For years I’ve conducted a futile search for the perfect knife sharpening system. I’ve tried all sorts of devices, gadgets and sharpeners from Harbor Freight to Sportsman’s Warehouse to no avail. Well, a few nights ago I was watching sharpening videos on you tube and came across the Lansky system that seemed to work pretty well. Off to Amazon I ran to look for a good price on a Lansky kit. I ended up buying the Lansky Universal Kit along with a universal stand. A couple of days later, the Lansky kit arrived so I wasted no time, putting it to the test.
Before running my first test, I mounted the universal stand to a piece of MDF, then as an added touch, I cut up an old belt and screwed a piece of the belt to the MDF as a strop.
I ran 8 knives through the Lansky Universal Kit and found that with each knife, I got a little bit better. The last knife I sharpened was my wife’s big butcher knife. It was dull as hell when I started. When I finished, I found the edge on the knife sharp enough to shave the hairs on my arm. For me, the Lansky kit was a big success… I’ll be looking at other Lansky sharpening stones for sure.
-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch