Bought the "work sharp" by Boker - first impressions.

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  1. Mp7

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    After someone mentioning this thing device recently ... i
    went on Tilt - and just ordered it.

    And i must say .. for being this small and handy, it´s a rather good deal.


    Comes with a kitchen knife "stencil" and one for pocket-knife and scissor blades.

    3 types of bands included, the last one being a polishing band.


    I´m pretty happy so far. Especially since i put my 2 Glock M78 knives through it. Hand sharpening those was almost impossible!
    What i like most is the fact you can use it while watching TV
    and simply touch up a few blades, while relaxing at the same time.
    It´s handheld .. no workbench needed.


    For me, it´s pretty perfect. It will follow me, when i go camping as well!
     

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    I know some folks that clamp them in a vise and use them at a bench.
     
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    To each his own.

    I like the combination of watching Family Guy, drinking beer and
    sharpening my knives :D
     
  4. Il Duca

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    I just got a Work Sharp myself. While I love knives- obsessed might be a good word- I do not enjoy sharpening them. Nor am I particularly good at it. This seems like a great piece of equipment as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    Same here Il Duca :)


    It´s also amazing to see which knives spark and which don´t.
    Gives some info an RC, imho.
     
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    Interesting tool but I need both hands for sharpening unless the blade is being otherwise held like a mounted lawn mower blade.
     
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    I've never used the Work Sharp in particular, but I'd offer this word of caution about powered sharpeners: they can get a knife nice and sharp, but they can also remove a lot of steel in short order. It mightn't be a problem with this one, but keep an eye on it and be careful not to eat your knives up.



    Jason
     
  8. JimStC

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    Just got one. Nice tool.
    Jason, you are right. It doesn't take long to get an edge. Over grinding is definitely a possibility
    Jim
     
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    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    BTW, they're not a Boker product. They're just being marketed in the EU by Boker.
     
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    Darex, LLC. Ashland, OR. Assembled in The U.S. with foreign parts. I noticed that when I ordered it.

    Jim
     
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    Sharpened my Ka Bar 1248 machete. Passed the paper cut test like a filet knife.


    Jim
     
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