Using a regular stone or steel is certainly a faster and more convenient way to sharpen and guys who know how to use them can put a very sharp edge on in a short time.winchesterbob said:Like some would have you believe about fly fishing, sharpening a knife is not complicated stuff....the Lansky setup gives you the right angle-something practice with a bench stone will quickly teach you....
Same here, the regular stones. Coarse, medium, and fine. I did the wife's kitchen knives once. She will not let me do them again! She said they were tooooooooo SHARP!!!DaveT said:I use the regular stones. I've never tried or used the diamond stones.
When I'm done you can shave the hair off your arms....or anything else you want to. I warn my wife when I sharpen her kitchen knifes so she doesn't slice a piece of herself off.