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    Knife sharpening systems

    Greetings,
    I'd like to hear opinions (of people with knife sharpening experience) on the DMT Aligner diamond sharpening set.
    http://www.dmtsharp.com/press/aligner.htm

    I know I should have asked beforehand and decide on buying later, but I just bought myself this thing yesterday. I had nothing serious at home for knife sharpening and it's about time I learn to do it (yeah, I know it's a shame I've waited for so long).

    So, did I make good business with the Aligner being my first ever sharpening system or not? (Bought it after consulting with the shopkeeper in a store where they know me after buying several knives there for myself and friends...)

    If not, what would you recommend?

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    This is the best sharpener set I ever used

    http://www.knifeoutlet.com/shop/10Ex...tCode=SHSPY204

    You can sharpen knives to razor edge and even sharpen razor blades (in case you go all emo)

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    I would get an old fashioned stone. Granted, it doesn't work as well, takes a while to learn, and can be messy if it's a wet stone. However, if you wife is the timid sort, you could win any argument by just taking out your knife and sharpening it.

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    Do I need to mention that I was kidding?

    The sharpener you got is excellent.

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    I lucked out on the timid wife.

    Anytime I hit her she hits back and she can run faster angry than I can scared.


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    Why is that lady wearing a shemag instead of a burkha?

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    PS cool sharpener

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    I use Japanese waterstones for sharpening. Nothing beats hand sharpening if you know how to do it.

    Get 1200 grit, 1000 grit and 800 grit.

    My friend turned me on them a few years back and I can even get those cheap ass $5 kitchen knives to cut as well as those really expensive $300-400 knives that my dad has. Granted they don't keep their edge as long.

    Learn how to sharpen correctly and you'll be fine. It's also very therapeutic.

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    Is this were we wait a few days and find out you've never sharpened a knife in your life or something?

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    I have always just used a traditional Arkansas stone and honing oil.

    Hey Tonu, you should try it out and let us know if it works.

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