Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
IthinkIhearsumtin, Jara, Holtboy02, Whippp, Angie A
62657 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 83241
stxranchman 52093
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44267
BOBO the Clown 42730
bill oxner 40985
BMD 40619
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34818
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31414
facebook
Forum Stats
62657 Members
46 Forums
438197 Topics
6035701 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6101183 - 12/25/15 09:31 AM I need some advise from the pro's
Elkhunter49 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 3988
Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
My kids got me an Amazon gift card for Christmas and I want to buy me a new knife sharpener. I've used a Lansky for years with decent results but I think I want to try one of the Work Sharp models. Here's my question, why is the Ken Onion model (WSKTS-KO) 129 dollars and the other model (WSKTS) 69 dollars? Is the difference just to pay for this guys name on it or is it a better unit? Thanks folks for any help and Merry Christmas!!! Baker
_________________________
A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your heart.

Top
#6101234 - 12/25/15 10:01 AM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Elkhunter49]
Cast Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 16462
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
It's got a wider belt on it plus some dude's name.

I think...
_________________________
Cast



I have a short attention spa

Top
#6101267 - 12/25/15 10:21 AM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Elkhunter49]
d.g.ruff Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 7627
Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
I just got the regular one yesterday. Been sharpening the heck out of some kitchen knives, lol. I can't see the benefit of paying extra for a Ken Onion one, though.
_________________________
Mmmm Hmmm

Top
#6101280 - 12/25/15 10:31 AM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Elkhunter49]
MarkieMark Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/24/15
Posts: 65
Lanski makes a good one check on amazon

Top
#6101781 - 12/25/15 06:30 PM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Cast]
SapperTitan Online   content
Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 22614
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I believe the Ken Onion version gives you more options for sharpening angles while the original only gives you two options
_________________________


Top
#6102050 - 12/25/15 09:34 PM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: SapperTitan]
MikeC Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/09/05
Posts: 13098
Loc: Grayson County
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I believe the Ken Onion version gives you more options for sharpening angles while the original only gives you two options


True, the Ken Onion has adjustable degree settings. It's a better unit in my opinion.
_________________________
www.connerknives.com

In every old body lives a young person wondering what the hell happened!


Top
#6102055 - 12/25/15 09:40 PM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Elkhunter49]
Longhunter Offline


Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 7190
Loc: Ony the Shadow Knows
Yep, the angle is adjustable on the Ken Onion, and the speed is adjustable.. But I bet they both work. I have have been using the Ken Onion since May 2015 with good results, but I'm not ready to put one of my custom knives on it yet. Oh yea, I'm not a pro either.
_________________________
Longhunter >>>-------> Make It Count!!!<><






Top
#6107852 - 12/29/15 09:54 AM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Elkhunter49]
LG Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 2681
Loc: Corinth, Texas
I have the regulare one and it works great!
_________________________
Never look a monkey in the eye

Top
#6110167 - 12/30/15 04:35 PM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Elkhunter49]
Elkhunter49 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 3988
Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
Thanks for the advise guys, I bought the regular Work Sharp modlel so in a few weeks I'll likely be missing a finger ot two!!! Baker roflmao


Edited by Elkhunter49 (12/30/15 04:38 PM)
_________________________
A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your heart.

Top
#6110451 - 12/30/15 07:21 PM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Elkhunter49]
colt45 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 7352
Loc: bastrop county
you will like it...
_________________________
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

Top
#6112352 - 12/31/15 07:49 PM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Elkhunter49]
Nighteagle Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/17/12
Posts: 348
Loc: burleson, tx
I bought 2 of the ken onion models for my store and we sharpen for customers all the time with them...they very quickly get blades razer sharp. So sharp it will split hairs. It's easy to learn. You won't be disappointed at all

Top
#6165908 - 02/02/16 08:48 AM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Elkhunter49]
Elkhunter49 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 3988
Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
Hey folks I just want to follow up with a everyone. As I stated previously I bought the Work Sharp basic model and really spent some time with it this weekend. I've yet to sharpen any of my nicer blades but chose to practice on some old fillet knives as well as a two old skinners I've got. I'm pleased with the results and I would recommend it to anyone. All my old knives are once again razor sharp but I'm still not confident enough to put my good stuff on the belt yet! I will likely give this one to my son and upgrade to the Ken Onion model just for the wider belt. I'm left handed so it took me a while to get the feel for it right handed. It can also be used as a lefty but it's not set up for it. Just FYI Baker
_________________________
A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your heart.

Top
#6166435 - 02/02/16 01:48 PM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Elkhunter49]
cabosandinh Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1383
Loc: Dallas, TX

If you don't want to mess up your fine blades cause you're not comfortable with belt grinding
then sharpener from WickedEdge is what you need

that's the brand I use for about 10 years now

https://www.wickededgeusa.com/product/pro-pack-ii/


this is what I have: $1800 and weighs 60-70 lbs

It's a fine sharpening machine for all fine blades


https://www.wickededgeusa.com/product/commercial-series/

Top
#6166570 - 02/02/16 03:28 PM Re: I need some advise from the pro's [Re: Elkhunter49]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 12867
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
The key to not messing up your tip or blade with the belt is keep the PROFILE of the knife LEVEL when you pull it through the guide, and of course keeping contact with the guide from the beginning to the end of the contact with the belt. Many try to dive the blade down vertically when they get to the part of the blade that curves up to the tip. This is what can end up grinding the tip off your blade or scratching it.

If you follow this simple procedure you will not scratch your blade or dull the tip. I have many custom knives and I sharpen them all with the regular work sharp without any issues. up
_________________________
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide