I have a bag of quality knives, in particular sevaral hard steel Knives of Alaska and my vintage case hardened Buck Pathfinder, circa 1968. These old Bucks were represented by the company with a logo showing a hammer punching them through bolts of steel (Buck abandoned the logo with the modernization and softer steel). These hard Bucks can be sharpended but usually wore down poor stones, only hard Arkansas with hours of precision honing would sharpen these. I am skilled and practiced at knife sharpening with the old Buck Hone Master and Arkansas stones. It takes a steady hand and constant angle. My knives were always razor sharp. Now they are sharper, all in one afternoon.
This machine is incredible the impossible to sharpen Buck sharpened up in 15 minutes at 18 degrees with the extra stones and strops, The hair did not shave off me, it rolled and peeled off my hair shins as if it melted. Paper peeled off the blade with no resistance at all, no drag, not even the slightest.
I always wear two steel/kevlar gloves,even in the field this knife is sharper than surgical scapels right now. Never use a knive this sharp without protecting yourself against a slip.
When I clean fish it often enough is 50 or so 4-5#, It takes 5 or 6 different knives, each for a particular cut and job.
I am not the average knife user and appreciate the personal advice and tutoring and recommended stones and process, thank you, Clay.
The world, in my view, has been waiting 42 years for this device. $400 well spent, order #613.
Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener
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