I recently tested a similar knife sharpening system made by Gatco.
These knife sharpening systems are no quick fix and require a bit of patience to get the optimum results, but it must be said the resulting edge is far superior to any draw-through type of sharpener I have used.
I have a Buck knife which after a hectic season possessed the sharpness of a lollipop stick! 10 minutes of following basic instructions, working down the grits of the sharpening stones, using the metal guide rods and I had a perfect edge which was arguably better than when it came out the factory.
I would recommend one of these systems to bring your knives back to life and get yourself a decent diamond steel to keep them in check in between.
I found this the other day,and,having used the Lansky which I found next to useless,wondered whether this might be better...........certainly looks better made and like it should do the trick.I slaughtered for 25+ yrs and I use a DMT diamond stone,and,a whet stone,and,my knives will shave you.......................Martin.
Is it actually possible to get an edge on a stalking knife that is good enough to shave with. Although I think I get a decent edge on my knife with a diamond steel, I would not say that I could shave with it.
If you get an edge that sharp, does it mean that the edge will not last long? I reckon I can gralloch 3 or 4 animals without needing to touch the blade up, but have no idea whether this is good or bad?
Excuse my ignorance but it is something I have never really thought about.
I have the lansky, it's fine, the edge I get on my CutCo knives, my KaBar etc are unbelievable. In fact thay are almost as good as the edges we used to put on the brain knives in the pathology labs, BUT, you should follow the destructions and go slowly.
AND TAKE CARE!
As 300wsm said your fingers are awfully close to a knife edge that should be getting sharper by the stroke, the Gatco does have a better finger guard but you still should be vary wary, don't take your eye off the job.