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Steve Warden wrote:Lansky Turnbox TB2D2C (2 diamond coated rods and 2 ceramic rods). No special skill or practice needed. Drop the rods into the slots and run the knife edge down the rods. All you have to do is keep the the blade straight, the rods set the angle for you.
As I said, no practice or skill needed.
For those who don't know me, it's fool proof.
For those who do, it's Steve proof.
Cletus Awreetus wrote:personally, having put myself on the track to mastering free hand sharpening is as satisfying as anything I've ever done with this hobby. if you just want sharp there are shortcuts but if you want to expand the relationship you have with your EDCs, as the Colonel said get some junk knives and an Ark or 2 and practice. you won't regret putting in the time. I've found that most guys who free hand enjoy talking about sharpening as much as talking about knives in general so there's plenty of help along the way to be had.