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Old 11-14-2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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What is a good whetstone to buy for sharpening knives? Needing a Medium and a fine. Preferably 12" or so. Something that will last a good long time. Will be sharpening pocket knives up to kitchen knives.


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Old 11-14-2017, 09:11 AM   #2
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I have an Arkansas stone and love it. Get it wet and start sharpening.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:11 AM   #3
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Umm....Check out DMT.

Everyone's gonna say Worksharp though. I tried one, hated it. Too much set up time for me. Guess they are great if you can't sharpen your knives very well.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:16 AM   #4
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Umm....Check out DMT.

Everyone's gonna say Worksharp though. I tried one, hated it. Too much set up time for me. Guess they are great if you can't sharpen your knives very well.
X2 for DMT. I bought one of their diamond stones about 8-10 years ago, wore it out and bought 2 more last year.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:17 AM   #5
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I have a Worksharp and I love it. Traildust set up is easy you got to be smarter that it is LOL. Actually I never could sharpen a knife worth a diddly with a stone. Tried various sharpeners over the years and Worksharp is my go to.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:20 AM   #6
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It is spelled whetstone, you might have better luck in your searches that way.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:22 AM   #7
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I bought a super cheap smith brand from Wally World. It'll get knives razor sharp if you know how to use it.

If I could buy the 4 stone system with the pre-set angles like a lansky, I would. But the $5 flat stone is working for now.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:28 AM   #8
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I have a Worksharp and I love it. Traildust set up is easy you got to be smarter that it is LOL. Actually I never could sharpen a knife worth a diddly with a stone. Tried various sharpeners over the years and Worksharp is my go to.
I pull one of my combo dmt's out of my pocket or pack.....30 seconds later I'm done. I like simple, portable stuff.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:34 AM   #9
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It is spelled whetstone, you might have better luck in your searches that way.
Ahh Thanks!! Lets see if I can edit the title.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:27 AM   #10
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I really like the Arkansas Stone. http://www.bestsharpeningstones.com/...ing_Stones.htm
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:37 AM   #11
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I use Shapton Glass & Naniwa.
Worksharp are for folks who don't want to learn how to properly sharpen a knife or have cheap knives.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:21 AM   #12
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I've gone to diamond stones and will never go back to old rock ones.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:22 AM   #13
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There's a place out of arkansas called Dan's Whetstone or somesuch, they have all sizes of hard/fine, and medium/soft stones.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:34 PM   #14
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Depends on the type of knives you intend to sharpen... Stainless and harder steel knives will require a diamond hone or a silicon carbide stone. My personal preference for a hard steel knife is either a silicon carbide or medium grit DMT (blue) hone. For something like a 440C blade the silicon carbide or a combo medium/fine (blue/red, or even green) DMT hone works well. For all of them it is important to keep them clean and DO NOT put oil on any sharpening instrument. Wash them with warm water if they are heavily embedded with metal from sharpening. All those work sharp, lansky's, you name it's are good for folks that do not know how to sharpen a knife... use what works for you.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:44 PM   #15
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I think I have enough stones to build a small house. Stones for me!
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:47 PM   #16
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If you are looking for a system that will last you forever and one you can pass down, use what many slaughterhouses and meat markets have used for years -- get a Norton tri-stone Arkansas system. I would suggest either the model IM313 or IM313CIS. There are also other models to choose from.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:21 PM   #17
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I have a tool box full of different stones and have used them for years.

Then one day my son gave me one of these and it's all I use now.

https://www.amazon.com/Sharp-WSGFS22...ield+sharpener

Simple, keeps our blade at the right angle and has it all. Coarse and finishing sharpeners and ceramic and leather.

Try it.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:14 AM   #18
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Do you have a Woodcraft store around you anywhere? They have a great selection of whetstones.
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