New Lansky Sharpners
By: Pete Moore
Anyone that reads these columns regularly will know that I’m a long time user of the Lansky Universal Sharpening System, and I can’t recommend them highly enough for honing a knife in the comfort of your own home or workshop. With the various holders, stones and hones available, you can get a first class edge on any knife. Now Lansky have a new addition to the system – the Lansky Leather Stropping Hone. This is for those who want to combine a traditional leather strop with the Lansky system for an ultra-fine finish; at £11.95, I know I’ll be adding one to my set.
Another two new items for the knife sharpener working at home or workshop are the Tri-Stone Benchstone – a really handy and modern take on the benchstone system with Diamond, Alumina-Oxide and Ceramic stones mounted on a rigid block that can be freestanding (on the bench) or permanently bench-mounted. This will take you threw from putting an edge back on a totally blunt knife right up to fine finishing. Price is £65.95. The second home sharpener is the Diamond/Ceramic Four Road Turnbox Sharpener. The turn box systems have always been popular, and this one expands on the current range with 2 Ceramic and 2 Diamond rods in one box which is set up to give 25 degrees (sharp but durable) or 20 degrees (very sharp) edges. Price is £32.95.
Lansky have also added a versatile new sharpener for field use – and we do mean versatile. The Tactical BladeMedic Knife Sharpener is actually four sharpening tools in one, and features tungsten carbide ‘V’ rods, ceramic sharpening ‘V’ rods, a serrated knife sharpening stone and a diamond tapered rod – in fact a whole battery of implements to sharpen just about anything from a fish hook to a Bowie knife. At just £12.95, this is such a good buy that we are making it one of our top Christmas gifts in next month’s issue.
Also featured in next month’s issue is another unusual and interesting from Lansky in the shape of a handy 12 function Mini-Multi-Tool for the unbelievably low price of £9.95… we told you it was interesting!
Watch out for full reviews of all these new Lansky products in the coming months.
All Prices Are Guides Due to the Changes in US & European Exchange Rates