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    Default decent 75 dolar sharpener!

    i suck at angles i want a super simple unit that makes knifes shaveing sharp im thinking lansky diamond or https://www.amazon.com/Work-Sharp-WS...pd_gw_cr_cartx
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    Default decent 75 dolar sharpener!

    If you just need to sharpen blades and want something that takes off very little metal at a time so itís hard to ruin anything, the Spyderco Sharpmaker is great. But if you need to reprofile blades, it will take you ages and itís probably not the kit for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    If you just need to sharpen blades and want something that takes off very little metal at a time so itís hard to ruin anything, the Spyderco Sharpmaker is great. But if you need to reprofile blades, it will take you ages and itís probably not the kit for you.
    i think i had the sharp maker . it did not do anything to my knifes. but it may of been user error
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    Default Re: decent 75 dolar sharpener!

    I've used the Lansky Deluxe set for a good 25 years and for <$45, it's been pretty good. Longer blades are more problematic, but doable and if you add their medium diamond hone, you've got most sharpening and reprofiling chores covered.

    There are no doubt better systems out there, but not for under $50.

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    I use the sharpmaker - works great for maintaining a good edge but can be slow if you need to reprofile. Spyderco has a old video where Sal shows how to use it. If you need to reprofile a xtra coarse stone or diamond hone is faster. The work sharp takes off way too much metal and can grind off the point of your knife before you know it, not a good sharpener if you have a decent knife that you don't want to damage.

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    Iíve had a DMT sharpening kit with aligner for about 20yrs and it has worked well. It works similar to the Lansky and comes with diamond stones.

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    so i tryied my cheap whetstone again instead of useing it as if im trying to cut off a thin slice of the stone i draged knife the other way and i got it to at least shaving sharp
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    im so glad i waited and tryied the whetstone again it got my 7 dollar pocket knife scary sharp
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    Nice work! It takes some time and practice. Stones really are the best way to learn to sharpen IMO. I have tried a bunch of the jig systems and while they will help and give predictable results, nothing beats knowing how to free hand it.

    For pocket knives if you want something simple that will quickly sharpen a knife the work sharp guided field sharpener is something that is useful. It gives you a couple grits, ceramic stone and strop all in a small package with guides. It is limited in size of knife you will want to sharpen and only produces a single kind of edge, but for pocketknives it is helpful if you are learning to free hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StagMoose View Post
    Nice work! It takes some time and practice. Stones really are the best way to learn to sharpen IMO. I have tried a bunch of the jig systems and while they will help and give predictable results, nothing beats knowing how to free hand it.

    For pocket knives if you want something simple that will quickly sharpen a knife the work sharp guided field sharpener is something that is useful. It gives you a couple grits, ceramic stone and strop all in a small package with guides. It is limited in size of knife you will want to sharpen and only produces a single kind of edge, but for pocketknives it is helpful if you are learning to free hand.
    cool i was looking at that sharpner
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    One of my goals is to become a professional knife sharpener, so I have them all. Well, at least most of them. Bench stones, DMT diamond plates, Spyderco Sharpmaker, KME, Wicked Edge Gen 3, Tormek T8, strops, ceramic rods, etc. They all have strengths and weaknesses. If your goal is to keep your own pocket knives sharp, then the lansky will serve you well. The KME might change your definition of scary sharp, but this is outside of your stated budget. Whether you get the lansky or stick with your bench stones, I would recommend getting a good, two sided leather strop with sub micron diamond pastes. If used properly, this will greatly increase your sharpness.
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    Work Sharp is great on modern hard steels.

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