So if you own a knife, sooner than later it will need sharpening, and there are many choices when it comes to keeping a knife sharp.
Although I have bench stones, portable stones, and various other devices for keeping my knives sharp, my favorite method of sharpening my knives is with my Lansky knife sharpener, that consists of a knife clamp that secures the knife blade, and in the photo, the clamp has the blade of my 40 year old folding PAUL knife with its very unigue blade lock push button, locked in the clamp.
The clamp allows for 4 different knife edge angles to be selected, 17 through to 30 degrees, and in the case of the PAUL knife, I have a 25 degree angle on the blade edge that provides an excellent edge that is durable, yet keeps a sharp edge.
This is the angle that I use with most of my other knives, including my handmade fixed blade knife that I built some time back shown at the right in the photo.
The sharpening stones shown in the photo are coarse, medium, and fine, and with honing oil applied to the stone selected, and once the angle has been worked in to place on a blade, I tend to only need to touch up the edge from time to time with the fine stone, keeping a sharp edge on the knife I'm carrying on on any given day.
Like I said earlier, there are lot of knife sharpening options available, but this one I highly recommend, as It is the method I have used for sharpening my various knives over the past 30 years or more.
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