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17 hours ago, Totes Magoats said:

I use the Wicked Edge system.  It's the finest knife sharpener I have ever used.  And yes, it puts a wicked edge on the knife.  Exact angles on each side.

 

https://wickededgeusa.com

 

Totes

Looks like a really well built lanskey. 

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17 minutes ago, Buckshot Bob said:

Looks like a really well built lanskey. 

 

$250 - $1000 is a lot for a sharpening set up; I still use the older Lansky system:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=E4LC6W0107S9&dchild=1&keywords=lansky+sharpening+system&qid=1587640240&sprefix=lansky%2Caps%2C170&sr=8-1

 

You could shave with my knives.

 

LL

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3 minutes ago, Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438 said:

 

$250 - $1000 is a lot for a sharpening set up; I still use the older Lansky system:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=E4LC6W0107S9&dchild=1&keywords=lansky+sharpening+system&qid=1587640240&sprefix=lansky%2Caps%2C170&sr=8-1

 

You could shave with my knives.

 

LL

I stepped up to this one a couple of years ago because I’m impatient sometimes. It does cut much faster than the stone one I have 

https://www.amazon.com/Lansky-4-Stone-Deluxe-Diamond-Sharpening/dp/B000B8L6LS/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2CVQA9C6PN9RC&dchild=1&keywords=lansky+diamond+sharpening+system&qid=1587640934&sprefix=Lansk%2Caps%2C187&sr=8-1

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Posted (edited)

I skipped all the annoying part. The results start at 11:25

 

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Knife sharpeners tested: Lansky, Wicked Edge Gen 3 Pro, Spyderco, Fiskars, Rada, Chef's Choice Trizor Edge, Model 15XV, Edge Pro Apex, and a Whetstone. Knives used for testing: Mercer Culinary Millennia 8-Inch Chef's Knife, which were dulled, then sharpened using each knife sharpener. Stropping leather used on knives sharpened with Lansky, Wicked Edge, Spyderco, Edge Pro Apex and Whetstone. Once sharp, knives were tested using a knife sharpness tester.

 

 

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1 and a 2 and a 3. All done

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On 4/22/2020 at 12:16 PM, Flash said:

Same company, the Ken Onion has attachments for knife makers. Yes the base model is less expensive.

I have the Ken onion and it works fantastic. 

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2 hours ago, Hillbilly Drifter said:

I have the Ken onion and it works fantastic. 

For those considering this option here is a good comparison of the regular Work Sharp and the Ken Onion version. Link to Standard vs Ken Onion

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variable speed and 3/4" belt are the features I like the best on the Ken Onion.

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Also if you want a convex edge the belt sharpener will give you that Here is a link to the different edges you can put on cutting tools. Cutting edges link

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On 4/20/2020 at 1:02 PM, J-BAR #18287 said:

Soft Arkansas stone, finished with a smooth  steel.   Refresh the edge angle with the smooth steel after using the knife and washing it.  Grinding a new edge removes metal, using a smooth steel does not.  
 

I watched packing house employees and meat inspectors use a knife continuously for 8 hours a shift, maintaining a razor edge with frequent steeling.  If they accidentally dinged the edge by hitting metal or dropping it on concrete, a few passes on a stone would quickly restore the edge.  If the blade is tempered properly, grinding a new edge should be be a rare chore.

Back in my old job when I was standing throttleman watch on SSN-671, I would use the throttle handwheels and the bottom of a genuine ceramic coffee cup from the galley to keep my knives sharpened.  I sharpened a bunch of knives while poking holes in the water.  Even the dive chief trusted me with the diver knives.  Now I’m lazy and use my work sharp belt sharpener.

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