Knife sharpeners? What do you use?

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  1. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up Custom Title Silver Member

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    What does everyone use to sharpen their knives? Until recently, I've always used a whetstone and then honed it on a ceramic rod that I have. Yesterday, I ordered a new sharpener, called the Speedy Sharp.

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    Watching the demo by a random youtube dude, the guy basically flattened the edge of the knife so it was as dull as a butter knife and in 5 swipes with the sharpener, it was back to razor blade sharp. Just from 5 strokes with this carbide tool. So I ordered one to see if I can get it to work that well. It's from Amazon so if it doesn't work, I can just return it.


    So, what do you all use?
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Whetstone and a steel.

    I like the "old fashioned" methods. Or as I like to call them..."Tried and True".
     
  3. REWTX

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    Worksharp electric sharpener. Just because it is fast.
     
  4. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    One of those racks with 3 stones.
    Touch-ups with a steel.
    The main impediment to sharpening is steel that's not well-suited to taking an edge...inexpensive stainless.
     
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  5. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Most Honored Senior Member

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    Just a few strokes across my rawhide butt normally does it.. same trick as lighting my matches.. :eek:

    PS : I was only kidding.. ;)

    PPS : There's a knife manufactured in France called an OPINEL.. the blade is carbon steel. Easily honed to razor sharp on a wet stone in seconds.

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    2010cb Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    One of these by KME.
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    It may be over the top and unnecessary for some. But if you’re into knives, here’s an example of what I’ve been able to achieve.
     
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    T-Rey Strat-O-Master

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    I have a few different sharpeners of varying degrees of quality (Three sided whetstones, Lansky ,etc.) but I've found what I consider to be the best and easiest sharpener out there. It's called an Accu Sharp. I used to stop and get breakfast at this little Mennonite store out in the country and they had one of these chained to the counter where you ordered so you could try it out while you waited on your breakfast. I bought one after using it there a couple of times. After about ten passes with this sharpener you could use your knife to shave with. It's all I've used for about 10 years now.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004VWKQ/?tag=strattalk05-20
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    We all know that you're the chap that wears the chaps and little else ...
     
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    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    My wallet.

    Probably haven't sharpened a knife in 20 years. Just buy a new one (or somehow acquire them for free--I have a weird superpower of finding knives).
     
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    telepraise Strat-O-Master

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    I have nice water stones for sharpening chisels and plane irons but for kitchen knives I lazy it out with the sharpening steel that came with some Wusthof knives. A couple of quick swipes and I'm ready to slice tomato skins.
     
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    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather

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    I use a little three step Cuisinart sharpener...packed away somewhere, I have a little electric job.
     
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    archetype Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I'd rather have high-carbon steel than stainless steel. It will take an edge readily. I know how to take care of them so they don't rust. I realize they wear out sooner, but I own knives to cut with, not ponder how long they've lasted.
     
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    My ex wife has been sharpening the knives for a while, so i've been told. I'll ask her and let you all know soon as. :D
     
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    High-carbon steel will HOLD an edge better than stainless, too. Doesn't matter what the "Rockwell hardness number" of the stainless, seems like it loses its edge just sitting in my pocket. A good high-carbon steel blade, I can put a shaving edge on that will hold through quite a lot of fairly heavy use like carving dulcimer headstock curls into hard maple.
     
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    Diamond plates, steel, fiberglass n' leather strop for all my knives. 22° for German blades, 15° for Japanese blades, Kitchen cleaver just gets the roughest diamond plate, at 35°.
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    I have this little gizmo which suctions to your counter top. A few passes and it restores the edge fairly well. Usually once a year I take them in for a professional sharpening.

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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    We have this. I've never used it.

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    glorious. what kind of knife is taht?
     
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