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Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: unclebubba] #8557657 03/16/22 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Wicked Edge

Perfect edge geometry. Set the angle for the job of the knife.

Will sharpen the hardest of steels, and I carry M390 on a daily basis.

Does not heat up (anneal) and soften the steel.

Doesn't take long to get the muscle memory and you end up with scary sharp knives. Expensive tool, but will be worth it in the long run.

I've wanted a wicked edge. I use the Lansky, which is the same basic premise, but about 10% of the price. Yes, it makes scary sharp knives, and I recommend the lansky to everyone. I just can't rationalize the $500 bite for the wicked edge.

Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
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Hey FiremanJG

How is this better than a Lansky

I can see how It's better. Looks easier to set up, bigger stones, and like Jason said, you can sharpen both sides at a time. I just don't see it as 90% better when the lansky is only $50.00.


Expensive for sure.

I looked at it as an investment. Buy once cry once. If I live another 40 years $500 ÷ 40 = $12.50 a year


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Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: ShaneA] #8558683 03/17/22 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ShaneA
i've tried several different things, didn't care for them,,,, i free hand sharpen my knives
no secret, find your angle and hold it all the way through



This... i use my 2x42 variable spped belt sander.

Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: slow944] #8559846 03/19/22 05:26 AM
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Well guys I went with the Work Sharp because it was in my price range. Thanks for all the comments and advise. Now I have work to do.

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Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: slow944] #8560172 03/19/22 07:41 PM
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Jerry, watch some of their youtube vidros and stop the belt when the tip of the blade reaches the center of the belt to prevent rounding off the tip of the blade


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Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: slow944] #8560329 03/20/22 01:41 AM
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Spyderco Sharpmaker. It works. I sharpened my wife's sewing scissors this weekend. Hit a few kitchen knives, too.


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Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: slow944] #8561006 03/21/22 04:21 AM
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I put a edge on with a Lanksy Diamond deluxe set, then to fresh it up I will use a Smith's Adjustable Pull-Thru Knife Sharpener and a leather strop. I can Straighten a edge on a steel and pull 10 stokes through the ceramic and finish up with 10 stroke of the strop and it will be scary sharp.


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Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: slow944] #8568439 03/31/22 01:10 PM
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The problem with knife sharpening is you can use all the great toys at home and get a really sharp knife. My problem was out in the field after deer/hog skinning, and the knife is getting dull. Since it’s all about the angle of the dangle and I’m using tool steel (D2) at least these days I have the work sharp ken onion version I set at twenty degrees for around the house and in my war bag that my end up anywhere I’m hunting I have a set of spider on ceramic that I bought years ago. That way no matter where I end up I can keep my knives razor sharp, because they are both set for the same angle.


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Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: slow944] #8573183 04/06/22 09:58 PM
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I have hand sharpened my whole life and go until I can shave the hairs on my arm. While I get a blade sharp I have a tendency to put 2 different angles on a knife. A friend showed me that wicked edge system and what it does to a blade is scary. Perfect angles and you have to handle the blade carefully after you are done or you will hurt yourself it is so sharp. I don't have one yet but I certainly will!...

Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: slow944] #8607248 05/28/22 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by slow944
Well guys I went with the Work Sharp because it was in my price range. Thanks for all the comments and advise. Now I have work to do.

Jerry


This. I have a Ken Onion. I follow the directions and it'll make it sharp enough to split hairs, if that's what you want. It has the correct angles for different types of knives and uses.

Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: slow944] #8607573 05/29/22 01:48 PM
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Crock sticks and the spouse carries a DMT double sided sharpener in his pocket or pack for field touch ups.

Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: slow944] #8608571 05/30/22 06:51 PM
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Wicked Edge is definitely #1 for me with the Tormek in second place

I currently have

Wicked edge
Tormek
Veil 1x42
Reeder 2x72
Ken Onion Angle Set - Keep in my hunting pack

Various Japanese wet stones for straight razors

Next up will be the
Work Sharp Precision Adjust


Lately, I have been using the 1x42 to set the angle and then move to the wicked edge

Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: slow944] #8608974 05/31/22 11:02 AM
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I used to make knives. I tried them all but found that the Baldor that the gun show guys use is the best and quickest method. Start with the 1 hp. Don’t get a smaller, less expensive one. They just don’t have the rpm’s that you need.

Expensive? Yep but my last one worked for over 30 years before I burnt it up.


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Re: Best Knife Sharpener That You Use? [Re: slow944] #8615769 06/08/22 10:20 PM
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I've really enjoyed the near idiot-proof worksharp precision adjust. works better for me than my lansky.

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