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If you are like me you like your knifes sharp. Two years ago I bought the Work Sharp. It is amazing I have tried and bought most sharpeners out there. They are all obsolete to me now. This tool is so fast. ie; I sharpened 14 of my wife's kitchen knifes in 50 minutes. From junk knifes to expensive ones they were all Cutting paper sharp!

The only other thing you will need is bandaids. Be careful!

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This is there new model. Mine works fine but this would probably be worth the extra money.

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Sharp knives are much safer than dull. Sharp knives are predictable.

How much and where'd you get it?
Amazon just type in Work sharp $70. Buy an extra pack of belts $10 the new model is $135. I'll have to say when I first got it I sharpened my pocket knife until it was razor sharp. I quit putting the super sharp edges on it. I kept cutting myself just by touching my finger and hand with the blade. I had to keep bandaids in my wallet
 

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I do too. I have had a local guy who made his own jig and has a good business in town. He only charges a few dollars a knife at that as been good for me. If I had the WS I would likely be sharpening obsessively :)

BTW the new model is a lot nicer bit also cost about double.
 

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I find the old wet stone to be therapeutic and I love all my knives to be shaving sharp. Keeping my wife's kitchen knives sharp is an effort in futility. I have spent many hundreds of dollars on the complete Wustoff kitchen set and she think nothing about using a sharp knife to cut a tomato on a Correll dish:(

My rule here is simple but strong. The knives I use in her kitchen for carving, slicing and filetting fish are in a drawer and off limits to anyone but me.

My very first full time job after HS was working in the Shrade Walden knife Factory in Ellenville NY. Watching the master sharpen knives on the big leather belts and buffers was a real treat. Good steel makes all the difference in how well a blade can hold an edge and my hunting knives are personal treasures to me.

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I find the old wet stone to be therapeutic and I love all my knives to be shaving sharp. Keeping my wife's kitchen knives sharp is an effort in futility. I have spent many hundreds of dollars on the complete Wustoff kitchen set and she think nothing about using a sharp knife to cut a tomato on a Correll dish:(

My rule here is simple but strong. The knives I use in her kitchen for carving, slicing and filetting fish are in a drawer and off limits to anyone but me.

My very first full time job after HS was working in the Shrade Walden knife Factory in Ellenville NY. Watching the master sharpen knives on the big leather belts and buffers was a real treat. Good steel makes all the difference in how well a blade can hold an edge and my hunting knives are personal treasures to me.

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I'm with you on therapeutic now I sometimes sit and turn my knifes into a surgical instruments using my leather Strop. One day after sharpening everything I could get my damn hands on I sharpened my Gerber mâchete until it would shave paper.
 

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Regular old belt sander works pretty good too with a wider sharpening platform than WorkSharp, same principle. Save old worn fine grit belts and use them on knives, shears, axes, machetes,chisels, etc. Finish with stone and/or strop.
 

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My very first full time job after HS was working in the Shrade Walden knife Factory in Ellenville NY. Watching the master sharpen knives on the big leather belts and buffers was a real treat.

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That's awesome!

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Let me see...my favorite knife....would have to be the Chef's Choice 8" forged chefs knife. I was a kitchen knife retailer for many years and got many awards by Boston Magazine, appeared on TV and radio etc. Wusthof was my favorite brand, but I like the CVhef's Choice cooks knife as the bolster is of a design where it doesn't interfere with blade sharpening. As for sharpeners, over the years I've had customers rave about their sharpener where I thought it was a piece of junk and I've sold sharpeners that I thought were terriffic and customers never could get them to work for them. So my motto is "if the customer likes their sharpener, what ever it is, don't try to sell them something else."
 

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I have Grampa's oilstones. Course, medium, fine, extra fine. If the steel is good I can make an edge that splits hairs.
 

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I have Grampa's oilstones. Course, medium, fine, extra fine. If the steel is good I can make an edge that splits hairs.
Nothing more spiritual then working with tools that belonged to our love ones that have passed on. I have a hammer that I bought my Grand Father from the money I made mowing grass. He used it when he was building his house in 1969. Every time I pick it up I feel the love I had for him. Qwerty those oilstones are the perfect family heirloom. He must have been an amazing Grampa.
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He was a bit different, a man of integrity whose walk and talk were the same. His faith taught that we are all children of the same God, so he was colorblind. A man of his word, he dug up his own lawn to complete a landscaping contract on time when a hurricane flooded the turf farm. He was a man of contrasts, earning 2 PhDs, yet making a living working dirt--until he retired at age 75 any time the state of Florida needed mature royal palms for an exhibit at a world's fair or similar event, he provided the trees, yet he was a vocal opponent of social programs collectively known as "welfare", predicting the outcome with which we are cursed today. He was known to have the most diverse collection of palm species of anyone in the world, while his wife was celebrated for nurturing the most diverse collection of orchids of anyone in the world. They built that. Together. Without "help" from the government.
 
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