Best Knife Sharpeners

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Seadaddy1970, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT

    Jan 4, 2016
    @Seadaddy1970 I bought a W.E. system 1 year ago (stepped up from a sharpmaker) and by the 3rd knife I was perfectly comfortable putting my Shirogorov F95T on it. That's a full flat grind and is supposed to be super problematic on the W.E. clamp - nonsense. It is just not that hard to figure it out. And I have the old style/basic clamp.

    Get a W.E. while they are on sale.
     
  2. Seadaddy1970

    Seadaddy1970 Gold Member Gold Member

    75
    Dec 3, 2018
    Thank you, sir, for your suggestion. I’m going to do some research on that system.
     
  3. vic2367

    vic2367

    Sep 15, 2006
    Work sharp
     
  4. Seadaddy1970

    Seadaddy1970 Gold Member Gold Member

    75
    Dec 3, 2018
    Learning curve?
     
  5. Rhinoknives1

    Rhinoknives1 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 1, 2013
    Most everything that works well has a. Learning curve. If you want a power unit. Go withThe Ken Onion Work Sharp. Start slow with some low end knives until you get the knack of it. There’s a sweet spot in pressure & moving the blade towards you. When your confident, move to some of your folders checking how the Ricassio area etc will fit.
     
  6. Seadaddy1970

    Seadaddy1970 Gold Member Gold Member

    75
    Dec 3, 2018
    Thanks, all that advice about ruining some of my good knives spooked me. Understandably!
     
  7. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    I wouldn't start with your good knives first on any new system just so you can learn without the worries
     
  8. Seadaddy1970

    Seadaddy1970 Gold Member Gold Member

    75
    Dec 3, 2018
    That’s good advise for sure.
     
  9. Bghapb

    Bghapb

    1
    Jan 6, 2020
    Wicked edge cannot be beaten. Check them out on line.
     
  10. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover

    Aug 2, 2006
    MY advice would be to forget any kind of powered system.

    The Wicked Edge or Edge-Pro are superb. I prefer the Edge-Pro, but the WE is a great sharpener as well.
     
  11. Whetstone39

    Whetstone39 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    Use both the SM and the WE :)

    The drawback to the Sharpmaker is that you only have two angles to choose from, 30 degrees or 40 degrees inclusive. One of the best features of the WE is that you can set the angle you want by re-grinding the edge using the diamond stones.

    For most of my knives I like a 30 degree inclusive edge anyway, so I set the edge using the WE and maintain the edge on the SM.
     

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