Sharpening with Lansky Diamond Sharpening Stone
The Lansky Diamond Sharpening Stone system is one of the most popular knife sharpening systems available. Dulled knives can be sharpened to meet any one of a variety of specifications; the lansky knife sharpener line contains five different diamond stone grit sizes to help sharpen the blade to the precise level of sharpness required.
The knife sharpening line includes extra coarse, coarse, medium, fine, and extra fine diamond stone hones. A knife clamp, which can be purchased seperately, assures that each diamond sharpening stone may be angled to sharpen the blade efficiently and without accident. A diamond sharpening stone is a strong, reliable sharpening instrument, unlike many other stones that are quickly worn out. Each hone serves a difference purpose. A 70 grit extra coarse stone will grind a dull blade quickly, smoothing out chips in the blade. The 120 grit diamond stone will yield a fast, albeit unfinished edge.
Produce a Sharp Edge with a Fine Grit Diamond Stone
Finer grits cut more slowly but produce finished edges. The high grit count of a 600 grit fine lansky knife sharpener hone indicates that there are more particles within the stone. Sharpening the blade’s edge over this knife sharpening stone will give it a fine polish and extra sharp cut.
The saddle of each diamond sharpening stone is color coated, for easy recognition. By determining the type of blade to be sharpened, along with the thickness of the blade and the angle of the cutting edge your knives with hold an edge for a longer period of time. A 17° Angle is suited for scalpels or razor blades. Kitchen cutlery benefits from 20° sharpening. 25° angle sharpening works well for hunting knives, and 30° angle sharpening works for knives that cut cardboard or wire.
Proper Sharpening Technique for Ultra Sharp Edge
The Idea behind creating a very sharp long lasting edge is to use coarse knife sharpening stone to start by shaping the edge by drawing the knife into the edge. Then as you get to the finer diamond stone you start by drawing into the edge and finish by sharpening away from the edge then swipe the edge over a leather belt away from edge, and wiped the knifes edge on my pants.
Also remember to use honing oil for each knife sharpening stone. Whatever the knife, scissor, or blade, the lansky knife sharpening stone system will create a sharp long lasting edge.