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#6168923 - 02/03/16 10:21 PM Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread
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For years I have been using a Lansky, Arkansas trihone, or some other style sharpener. This past hunting season I was going through knives like crazy and contemplated putting up my customs in favor of a Havalon. I contacted Tim "Chops" Lambkin about the WorkSharp Ken Onion electric knife sharpener. After some talking to Tim about using this on his knives that I have, he said it was a good sharpener as long as I didn't allow heat to build up and was careful with the tip. I got mine in about 3 days ago, and this thing rocks. Sharpened a few of my kitchen knives, still have a lot to go, and sharpened my work knife. That poor knife has cut cans, wires, wood, you name it, and the edge was showing its wear. A few passes through the WS and it's now easily shaving my arms. After sharpening 4 knives I'm missing most of the hair on my hand and wrist. Only 20 more knives to go hammer

If you have been thinking about one of the electric sharpeners, I say go for it. Very fast and scary sharp
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#6168926 - 02/03/16 10:24 PM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: BigPig]
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Great Post I am looking for one.
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#6168928 - 02/03/16 10:27 PM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: BigPig]
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Can you post a pic. I found several online and I cant tell if they are different models.
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#6168935 - 02/03/16 10:31 PM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: BigPig]
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Got one for Christmas in 2014. About time I take it out of the box I guess.

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#6168950 - 02/03/16 10:46 PM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: BigPig]
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Saw them at a hunting show, looked interesting but I'm old school I guess when it comes to knife sharpening. I could be missing out though. Been plenty of times cleaning numbers of pigs with little or no help and wished I had a faster way to sharpen knives. Might give one a try someday.

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#6168956 - 02/03/16 10:53 PM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: Ramsey]
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Originally Posted By: Ramsey
Can you post a pic. I found several online and I cant tell if they are different models.


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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6168989 - 02/03/16 11:31 PM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: BigPig]
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I've never used a knife sharpener. My setup is a piece of picture frame glass and automotive sandpaper. Save your arm, if you can slice paper, it's sharp.
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#6169041 - 02/04/16 06:04 AM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: BigPig]
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I like the work sharp but it takes a little practice with a knife you don't care about first. It is just a mini belt sander.
That thing will take off some metal in a hurry and you can't drag the tip all through or let it drop once past the guard.
Once you get the hang of it, it is great. It will also sharpen scissors and other stuff as well.
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#6169067 - 02/04/16 06:53 AM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: pegasaurus]
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Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
I like the work sharp but it takes a little practice with a knife you don't care about first. It is just a mini belt sander.
That thing will take off some metal in a hurry and you can't drag the tip all through or let it drop once past the guard.
Once you get the hang of it, it is great. It will also sharpen scissors and other stuff as well.


The KO edition has an adjustable speed control, really helps with being precise and not taking a lot of metal away. Reading reviews on both WorkSharps, it sounds like they made a huge improvement over the original
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6169074 - 02/04/16 07:00 AM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: Ramsey]
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Originally Posted By: Ramsey
Great Post I am looking for one.

Ditto,
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#6169086 - 02/04/16 07:09 AM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: BigPig]
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Not to push it on anybody, but I have another one new in the box that I'll sel for $130. I hit the "one click order" twice on Amazon bang and don't really feel like sending it back. If somebody wants it holler at me, if not it's going to UPS on Saturday
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6169136 - 02/04/16 07:46 AM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: BigPig]
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I use my bench grinder.
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#6169145 - 02/04/16 07:55 AM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: Ramsey
Can you post a pic. I found several online and I cant tell if they are different models.




Looks like it ought to gettter done up
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#6169147 - 02/04/16 07:56 AM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: BigPig]
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I don't trust myself sharpening my nice blades yet, so I'm a Havalon guy when it comes to skinning & cleaning game.

Knife sharpening is a skill I'd like to add to my toolbox though, so ill probably look into this.

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#6169189 - 02/04/16 08:19 AM Re: Shaving my arms... A knife sharpener thread [Re: BigPig]
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Look at the tormek t7
It's a bad little dude that can do and sharpen a lot of things
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