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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:

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    My Kudu getting its edge...Final stage 12,000 grit stropping.
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    Harbor Freight ammo box for storage.

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    Angle instructions for different blades.


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    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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