a knife.
The rigger on the tall ship I worked on 20 years ago is now the head rigger at
Mystic Seaport - “THE" rigger’s dream job. He taught everyone to drag their
rigging knives across the belt sander in the wood shop until we found out he was
doing it an banned non-carpenters from the shop all together.
Good to hear from the elusive GAM