That's Not A Sharpener...

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Darrell
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That's Not A Sharpener...

Post by Darrell » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:57 am

This is a knife sharpener:

https://youtu.be/k3SbEWFSA8s

Very impressive piece of work, some guy in Russia makes them. Found via arfcom a couple of days ago.
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Re: That's Not A Sharpener...

Post by tfbncc » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:55 am

Looks like it's built to last.

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Re: That's Not A Sharpener...

Post by HTRN » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:51 pm

It's basically a lansky remade by a tool and die maker. :ugeek: :lol:

I can imagine what it costs. For that kind of money, you're better off with a 1 inch kalamazoo and the appropriate belts.
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Re: That's Not A Sharpener...

Post by Darrell » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:30 pm

The prices I saw at the arfcom thread were from $200 to $60, IIRC. I thought it more like the Edge Pro than a Lansky.
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Re: That's Not A Sharpener...

Post by HTRN » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:57 pm

A 1 inch kalamazoo is 280 bucks on Amazon, a HF 1 inch belt grinder is like 40 bucks.

There's a reason why knifemaker don't bother with this nonsense, and just use the slack belt method on a belt grinder to sharpen knives.
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Re: That's Not A Sharpener...

Post by Denis » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:42 am

HTRN wrote:There's a reason why knifemaker don't bother with this nonsense, and just use the slack belt method on a belt grinder to sharpen knives.
If you ever get a peek at a meat-trade industrial supply catalogue, you'll see that there are grinders sold specifically for sharpening butchers' knives, with a 1-inch sanding belt on the right-hand end of the spindle (sharpening), and a cloth mop for polishing compound on the left end (to rub off the wire edge).

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Re: That's Not A Sharpener...

Post by 308Mike » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:03 am

I don't know, my Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpener does a damned fine job of putting razor edges on my straight-edge kitchen cutlery (plus my Spyderco Mariner, and many other pocket knives). I've sharpened so many family member blades I quit counting. I got tired of sharpening my mom's knives and bought her a sharpener of her own, but her care-taker (before my mom passed) was terrified by sharp knives so I could only sharpen a few blades which my mom used often.

Just remember, a SHARP KNIFE IS A SAFER KNIFE!!!!

For the money and time invested, I'll stick to my Spyderco Triangle Sharpener system (my only regret is they don't have a pair of fine diamond ceramic sticks for sharpening/refreshing ceramic blades - the ones they DO HAVE are for rough-cut tearing down the initial edge angles, and are NOT for re-sharpening/re-edging ceramic kitchen blades (the last time I checked).
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Re: That's Not A Sharpener...

Post by Greg » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:04 pm

I have a Sharpmaker. It's great, but it's also slow. As in, you can spend hours if not days on one knife if it started off in less than ideal condition.

A belt grinder with the slack belt method is very much faster, and does convex edges (in many ways superior and desirable) naturally.
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