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Old April 28th, 2017, 06:10 PM #31
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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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Old May 3rd, 2017, 02:50 PM #32
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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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