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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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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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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.
Wow... I haven't checked this thread for a while. Let me know if you come across it. I'm still using stones... rough and fine.

I'm finding that the steel makes a Hugh difference... duh... I can get a wicked sharp edge on VG10 in no time... but it takes me what seems like forever to get a similar edge on 1095. Maybe it's the knife. .. spyderco vs kabar... maybe it's just how I'm holding. I guess the systems would be more conducive to consistency.

Anyway... thanks for the offer.
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You're welcome to it. Glad someone will find a use for it. It was sitting on top of the whetstones that can serve as backup if the work sharp fails. Can you pm me an address?
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Edge Pro system, nothing better out there. Not cheap, but neither are your knives.

The Chinese have of course pirated the design. I don't know how they can sell them for less than the cost of the stones, so I suspect the quality equals the price. Buy American, it's the right thing to do.

If someone had a mind to, they could probably make a living with this tool.
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You're welcome to it. Glad someone will find a use for it. It was sitting on top of the whetstones that can serve as backup if the work sharp fails. Can you pm me an address?
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I use Spyerco Sharpmaker and an older set of crock sticks. I find it easier to hold the correct blade angle using them. The edges I get are good enough to cleanly shave slivers of paper off a suspended sheet's edge. One of the keys to getting a good edge is, when you feel it starting to sharpen, start using a much lighter pressure. It does slow things down a lot at that point but too much pressure on a fine edge doesn't seem to produce very sharp results.
I have one of these and can't seem to get the edge that everyone else does. I watched the video several times, but... Any chance the stones are bad?
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Based on a couple of mentions in this thread, I just picked up a WorkSharp (the regular, not the Ken Onion model).

I've only sharpened one knife with it so far - my German chef's knife, which has tough steel and had gotten so dull that the included honing rod wouldn't do anything.

I'm gonna have to re-learn how to safely handle a genuinely sharp knife. Because after using the WorkSharp on it, I negligently ran my finger against the blade when I was unloading the sink*, and with barely any pressure I sliced my finger right open. This S.O.B. is sharper now than when it was new.

So, I guess consider this an endorsement for the WorkSharp.


* (Yes, I know - I'm an idiot for laying a sharp knife in a sink full of other stuff. Won't be doing that again....)
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Many years ago I started with a Lansky set, which works great btw, then went to Gatco because the stones are so much bigger-makes the job go faster.

Then a year or two ago, I got a Ken Onion Work Sharp electric belt sharpener and it does an even better job in seconds vs. many minutes. I still keep the Gatco set (gave my old Lansky set away) in case the grid goes down or when I want to work on tiny broadhead blades.

The Ken Onion Work Sharp simply smokes all the others-assuming you have electricity!

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