When it comes to knife sharpeners, there’s a decent amount of choices – but what’s interesting about this market is that no one really agrees on what the best type is, much less what the best brand or model is. I suppose there are several ways to skin a cat, and knife sharpener preference boils down to how you want to go about putting an edge on your knife – as well as what kind of knife you’re trying to sharpen. There are pull through sharpeners, freehand whetstones, croc sticks, diamond rods, guided sharpeners, freehand angle sharpeners, powered sharpeners – heck, Tormek will sell you a rotating stone wheel with a water supply and a guide if you’re so inclined.
Sharpeners are all a matter of preference on what technique you’re most comfortable with, and what style of sharpener you get the best results with. I’ve tried out a LOT of sharpeners over the years, my first being a basic Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker (that still gets regular use! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!) but most recently I tried out this Lansky Deluxe kitand several manual sharpeners from Work Sharp. I ended up really liking the Angle Set knife sharpener, mostly because it seemed like an upgrade to the concept of the old school Sharpmaker and I was able to get really good edges with it.
I am not a master of this machine, but I am beginning to figure it out. It is wonderfully effective once you get the hang of it.View Linked Article