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Old 05-19-2020, 09:49 AM
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Question for you folks that use the Lansky sharpeners. I bought one and tried to sharpen a Case pocket knife that had a "California" clip point. They're called a California clip point because the blade is long, narrow, and shaped like the state of California. The blade has a very hollow grind on it; barely a flat surface on either side.

Without flat sides on the blade, I couldn't get the blade clamp on the Lansky to hold the blade tight. It kept rolling away from the stones (?), essentially changing the sharpening angle down the edge of the blade. I never sharpened a knife with it because it wouldn't stay still in the clamp, so I returned it.

How do you hold a blade like that?

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Reading this thread convinced me to buy a Work Sharp Ken Onion Edition knife sharpener. It arrived yesterday, and I sharpened 6 different types of knives to almost a razor edge, quickly and easily.

The only small nuisance is constantly changing sanding/honing belts on the device.

I was very pleased with how sharp I was able to get the knives, and how quickly it went.

This works a lot better for me, easier to use, faster, and it makes the knives sharper than my Lansky System knife sharpener with its difficult to use angle guides that only works on certain knives, not too long, and not too short.
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I have a Lansky and it works well, but is has limits as far as some blade lengths and shapes. I also have a Spyderco Sharpmaker and it's will work on any blades. It's not 100% foolproof, but pretty close is you don't get into a hurry.
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I have one of the lansky clamp type sharpeners and have had good results getting the blade on my daily use Zero Tolerance 0350 knife sharp. it helps me keep a consistent edge.
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