Can you name a gadget for sharpening knives that REALLY works?

I have way too many knives. Kitchen, fishing, hunting, fillet, etc.. and can't keep them all sharp. Do you own a tried and true gadget for sharpening knives that really works? Does it put an edge on straight blade knives without destroying the knife? It seems like new knives are really hard to sharpen anymore. The name of your miracle gadget would be greatly appreciated!!

Thank you!

Update:

I don't have time for stones. I need fast.

Update 2:

I am not a novice. Far from it. I'm just too busy.

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  • JD
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    I HIGHLY recommend the EZE-Lap Diamond Knife Sharpener..It consists of a 4" Brass handle that has a Self-Storing Feature (..The Sharpener portion stores in the handle when not in use.)The Sharpening Rod is about 3 1/2" long and 1/4" in diameter..It's coated with 600 grit Industrial Diamonds..Because of it's design, you can sharpen Knives, Scissors, Broad-heads,Fish Hooks Fillet Knifes, High Carbon Steel Knives or all shapes and sizes, and it will even put a razor edge on Serrated blade knives as well...I have already sold over 3 dozen in my shops just this month for people who have purchased them for presents/stocking stuffers (Christmas), and because they work so INCREDIBLY well......

    They are currently in stock at Cabelas.com

    Stock # XH 514301 and they retail for $14.95+ Shipping.

    Check them out online and you will see the picture to get a better idea of the description.Lifetime Replacement Warranty! I have used these myself for over 10 years and I won't use anything else....They work and they are priced right, and very easy to use......Lansky kits are good too, but they are 3 times the price and they are time consuming.....

    Source(s): Gunsmith/Gun Shop Owner-Broker-Dealer Firearms Appraiser & Collector Avid Lifetime Hunter-U.S. and Canada 35 Years Firearms Experience
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  • 1 decade ago

    The Lansky system is the easiest for a novice without a doubt. The Chef's Choice if money is no option. They work damn good.

    The biggest problem today is that most knives are made of a very hard stainless that is extremely difficult to sharpen. Buying good carbon steel knives is the best idea. They lose their edge quicker but get it back real fast and easy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The best thing I use to sharpen all my knives is the inner frosted glass rod in a Metal halide or high pressure Sodium

    bulb. Of course it's nice if they're blow-en out first .It's cheaper that way LOL

    Jeff N.

    Source(s): A old IBEW worker told me this and I've used it ever sence.
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  • 1 decade ago

    you can get a carbide knife and broardhead sharpener from all good hunting stores and alls you do is flip the knife over with the blade facing up and place over the blade and pull down the length of the blade 2-3 times simply eazy

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  • 1 decade ago

    This is what I've used for the past 10 years. It takes a little more effort, but I usually sharpen a lot of knives at once and then I'm good for a few months.

    http://www.lanskysharpeners.com/LKCLX.php

    Source(s): Professional Outdoor Guide. Eagle Scout. Also used to sell camping and hunting knives.
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  • 1 decade ago

    If you are too busy, to take the time to sharpen a knife properly, then you might have way too many knives.

    there is NO miracle knife sharpener .

    If you are in a real big hurry, to get the knives sharpened, find someone & pay them, to sharpen your knives for you

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  • 1 decade ago

    Novaculite Whetstones. Novaculite is a natural silica stone from the Ouachita mountains, far superior to synthetics.

    Not only does it sharpen steel blades, you can flint knapp it into super sharp projectile points.

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  • 1 decade ago

    you wont believe this a friend of mine a the hunt camp was sharpening his knife and he has lots of them with an emery board the type the wife uses for her nails I have switched to this method and all though its slower I can shave with mine. but you need time to work it. luck

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  • 1 decade ago

    www.lansky.com.......

    check out the back cover of backwoodsman magazine....there is a guy that specializes in old carbon steel knives......after trying to keep up with stainless knives maybe going back to carbon steel is not a bad idea.....

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  • MuhdER
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Arkansas soft stone

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