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Posted: 3/8/2021 1:03:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2021 1:20:50 AM EDT by Vap0rWav3r]
I'm blown away by this thing for $60. I have flat stones and I've practiced and practiced trying to get a consistent edge and I still manage to mess it up. I get it sharp, but not like shaving sharp. This worksharp is like using a cheat code. I watched a SweetKnives YouTube video for a possible upgrade and bought lapping paper with adhesive backing off Amazon (300-60,000 Grit) and cut it into strips that are slightly oversized for the ceramic strip and stick them to the ceramic stone and just pull it towards the apex from behind and it gives a mirror polish and a shaving sharp edge.







ETA- Video explaining lapping technique better.

Link Posted: 3/11/2021 3:00:07 AM EDT
I like that. How many stones does it come with?
Link Posted: 3/11/2021 3:16:43 AM EDT
Thanks for sharing the paper trick OP. I'll have to look into that for mine.
Link Posted: 3/11/2021 9:56:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2021 9:58:15 AM EDT by Vap0rWav3r]
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Originally Posted By Dsparil:
I like that. How many stones does it come with?
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It's got a Triangular hone, so the 3 flats are 320 grit/600 grit/ and like a 1000 grit ceramic stone

Honestly I wish they made a hone with much more aggressive grits like 80/120/220, reprofiling can be a pain in the ass if your blade bevels are uneven.
Link Posted: 3/11/2021 10:15:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2021 3:16:08 PM EDT by Vap0rWav3r]
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Originally Posted By spydercomonkey:
Thanks for sharing the paper trick OP. I'll have to look into that for mine.
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It works amazingly. I've only had 2 knives so far that seem like it didn't work. One of my coworkers handed me 2 cheapo made in china ornamental looking knives and I had a good burr going and they polished up bright but got super dull after the honing. I'm wondering if they're like less than 440 Stainless or something and so soft that the lapping paper is actually taking the edge off that I've built up. I'm going to try to sharpen it again and skip the paper honing so I can at least give him a sharp knife.

One of my other coworkers handed me 2 cheap Ozark trail Walmart knives and they get crazy razor sharp, I have no idea what's going on with the other guy's knives.

ETA- I got the chinese knives shaving sharp. I had to start over and only strop each side 10 times with the different grit lapping papers, I think the lapping paper was removing the edge I had created.
Link Posted: 3/14/2021 6:27:54 PM EDT
Ordered one. Poor man's wicked edge and I like worksharp stuff. Got one of their pocket sharpener with the ceramic rod and strop in my backpack
Link Posted: 3/15/2021 1:58:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2021 1:58:59 PM EDT by Vap0rWav3r]
It works awesome you'll enjoy it, if you want to extend the life of your stones do the sharpie trick. Mark a spot on your bevel with a sharpie, eyeball what seems to be the right angle and then try to remove the sharpie mark. If most of it comes off then you've got the right bevel angle and just go with that. Most pocket knives are 20 or 25 degrees. Though I did sharpen a 5.11 knife that was a 15 degree bevel, that thing was like a scalpel when I was done.

you can order replacement stones, you'll need them sooner rather than later if you start doing a bunch of blade reprofiling. Sometimes it can't be avoided, if the bevels are uneven from prior sharpening or from the factory, but it will save you some time to match the factory bevel as close as you can. I've sharpened probably 50 knives so far between mine and various coworkers' knives.
Link Posted: 3/17/2021 11:04:20 PM EDT
Started using mine last week. First try out and the knife was shaving sharp. Its a good, easy to use bit of kit.
Link Posted: 3/18/2021 8:49:52 PM EDT
How long of a blade can it handle ?
Link Posted: 3/21/2021 2:12:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2021 2:22:07 PM EDT by Vap0rWav3r]
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Originally Posted By XM21Nick:
How long of a blade can it handle ?
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@XM21Nick, I believe 10-12" before you have to re-adjust I'm sure you could do like a machete if you just kept moving the clamp down along the spine. I did 3 co-workers big knives, the stainless chinese Rambo knife was the biggest and heaviest probably about a 12" blade, the Glock knife, and cold steel Leatherneck were slightly smaller. The Leatherneck was a pain in the ass though because it's D2 and the bevels looked like they were free handed with an angle grinder, it was a few hours to get them even, even with diamond stones. My Imgur pictures of the actual knives in the sharpener aren't working for some reason...?






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