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Old 11-11-2011, 07:37 AM   #1
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What is the BEST and easiest to use knife sharpener on the market. Something that will put close to a factory edge on a knife and will bd razor sharp. Not some science project that has 20 page instruction manual. I'm leaning toward electric sharpeners by smiths and chief choice . Any input would be great.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
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Not 20 pages, but a simple mouse pad and sand paper: http://jungletraining.com/forums/sho...ghlight=convex

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Old 11-12-2011, 07:10 PM   #3
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Not 20 pages, but a simple mouse pad and sand paper: http://jungletraining.com/forums/sho...ghlight=convex

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Sound's like a lot of work to me. I use a 6'' fine file, a sharpening stick and a fine grit hone stone. Comes out razor sharp.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:35 AM   #4
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Check out the chefs choice electric sharpener. I have 2 friends who use them and both sharpen my hunting knives and they come back really sharp. Plus it only takes about 5 minutes. There model has 3 slot. The first one is not necessary if your knife is maintained. Just the last two (I think the last one is s strop). Either way it is easy to use and does a good job. The last time I read the reviews after a google search there were several web sites that said it was one of the best home use electric sharpeners.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:28 PM   #6
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I Second the sand paper and mousepad for smaller knives. Chef choice is good for large knives with straight edges, kitchen knives, boning knives,large fillet knives, fast and puts a good edge on. For intermediate sized knives(i.e buck 110 folder to 7 inch fillet knives) a simple wood block with angled holes for ceramic crock sticks works good and is cheap. This is the simplest method and most foolproof for a beginner and probably what you should get. Just move in a straight down slicing motion and it sharpens the knife at the right angle, just takes time. But for smaller knives and knives with variable edges the sandpaper and mouse pad seem to work best and you get all you need for 5 bucks. All of the other methods require some cash outlays, some quite sizeable.Stay away from those carbide cutter sharpeners, they can really screw up a good blade. They are only good for bait knives or chinese kitchen knives and such which will be tossed at the end of their short useful lives. IMO
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:15 PM   #7
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This isn't cheap but it works wonders.

I bought one almost a year ago.

http://www.truhone.com/store/pc/view...3&idproduct=92
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:27 PM   #8
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This isn't cheap but it works wonders.

I bought one almost a year ago.

http://www.truhone.com/store/pc/view...3&idproduct=92
I could just throw my knife away and buy a new one every time I kill a deer and I would still be money ahead over buying that!
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:18 AM   #9
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I could just throw my knife away and buy a new one every time I kill a deer and I would still be money ahead over buying that!
That maybe. It depends what you want or need that sharpener for. I plan on making money with it.

You can also find it allot cheaper searching on line for a dealer. It was 919.00 when I got mine last Dec. I used www.surehatch.com
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:29 PM   #10
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Kirch, I just purchased a LANSKY 5-stone precision knife sharpener set. The sytem is easy to use & costs around $35. It works great on all our knives. If you spend about 10 extra minutes using the fine and extra fine (yellow) on each knife, the edge comes out pretty close to factory sharp.
To resharpen say 3 or four knives (after an elk for example) it takes me about 45-60 minutes or two beers, and all knives are ready again for next years hunt.
Hope this helps. Jimsmokepole
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