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    Who Wants A Sharp Knife?

    Let's Sharpen Those Knives.
    For years I have used stones for sharpening. Mainly a big Arkansas oilstone with a poly angle blocks to arrive at the correct angle.

    I was looking for something that would make the process faster and give me a ridiculously sharp edge if I wanted.

    A man at my gun club said to buy a work sharp. I found one online at a reasonable price but they had another one with larger belts and fully adjustable.

    So who do I confer with, none other than TuxAir. Well, guess what? He had the upgrade called a Ken Onion edition and said that is the one for me.

    Well here it is:

    Work Sharp Ken Onion.jpeg

    My Kudu getting its edge...Final stage 12,000 grit stropping.
    Stropping 12,000 grit.png

    Harbor Freight ammo box for storage.

    The Box Harbor Freight.jpg

    Angle instructions for different blades.


    Angle Inst..jpg

    Well, it cost about $125 delivered. I have knives valued over $400 each! But even the cheap Kudu deserves the best.








    In memory of our Founder, Michael T. June 15, 1946 - February 26, 2017

    #2
    Nice. I have the original Worksharp and I do love it. I use it on my everyday kitchen knives the ones I allow the family to touch, lol, and cheap beaters.
    I don't use it on the Benchmades or my really expensive kitchen knives for one reason, it rounds the points off the tips and i haven't found a way to prevent it on the original.

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      #3
      To prevent rounding, you stop the WS motor while the point is in the middle of the belt. Then lift the knife off the belt. It took some getting used to. I practiced on dollar store knives and quickly saw the rounding of the point.

      In memory of our Founder, Michael T. June 15, 1946 - February 26, 2017.

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        #4
        Agreed, to stop the motor when the point is centered. so far my tips are perfect. I saw this warning online when they were demonstrating this works sharp.

        This machine does a great job on rounded shovels, I had to cut back some sod to make a water trench to the city drain in my neighborhood. I flipped the unit forward so just the belt hit the shovel and used the 120 grit. That shovel became a weapon and did quick work taking out the sod.
        In memory of our Founder, Michael T. June 15, 1946 - February 26, 2017

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          #5
          I have the original WS and use it quite a bit on my beater knives, my shop tools and lawn mower blades.....excellent edge.

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            #6
            I gave one to my oldest son for Christmas. He was overjoyed. I had sharpened his Kershaw Emerson a month or two ago. I asked him how sharp he wanted it. He said stupid sharp. So I did. He loved it. Now he can take care of his own. He did what I told him to do and went to a Dollar store (pawn shop actually) and picked of some cheap knives to practice on.

            And if I may suggest to you folks... Get the 12000 belts to hone your edge. Most of my sharpening is touch-up sharpening with only that belt.

            In memory of our Founder, Michael T. June 15, 1946 - February 26, 2017.

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              #7
              Originally posted by TuxAir View Post

              And if I may suggest to you folks... Get the 12000 belts to hone your edge. Most of my sharpening is touch-up sharpening with only that belt.
              I second that motion.

              In memory of our Founder, Michael T. June 15, 1946 - February 26, 2017

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                #8
                I use water stones, but it does get old.

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                  #9
                  I also have the original worksharp and love it. Recently got a Lansky, but it's m ore trouble to put together in a hurry.
                  W.W.MT.D-----WHAT WOULD MICHAEL T DO?
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