Lansky Knife Sharpening System

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by Gordhawk, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Have any of you tried the Lansky Knife Sharpening Systems? If you have, what is your opinion on them. I'm thinking about buying one, but would like to get some input from someone that has used one before I buy one.
     
  2. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    I've heard nothing but good things. Been thinking about one, meself.
     

  3. cathog

    cathog New Member

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    I have had one for over 10 years now. I would not recommend any other sharpener, the lansky is great. It will quickly put a razor edge on any knife you want to sharpen. All of my knives will shave, and it is very easy to keep them that way after you have put the first edge on them.
     
  4. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    That's what I want to hear,some feedback on what you think of the system. I'm thinking about buying the one that has the stone to sharpen serrated blades too.
     
  5. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    It is GOD's greatest gift to knife sharpening. :wink: Going on 15 years.... I've worn out a couple of sets of stones, so I decided to go with the diamond hones. They sharpen much faster, but I think that the regular stones put a sharper edge on a blade.
     
  6. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    I am pretty good at puttin an edge on a blade with just a soft arkansas stone but I bought one of these systems 3-4 yeas back. I have not had a lot of luck with it myself. It could be that I have not used it enough.
    If you guys have any tips I might give it another try. My grandpa was a butcher and Dad tought me to sharpen a knife. It would be pretty hard to beat a soft stone and a steel or leather strap. You could shave with Pop's old barlow most of the time.
     
  7. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Had mine for years. Shaving edges on all my knives. Bare spots on legs to prove it. Never was good with a stone.
     
  8. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Well,so far the consensus seems to be that they are a pretty good knife sharpening system. Keep the opinions coming,I'd like to hear some more opinions on this system.
     
  9. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    I have two of the Lansky sharpening systems. They are great. The diamond blocks work better than the natural stones in my opinion.

    THIS is what I use most of the time now. So much faster w/ the same results. Makes every blade shave.
     
  10. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Ive had mine for about a year, wish I would have found it years ago. The company is in my home town. Haven't tried it on broadheads yet.
     
  11. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I use a Smith's system,Which is baisically identicle sharpener except price wise. Been using it for years,Wish I had gotten it sooner.:cool2:
     
  12. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    been using lansky's for 5-6 years does a nice job easy enough to use
     
  13. Kittycatcher

    Kittycatcher New Member

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    I own both the Smith and Lansky sharpening Systems, they both do a great job in putting a good edge on your hunting knifes. I do like the Lansky better for I bought it with the diamond stones. It takes least time to do what you can do with a Smith system. But with ever you bye I know that you will be happy with it.:cool2::cool2:
     
  14. thunderchicken

    thunderchicken New Member

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    I have had mine for about 5 years now. It absolutely will give you a perfectly sharp, even edge on your knives. The hardest part for me was getting it set up properly to hold the knife so it doesn't slip when you sharpen it. It is critical that it hold the knife securely and some knives are more easy to hold than others for some reason. Aside from that, it is absolutely top notch no doubt.

    :cool2:
     
  15. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    it works well and will do the job well. but i am like Alan give me a good old softstone.
     
  16. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    I will third that , in with Alan also, they work great but for me they are to much work to get out and use when you can get a good steel or caramic rod out and do the same thing in a couple of quick strokes "with a little practice"..
    Just my.02:cool2:
    Puddle
     
  17. afatcat

    afatcat New Member

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    the best, get the diamond sharpening system very fast
     
  18. Catfishhunter

    Catfishhunter New Member

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    If you have a grinder, this is the best knife sharpener there is. I can sharpen 10 knives to 1 using this sharpener vs. lansky. I know it works because, I sliced the top part of my finger off. Finger nail and all...http://www.razorknife.com/
     
  19. Iowa_Josh

    Iowa_Josh New Member

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    I have a knock off one and it works fine. It doesn't polish the edge though because the stones are not that fine. Sharp, yes but not new knife sharp. You need a strop or some really fine sandpaper to finish it off with.