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Old 06-01-2019, 09:11 PM
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knife sharpeners

I have a Gatco diamond sharpener for smaller knives that I am very happy with. Looking for something for the larger kitchen knives. Edge Pro, KME, maybe Wicked Edge.

Right now Wicked Edge looks pretty good. Will wet stones work as well as diamond stones on hard steels like D2?
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:31 PM
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Diamond stones will be MUCH faster and will stay flat. For just touching up a well maintained kitchen knife I use either Arkansas or Norton fine India stones and oil. Scary sharp.

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Old 06-01-2019, 11:51 PM
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I've had a WE system for a long time and it's the best investment I've made. Would definitely buy again. My stones only go to 3200 or so grit but you can go as high as you like. I generally only go to 800 and strop with diamond paste for regular knives.
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:25 AM
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Have been using a Spyderco SHARPMAKER since they came out a LONG time ago...

In addition to the Medium and Fine hones I bought a set of the Diamond for fast stock removal....

Just easy to use and one can sharpen anything with it...and it goes anywhere you go...

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...r+instructions


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Old 06-02-2019, 08:58 AM
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Just got me a Worksharp field guide sharpener.Still trying it but looks satisfactory, and it´s portable.
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Old 06-02-2019, 11:20 AM
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Japanese water stones.

I prefer to use them.
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:35 PM
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I have an EP Apex with regular stones and it does just fine on D2, VG-10 and CPM-154 as well as carbon steels and the more mundane stainless varieties as found on the mass produced German kitchen knives.

It's amazing what a leather strop and some kind of paste (Mother's or something more exotic) will do to finish a well profiled edge or restore one that is still sharp...
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:03 PM
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I have had the KME for several years and am very happy with it. I will say that quite often I just sharpen on my stones. Would love to be able to afford a Wicked Edge but don’t see that happening any time soon. The KME does a very nice, quick and efficient job but there is something about using stones and creating the edges yourself that is very satisfying. When I shaved, I shaved with straight razors and always enjoyed keeping the blades as they should be.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:06 AM
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My Collection of Wet Sharping Stones.

For years i only used Arkansas Oil stones, when i started needing my Kitchen type knives sharpened, i started looking into how the Japanese used their water stones.

And look how my sharping collection has grown, i would advise you to go online and search for the Japanese wet stone sharping videos there very helpful.

Also i would advise starting slow with just a few stones, i really moved to quickly and have a few stones that remain unneeded.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:34 PM
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Or, if you’re lazier and just want to keep the edges in shape without experiencing the zen of blade sharpening, the Grizzly paper wheels are great and inexpensive.

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Old 06-12-2019, 02:43 PM
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I ordered a Wicked Edge and it came this week. They are a little pricey but these are very well made sharpeners. It does a very nice job and is very easy to use. It came with 200/600 stones diamond stones and I purchased 800/1000 diamond stones. Looking at the strops diamond paste also.
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I have balsa strops and they work great.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:41 PM
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I have balsa strops and they work great.
Very nice collection.
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:01 PM
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For my kitchen cutlery , I use 13in oval diamond 'stick'. I bought at a gunshow. Works like an old fashion butchers steel. Keep it wet with water when using.
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:37 PM
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For my kitchen cutlery , I use 13in oval diamond 'stick'. I bought at a gunshow. Works like an old fashion butchers steel. Keep it wet with water when using.
I have one of these in 10" that I use to sharpen hoof knives.

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Old 10-13-2019, 01:04 PM
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I've been using the Apex Edgo Pro for a little while now. The stones will wear and need leveled, but using a drill stop collar eliminates the problem that different thickness stones presents. I love the system and highly recommend it. There is a small learning curve, but it's not very difficult. I wouldn't let that scare me away.
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:01 PM
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Just ordered the Gen 3 Pro by Wicked Edge the other day and awaiting its arrival. I’ve been contemplating this purchase for the last 4 months and finally placed my order.

I’ve got the diamond stones from 100 thru 3K, a few diamond pastes from 14 microns down to 0.1 microns and a lapping film. I’ll be setup to sharpen for the rest of my days.
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:30 PM
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The Spyderco system works for me and the stones are harder than any man-made steel out there. A little regular touching up is easy on your kitchen knives and anything that you carry and use regularly. I do admit that I don't have any experience with some of the other options mentioned here. However, I have had over 50 years of experience with the standard "flat stones" commonly used.

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Old 10-26-2019, 10:32 PM
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After years of using a variety of stones and different methods I discovered this ingenious device and will never go back to stones. https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/W...ener-P505.aspx
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:57 AM
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After years of using a variety of stones and different methods I discovered this ingenious device and will never go back to stones. https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/W...ener-P505.aspx
Yep all my stones have retired. I have similar setup with 1 inch bench top sander and an assortment of belts. I also have a leather strop that fits the sander as well. For touch up in the field or kitchen a 14in fine diamond steel freshens my edges.
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:59 AM
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I switched to wet stones, slow, but like them very much.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:16 PM
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Sharpened my EDC for the first time on my Wicked Edge to a mirrors edge. I’m very pleased.
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:09 AM
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I started with sharpening stones when I was a kid, then switched to a Lansky system when I got a little older.

Just recently I ordered a Tormek T4. So far I've mainly used it for wood chisels, but I like it. The couple of knives I've used it for have turned out scalpel sharp.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:14 PM
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I normally use a steel. I suppose I have sharpened a knife every way possible but a steel is quick and easy. Just a few slices and it's sharp !
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:01 PM
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I normally use a steel. I suppose I have sharpened a knife every way possible but a steel is quick and easy. Just a few slices and it's sharp !
Thats what I use too, been using them for years. Work on my pocket knife too.
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