Mobile Alabama Sharpening Service
Spent a few minutes sharpening up an open frame folding Gerber knife. I set the cutting bevel angle at 22.5 degrees and it appears that was a perfect match for the new-from-factory bevel.
Sharpening Gerber Knives
Sharpening Gerber knives can be difficult but for a good reason. The problem is the older Gerbers, (pre-Fiskers) were sharpened at about a 40 degree angle. If you are trying to sharpen at 25 degrees it will take forever – Gerber uses very hard steel. If you must put a 25 to 30 degree edge on your Gerber knife, just be patient – it will take a while.
The Gerber factory used a 150 grit, 6 inch composition stone and sharpened into the oncoming stone and then deburred the edge.
When we sharpen Gerber knives for folks who couldn’t sharpen them we reset the angle to 25 or 30 degrees and explain the issue to them and most of them can sharpen their own Gerbers after that.