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    Default Knife sharpener

    I am sure there are posts on this subject but I am battling to find them.

    I have some Global and Wilkinson Sword carving knives and I have a draw full of sharpeners from the el cheapos to the ones with water and whetstones - but hell they don't work! Maybe I am the problem…...

    What does please!

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    I have had a Lanky set with three stones for almost 20 years now, best buy ever, never even thought of buying any other knife sharpening device.
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    If you have lots of money to spend

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    Maybe try this one.
    I got one and it works sharp -

    http://www.takealot.com/work-sharp-e...R2kaAsoL8P8HAQ
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    Onematch, before spending money on another gadget, why do you not get yourself to understand the basics. You may then find that the stone you have is a brilliant tool, and all that may be needed to supplement it could be a steel.

    I suggest you Google Youtube "Knife sharpening techniques" and see how many instructional videos there are - none of which wants you to buy their products. The thing to remember - 20 degrees is the rule.

    By the way, a very handy knife sharpening tool that is almost always nearby is the top edge of a car window. Wind it down 3/4 of the way and try it at 20 degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    Onematch, before spending money on another gadget, why do you not get yourself to understand the basics. You may then find that the stone you have is a brilliant tool, and all that may be needed to supplement it could be a steel.

    I suggest you Google Youtube "Knife sharpening techniques" and see how many instructional videos there are - none of which wants you to buy their products. The thing to remember - 20 degrees is the rule.

    By the way, a very handy knife sharpening tool that is almost always nearby is the top edge of a car window. Wind it down 3/4 of the way and try it at 20 degrees.
    Sorry Poen. Most people will never spend the effort and time required to truly master a whetstone/ oilstone followed by a strop. A steel is a great way to ruin an edge if you don't get it exactly right, I know, I have repaired many, many knives "sharpened" with a steel.

    The easiest way by a million miles to sharpen a blade is to use the Work Sharp electric sharpener. The standard one is absolutely fine for keeping your kitchen knives up to scratch and you don't need to use anything but the finishing strop belt to do so once you have gone through the process of adding an edge with the courser belts, provided you haven't chipped the edge. It is also the ONLY way to sharpen super knife steels such as S35V or S90V within a reasonable timeframe. Think 5 minutes VS. 5 Hours and I know because I have all the fancy diamond stones and kits from Warthog, Lansky, Spyderco etc.

    To the OP, you can spend thousands of rands over many years on all sorts of stones and kits or R2k once and then about R200.00 for every 100 odd sharpenings when purchasing a Work Sharp.
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    I have a theory that 80% of the problems with kitchen knives not keeping an edge is the washing and storage process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian1 View Post
    I have had a Lanky set with three stones for almost 20 years now, best buy ever, never even thought of buying any other knife sharpening device.
    I couldn't agree more. My Lansky is about 10 years old and I would not use anything else to sharpen my knives.
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    Some good advice here.

    Using a good quality whetstone is easy. Get a Norton stone.
    Most kitchen knives have very low quality blades, you get what you pay for.

    I don't want a Lansky for free, sorry.

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    Thanks for the input guys - maybe a good Google is the best start, as the good quality knives obviously have very hard steel to hoped the edge, while the cheap ones get blunt quickly but sharpen up quickly with those cheap ( and I think damaging) sharpeners.

    To get the correct angle on a whetstone is a bit tricky but I have my work cut out to decide….

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    I have a Lansky.

    I also have an Accusharp
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    I have a Lansky.

    I also have an Accusharp
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    The Accusharp type of thing takes away too much metal. You shorten the life of the blade.

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    Received one of these http://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/pr...sharpener/6444 for my birthday 4 years ago. Once every 2/3 months I take every single carving/kitchen knife in our kitchen and sharpen them. Takes about 1 to 2 minutes to sharpen a rather blunt blade. You also get one with 3 stages.
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    Warthog from Trappers/ Cape Union mart. You can set the angle of the stones and makes sharpening quick and perfect angle every time
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    https://www.wickededgeusa.com/produc...and-sport-pro/

    I got this a year ago. Last sharpener I buy. Fantastic product
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    Some good advice here.

    Using a good quality whetstone is easy. Get a Norton stone.
    Most kitchen knives have very low quality blades, you get what you pay for.

    I don't want a Lansky for free, sorry.
    Listen to the sage-like advice given here.

    It just so happens that I am the distributor for Norton products. I haven't got knife sharpening range on my website yet, the guys are busy with pricing on the knife grinder belts. But it is one of the categories that I aim to add very soon - catering for the for the guy who wants to sharpen his knife at home up to professional knife-makers.

    In the meantime - PM me and we can start a conversation on what would suit your needs best and what it would cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    Kind Sir

    The Accusharp type of thing takes away too much metal. You shorten the life of the blade.
    Dear Sir.

    Thank You for you concern.

    The Lansky is for myself.

    The AccuSharp is for the wife.

    It is also true that the "vleismes" in the kitchen has been sharpened by the Accusharp type of sharpeners for the past 30 years. It is still fine (and sharp). If it survives the next 20 I will call it a good life for a common kitchen knife. Another 10 years with my sharpening abuse will also be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Dear Sir.

    Thank You for you concern.

    The Lansky is for myself.

    The AccuSharp is for the wife.

    It is also true that the "vleismes" in the kitchen has been sharpened by the Accusharp type of sharpeners for the past 30 years. It is still fine (and sharp). If it survives the next 20 I will call it a good life for a common kitchen knife. Another 10 years with my sharpening abuse will also be fine.

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    Then the "vleismes" must be off very good quality.

    Sincerely yours
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Dear Sir.

    Thank You for you concern.

    The Lansky is for myself.

    The AccuSharp is for the wife.

    It is also true that the "vleismes" in the kitchen has been sharpened by the Accusharp type of sharpeners for the past 30 years. It is still fine (and sharp). If it survives the next 20 I will call it a good life for a common kitchen knife. Another 10 years with my sharpening abuse will also be fine.

    Kind Regards
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    I will admit that that I have used an AccuSharp extensively in the past. Try to sharpen a Kershaw Spec Bump with anything else - I would like to see how it is done. My Warthog isn't as effective and it takes off much more metal.
    BTW. We also do pull-through sharpeners. And wheel type sharpeners.
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    .... and now it is a "Commercial Member" thread.

    I'm out.

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