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BikerBob
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Posted - 11/13/2017 :  10:16:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I seem to be keeping a nice edge on knives using a ceramic rod. But I'm noticing that they need a bit of an edge cleanup to get them back near the original angle.

Anyone have any experience with a worksharp to get the angles back in shape for fine tuning via a very smooth stone?

JimmyJack
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USA
2691 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2017 :  10:26:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got one, works ok on roughing in knives, but I wouldnt use it on a good knife. Cant beat a good stone or diamond sharpener for finish work. I use it on cheap knives and have several grits.
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kenlguy
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USA
220 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2017 :  02:30:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use my Worksharp on everything from kitchen steak knives to my D2 steel hunting knives. It's just a matter of knowing what angle to set it at and what belts to use.
Replacing a slightly worn belt helps a lot too.

With enough practice, you can get a blade "scarey sharp"
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Brookwood
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USA
2910 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2017 :  03:19:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Along with a good stone to get the edge sharp, I also like to strop my blades upon my old leather strop coated with fine jeweler's rouge.

It gives the edge a nice finish and takes out any micro burrs.
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wpageabc
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USA
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  2:36:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All of the above. Best to finish on a fine big stone and take your time...

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Sam06
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  2:54:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I looked into them and almost bought one.

My problem is I know how to sharpen a knife and I already have to tools to do it.

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guntech59
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Brunei
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  4:03:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brookwood

Along with a good stone to get the edge sharp, I also like to strop my blades upon my old leather strop coated with fine jeweler's rouge.

It gives the edge a nice finish and takes out any micro burrs.



Finishing the edge is important. Stropping the edge smooth will help keep it sharper, longer.

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bigoutside
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South Sandwich Islands
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  7:27:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know some folk who swear by them.

I just don’t like the idea of possibility work hardening my knives by accident.
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Sam06
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Posted - 11/14/2017 :  7:36:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bigoutside

I know some folk who swear by them.

I just don’t like the idea of possibility work hardening my knives by accident.



I thought the same thing plus what do I need it for? I am not using a knife or knives that much that I need one. If I ran a Salmon cannery or a butcher shop I would understand but to me I have the tools and the time to sharpen my knives.

Its like Krueige its a crutch. I make good coffee with a press and I can sharpen a knife.

YMMV

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SCOUT5
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11352 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2017 :  7:46:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Worksharp makes some good systems. The field sharpener is great, I bought some as presents. I just got a larger model and it works great also.

The belt sharpener. I have one, it will sharpen knives quick and they are sharp. However, the edge does not hold. The knives dull quickly. That rounded edge just doesn't make the cut for hunting knives or pocket knives. It's great for serrated kitchen knives.

I sharpened my knives with the belt sharpener and went deer hunting. Field dressing went okay, skinning and quartering, not so well. The knives dulled quickly, and these are knives I've been using for years. I had to fix the bevel and sharpen them by hand.

Like I said, the filed sharpener and the table model are great products and I recommend them.

Edited by - SCOUT5 on 11/14/2017 7:46:52 PM
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Flying Clay Disk
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USA
31020 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2017 :  08:52:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've got the Ken Onion version. It works pretty good for general utility sharpening, but I wouldn't even think about putting one of the wife's Wustoff's or Henckel's on it. Those I do by hand on an oil stone and leather strop.

FCD

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Edited by - Flying Clay Disk on 11/15/2017 08:54:15 AM
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