Knife Sharpening Kit

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Blog entry by ca8920 posted 12-19-2014 04:47 AM 2089 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For years I’ve conducted a futile search for the perfect knife sharpening system. I’ve tried all sorts of devices, gadgets and sharpeners from Harbor Freight to Sportsman’s Warehouse to no avail. Well, a few nights ago I was watching sharpening videos on you tube and came across the Lansky system that seemed to work pretty well. Off to Amazon I ran to look for a good price on a Lansky kit. I ended up buying the Lansky Universal Kit along with a universal stand. A couple of days later, the Lansky kit arrived so I wasted no time, putting it to the test.

Before running my first test, I mounted the universal stand to a piece of MDF, then as an added touch, I cut up an old belt and screwed a piece of the belt to the MDF as a strop.

I ran 8 knives through the Lansky Universal Kit and found that with each knife, I got a little bit better. The last knife I sharpened was my wife’s big butcher knife. It was dull as hell when I started. When I finished, I found the edge on the knife sharp enough to shave the hairs on my arm. For me, the Lansky kit was a big success… I’ll be looking at other Lansky sharpening stones for sure.

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada,

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#1 posted 12-19-2014 01:37 PM

That’s all the photo’s you have showing how it goes together??

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#2 posted 12-19-2014 02:53 PM

Art, look at the box lid in his 1st pic. It shows it set up. Pretty simple and straight forward operation. Looks like there’s 4 grits that come with it.

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#3 posted 12-20-2014 02:44 AM

I’m still puzzled, where in the shown base in the picture??

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#4 posted 12-20-2014 02:57 AM

For sharpening chisels, planer & jointer knives, and hand plane irons I use sandpaper on glass and water stones. High carbon steel will take on a wonderful edge, slicing a hand held sheet of paper like…... shlippppp.

Pocket and kitchen knives are usually stainless steel. The grain size is larger and the steel is harder. Diamond stones seem to work the best.

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#5 posted 12-20-2014 03:37 AM

Getting the deluxe set for Christmas along with the ultra fine stone. I sharpened my bosses knife with his own set during some down time. used my work belt as a strop and that was the sharpest edge I’ve ever put on a knife.

It’s a great system. Hope it treats you well. I can’t wait till Christmas.

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#6 posted 12-20-2014 06:05 AM

Art, sorry that’s all the pictures I took. If you run a Google search for Lansky sharpening videos you’ll find several videos with setup and use of the base.


-- Chris, Sparks Nevada,

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#7 posted 02-12-2015 10:45 AM

Do not shave hair off your arm!! its not a good test and you may suffer an injury, simply use the knife for its intended purpose (and thats assuming your not using it in conjunction with your Maple Shaving Bowl!) and then if it works well you have done a good job!

I am going to go looking for it looks like a great asset.

-- Regards Rob

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