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    sharpener

    I need help in finding a good knife sharpener. I don't do free hand well, so was looking for a good sharpening contraption or maybe a hand held device. Any comments or advice would be appreciated.


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    I use a spyderco sharpmaker, and have had good luck with it. It puts a good edge on used with it and is easy to use. Like you, I'm also not very good at free hand sharpening and the sharpmaker works well for me.
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    I've always likes Lanksy Knife Sharpeners

    http://www.lanskysharpeners.com/

    Our forum member Chooie us probably using one on a knife of mine right now.

    Gets kinves very sharp, easy to use.

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    I will second the Spyderco Sharpmaker. It is a great system. I don't do very well free hand either, but with this sharpener, if you can hold the knife straight up and down, you can put a wicked edge on it!!
    It come with a good instructional DVD also.

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    i third the spyderco sharpmaker...excellent product,,

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    You'll not go wrong with either the Spyderco or the Lansky.
    The Spyderco is faster. The Lansky is more precise. Both are affordable and durable.
    The spyderco Triangle Sharpener has the added feature of sharpening serrated edges fairly well also.(I got mine 22 years ago in Golden, CO and it still works well)
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    Thanks folks, I ordered the Spyderco Sharpmaker. I will finally be able to cut something real soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve63 View Post
    I will finally be able to cut something real soon.
    Hopefully it won't be the cheese.
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    Did ya order it from Spyderco,or another retailer online?

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    Spyderco! Even tho I can do a good job by hand.

    It is safe, versatile and effective .. scissors too!
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    I ordered it from a company named Knifemaker.com. It was a few bucks cheaper than anywhere else that I could find.

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    Steve, did you get the sharpener yet and if so, what are your thoughts?

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    Check out the sharpener from Burke with the dual shaft. I love it.
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    I did get the sharpener. As soon as I got home, I grabbed all my knives and went to work. I like the sharpener, but it will take some practice to get the blades as sharp as I want them.

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    I've used the Chef'sChoice 120 for many years. It works on all my knives from kitchen to large hunting and folders. It even cleans up my serated edges on the rear half of some of my Benchmade knives. It will put a shaving edge on everything I've run through it. It has 3 different wheels to sharpen. The first is coarse diamond for working up dull edges, the second is less coarse and a sharper angle and the last set of wheels is for honing the edges. I'm pretty picky on how I sharpen my knives and have many stones some that sell for over $100 but I use the Chef'sChoice 120 the most. After I wore out my first one from 7 years of almost daily use I purchased another one. I guess that is a pretty good selling point.
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