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Why a Manual Knife Sharpener is a Better Choice than Electric

One of the first questions people new to knife sharpening often have is: should I get a manual knife sharpener or an electric sharpener?
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How to Use a Lansky Diamond BenchStone

Freehand sharpening on a bench stone is a skill that can take a bit of time to learn but if you follow the instructions below, you’re sure to get it down. Before long you’ll probably even find yourself looking forward to your sharpening sessions. The Lans…
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What’s the Best Knife Sharpener for a Beginner?

If you’re new to the world of knife sharpening, you’re probably wondering where to start. Should you learn to freehand sharpen on a bench stone? Should you get a pull-through sharpener? What about those guided systems with the angles already set in place?…
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Choosing the Right Grit for the Current State of your Knife

When considering which grit to use when sharpening your knife, remember that the higher the grit number the finer. Lower grit numbers are coarser and more aggressive.
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How to Use Lansky Turn Box Sharpeners

Lansky Turn Box Sharpeners can be used for either 1-stage or 2-stage sharpening. The grey Ceramic Rods are for sharpening, and the white Ceramic Rods are for polishing.
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How to Use the Lansky QuadSharp

Maintain your knives in the field to the exact angle you set with your legendary Lansky Controlled-Angle System, or use as a fully functional, stand-alone sharpening solution. The carbide V-groove sharpens in 3 to 4 strokes. Next, freehand polish your new…
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Commonly Used Knife Sharpening Terms

When you first enter the world of knife sharpening, it can seem like there's a whole new language to learn. In this post you'll find some of the most commonly used terms in sharpening.
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How to Use the Lansky Controlled-Angle Sharpening System

Originally designed in 1979, the Lansky Controlled-Angle Sharpening System was created with one thought in mind; to make a knife sharpener anyone could use to obtain a razor-sharp edge.
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Using the Blademedic 4 in 1 Knife Sharpener

The Blademedic® is an all-inclusive sharpener that was designed to be the first responder for field repairs on all types of knife blades.
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When To Use Honing Oil With Your Lansky Sharpening System

Nathan’s Honing Oil is a specially formulated lubricant for use with Lansky Sharpeners and Natural Arkansas Bench stones. The oil comes included with all Lansky controlled-angle sharpening kits.
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Which Sharpener Should I Use?

The trick to choosing the right sharpener depends on your personal needs, and also on your skill level. Let's look at some of the more common sharpeners and their features.
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Which Angle Should I Use When Sharpening My Knife?

If this is your first time using the Lansky Knife Sharpening System, you’ll notice that your system comes with a multi-angle clamp. You probably know that the clamp is to hold the blade securely in place, but may not know which of the preset angles on the…
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History of Knife Sharpening

Western style knife-sharpening can be traced back to the “moletas” of Northern Italy. The moletas were knife-grinders who traveled from village to village offering their knife-sharpening services.
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Should I Sharpen My Lawn Tools?

When most people think of what needs sharpening around the house, they think of their kitchen and hunting knives, cleavers or axes. That’s a good start, but your ice skates also need to be sharp, your woodworking tools, and yes, even your lawn tools.
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