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Old 04-01-2018, 10:03 AM
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Default Looking for an inexpensive sharpener-FOUND !

I hope I don't offend real knife folks, but I do fine with the imported S&W and Kershaw stuff from Big 5 etc.
anyway, I'm hoping to get a suggestion for a rookie sharpener I can get for 20 bucks or so.
I currently have one of those reversible yellow plastic things that does ok, but I'm hoping to get something a bit better.
I know , I know, but for my use, the inexpensive knives are fine and I DONT CAMP . I'm 60yr old and likely won't change .
I also have a couple Leatherman tools.

Thanks , feel free to insult away, but also suggest an inexpensive sharpener too !

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Old 04-01-2018, 1:46 PM
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Spyderco Sharpmaker on Amazon for about $50. Will last a life time.
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Old 04-01-2018, 1:52 PM
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Lansky, might be more than $20, check amazon
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Old 04-01-2018, 4:05 PM
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For quick and dirty touch ups, can't beat the Lansky Turn Box for around $20. It's a similar concept to the Spyderco Sharpmaker, just cheaper.

Now, they won't do a very good job of sharpening a damaged or really dull edge, you will need the regular Lansky sharpening system for that, and it's more dollars.
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Another vote for the Spyderco system. If you have a need,you can even sharpen serrated blades on it. Such as bread knives,some steak knives. Plus its hard to mess up a edge if you follow instructions. Stand by for the comments about stones to sharpen knives. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-01-2018, 5:33 PM
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Spyderco for sure. Cost a bit more but worth it. Sharpened my kershaws and ZT shaving sharp before I lost my touch
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:22 PM
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Found a new Lansky Turn Box for 16.82 on ebay.
Thanks all.

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Old 04-04-2018, 8:32 AM
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https://www.amazon.com/Norton-Combin...ds=india+stone
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These work. Better when they can be had around $20 but I think it is worth more. Two pairs of rods and one pair of tri-angular for serrations. None are very rough - you won't be taking out blade chips on cheap steel with these. I like this style since I had a Crock Sticks back in the day. What does work faster especially on tough steel and will also redo chipped cheapo blades is a Work Sharp. Contrary to popular lore, you don't need the expensive one either. The basic model does it all fine small to large blades and hatchets.

https://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Master...ds=lansky+rods

https://www.amazon.com/Work-Sharp-Kn...harpener&psc=1
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I'll second this. I just bought another one of these for the garage. If you don't drop them, they'll last decades
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001D...dFL&ref=plSrch

This is probably one of the best if not the best Stones you can get for under $40. This thing will make you sharpen your knives to the point of a polished razor that you could shave with literally. If you do it right, you can shave the balls off of a gnat but if you don't, you mess up the Contour of your knife forever
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Old 04-05-2018, 7:06 AM
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I got the Lansky yesterday.
It worked so well, it made me laugh, and so simple .
I watched a couple of YouTube videos by knife shop guys and that was all it took.

I can't wait to get to the knife drawer in the kitchen and my ziplock bag of dull pocket knives in the junk drawer.

Thanks to those who suggested the Lansky. Best 17.00 I've spent in a long time !
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I got the Lansky yesterday.
It worked so well, it made me laugh, and so simple . Thanks to those who suggested the Lansky. Best 17.00 I've spent in a long time !
The one I suggested was a Lansky as well but the rods are 9" rather than 5" on some of the turnbox designs... plus the serration sharpening rod. For those still shopping.
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Eze-lap 6" folding diamond file. Three models, I prefer the med/superfine for my edc touchups. You must have a good freehand technique though or your blade curve will change over extended use. For twice yearly blade maintenence I use the worksharp KO on all my knives including my kitchen knives.
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Your Welcome.

They are handy and quick for sure. I have a full on Lansky setup though with several hones and leather strop for that mirror polished look. It's a good system.
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