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Ganzo Sharpener?

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by cbrstar, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2015
    I was watching a knife making video by M.N Projects and I noticed he was using a Ganzo sharpener, and I have to say it looked kinda good.

    Does anyone here use one? And will the stones hold up to tougher steels?
     
  2. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    We don't support ganzo here at all. They only clone so they are not a legitimate company.
     
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  3. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2015
    Fair enough, I would never buy one of their knives. I was just looking for a cheap sharpener to give to my brother as he has 20 or so dull knives lol

    It might work out cheaper if I can source out a lansky locally. I just wasn't exactly happy with my lansky as I had a warped stone right out of the box.

    Do you know of any other sharpening systems under $75. That take the guess work out?
     
  4. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Get him a pull through. :rolleyes:
     
  5. tueller

    tueller Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 16, 2012
    Spyderco sharpmaker. No brainer. One just sold new in box on the exchange but you can find em all over the intraweb. If u want to go the extra mile combine it with a cheapo flexcut strop. Nice inexpensive system for the beginner or intermediate.
     
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  6. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2015
    Well at least that would be better then nothing.
     
  7. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Maybe, maybe not. ;)
    Does he have no interest in learning to sharpen freehand?
     
  8. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    Avoid the ganzo. Like the plauge and other clone sharpening systems. Just bad junk. Bad stones too.

    Sharp maker is nice. Gatco is an alternative to lansky. And smith's also have an alt. Dmt also have a system.

    What's wrong with getting bench stones and learning to sharpen that way?
     
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  9. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2015
    Both me and my brother inherited some stones from my Grand Father. But for some reason neither of us ever had the knack to do a nice even edge.
    Personally I was only ever able to get small knives like a sak sharpish on them, but a rough edge.
     
  10. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I left you a message on your profile page.
     
  11. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2015
    Danbot gave me an excellent suggestion i'm going to try out.

    At the same time I decided to stop being so cheap and get him a lansky. The weird thing is barely any one is selling them anymore locally. I checked Canadian tire, cabella's etc. Only MEC has them.

    When I caught the knife bug a few years ago in 2014. I remember work sharp belt sharpeners being the new thing. Have they pretty much dominated since then, and thats what people are mainly buying?
     
  12. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I bought a Ken Onion WS basically just for quickly resetting the bevels on badly chipped blades. I also bought a Hapstone V6 from Gritomatic on the forum here. I'm happy with it. It's basically a heavy duty Edge-pro type of sharpener that I use when friends or co-workers give me their entire drawer full of kitchen knives to sharpen for them. If I'm only sharpening a few, I will just use my favourite method, which is freehand on bench stones.
     
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  13. lonestar1979

    lonestar1979

    Mar 2, 2014
    Get a norton stone,thats all you really need coarse fine
     
  14. Chris "Anagarika"

    Chris "Anagarika"

    Mar 7, 2001
    If you’re still keen to learn free hand, try @HeavyHanded www.washboardsharpening.com. IMHO, the feedback effect will help to learn and the tutorial (and videos) provided is top notch. Besides he’s our forum member with lots of good advices that you can ask questions to.
     
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