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Knife Sharpeners
« on: February 09, 2018, 08:01:08 AM »
Anybody have any experience with the Wicked Edge system?  Picked one up at the Portland Sportsman Show yesterday.  I had a Kershaw Echo that I broke the tip off of a few years ago.  They worked my tip job over a bit, and made it sharper than it had ever been.  Convinced me.  A little pricey but easy too use and lots of options.
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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 08:56:34 AM »
I've got one.  I bought it close to 10 years ago.  I think they have made some improvements since then.  I love mine.  Some of the power sharpeners (worksharp, etc.) may be faster, but for a stone system that gives you very accurate angles this system is hard to beat.

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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 09:05:03 AM »
Been looking for some kind of sharpener for around the house. Wow those are spendy.

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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 10:16:22 AM »
I got a couple of Smiths DRET retractable sharpeners off of amazon (very cheap-around $8.00)  and I really like em.  Small and compact, easy to keep in your pocket or backpack and do a really fine job of touching up your blade in the field and I'm able to put a good edge on if I take my time with them around the house.

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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 11:31:43 AM »
Been looking for some kind of sharpener for around the house. Wow those are spendy.

I took advantage of $200 off clearance show price on last years model.  But yes, pricey.
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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 12:56:13 PM »
I have one and love it.

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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 02:22:01 PM »
Work Sharp

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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 02:58:04 PM »
Work Sharp

I've had the Ken Onion Work Sharp for a few years now and use it all the time, everything from ceramic kitchen knives to lawn mower blades.  Very easy to use and I can get everything sharp that I use it for.  Works great for polishing trigger parts, too.

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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 02:59:21 PM »
My Lansky does a good job and is $600 cheaper than the Wicked Edge. It may not be AS precise or QUITE as easy to use, but holy cow!!! $600+ for a sharpener?!?!

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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 03:25:39 PM »
My Lansky does a good job and is $600 cheaper than the Wicked Edge. It may not be AS precise or QUITE as easy to use, but holy cow!!! $600+ for a sharpener?!?!
Yup, and I can buy a lotta Havalon Blades for $600 too ..........

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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 04:33:32 PM »
I use whet stones
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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 05:58:37 PM »
I've got a work sharp manual sharpener was less than a hundred and gets my blades shaving sharp. I love a sharp blade but couldn't imagine spending hundreds in a system.

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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2018, 12:07:17 PM »
I like the Lansky also.  Had mine for over a decade and it does a great job.  From looking at the wicked edge it seems to be very similar in design, not quite how they are justifying the expensive price.

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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2018, 01:38:50 PM »
At home it's a Work Sharp.  In the field or where there's no electricity I use an EZE Lap Diamond.  The latter is very compact and I carry it in my pack always.
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Re: Knife Sharpeners
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2018, 01:48:28 AM »
Neat!  :tup:

 

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