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Old April 21st, 2017, 09:05 AM #21
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I use an Edge faux similar to Gambler, but mounted congress tools stones on flat aluminum. Also use a 1x30 belt sander with Trizact, mylar and leather belts depending on the edge I want. I started out on bench stones, still can get a good edge on them, but it's really tough to hold an exact angle, and takes forever to profile, or to sharpen my exotic steels. A jig system keeps an exact, and repeatable angle, so less blade is wasted, and it sharpens more efficinetly. The belt can sharpen in minutes, and I can get a flat to convex edge depending on belt tension, the leather belt with stropping compound is epic, will mirror polish an edge, or strop a rolled edge back several times. I use triangular stones for serrated blades on the jig sharpener, sharpens minor damage, and restores an edge, then a low angle sharpen/strop on the flat side with the belt sander, and they are like new. I would like to get a couple spyderco ceramic files and mount them on backings, could exactly match the spyderedge pattern, and repair more extensive damage, or add serrations to a plain edge.

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Old April 21st, 2017, 11:25 AM #22
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EdgePro is a very nice system. I get amazing edges on my kitchen knives, and it works fine on exotic steels, though it takes more time than on carbon steel kitchen cutlery.

I bought the genuine article, invented and made in Oregon, rather than support Chinese ripoff pirates.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 01:01 PM #23
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Lansky fan here

I just touched up my two favorite carry knives with the Lansky system, and once again am amazed how razor sharp a knife can be with just a little effort. Then a quick follow up with a leather strop, 1" x 30" leather belt on a belt sander with a little jeweler's rouge.

After reading through this thread, as well as others on the subject, I wanted to re-evaluate my choice of Lansky, thinking I might be persuaded to get the Ken Onion machine, since it looks easier and faster. And it might be those things. But I cannot imagine a sharper edge than what I have now. And I can put $125 to better use elsewhere.

Grew up using whet stones (still have them) and had good enough results, but my Lansky edges are light years beyond anything I could do the old fashioned way. YMMV, of course.
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I just touched up my two favorite carry knives with the Lansky system, and once again am amazed how razor sharp a knife can be with just a little effort. Then a quick follow up with a leather strop, 1" x 30" leather belt on a belt sander with a little jeweler's rouge.

After reading through this thread, as well as others on the subject, I wanted to re-evaluate my choice of Lansky, thinking I might be persuaded to get the Ken Onion machine, since it looks easier and faster. And it might be those things. But I cannot imagine a sharper edge than what I have now. And I can put $125 to better use elsewhere.

Grew up using whet stones (still have them) and had good enough results, but my Lansky edges are light years beyond anything I could do the old fashioned way. YMMV, of course.
I am pretty much there with you Ed. I do have a Work sharp that I use on my kitchen knives, mainly because of their length and hardness. As far as my hunting and EDC knives go, It's Lansky all the way. I too started with wet stones and can still produce a shaving edge with one(coarse side and fine side), but the Lansky system give a more consistent bevel.
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I have the basic lansky system collecting dust somewhere in my basement. OP, if I can find it, it's yours.

The work sharp Ken onion is much better for me. I can do a kitchen knife to an incredible edge in 5 minutes.
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Anyone know what the difference is, or benefit, between the regular work sharp and the ken onion edition?
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The Ken onion belt is wider, and it can do more angles. The latter is why I upgraded.

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