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Knife Sharpener?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Izzy, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    I have a "Smith's precision sharpening kit" that has served me very well for years. This sharpener works on 20 & 25 degree angles. It works great on our pocket & hunting knives, and most of our kitchen knives. We recently purchased some kitchen knives that have an 11 degree angle. I need help finding a good sharpener for these knives.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing better than a good set of stones and knowing how to use them.
     
  3. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    ...anything with diamond in it is your friend!
     
  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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  5. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    I'm not very good at holding an angle. I'm getting allot better at it, but I don't feel comfortable "practicing" on a knife that cost $200+! I would like something that will keep me at 11 degrees.
     
  6. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    You might try looking into the Lansky sharpener kits - I know they have 3 or 4 angles to sharpen - from 30 down to the angle for sharpening exacto blades.
     
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    A was given a link on another forum that looks pretty promising. Edge Pro, Inc.
     
  8. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    IIRC from my Lansky kit it only goes down to 17* for razor blades.
     
  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Keep practicing! Buy old knives from the Goodwill and put edges on them...it'll take a little time, but pretty soon holding that specific angle you want will become second nature!
     
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    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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  11. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  12. HollisOR

    HollisOR Rural OR, South of Dallas Active Member

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    If you can get a second on your home, look at Tormak. (harbor freight has a very less expensive version).