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WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1

Posted by jasonstone20 
WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 10:45AM
This is the WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1. I purchased it from a local woodworking supply store in my neighborhood. You can find it on Amazon:

WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1

I am having an issue with Photo Bucket so I will get the images up when I get it working. Until then, for now I will use just the label of the images with a short description:

Image #1: WorkSharp and SAK Climber, both blades sharpened for.a baseline with the Steelex Woodstock 1000/6000# grit stone.



I plan on comparing this sharpener, just on finish and approximate grit, to the Norton Economy 6" Coarse/Fine, TASK UC Farm Tool Sharpening Stone, Lansky Grey(Medium) and White(Fine) Ceramic Crock Stick Rods, Sypderco UF Ceramic Rod, DMT Coarse (Blue #325), Fine (Red #600), Extra-Fine (Green #1200) Diasharp Cards. The ceramics will be compared to the WorkSharp's ceramics, and the same with the TASK, Norton Economy, and DMT's will be compared to the diamonds, and then the grit progressions of the two will be also compared, using the progressions from diamonds or whetstones then cercamics. The baseline finish is the Steelex Woodstock 1000/6000# watestone.

"I am still discussing issues of steels and performance at this stage."
--Cliff Stamp

"Cause geometry cuts, .....steel determines the level and the duration"
--Roman Landes

"But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of 'designing in the dark' "
--Sal Glesser



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/14/2015 11:52AM by CliffStamp.
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 11:33AM
The second group of stones that I plan to test against are my current EDC sharpeners, the GATCO Tri-Ceps in ceramic and diamond, and the Lansky Folding Paddle sharpener (Lansky's older style version of the DMT DiaFold, they have a newer model out with an updated design) diamond in Coarse ( ~300#) and Fine (~600) grit.

"I am still discussing issues of steels and performance at this stage."
--Cliff Stamp

"Cause geometry cuts, .....steel determines the level and the duration"
--Roman Landes

"But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of 'designing in the dark' "
--Sal Glesser
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 01:11PM
Here is the first set of grit comparisons, the WS Diamond Coarse and Fine, and the DMT Coarse and Fine:

WS Coarse Diamond:
WS Coarse Diamond

WS Fine Diamond:
[instagram.com]

DMT Coarse Diamond:
[instagram.com]
DMT Fine Diamond:
[instagram.com]

These images where taken using a magnification app for android, the camera would pick up the grit pattern otherwise.



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 04/14/2015 02:53PM by jasonstone20.
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 01:49PM
Some review's that are on YouTube:

Fairly Positive:

Easily Sharpen ANY Knife in the Field - Work Shar…: [youtu.be]

Work Sharp Knife Sharpeners: [youtu.be]

WorkSharp Field Sharpener 2.2.1: Buy It Now!: [youtu.be]

Best knife field sharpener? It's a Work Sharp: [youtu.be]

WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1 Test: [youtu.be]

Work Sharp Field Sharpener, fully tested!!!: [youtu.be]

Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener: [youtu.be]

Compared to the KME Field Sharpening Kit (Not sure if this is commercially available yet or has been discontinued, I couldn't find it on the web site, with or without the links from the video maker.) There are some issues the video maker had with the sharpener, he discusses them in the description boxes of each video.

Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener and the KME Field Kit: [youtu.be]

Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener - Day Two: [youtu.be]

Work Sharp And KME Field Sharpener's Under The Microscope: [youtu.be]
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 02:19PM
Blades resharpened and reset to the baseline 1k/6k Steelex waterstone:



Closer look:

[instagram.com]

Even closer, using the magnifying app:

Even closer: Fast 1k-6k progression/finish

It took for the WS Coarse Diamond 40-50 pps on the 1k side, then 40-60 on the 6k side for the blade to be reset to baseline. For the DMT Coarse Diamond, it took 20-30 pps on the 1k side, and 30-40 on the 6k side. The WS Fine Diamond took 30-40 pps on the 1k, and 20-30 on the 6k, while the DMT Fine Diamond on the 1k was 10-20 pps, and 10-20 also on the 6k.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/14/2015 02:57PM by jasonstone20.
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 03:14PM
Here are the photos of the remaining whetstones: (I will note when the magnifying app has been used)

TASK UC Grit pattern:
[instagram.com]

Norton Economy Coarse:
[instagram.com]

Norton Economy Fine:
[instagram.com]

"I am still discussing issues of steels and performance at this stage."
--Cliff Stamp

"Cause geometry cuts, .....steel determines the level and the duration"
--Roman Landes

"But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of 'designing in the dark' "
--Sal Glesser
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 03:48PM
Here are some weights and dimensions:

Complete WS GFS: 4.6 oz
Without Diamond Plates, w/ instructions: 2.50 oz
Without Diamond Plates, w/o instructions: 2.35 oz
Diamond Plate (1): 1.1 oz
Both Plates: 2.2 oz
Length: 6.75"
Width: 1.5"
Height: 1"

Comparisons weights of other pocket sharpeners.

DMT Dia-Sharp Credit Card plate: 1.5 oz

EZE-LAP Diamond 'M' Rod: 2.85 oz, with shealth: 3.85 oz

Lansky Travel Crock Stick: 1.15 oz,
single rod: 0.35 oz

Spyderco UF Sharpmaker Ceramic Rod with case: 2.05 oz

Lansky Pocket Crock Stick: 0.80 oz

GATCO Tri-Ceps (Ceramic): 1.20 oz

GATCO Tri-Ceps (Diamond): 2.25 oz

EZE-LAP Diamond Hone & Stone ( EZE-LAP Hone & Stone) : 0.50 oz

GATCO Soft Arkansas Pocket Stone: 1.00 oz, sheath: 0.5 oz.

DMT Mini-Sharp (http://www.dmtsharp.com/sharpeners/pocket-models/mini-sharp/): 1.00 oz

Lansky Med/Fine Folding Paddle Sharpener (http://lansky.com/index.php/products/dbl-folding-dia-paddle-medfine/): 2.75 oz.
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 04:10PM
WS Coarse Ceramic:
[instagram.com]

WS Coarse Ceramic Magnified:
[instagram.com]

The WS Coarse Ceramic side of the stone is completely loaded after a dozen passes:

[instagram.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/14/2015 04:13PM by jasonstone20.
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 05:42PM
Reset sharpening #3: 1k-6k waterstone fast progression finish

Image #1
[docs.google.com]
Image #2
[docs.google.com]
Image #3
[docs.google.com]
Image #4
[docs.google.com]



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/14/2015 06:01PM by CliffStamp.
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 06:01PM
Jason :

I am not sure how you can do it on your phone, if you post the exact model maybe some can show you. But it is easy to get those images inline :



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Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 07:33PM
This is going to be the full stone progression of the WS GFS, with pictures at each progression.

WS Coarse Diamond:
[instagram.com]
10 minutes and I had a zero grind.

WS Fine Diamond:
[instagram.com]
3 min and the coarse scratch pattern was almost completely gone.

WS Coarse Ceramic
[instagram.com]
1 minute of sharpening, and it is completely loaded. %85-90 edge bevel refinement, %30-50 bevel to spine scratch pattern refinement

WS Fine Ceramic
1 min sharpening, stone completely loaded. Edge bevel refinement %85-90, bevel to spine scratch pattern %20-30.
[instagram.com]
Loaded stone:
[instagram.com]

WS Leather Strop
5 passes per side. I could tell if the strop was loaded or not, there was a slight darkening if the leather.
[instagram.com]
Strop after use:
[instagram.com]
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 07:34PM
Thank you Cliff. The model of my phone is LG Optimus F3.
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 08:00PM
Here is a similar grit progression to the WS GFS:

[instagram.com]

TASK UC, Norton Economy Coarse, Lansky Medium (Gray) Ceramic Rod (Round), Spyderco UF Ceramic Rod (Triangle).
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 14, 2015 09:00PM
I have discovered something interesting, the Steelex Woodstock 1k/6k waterstone work very well with the SAK steel, it grinds fast and polishes nicely, and leaves an edge that easily push cuts across the grain of phonebook paper at a 90°-90°-°90.
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
September 21, 2015 09:10AM
I have some more information about this sharpener.
First, the manufacturers website now lists the grit for both diamond plates, #220 (XC) and #325 (C).
The sintered ceramic rod also was puzzling when I first used it, but now it makes sense if you use it similar to a combination smooth(ridged) and flat(smooth) chef's steel. So with burr sharpening, you would do burr minimizing/weaking alternating passes in the coarse part of the rod, and apex/micro-bevel on the fine setting.
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
January 09, 2017 09:04PM
Benchmade has their own version of this sharpener now:
[www.benchmade.com]

"I am still discussing issues of steels and performance at this stage."
--Cliff Stamp

"Cause geometry cuts, .....steel determines the level and the duration"
--Roman Landes

"But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of 'designing in the dark' "
--Sal Glesser
Re: WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1
April 12, 2018 10:02AM
Neat tip:
[youtu.be]

If you punch out the pin you can access the whole rod, and put the pin in the storage space under the diamond plates.

"I am still discussing issues of steels and performance at this stage."
--Cliff Stamp

"Cause geometry cuts, .....steel determines the level and the duration"
--Roman Landes

"But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of 'designing in the dark' "
--Sal Glesser
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