My EDC for a while. Stretch with carbon fiber handle, Chaparral 2, Dragonfly 2 with kirinite MOP handle, Manbug with bolster/red bone handle. Super blue/420J1 blades on all three (except Chaparral).
So far up till now I've come to the temporary conclusion that the 701 Profiles, Cat's Eye stones from the Galley V sharpening kit and the 204 Sharpmaker seem to be the ticket for getting the Captain as well as 2 other challenging blade designs really sharp. Makes me wonder what Jason Breeden himself would choose to use for sharpening his masterpiece design?????l
It also shows me that in some sharpening jobs manual tools are truly the only way to go barring a new sharpening device to come to market that can accomodate such blade designs. And Spyderco has some of the best manual tools out there. Which is why I'm still perplexed as to why the 701 Profiles bit the dust so to speak.
Well the old saying really applies here>> "If There's A Will, Then There's A Way". I sort of educated myself on sharpening the Captain along with some of the other non-conventional blade designs. But I'll never quit looking for a better way to do those sharpening jobs which is why I just put up a thread today on this forum asking for everyone else's ideas on sharpening these challenging blade designs. Because if they are sharp then there is always a valid use for them.
Long Live the SPYDEREDGE Spyderco Hawkbills RULE!!