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Posted: 10/26/2013 3:32:01 PM EST
we have some chicago cutlery knives in the kitchen, not the most expensive but not cheap either, full tang blades, etc.
my wife dulls them like no other, and I don't have time to sit there with a sharpening stone..
so recommend me a cheap sharpener that works well
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 4:15:33 PM EST
Spyderco Sharpmaker
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 4:27:49 PM EST
Dmt diamond benchstones are awesome
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:29:34 PM EST
Double sided Japanese water stones can be had for a reasonable price and are the BEST for kitchen knives...
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:44:43 PM EST
Just get a butchers steel and hit the knife a few licks every time you use it. You don't have to have a technical edge on some luxury steel to cut veggies.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:49:53 PM EST
ceramic sticks....cheap..effective easy to use....
cheap ceramic sharpner
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:50:39 PM EST
If those are regular straight edged blades...

A Smith's hand-held sharpener. 3 passes through the carbide, 3 through the ceramic and you've got a damn good edge. Even a caveman can do it.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:50:47 PM EST
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+100000
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:52:13 PM EST
Presto 8810

http://www.amazon.com/Presto-08810-Professional-Electric-Sharpener/dp/B000TYBWJ0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1382842241&sr=8-3&keywords=knife+sharpener+electric

its pretty fantastic, just know that if you try to muscle it, you can take a ton off quickly.
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go to your local NAPA store, and get a Balkamp sharpener. (Small palm size handheld)

I bought one when I worked for one back in early 90's! Still use the very same sharpener after 20 years of use!!
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:54:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Rustygun:
Just get a butchers steel and hit the knife a few licks every time you use it. You don't have to have a technical edge on some luxury steel to cut veggies.
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This is what I use. You can feel the edge coming on as the drag diminishes.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:03:41 PM EST
Spyderco for manual sharpening.

WorkSharp if you want to plug something in.

There's really no such thing as a cheap sharpener that works well.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:16:33 PM EST
I have a Chef's Choice 320 that does a good job.
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Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:26:06 PM EST
Sharpening steel and some knowhow.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:34:49 PM EST
People, you're slipping! Nobody has suggested a Dremel yet? They work fine for gunsmithing, why not knife sharpening?
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:40:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2013 6:41:31 PM EST by StrkAliteN]
I bought one of these from the local Costco business center ( specialty Costco that has a lot of restaurant supplies )

http://www.amazon.com/Montana-Knife-Works-Sharpener/dp/B00DQGR2EM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382845060&sr=8-2&keywords=montana+knife+works+sharpener

It's fast and does a decent job. perfect for my kitchen knife use. Cheap also and will last forever.

Sharpens a knife in about 10 seconds.

it was $15 at Costco vs $20 Amazon.

Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:42:49 PM EST
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People, you're slipping! Nobody has suggested a Dremel yet? They work fine for gunsmithing, why not knife sharpening?
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actually my Grampa just used a bench grinder. Sharpened the hell out of their knives but the blades got noticeably thinner every time...
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:57:26 PM EST
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actually my Grampa just used a bench grinder. Sharpened the hell out of their knives but the blades got noticeably thinner every time...
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Originally Posted By shack357:
People, you're slipping! Nobody has suggested a Dremel yet? They work fine for gunsmithing, why not knife sharpening?


actually my Grampa just used a bench grinder. Sharpened the hell out of their knives but the blades got noticeably thinner every time...

So did my grandpa. Had a cool imitation stag handled hunting knife(probably $5 at a hardware store) that he used for cutting whatever a saw was too much for in his shop. My brother got caught trying to steal it several times as a kid until he grew up. Had to put Grandpa in a nursing home this summer, my aunt went through getting whatever she thought was worth selling.



We made sure my brother got the knife though, so at least something of his won't be sold.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 7:00:23 PM EST
My kit.



link to post.
bonus sexy feet pix.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 7:03:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 2:33:19 AM EST
Wow I hope some of you guys with these cheap pull through and electronic (I know not cheap) sharpeners have equally cheap kitchen knives.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:08:51 AM EST
I use a wet grinder, but it runs about $600. Doctors would love to use my knives!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:16:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 5:19:46 AM EST by AZ_Sky]
A lot of people pooh-pooh electric knive sharpeners but I like my Chefs Choice Professional Sharpening Station 130.
Most of my knives are cheap inexpensive ones but this thing keeps them incredibly sharp.

http://thebestknifesharpenerguide.com/review-chefs-choice-130-pro-knife-sharpener/

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:17:41 AM EST
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