Are folding knives harder to sharpen than fixed blades?

Are folding knives harder to sharpen than fixed blades?

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  1. It depends on the metal it’s made from.
    Lots of cheaper pocket knives use 420 stainless steel. It’s an ok all rounder, but takes work to sharpen but holds it fairly well. It’s not called tool steel for no reason, it’s hard enough to sharpen, just not fab.
    Most long knives are made from better steel.
    There are some made with better knives in the pocket class, but they’re prices can shoot upwards quite quickly, which is why plentiful 420 is mostly used.
    You can shop around for better steel in a pocket knife, but you will pay more compared to a 420.
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  2. only if they are (partly or fully) serrated or the hinge mechanism is so loose they should be classed as dangerous and disposed of. Concave profiles (e.g Karambit) will be more problematical than straight or convex profiles as, clearly, you cannot use a flat stone. However, the “drag ’em through” sharpeners are possibilities.
    Personally, I wouldn’t try to sharpen a serrated knife. I know some people do, but I won’t. If I had to I would send it back to the manufacturer or other reputable knife sharpening service. My half serrated edc (every day carry) knife goes back to Kershaw when needed (which isn’t often). Just costs me two way shipping as Kershaw, like many others, resharpen their knives for free.

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