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Old 12-04-2019, 07:17 PM
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I'm looking for a Non-electric knife sharpener. It is going to be a Christmas gift.
I have an old (35+ year) Lansky set which I used to use all the time. Guess I got lazy but I've not used it in years.

Any suggestions? This tool will be used for mostly kitchen knives.

Thanks.
Old 12-04-2019, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Bayou Dularge View Post
I'm looking for a Non-electric knife sharpener. It is going to be a Christmas gift.
I have an old (35+ year) Lansky set which I used to use all the time. Guess I got lazy but I've not used it in years.

Any suggestions? This tool will be used for mostly kitchen knives.

Thanks.
best to use is a good stone and learn how to make it work.
You probly may just want to stick with the lansky.
Old 12-04-2019, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Ccx2 View Post
best to use is a good stone and learn how to make it work.
You probly may just want to stick with the lansky.
I should have been clearer in my post - this is a gift to someone. I can’t give them a whetstone.
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Best I have found is a RADA can get them off Amazon for about $8. Takes a while to get the knife sharp with it th he first time, but after that a few passes will bring the edge back.
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I have thought about getting the lansky with the Diamond stones or just the Dimond stones for my old lansky.
maybe just the course stones to get the angles back quickly
if this gift is for someone that is not much of a knife sharpener to start out with, I would think the Lansky would be a good one
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Worksharp guided sharpening system is pretty good
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I also have one of these and its what i use actually. I didnt know they still made em ,mine is about 20 years old and works very well easy peasy. Good job gamefish.
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I have a very old Lansky set which I use to recondition all of my knives. With the Lansky set I can get any blade to razor sharp just adding a leather strap. I also use a Smiths hand held that does a good job of maintaining an edge.
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This is what I use This is what I use
. Adjusts to every sink and provides a stable base for the stone and easy to maintain the angle regardless of the length of the blade. I don't let my knives get dull enough to need the 400-grit stone - I usually use the 1000- and 5000-grit ones. Expensive, but all my neighbors love the results.


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Wathog All the way -easy to use,my wife can even use it
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Spyderco Sharpmaker:
Simple to use. Keeps a sharp edge. Works on all types of steel.
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Originally Posted by Bayou Dularge View Post
I'm looking for a Non-electric knife sharpener. It is going to be a Christmas gift.
I have an old (35+ year) Lansky set which I used to use all the time. Guess I got lazy but I've not used it in years.

Any suggestions? This tool will be used for mostly kitchen knives.

Thanks.
In typical THT fashion, I'm going to ask why not electric?
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Originally Posted by Ccx2 View Post
I also have one of these and its what i use actually. I didnt know they still made em ,mine is about 20 years old and works very well easy peasy. Good job gamefish.
This is what I have as well and I like it.
I also have a worksharp belt sharpener and I use the warthog lots more than the worksharp.
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Anyone use a Work Sharp Guided Field sharpener?

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I'm told it's a good compromise between a pure wet stone and a cheap pull through style sharpener, trending more towards the wet stone method in effectiveness.
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Originally Posted by Commocean View Post
Anyone use a Work Sharp Guided Field sharpener?

https://www.amazon.com/Work-Sharp-Gu.../dp/B009YKHZ96

I'm told it's a good compromise between a pure wet stone and a cheap pull through style sharpener, trending more towards the wet stone method in effectiveness.
I have that and the bigger benchtop model. I get outstanding results, and would highly recommend either.
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https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/det...-Sharpmaker/77

my go to non ... electric
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I picked up one of these for the boss, she can actually keep all the kitchen knives in the house pretty darn sharp with that and a steel.
Over the holiday while waiting for the Turkey to come out of the oven, I taught my completely clueless 14 yr old nephew how to use it and the steel. He sharpened every kitchen knife in my mom's house very well. Not quite shave hair sharp, but very close. Easy to use for those that don't possess the skill to do it with a stone.


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Originally Posted by Commocean View Post
Anyone use a Work Sharp Guided Field sharpener?

https://www.amazon.com/Work-Sharp-Gu.../dp/B009YKHZ96

I'm told it's a good compromise between a pure wet stone and a cheap pull through style sharpener, trending more towards the wet stone method in effectiveness.
I third this one. Really easy to use, you have the choice between 30° and 40°. Easy to use and will put a hair popping edge on a knife in no time.
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