Knife Sharpener

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Knife Sharpener

Post by Post » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:11 pm

I’m looking at buying a proper knife sharpener, mainly the victorinox pocket sharpener for about £10. As it will fit in my EDC pouch.

Does anyone have one or recommend another type?

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Re: Knife Sharpener

Post by korolev » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:36 am

Being a bit of a knife nut, I have :
Waterstones in various grits up to 8000 - very good but takes a while to learn
Lansky guided sharpener - gives a good, razor sharp, polished edge. Easy to use.
Worksharp electric sharpener - very easy to use but if not careful you can remove too much steel (I rounded the tip of a nice Spyderco :evil: )
Lansky 4 rod turn box - easy to use and get good results but no good for repairs/reprofiling.
Lansky pocket sharpener - The diamond file and ceramic "v" good for touching up but I avoid the carbide "v"
Victorinox pocket sharpener - good for touch up on the go.

I would say that the victorinox is worth getting as long as you have another method of reprofiling/repairing (if you need it)

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Re: Knife Sharpener

Post by ForgeCorvus » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:47 pm

I'm a self confessed blade addict.

I use diamond 'stones' in a range of grits, however I don't tend to bother going finer then 600 even on my straight-razors (although I do strop those heavily) . Mostly because I believe that an edge should last longer then the time it takes to create and seeing as I cut a lot of cardboard, plastic and other assorted cr@p I'm kinda hard on my blades.

I have a Lansky system (the three stone set plus a ultra fine sapphire ) that I picked up in trade, I can't get on with it. I think its because I've spent over thirty years hand honing.... Sometime soon I'll find a new home for it.

In my field kit I have a plastic handled diamond rod (sort of like the picture), thats light and easy to carry (and also sharpens my hook-knives)

I avoid any of those fixed 'V' type sharpeners mainly because I'm used to free-hand and you can't with those.

Now I've flexed my Google and seen the Victorinox you mentioned I might have to get one
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Re: Knife Sharpener

Post by jansman » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:12 pm

Butcher of 37 years, oilstone and steel. Done.
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Re: Knife Sharpener

Post by Post » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:57 pm

I’ve ordered one of the Victorinox pocket sharpeners, should be here tomorrow and I’ll post to let people know what it’s like.

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Re: Knife Sharpener

Post by Post » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:56 pm

It came today and it’s half decent, it sharpens which is what I wanted, probably get a better edge from better equipment like oil stones etc but it does a good enough job.

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Re: Knife Sharpener

Post by fileyprepper » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:17 pm

this is a complete tangent but aldi have an electric knife sharpener on sale now for 14.99. ... 6284317100

i am in no way connected to aldi, lidl, poundland or any other shop. :)

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