sbaker345 wrote:Ive been going back and forth between the sharpmaker and the ken onion worksharp for a long time, I am too broke to buy both currently, I have a few fixed blades, and 1 folder and obviously need more folders, I have heard there may be an edge temper issue with the worksharp, not that big of a deal to me for my choppers, or machetes, but I don't know if that combined with the extra metal removal sounds very appealing for folders plus I would feel like I am cheating.
So has anyone here just been unable to get the sharpmaker to work properly or gotten unsatisfactory sharpness? Or for that matter been unable to reprofile a blade after 5 hours of grinding with the diamond stones? I won't be attempting to use my BK-9 on it but I have a bench made folder that the angle might be a little off
The folder I am thinking of getting to go along with it is the manix 2, seems like a good carry knife that would put up with being used commonly but not chopped with.
The Sharpmaker is one of the best tools I ever bought, and has a great bang:buck ratio as well. Like any tool, you have to learn to use it properly, but if you do it will do a great deal. It's not an EdgePro, but it doesn't cost what an EdgePro costs and you could stick it into the back pocket of your jeans (as long as you don't need to sit down...)