If you are reading this to see if it is worth buying, in my opinion, it is worth it. I have used this on kitchen knifes, to fillet knives, and even pocket knifes and have been using it for many years. It has been more than five years now and everything still functions like its supposed too. My rods are still straight; my hones are still flat, and the screws in the back of them still work; my clamp still works as it should and the screws are still in good shape; and the oil has lasted forever.
Plain and simple, it is a quality product that works. This Lansky Sharpening System helps decrease the chance of error. The key feature about this system is that you are constantly maintaining that angle on the edge of your blade. A long with the vary hones, it allows you to work your way to the sharpest edge that knife may have ever had. Now, there is a learning curve to this system, but it only takes a little bit of experience. With the help of the How-To and the Tips & Tricks portion of this article, I hope to pass on some knowledge to get you past that learning curve and onto some razor sharp edges.