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Old 08-29-2015, 02:53 PM
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I get that with sticks and file the backside point and then take off the burrs with file or a stick. You should be able to just touch the backside of the point to the belt to sharpen it to a point easily.
The trick to avoid "rounding off" the point is to back off the power button as the tip contacts the belt. Avoid dragging the tip off the edge the belt but rather allow the unit to power down as yo lift the tip off the center of the belt. It's a "feel" technique that will come with a bit of practice. This method is a bit easier to accomplish with the Ken Onion edition due to their wider belts.
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Thanks guys. I'll work on that.
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Just got a WS this week. Still learning, but I'm about getting my technique down. Great edge on most anything with minimal work. One thing I learned, there there is a great difference in hardness of the various metals in knife blades. Same strokes/efforts does not always yield the same results! Think I'm going to love it!

I found this youtube vid to be of help to me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_09uFzqhT0

I find myself looking for things to sharpen now....

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Good vid. Thanks


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I got the Cabala's exclusive Work Sharp not long ago.
It's pretty much the same as the standard model.
I like it for sharpening kitchen knives but would never use it on any of my higher quality pocket or sheath knives.
It would be too easy to ruin a good knife with one of these things.
I ordered some additional grit belts.
Even the medium grit belt that comes with the sharpener is pretty coarse and can remove a good bit of metal in a hurry. User beware.
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Practice on an inexpensive knife, first until you feel comfortable with the technique. I am training myself with some $15 Cold Steel hunters, so if I ruin one, it's not a huge loss. This tool is crazy good!
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I have a WorkSharp. It changes the edge contour to a convex edge, instead of the more common straight edge you get from a stone (if you keep the angle constant). I love the convex edge. It lasts longer as an efficient cutter than the other style of edge (given the same steel).
Also, It's fast. Takes a bit longer the first time you sharpen an edge, because you are reshaping the edge contour....but for resharpening, it's much faster.
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