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Lansky Sharpening System

Easy as 1,2,3!

  • Accurate Guided Sharpening .
  • For a Sharp Consistent Edge Every Time
  • RAZOR-SHARP Edges in Minutes.
  • Easy to Use(As Easy as 1,2,3).
  • Easy to Setup.
  • Packed Size Approx. 220 by 110 by 45mm.
  • Lansky Superior Quality Whetstones.
  • All You Need to Achieve a Super Sharp Cutting Edge.
  • Strong Sturdy Construction, for Years of Reliable Sharpening.

Accurate Guided Sharpening

The Lansky Sharpening System is the most effective way to sharpen all of your Sporting, Hobby and Household knives. The patented Lansky System makes it easy for you to get the consistent angle that you need for a professional edge on every knife, in just 1,2,3, simple steps.

The Lansky Sharpening System is a 'Guided Knife Sharpener' that is clamped onto the back of a knife blade allowing you to precisely direct a sharpening whetstone stone along the blade’s cutting edge, make it possible for you to achieve a very accurate bevel, and therefore an incredible Razor Sharp cutting edge on your knife.

With any of the Lansky - Sharpening Kits you can take any old knife that is on the verge of being thrown away, and give it new life, easily removing chips and knick on the edge and then restore it to a razor edge.

Using guided sharpening, with the Lansky Sharpening System, gives you precise and consistent bevelled angles, which cannot be achieved by hand-sharpening alone. These exact angles, when sharpening; produce the ultimate in fast, precise knife edges, which will quickly make your knives sharper than you have ever had them before.

With any of the Lansky Sharpening Kits all knife edges can be, easily, quickly and consistently sharpened and re-sharpened to an incredibly super sharp cutting edge that is not just be sharp, but 'RAZOR-SHARP'!

With just a small amount of practice, you can restore, what you thought was just an old and useless knife blade, a knife that you might have be thinking, should be just thrown away, because it is beyond hope of ever being re-sharpened again; these old knives can be re-sharpened, sometimes within minutes, to a perfect Super Sharp-edge.

Once your blade is sharp your Lansky Sharpening Kit can be stowed away in its tough carrying case within a couple of seconds.

The Lansky Sharpening 110mm (4 inch) Whetstones used in all of the Lansky Sharpening Kits are great for re-shaping, abrading, Lapping, dressing, sharpening and honing a whole host of items and tools such as; CHISELS, MOULDS & DIES, CHIPPED GLASS, CHEF KNIVES, CARVING TOOLS, GOUGES, SCISSORS, WOOD TURNING TOOLS, AWLS, UTILITY KNIFE, PLANE BLADE, SKEWS, WATERSTONES, ROUTER BITS, AXES, BUTCHER KNIFE, FILET KNIFE, BUSHCRAFT KNIVES and SHEARS.


How to Use the Lansky Sharpening System

ASSEMBLING THE HONE:

Place guide rod through hole in hone holder so that rod and holder form a straight line. Using finger pressure only, tighten the screw on hone holder to hold rod securely. Check straightness and alignment with hone against a flat surface (e.g. a table or the storage case of this kit) to be sure rod and honing stone touch fl at surface along entire length. If rod is not level with stone, bend it into alignment using light finger pressure only.

Hone Assembly Hone Assembly
Placing the Blade Placing the Blade

ATTACHING KNIFE BLADE:

Loosen front locking screw of knife clamp with small coin, screwdriver or your fingernail to accommodate thickness of blade.

Attach clamp to back, or spine, of knife blade at the centre of knife blade. Using Coin, or screwdriver, tighten the locking screw to hold knife securely.

Lock blade in place by hand, tightening thumb screw on knife clamp. NOTE: For very small blades use the notch in knife clamp. Position regular and oversized blades beyond notch and well into knife clamp. For longer blades you should clamp the knife with the Lansky Blade Guide in the centre of the blade for optimum control.(See Photo.)

SHARPENING PROCEDURE:

Before you begin, please note photo (left) showing how to hold knife clamp and hone safely.

To sharpen, hold the handle of the knife and rest your fingers on the block of the knife blade. Slowly draw the knife from the heel of the blade (near the handle) down the Whetstone towards the tip of the blade.

Holding and using the Lansky Holding and using the Lansky
Using the Lansky Using the Lansky

Make sure that the edge of the blade is in contact with the Whetstone during the whole stroke. This is done by lifting the handle up slightly as you reach the tip of the blade, then turn the knife and blade guide over and repeat the process on the other side of the knife.

Beginning with the coarse stone, apply a few drops of Lansky honing oil along surface of stone and insert guide rod into angle hole you have selected.

The preferred stroke pattern is to start at point A (See Diagram) and push to B with only enough pressure to make the stone work.

Lift the stone and return to C. Hone from C to D and lift to E etc.

Always remember to keep the guide rod at bottom of hole to keep a consistent and accurate angle as you sharpen.

Next turn the knife and clamp over and repeat using the same angle you used on the first side of the blade. Repeat this process with consecutively finer stones until you achieve the degree of sharpness you are happy with.

Keep stones clean/oiled as you work, and maintain the same sharpening angle throughout the sharpening process. You will note, as you sharpen, that the stones will begin to move smoothly. This indicates pores of the stones may be clogging with filings, which reduces effectiveness of the stone. You can prevent this by occasionally wiping the stones with a rag and always when through sharpening. This is the only cleaning necessary.

Versatility and Controlled Angles

The Lansky Sharpening System is a very flexible guided sharpening system that offers four variable angles that range from, based on a 1' wide blade, 17 degrees (the shallowest) to 30 degrees (the steepest). The four angled choices are: 17, 20, 25 and 30 degrees (See diagram).

Sharpening Angles

17° ANGLE.
A severe angle only recommended for Razor, Scalpel and X-Acto® blades or similar tools. This angle provides an extremely sharp but highly delicate edge.

20° ANGLE.
A commonly used angle for higher grade, quality blades. This angle provides an excellent edge for these types of knives, and is also Ideal for kitchen knives.

25° ANGLE.
The recommended angle for most knives that need a durable, sharp edge. This angle is ideal for hunting and outdoor knives.

30° ANGLE.
An outstanding angle for knives that see the heavy use of cutting cardboard, wire or carpets. This angle is for heavy duty use where the edge will be taking a lot of abuse.

Dimensions of the Lansky Sharpening System Kits.

Outdoor enthusiasts everywhere can, easily, carry one of the Lansky Sharpening Kits around with them, whilst on walks, day trips, camping trips, or expeditions, as they simply stow away into a handy, small and compact carrying case. The carrying case is made from tough injection moulded plastic that measures approximately 220mm (8.5 inches), by 110mm (4 inches), by 45mm (1.75 inches) and weighs about 400 grams (depending on the kit).

Lansky and the Outdoor Enthusiast.

Enthusiasts worldwide use the Lansky products to care for their cutting edges. Just as essential as your pocketknife, Lansky Sharpeners are lightweight, easy to carry and durable. They withstand harsh environments and sharpen all kinds of knives, tools and edged equipment that hunters, hikers, rock climbers, adventurers, campers and sportsman rely on to survive and enjoy the outdoors.

Out in the field, or back at camp, Lansky Sharpening products are an outdoor essential. A dull cutting edge is a dangerous cutting edge.

In addition to sharpening hunting and pocketknives, Lansky products are popular for sharpening a wide range of household knives and tools such as kitchen knives, pruning shears, axes, scissors, chisels, router bits, utility blades etc.

Lansky in the Kitchen

Lansky Sharpeners will quickly sharpen your stainless steel or carbon steel kitchen cutlery while removing a minimum of material from the blade - unlike electric sharpeners.

Manual sharpening with Lansky products is fast, easy and versatile. Whether you have a common chef's knife, a Japanese Sashimi knife or even a steep-angled meat cleaver, Lansky can do it all.

Each time you sharpen with the Lansky Sharpening System you are only removing, a very small amount of steel thus keeping the edge of the knife thin and the angle maintained.

Many chefs and home cooks prefer to use the Lansky Sharpening System to sharpen their favourite knife.

Notes about Lansky Diamond Kits

Why Use Lansky Diamond?

If you look at the 'Vickers Hardness Scale', Diamond, which is the hardest material, known to mankind, is given 10,000 on this scale.

The nearest competitive abrasive material to diamond, Cubic Boron Nitride CBN), is around 4,000, which means that diamond is some 2.5 times harder than this material.

Another abrasive is Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3), common used in Ceramic Sharpening Stones, is about 2,500 on the Scale, but even this extremely hard material is still 4 times softer than diamond.

So you can see that diamonds are not just a girl’s best friend, they are the best buddy to anyone who wishes to sharpen steel or tungsten tools.

Anyone who use the amazing Ceramic knives, will see Lansky Diamond Whetstones as a real godsend, they will quickly and easily sharpen these super hard blades; diamond being 4 times harder that the Aluminium Oxide that makes them.

When compared with conventional sharpening stones, all Lansky Diamond Whetstones work faster and sharpen exceedingly quick using light pressure – and they remain flat!

Diamond Easy Care & Usage.

Lansky Diamond Whetstones are precision tools. When used with reasonable care, they will give many years of faithful service.

Breaking in Period.

Initially your diamond stone will seem especially rough. It will smooth over time with gentle stroking without impacting performance. You need not exert extra pressure - let the diamonds do the work!

Using a Diamond Whetstone

Use only light pressure when sharpening. As a rule, 5-10 minutes on a conventional oilstone is equal to about 20 seconds on Lansky Diamond Sharpeners.

An oil lubricant is only necessary to speed the process of clearing swarf the material removed during sharpening.

Using a Diamond Stone to Flatten Your Other Stones

By adding a diamond stones to your kit you will be able you to keep your other Lansky ceramic and natural stones level and flat. This is done by rubbing the diamond stones over your other Lansky, non-diamond, stones, which effectively Lapps these stones flat.

Types of Lansky Sharpening Kits

The Lansky - Standard Sharpening Kit.

  • 3 Whetstone Kit
  • Ideal for Beginners.
  • Can be Added to at a Later Date

The Lansky - Standard Sharpening Kit is the most basic of the Lansky Sharpening range of kits, but will still enable you to achieve a Professional super sharp cutting edge.

This kit comes complete with:

  • Knife Clamp with Angle selectors.
  • Three Finger-Grooved 110mm (4 inch) Sharpening Hone Whetstones,
  • Coarse (120 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Medium (280 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Fine (600 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Three Guide Rods.
  • Specially Formulated Honing Oil.
  • Custom Moulded Storage/Travel Case.
  • Spare Wing-Nut and Knife Clamp Screw.
  • Full Instructions.

The Lansky - Deluxe Sharpening Kit.

  • 5 Whetstone Kit
  • Ideal for Beginners and the More Advanced Sharpener.
  • Can be Added to at a Later Date

The Lansky - Deluxe Sharpening Kit is the most advanced of the Lansky Sharpening range of kits that will still enable you to achieve a Razor Sharp Professional cutting edge. This kit can take even the most beaten up knife and restore it to a knife to be proud of.

This kit comes complete with:

  • Knife Clamp with Angle selectors.
  • Five Finger-Grooved 110mm (4 inch) Sharpening Hone Whetstones,
  • Extra-Coarse (70 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Coarse (120 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Medium (280 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Fine (600 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Ultra-Fine (1,000 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Five Guide Rods.
  • Specially Formulated Honing Oil.
  • Custom Moulded Storage/Travel Case.
  • Spare Wing-Nut and Knife Clamp Screw.
  • Full Instructions.

The Lansky - Universal Sharpening Kit.

  • 4 Whetstone Kit
  • Includes a Serrated Blade 'V' Whetstone
  • Ideal for Beginners and the More Advanced Sharpener.
  • Includes a Serrated Edge Sharpener
  • Can be Added to at a Later Date

The Lansky - Universal Sharpening Kit is one the most advanced of the Lansky Sharpening range of kits; it has a 'V' shaped stone that allows you to sharpen serrated edged knives. The other 3 stones will enable you to achieve a Super Sharp cutting edge on all of your favourite knives.

This kit comes complete with:

  • Knife Clamp with Angle selectors.
  • Four Finger-Grooved 110mm (4 inch) Sharpening Hone Whetstones.
  • Serrated Knife 'V' (Medium Grit) Whetstone.
  • Coarse (120 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Medium (280 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Fine (600 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Four Guide Rods.
  • Specially Formulated Honing Oil.
  • Custom Moulded Storage/Travel Case.
  • Spare Wing-Nut and Knife Clamp Screw.
  • Full Instructions.

The Lansky - Professional Sharpening Kit.

  • 5 Whetstone Kit
  • Includes a Serrated Blade 'V' Whetstone
  • Ideal for Beginners and the More Advanced Sharpener.
  • Includes a Serrated Edge Sharpener
  • Can be Added to at a Later Date

The Lansky - Professional Sharpening Kit is one the most advanced of the Lansky Sharpening range of kits; it has a 'V' shaped stone that allows you to sharpen serrated edged knives. The other 4 stones will enable you to achieve a Professional Razor Sharp cutting edge on all of your favourite knives.

This kit comes complete with:

  • Knife Clamp with Angle selectors.
  • Five Finger-Grooved 110mm (4 inch) Sharpening Hone Whetstones.
  • Medium Grit Serrated Knife 'V' Whetstone.
  • Coarse (120 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Medium (280 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Fine (600 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Ultra-Fine (1,000 Grit) Whetstone.
  • Five Guide Rods.
  • Specially Formulated Honing Oil.
  • Custom Moulded Storage/Travel Case.
  • Spare Wing-Nut and Knife Clamp Screw.
  • Full Instructions.

The Lansky - Standard Diamond Sharpening Kit.

  • 3 Diamond Whetstone Kit
  • Ideal for Superfast Diamond Sharpening.
  • Can Sharpen Even the Hardest Ceramic Knives
  • Can be Added to at a Later Date

The Lansky - Standard Diamond Sharpening Kit is the most basic of the two Lansky Diamond Sharpening kits, however, the super hard diamonds will sharpen even Ceramic knives with ease, because diamond is the hardest substance known to man. This task would be almost impossible to accomplish without diamond sharpening. The 3 Diamond stones in this kit will enable you to achieve a Super Sharp cutting edge on just about any knife that exists.

This kit comes complete with:

  • Knife Clamp with Angle selectors.
  • Three Finger-Grooved 110mm (4 inch) Sharpening Hone Whetstones.
  • Fine Diamond Whetstone.
  • Medium Diamond Whetstone.
  • Coarse Diamond Whetstone.
  • Three Guide Rods.
  • Specially Formulated Honing Oil.
  • Custom Moulded Storage/Travel Case.
  • Spare Wing-Nut and Knife Clamp Screw.
  • Full Instructions.

The Lansky - Deluxe Diamond Sharpening Kit.

  • 4 Diamond Whetstone Kit
  • Ideal for Superfast Diamond Sharpening.
  • Can Sharpen Even the Hardest Ceramic Knives
  • Can be Added to at a Later Date

The Lansky - Deluxe Diamond Sharpening Kit is the most Advanced of the two Lansky Diamond Sharpening kits. Since diamond is the hardest substance known to man, this fully comprehensive kit, which contains 4 super hard diamond stones, will sharpen even Ceramic knives with ease. This task would be almost impossible to accomplish without diamond sharpening. The 4 Diamond stones in this kit will enable you to achieve a Professional Razor Sharp cutting edge on just about any knife that exists.

This kit comes complete with:

  • Knife Clamp with Angle selectors.
  • Four Finger-Grooved 110mm (4 inch) Sharpening Hone Whetstones.
  • Fine Diamond Whetstone.
  • Medium Diamond Whetstone.
  • Coarse Diamond Whetstone.
  • Extra-Coarse Diamond Whetstone.
  • Four Guide Rods.
  • Specially Formulated Honing Oil.
  • Custom Moulded Storage/Travel Case.
  • Spare Wing-Nut and Knife Clamp Screw.
  • Full Instructions.

The Lansky - Natural Arkansas Sharpening Kit.

  • 3 Natural Arkansas Whetstone Kit
  • Ideal for Professional Sharpening.
  • Can be Added to at a Later Date

The Lansky - Natural Arkansas Sharpening Kit is made from Natural Arkansas stones that where quarried and then specially shaped for this kit. This, all Natural stone kit, contains 3 grades of Natural Arkansas stone that will enable you to achieve a Professional Razor Sharp cutting edge on almost any kind of knife. The Lansky Natural Arkansas 3 stone kit is a pleasure to use and will give years of perfect knife sharpening

This kit comes complete with:

  • Knife Clamp with Angle selectors.
  • Three Finger-Grooved 110mm (4 inch) Sharpening Hone Whetstones.
  • Soft Arkansas (300 Grit) Natural Whetstone.
  • Hard Arkansas (650 Grit) Natural Whetstone.
  • Black Hard Arkansas Natural Whetstone.
  • Three Guide Rods.
  • Specially Formulated Honing Oil.
  • Custom Moulded Storage/Travel Case.
  • Spare Wing-Nut and Knife Clamp Screw.
  • Full Instructions.

Lansky Accessories

Super C-Clamp.

  • Lansky Mounting Clamp.
  • For a Sharp Consistent Hands Free Edge Every Time
  • Compact, Lightweight Aluminium.
  • 360 Degree Controlled Rotation.
  • C-Clamp Base for Easy Secure Set up Anywhere.
  • Mounts Vertically or Horizontally.
  • Disassembles For Easy Storage.
  • Exclusive Flip-Over Allows Sharpening on Both Sides of Your Knife.
  • A Genuine Lansky Accessory
  • Lansky Superior Quality.

The Lansky - Super 'C' Clamp is primarily use in conjunction with the Lansky Guided Sharpening System (as described above), to hold the Lansky 'Guided Knife Sharpener Jig', which is fixed to the back of a knife blade allowing you to precisely direct a sharpening whetstone stone along the blade’s cutting edge, making it possible for you to achieve a very accurate bevel, and therefore an incredible Razor Sharp cutting edge on your knife.

The Lansky - Super 'C' Clamp can be mounted either horizontally to a table, if you are at home or in the workshop, or vertically to the back of an axe, for example, that has been securely embedded into a tree stump, whilst out in the field.

The Lansky - Super 'C' Clamp offers hands free sharpening control on both sides of your knife simply by flipping over the Sharpening Jig and replacing it on the Super C-Clamp. You also have 360 degree rotation control to allow precise and comfortable alignment to the whetstone.

The Super C-Clamp measures approx 85mm by 80mm by 20mm when dismantled, and weighs approximately 200 grams.

Lansky Sharpening Stones
(Sold as Individual Items)

You can expand the range and sharpening characteristic of any of the Lansky Sharpening Kits, at a later date as and when you require, making the Lansky Sharpening System into the ultimate sharpening system ever, capable of sharpening any knife you could possibly wish to sharpen.

(See my other listings for all of the Lansky Sharpening Systems items on offer).

Lansky Accessories that are all sold separately:

Lansky - Extra-Coarse Lansky
Extra-Coarse
(Black - 70 Grit) Whetstone
Lansky - Coarse Lansky
Coarse
(Red - 120 Grit) Whetstone
Lansky - Medium Lansky
Medium
(Green - 280 Grit) Whetstone
Lansky - Fine Lansky
Fine
(Blue - 600 Grit) Whetstone

Lansky - Ultra-Fine Lansky
Ultra-Fine
(Yellow - 1,000 Grit) Whetstone
Lansky - Super Sapphire Lansky
Super Sapphire
(Turquoise - Polishing) Whetstone
Lansky - Serrated - Fine Lansky
Serrated Knife Blade 'V'
(Brown - Fine Grit) Whetstones
Lansky - Serrated - Medium Lansky
Serrated Knife Blade 'V'
(Grey Medium Grit) Whetstones

Lansky - Arkansas - Soft Lansky
Natural Soft Arkansas
(Grey) Whetstone.
Lansky - Arkansas - Hard Lansky
Natural Hard Arkansas
(Brown) Whetstone.
Lansky - Arkansas - Black Lansky
Natural Hard Arkansas
(Black) Whetstone
Lansky - Diamond - Fine Lansky
Fine
(Yellow) Diamond Whetstone

Lansky - Diamond - Medium Lansky
Medium
(Orange) Diamond Whetstone
Lansky - Diamond - Coarse Lansky
Coarse
(Purple) Diamond Whetstone
Lansky - Diamond - Extra-Coarse Lansky
Extra-Coarse
(Grey) Diamond Whetstone

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