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What's the best sharpening system

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Garrett Peters, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. vilePossum

    vilePossum

    Jan 14, 2015
    As with many things hobby/knife related things tend to get obsessive at one point or another.
    Do yourself a favor and do as recommended and look for a working nicely sharp edge and consistency first, finish later on. Otherwise you might need a lot of patience or become frustrated that you can not get the same results as some of the guys here posting knifeporn and having gone through several hundred of dollars worth of sharpening equipment.

    As for best system... Well wicked edge and kme get a lot of votes, edge pro and sharpmaker are good as well. And they all work!

    What do you want to do? Reprofile? Just sharpen? Maintenance?
    Personally I have used:
    Sharpmaker
    Lansky
    3d printed edge pro with dmt stones
    Dmt aligner set
    Dmt stones
    Various water stones
    And I probably forget stuff, still I am not an expert.
    My vote?
    Get a sharpmaker with maybe uf stones for maintenance and set your knives to either 15 or 20 dps with something like a kme/edge pro or let a pro do it for you.

    I mean sure, if money is not an issue, just get the full set of wicked edge, can't go wrong there, even though even that set has its limits.

    If you decide to really invest you might consider going the long tedious route of learning free hand. It is rather Zen and definitely more about the whole process than just achieving a working edge efficiently when you aim for a mirror edge free hand.
     
  2. Scotcha

    Scotcha Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    I’d suggest the sharpmaker with the additional UF stones. As long as you don’t let my knives get very dull the sharpmaker is one of the cheapest amd easiest options. The UF stones put a hair popping edge on my CRK’s.
     
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