Are lansky sharpeners made in china now?

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Are lansky sharpeners made in china now?

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:06 am

So I use a lansky a lot for those tedious small blades, I've had it for quite a few years. Recently a piece of my clamp broke so I ordered a new one (free with ebay bucks, but it was actually about $11). I noticed a difference in the stock photo but figured, no big deal, it's been a long time I've had mine so no surprise if it changed a little.

However this new one is way different, and says made in china on the pack! So now I'm wondering if they make them all in china now. I noticed the whole kit comes in a black box on lansky's website, my box is red. The old clamp is of superior quality and much thicker in the back. The only reason my old one chipped is I had it on a blade at a weird angle, and got it too tight ::facepalm::

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Re: Are lansky sharpeners made in china now?

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:13 am

I seem to recall reading somewhere that Lansky had changed the design of their clamp, then recently they went back to older design because of customer complaints. Have you looked on the Lansky website to see what they are currently selling? Maybe what you bought off ebay was an old stock from before this latest change back to the original design?

Here's a link to what they claim to be selling now: https://lansky.com/index.php/products/m ... ife-clamp/

I also found this picture on another forum: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1715/248 ... 2667_b.jpg
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Re: Are lansky sharpeners made in china now?

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:37 pm

They have changed the design of the clamp several times. No doubt to reduce "production costs" (along with moving offshore). I was selling knives at gunshows in the early 1980's and the first Lansky sharpeners I got had a 3 piece clamp with the main body being aluminum, and the two slotted risers were steel and attached to the aluminum body with screws. Shortly after that they went to the one piece aluminum body, which is like the one I still have.
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Re: Are lansky sharpeners made in china now?

Postby fergusontd » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:51 pm

::tu:: I have this Lansky multitool I keep on my keys, don't know where it's made , but it's really handy! ftd
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Re: Are lansky sharpeners made in china now?

Postby XX Case XX » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:05 pm

I just bought the standard kit from SMKW. It came in a Black Box and was made in China. My clamp is solid though.

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Re: Are lansky sharpeners made in china now?

Postby Old Hunter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:13 am

Bought my "basic" Lansky kit in 1996, made in USA, three hones (fine, medium, course) all parts came in a molded, black plastic box. Still using it, nothing broken yet. OH
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Re: Are lansky sharpeners made in china now?

Postby TripleF » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:22 am

fergusontd wrote:::tu:: I have this Lansky multitool I keep on my keys, don't know where it's made , but it's really handy! ftd20180111_094742.jpg


Ohhhhh, I was like....I have to have that. Bingo! Bought on ebay! Thanks ftd!
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Re: Are lansky sharpeners made in china now?

Postby fergusontd » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:24 pm

::tu:: Your welcome TripleF, I said the same thing when I seen it at a gunshop. ftd
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