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Offline johanp

Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2021, 02:20:34 pm »
Speaking of sharpening things, I've been waiting for this to hit the shelves, and it finally did:
https://www.worksharptools.com/shop/sharpeners/manual/precision-adjust-knife-sharpener/


It's cheap as chips and can get a blunt knife razor-sharp within minutes. I'm very impressed.

I've used a couple of other sharpeners such as the Lansky system, Warthog multi-angle, Warthog V sharp, and the Worksharp electric thing before, but this is by far my favorite.

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I will probably get one in the future but just bought the KME. What I like about the Worksharp is you can go down to 15 degrees, what made me go for the KME was the wide range of stones and lapping films - it just so much more( yes more $'s too)
Thanks, yep KME would definitely be first prize but at this price, it's just impossible to resist and it didn't disappoint.

It "can" go down to 15deg, but with a regular sized blade it'll catch the clamp.

Had a look over the weekend and I was actually wrong, with my large Inkosi it would be able to go down to 15 without getting close to the clamp. It's much smaller blades that would have a problem.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #81 on: July 17, 2021, 11:30:41 am »
Last 10+ years:
- Edge Pro Apex + CKTG diamond stones, for setting bevels
- Spyderco Sharpmaker + diamond rods, for minor touchups and micro bevels
- DMT Diafolds freehand

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #82 on: September 10, 2021, 07:23:05 am »
So I recently got one of these, and I must say it's a great tool for touching up edges.
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #83 on: September 10, 2021, 12:14:10 pm »
The Sharpmaker is a winner! It is simple and easy to use, the ceramic stones can be used freehand and when you use the corners it is very effective for maintaining sharp serrations. It is indispensable for me. I can recommend the faster cutting diamond or CBN stones too.

I use it often to maintain micro bevels. :thumleft:
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #84 on: September 10, 2021, 12:17:58 pm »
I recently invested in good strops and diamond stropping sprays. And a few extra stones for the Edge Pro.

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #85 on: September 18, 2021, 10:49:47 am »
Best place to buy a leather strop in the PTA/JHB area and what strop must it be? Have seen not all strops are equal, it is for use on one off @Ghato chef knives/cleavers.
 

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #86 on: September 18, 2021, 11:07:53 am »
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Best place to buy a leather strop in the PTA/JHB area and what strop must it be? Have seen not all strops are equal, it is for use on one off @Ghato chef knives/cleavers.
@Ghato makes them if Iím not mistaken. 
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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #87 on: September 18, 2021, 08:14:41 pm »
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Best place to buy a leather strop in the PTA/JHB area and what strop must it be? Have seen not all strops are equal, it is for use on one off @Ghato chef knives/cleavers.
@Ghato makes them if Iím not mistaken.

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Re: Tools to Sharpen your Toys
« Reply #88 on: Yesterday at 11:58:59 am »
On Sharpening:

I have had my fun sharpening and then honing all the way through all the stones on various systems and by hand. Done with that, the edge never holds on working knives so I have gone back to my old way of doing things and my blades hold their edge for much longer.

Get the blade sharp on a 300 grit(+-)  then up to 1500(+-) then back down to roughen it up a bit with a 600 or 800 grit. Finally I lightly leather strop it. Gives me the best results for a very sharp edge retention that can work hard.

I also set up a primary and secondary edge as per the pic.

What do you do?
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