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    In Need of a Sharpening System


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    I need a basic sharpening system for my folders. One that can do recurves is important. I'm looking at the Lansky system and also the Spyderco sharpmaker right now. Which one do you guys recommend. What are some others?

    please don't tell me to get an edge pro

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    this should be in the "maintenance, sharpening, etc" forum. you should ask a mod nicely to move it for you.


    i own both. i highly prefer my sharpmaker. of course i have the congress tool courser stones so i can re-profile with mine without spending a year working on a single knife. if you take the time to understand how the sharpmaker works and adjust to compensate for differing bevels from factory edges put on knives, you will be happy you got it.

    sharpening on the corners works fine on re-curve knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbmonkey View Post
    this should be in the "maintenance, sharpening, etc" forum. you should ask a mod nicely to move it for you.


    i own both. i highly prefer my sharpmaker. of course i have the congress tool courser stones so i can re-profile with mine without spending a year working on a single knife. if you take the time to understand how the sharpmaker works and adjust to compensate for differing bevels from factory edges put on knives, you will be happy you got it.

    sharpening on the corners works fine on re-curve knives.
    This. Has always worked on mine.

    Lansky and other slide-styles don't always work well and can over-sharpen (remove too much steel) at certain points while under-sharpen other parts of the recurve edge.

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    i love my sharpmaker! pretty sure an untrained monkey could get blades sharp with that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solidorange View Post
    i love my sharpmaker! pretty sure an untrained monkey could get blades sharp with that thing.
    I completely agree with you on this one. I use a Sharpmaker on all of my folders and fixed blades and then finish them up on a leather strop. It's so easy a caveman could do it.

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    Have a read through the sharpening section, where these threads should go:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/fo...-Embellishment
    My vote is sharpmaker.

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    work sharp knife and tool sharpener. works great on my machax

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    All you need is DMT continous diamond stones. Amazon has the combo edges, you can get every edge from course,fine,extra fine, extra extra fine from two stones running you about 100-120 and your set for a very long time to come. Wil take but one try and you'll be hooked. There are a tad heavy for their size but well worth the prise.

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    Sharpmaker is a great system. Paper wheels also good, but, being a power tool, more capable of rewarding stupidity with serious injury. I'm also interested in the Wicked Edge system, but the Sharpmaker is probably the most versatile inexpensive option out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IGotStabbed View Post
    please don't tell me to get an edge pro
    What exactly is wrong with an EdgePro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solidorange View Post
    i love my sharpmaker! pretty sure an untrained monkey could get blades sharp with that thing.
    I have one and I have no luck with it.

    I actually make knives worse with it. Maybe I need more practice or patience.

    I can get decent results with the DMT Alinger.

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    I love my wicked edge...strongly suggest! Go to YouTube type in wicked edge and Clay Allison and be impressed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seelow123 View Post
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    You may have better luck posting in the maintenance sub forum,that being said I'd go with the sharpmaker.The new high dollar systems are nice but developing you're skill with something as cheap as a Smith tri stone is really better in the long run.I remember back in the day before systems many an old timer getting fantastic results just using stones with out the hassle and expense of a system.

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