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Tiger 01-03-2021 05:05 AM

knife sharpening help...
 
i have bought so many knife sharpening gimmicks since i had a stroke i couldnt sharpen a knife to save my soul has anyone had luck with the warthog vsharp i have something similar but it just doesnt work that well im tired of asking people to sharpen my knife for me i used arkansas wet stone before but i just cant use them anymore

Uncle Saggy 01-03-2021 05:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Tiger (Post 15372419)
i have bought so many knife sharpening gimmicks since i had a stroke i couldnt sharpen a knife to save my soul has anyone had luck with the warthog vsharp i have something similar but it just doesnt work that well im tired of asking people to sharpen my knife for me i used arkansas wet stone before but i just cant use them anymore

Iíve had great results with mine, just be sure to adjust the guide and bars for the knife.

eastxhunter 01-03-2021 05:45 AM

No reason the basic work sharp can’t work for ya. Just don’t roll the tip through and finish with the polishing band and be done

Tiger 01-03-2021 06:17 AM

i just watched a vid on the work sharp i think i can use it my difficulty comes with using both hands or switching directions my mind only functions one way and not that well

kmitchl 01-03-2021 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Tiger (Post 15372419)
i have bought so many knife sharpening gimmicks since i had a stroke i couldnt sharpen a knife to save my soul has anyone had luck with the warthog vsharp i have something similar but it just doesnt work that well im tired of asking people to sharpen my knife for me i used arkansas wet stone before but i just cant use them anymore

I have used a Warthog for a number of years. Works well and fast. Only issue is for some of the older models new stones can be difficult to find.

BuckRage 01-03-2021 07:16 AM

I buy the stones on Amazon. They work pretty good. Tip is once finished using the grinding side flip to the steel side and drop the angle to the next level higher to knock the edge off. Example grind at 25 degrees and steel at 30 degrees. Made huge difference for me.

dosrobles 01-03-2021 07:27 AM

Chef choice edge select 120
Electric with 3 wheels and blade guides. I can’t sharpen a knife to save my life but this thing will make a knife shave in 5 minutes once you have the right angle on the edge.
$120-$140 bucks. 2 diamond wheels and a felt wheel.

dustoffer 01-03-2021 11:48 AM

Here ya go--and keep one in your butt pack and you can touch up your edge in the middle of a field dressing if needed. I keep a sharpening steel in my knife box and when I go to work, it is in my back pocket so I can hit a few licks when needed. I usually make it thru a deer without re-touching the edge, but not a hog.

https://www.scheels.com/p/g5-sportsm...tm_source=sfmc

kmitchl 01-03-2021 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by dustoffer (Post 15373007)
I usually make it thru a deer without re-touching the edge, but not a hog.

Which is why I use a box cutter for hogs. Blades are 10 for $1.50 at HF.

El Viejo 01-03-2021 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by kmitchl (Post 15373034)
Which is why I use a box cutter for hogs. Blades are 10 for $1.50 at HF.

Box cutter is the easiest thing to use on hogs. The only time you need something bigger is on splitting the pelvis. I can usually find it with a box cutter on a deer, but for some reason the hogs are harder to hit, at least for me.

bakin7005 01-03-2021 02:19 PM

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Johnny Dangerr 01-03-2021 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by dosrobles (Post 15372483)
Chef choice edge select 120
Electric with 3 wheels and blade guides. I canít sharpen a knife to save my life but this thing will make a knife shave in 5 minutes once you have the right angle on the edge.
$120-$140 bucks. 2 diamond wheels and a felt wheel.

I can hand sharpen a knife.
With the Chef Choice my wife can sharpen knives. The lady that helps us keep the house clean brough her knives over to be sharpened. Guess what she got for Christmas........

Buffalo1 01-03-2021 04:05 PM

Skyler at Diamond C ranch uses a Warthog sharpener. After seeing and experiencing his work I purchased one.

sasqy 01-03-2021 04:12 PM

Just buy a Havalon or Outdoor edge !
Scalpel sharp every time.

JonathanTX 01-03-2021 04:12 PM

i cant hand sharpen a knife to save my life. even with a lansky kit, i can get it mediocre enough to skin a deer 1/3 of the way, but then the rest of the deer i have to drag it thru the V shaped sharpener every 7-8 cuts.

this past oct i got the work sharp knife and tool sharpener (ken onion edition). since its a belt sharpener, it puts convex edges on your knife. my last buck i skinned the whole thing without stopping to sharpen. the honed edge comes out mirror perfect too.

i also used to to sharpen my axe and hatchets, an old rusty machete, and my limb loppers. and a broadhead!

Hunterbarton86 01-03-2021 04:12 PM

Wet stone and leather

bakin7005 01-03-2021 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Hunterbarton86 (Post 15373487)
Whetstone and leather

Fify


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hopedale 01-03-2021 04:52 PM

I love the work sharp.

Atfulldraw 01-03-2021 05:03 PM

Outdoor edge and a big pack of blades is going to be your best bet.

We clean somewhere around a hundred deer a year, I still use a 'real' knife sometimes, but I have a Warthog and a honing rod nearby at all times.

I sat and re-sharpened about a dozen of the outdoor edge blades last night with the warthog and the honing stick. The only problem is that the little thumb stick won't let the blade get very deep inside the warthog....but I mainly care about the tip of the knife anyway.

When you go shopping for a honing rod, there are a bunch out there....for camp use, I want a steel rod, but the ceramic ones are faster and better for hard steel knives (but being ceramic, it will break if you drop it)

banzai 01-04-2021 12:34 PM

Get a Spyderco Sharpmaker. $75 on Amazon.

Watch the youtube video on how it works.

If you can hold a blade vertically, you can sharpen a knife and shave with it. I bought mine back in the 80's and it still works perfectly.

Fordnandez 01-04-2021 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Tiger (Post 15372419)
i have bought so many knife sharpening gimmicks since i had a stroke i couldnt sharpen a knife to save my soul has anyone had luck with the warthog vsharp i have something similar but it just doesnt work that well im tired of asking people to sharpen my knife for me i used arkansas wet stone before but i just cant use them anymore

I have one but the replacement "stones" are super expensive. I got the Work Sharp electric band style sharpener and I really like it.

Hardware 01-04-2021 01:35 PM

Best sharpener hands down and anyone can sharpen a knife to a razors edge!!

https://www.edgeproinc.com/

Bucknaked 04-19-2021 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Tiger (Post 15372419)
i have bought so many knife sharpening gimmicks since i had a stroke i couldnt sharpen a knife to save my soul has anyone had luck with the warthog vsharp i have something similar but it just doesnt work that well im tired of asking people to sharpen my knife for me i used arkansas wet stone before but i just cant use them anymore

I used a warthog a few days ago at a local archery shop and it took way too much metal off- maybe it had course stones in it but I had to come home and work it on the steel to get it right! I think itís a great system though but I would get some fine stones :)

BucknBass 04-19-2021 10:29 PM

Btt

Let's go Brandon! 04-20-2021 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by El Viejo (Post 15373167)
Box cutter is the easiest thing to use on hogs. The only time you need something bigger is on splitting the pelvis. I can usually find it with a box cutter on a deer, but for some reason the hogs are harder to hit, at least for me.

We use box cutters too. Starting with the hooked blades, they go just under the hide.

If you make at least 3 vertical "stripes", it makes it much easier to "peel" one.

Capt Glenn 04-20-2021 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Tiger (Post 15372419)
i have bought so many knife sharpening gimmicks since i had a stroke i couldnt sharpen a knife to save my soul has anyone had luck with the warthog vsharp i have something similar but it just doesnt work that well im tired of asking people to sharpen my knife for me i used arkansas wet stone before but i just cant use them anymore

The Warthog works pretty well. It will do what you are looking to do. My main complaint is that you have to buy different grit rods separately if you want them and they are not cheap. And swapping rods out and turning them over could be an issue if you lack dexterity. Also it will take some time to get the angle of the blade set with the Warthog. it doesn't put much pressure on the blade so it removes metal pretty slowly. If your knife is very dull it'll take some time to get it sharp. Where the Warthog shines is it is quick and easy to touch up a blade. Once you have it sharp you can just give it a few licks periodically as you use it and keep it touched up easily as you go. I keep one on my boat for touching up fillet knives and it does a good job. If you are looking for a one motion sharpener, this one will do it. Overall I like it.

I prefer the Work Sharp guided field sharpener, it is more compact and does a great job. Much faster option. I sharpen with it and touch up with a steel here and there as I use the knife. The only problem is the two direction thing. If that's an issue the Warthog would probably be a better choice.

Capt Glenn 04-20-2021 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Bucknaked (Post 15578714)
I used a warthog a few days ago at a local archery shop and it took way too much metal off- maybe it had course stones in it but I had to come home and work it on the steel to get it right! I think itís a great system though but I would get some fine stones :)

That is the exact opposite of the issue I have. Maybe I need some courser rods for mine. It takes forever to remove enough metal to sharpen a dull knife with mine.

Capt Glenn 04-20-2021 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by bakin7005 (Post 15373258)
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This is a really good sharpener. I highly recommend it if you can make it work.

dphillips62 04-20-2021 08:38 AM

For you guys that have trouble with a flat stones.
go slow, use very little pressure, clean stones often. Go way longer than you think you need too on the med and fine stones. Finish out with a good leather strop/belt

Geezy Rider 04-20-2021 09:35 AM

Warthog works great for me. I use it for my kitchen knives mainly. Once a good edge is established, it only takes a a dozen or so swipes to freshen up the edge.

I have numerous stones and wheels and can easily hand sharpen a good blade but the warthog is fast and easy to use. If I need a better edge then my stones and strops get used.

Bucknaked 05-12-2021 02:35 PM

Just purchased the Warthog v-sharp classic II and additional medium and fine stones! This thing works awesome! It is so easy to use and you won’t loose your angle again! One of my best investments in a while :-)

Leon County Slayer 05-12-2021 03:12 PM

Feel free to pm me what kind of knife it is. If it's not a custom and under a certain value, I'd be happy to sharpen it as often as you like. You can mail it to me with paid postage and I'll take care of your blade.

mrc 05-12-2021 04:08 PM

I know this doesn't answer you question, but the easiest for me is to not let it get dull. It takes a little longer but stop every 5 minutes and give it a lick or two on a diamond rod.

coy-ote 05-12-2021 05:29 PM

Tormek buy it once and you’ll have everyone wanting you to sharpen their knives, I love mine, grizzly makes a cheaper version , I can’t vouch for their durability ,but other than Bob Jankowski’s knives mine run neck and neck

Johnny Dangerr 05-12-2021 07:58 PM

Our Cheifs Choice 3 stone counter top unit gets a blade stupid sharp in a couple of minutes. We always mention to our guests that the knife by their plate is very sharp.
I am a Lansky guy and our hunting knifes are medically sharp...

huntindude 05-12-2021 08:10 PM

After just a tiny bit of practice I can get a shaving edge on just about any knife with a worksharp


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alien_scones 05-12-2021 08:26 PM

Worksharp.

Watch the videos.

Work with your cheap/damaged blades first.

Big Lee 05-12-2021 09:01 PM

Can't go wrong with the worksharp.

Rubi513 05-12-2021 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Lee (Post 15614935)
Can't go wrong with the worksharp.

Yes you can...
Cheap blades, itís fine, but they remove way too much metal. I sold mine after 2 weeks of owning it.
So many better options out there.

jeremy360 05-12-2021 09:30 PM

Warthog is good. Work sharp will chew a blade to a nub if you have a hard time with dexterity. Especially on the work sharp you are supposed to pull the knife up before it gets to the tip or you will pull back and extremely sharp butter knife tipped pocket knife. Knowing what I know Tiger, the warthog or something similar is a pretty good option for ya.

alien_scones 05-12-2021 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Rubi513 (Post 15614964)
So many better options out there.

What did you eventually end up with?

Big Lee 05-12-2021 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Rubi513 (Post 15614964)
Yes you can...
Cheap blades, itís fine, but they remove way too much metal. I sold mine after 2 weeks of owning it.
So many better options out there.

Well..... list the better options...

Rubi513 05-13-2021 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by alien_scones (Post 15615020)
What did you eventually end up with?

I use stones. Shapton Glass and Naniwa.

Rubi513 05-13-2021 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Lee (Post 15615128)
Well..... list the better options...

Stones if you’re willing to learn.

Warthog, spyderco, & Wicked edge are easier and work very well.
None will remove the amount of metal that a Work sharp will.

Big Lee 05-14-2021 05:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Rubi513 (Post 15615706)
Stones if youíre willing to learn.

Warthog, spyderco, & Wicked edge are easier and work very well.
None will remove the amount of metal that a Work sharp will.

My go to is my Arkansas trip hone. However in the OP's situation a better user friendly option is needed. Will check into some of these you mentioned. One can not have too many knife sharpeners

Casey 06-03-2021 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by bakin7005 (Post 15373258)
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I have the electric Worksharp and love it. I bought the above one based on the recommendation here and that is a great little sharpener. I've had it for a while and have not really used it. Got it out the other day and am really happy.

SmTx 11-24-2021 06:49 PM

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After using 4 knifes to clean one deer last week I was bound and determined to spend however much I had to on a sharpener. I have a worksharp and user error I'm not in love with it.

I ordered one of these yesterday and tonight I've taken several knifes from rounded blades to shaving.

So... Thanks!

DK1555 11-24-2021 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Tiger (Post 15372419)
i have bought so many knife sharpening gimmicks since i had a stroke i couldnt sharpen a knife to save my soul has anyone had luck with the warthog vsharp i have something similar but it just doesnt work that well im tired of asking people to sharpen my knife for me i used arkansas wet stone before but i just cant use them anymore

PM sent, I got one you can have right down the road if I can find it. If your still interested.

SJP51 11-25-2021 06:03 AM

I can't sharpen anything free-hand on a stone or steel. Has to have fixed angles or something similar.

I have a Warthog v-sharp and bought them for my daughters. It works well on the kitchen knives and is easy to use and works well. I know that changing the little steel holders is a tad challenging and does require some dexterity. If you've had a stroke, will you be able to use it? But I would not suggest it for use in the field.

The Warthog V-Curve also works well and is much simpler to use.

I sharpen my 2-blade broadheads with a Rada and strop to get shaving sharp results using a very light pressure draw stroke. It is REALLY simple. Should work on a knife just as well and easy to use in the field if needed.

Best of luck on your choice.

cva34 11-25-2021 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by El Viejo (Post 15373167)
Box cutter is the easiest thing to use on hogs. The only time you need something bigger is on splitting the pelvis. I can usually find it with a box cutter on a deer, but for some reason the hogs are harder to hit, at least for me.

Used box cutter for years...


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