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#3115236 - 01/08/13 07:54 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: moondawg]
Trapper John
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I just got the Work Sharp knife sharpener today. I took my old, ultra dull knife that I rarely use anymore and got it into shaving shape in a few minutes. Love it.
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#3115262 - 01/08/13 08:09 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: Trapper John]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Trapper John
I just got the Work Sharp knife sharpener today. I took my old, ultra dull knife that I rarely use anymore and got it into shaving shape in a few minutes. Love it.
Glad to hear of your success, although I did not expect anything other than positive feedback. It is amazing how simple it is to put a razor sharp edge on knives with the Work Sharp.


Edited by Andy S. (01/08/13 08:11 PM)
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#3115988 - 01/09/13 10:12 AM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: moondawg]
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I use a Lansky and found that if you try and sharpen at the wrong angle it won't sharpen until the blade angle matches the angle of the stone. I was sharpening knives and the blades weren't getting any sharper. I used a black magic marker and marked the blade edge to determine if I was sharpening at the correct angle. I wrote down the angle of each knife for future reference and my Lansky works great now.
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#3116034 - 01/09/13 10:38 AM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: treefarmer]
Mike Belt
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I've used tham all and believe me the Work Sharp is by far the easiest, fastest, most foolproof method of sharpening knives I've come across in the 35+ years I've been deer hunting.
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#3116382 - 01/09/13 02:32 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: Mike Belt]
THE DUKE
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How long do the belts last on average.
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#3116444 - 01/09/13 03:20 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: THE DUKE]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: JOSEY WALES
How long do the belts last on average.
I am not 100% sure there is a hard and fast answer to that question. Every knife and the condition of the blades when sharpened are different, with some blades requiring more time and attention than others. I just purchased my Work Sharp few months back and I am still using the original belts. I have sharpened 10 or so hunting knives and about that many kitchen knives (practicing when I first bought it) and I would guess my original belts are 85% spent. Your mileage may vary.


Edited by Andy S. (01/09/13 03:21 PM)
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#3117072 - 01/09/13 09:35 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: Andy S.]
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I agree with Andy. Knives are a sick obsession of mine id guess i have enough for many a hunter. Ive run most thru the work sharp and am still on the original belts butid guess im close to neefing a reacement. Well worth the money
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#3117160 - 01/09/13 11:21 PM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: volsgo1]
plinker22
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Put me down with the Work Sharp crowd as well. I got one for Christmas and now all knives in my house & MIL's house are hair shaving sharp. Then loaned it to Browtines and all the blades in his house and the Cleaning Shed are hair sharp.

In fact, tonight I purchased another one for the cleaning shed and brought mine back home.

Browtines and I processed the final deer of the year tonight... or constant topic was how Amazingly Sharp our knives were.

Playing with mine the first evening... Dec 26th.


Get the Work Sharp.
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#3117275 - 01/10/13 06:51 AM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: plinker22]
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I've been hand sharpening for years and have gotten pretty good at it, but I got a Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener http://www.wickededgeusa.com/ and I'm absolutely blown away with the results I'm getting. Go to YouTube and search on wicked edge.

It isn't cheap, and there is a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, it is really simple to use.

Without getting too far into sharpening theory, what it allows you to do is get a refined edge that is not only extremely sharp but also polished to a degree that it will hold the edge much longer.

An example. In the past, I've sharpened the knife that I use to butcher deer with a set of flat stones and it would easily shave hair. In the process of quartering, separating muscle groups, and meticulously trimming off fat and silverskin, I would have to touch up the edge on a sharpening steel at least a half dozen times per deer to keep it shaving sharp.

Using the same knife, sharpened to 18 degrees per side and polished to a mirror finish on the Wicked Edge, I was able to process two deer from start to finish without a single touch-up and it would still pop hair like a straight razor.

If you are fanatical about sharpness, it is IMO the only way to go. Warning! It is addictive.


Edited by Pursuit Hunter (01/10/13 06:55 AM)
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#3117496 - 01/10/13 09:48 AM Re: Knife sharpening? [Re: Pursuit Hunter]
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That looks pretty cool system, Pursuit Hunter. I feel obligated, for whatever reason, to stick with manual sharpening devices. I feel like I am able to keep my knives sufficiently sharp and I enjoy sharpening that way. I enjoy and appreciate a good, sharp edge as much as the next man. In fact, I recently started shaving with a straight razor and, as that edge has to be maintained precisely and in a perfect manner, I enjoy working with it.
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