Lansky and the sharpening systems

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Lansky and the sharpening systems offer two main products, the Lansky Deluxe Set and the Diamond/Ceramic Turn Box

Clearly there are several products but I think these are the two main ones that you need to know and possibly use as an alternative to the tape sander, sharpening stones and other more professional systems.

Set Deluxe di Lansky

Lansky sharpening systems

Lansky’s Deluxe Set includes 5 different coties in different grains (very large, coarse, medium, fine and very fine).

This set allows you to sharpen the blades precisely and with the right inclination.

The back of the blade is stuck in the clamp and thanks to the practical guides it is possible to keep the sharpening gradation constant.

What you can find in the box:

  • Fixed-angle sharpening system that delivers great results every time, regardless of your experience in knife sharpening
  • Complete sharpening kit with 5 stones of different roughness
  • Very coarse, coarse, medium, fine and very fine grainstones to bring even damaged blades to new shine

How to use the Kit

Excellent for both beginners and experienced users. The original and legendary controlled angle system is the ultimate in knife sharpening technology.

Lansky’s controlled angle sharpening system allows users to select the sharpening angles best suited to their knife use.

The four sharpening angles and their uses are listed below:

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The knife clamp included in the sharpening system keeps the knife stable and keeps the angular guide static and firm, so that the user can get the desired angle at each shot of the pencil.

Extra-large or ultra-fine stones offer an excellent range of grains for the care and complete maintenance of the edges.

The Lansky system is perfect for outdoor sports knives, kitchen knives or workshop knives and offers the widest range of accessories available.

In production for over 40 years, the Lansky sharpening system has been the most preferred and best sharpening system for knife enthusiasts around the world.

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Features of Lansky Deluxe’s controlled angle sharpening system:













All Lansky knife sharpening systems also include:

  • Smoothing oil: specially formulated to sharpen
  • Easy-to-use multi-corner grips: to hold the blade firmly
  • Guide reeds: one for each hone
  • Extra long tightening screws for thicker blades
  • Case/case to hold all system components
  • Comprehensive, easy-to-follow multilingual instructions


It is not a toy and if you use it calmly and patiently and you have a little dexterity and a lot of passion for blades with this kit you can bring the sharpening almost to a level of a scalpel if the steel of your knife allows it.

Clearly it is a basic kit but it is fine but it has two “defects” (if you want to consider them such):

  • it’s not good for too long blades
  • and it’s not good for curved blades like, karambit, kukri, etc. if you don’t buy the curved stones that are sold in separate kits.

However I recommend it even if it is a tool to re-sharpen not to make the thread when it does not exist as does a maker.

Other stone variants for the Deluxe Set

Super Sapphire Hone













Super sapphire polishing stone

Key features:

  • Ultra-fine grain ceramic sharpening surface (2000)
  • Brass threaded insert for stainless steel sagging head screw
  • Ergonomic plastic case
  • Made in the United States!

The perfect accessory for your Lansky sharpening system.

This 2000 grain ceramic polishing hone allows you to get the best factory finish on an already sharp blade.

Mirror polish, here we are!

This product is not included in any system; is sold only separately.


For use with Lansky controlled angle sharpening kits.

1. This product is used in the same way as all controlled angled stones first by inserting the guide rod, ensuring that it is in line with the sharpening surface. Reference minute 1:45 in our kit video for instructions on how to properly assemble the guide rod and the Hone.

2. Be sure to set the angle at the same angle as the one set on your knife. So, sharpen! Unless it’s a daily retouching, the Super Sapphire Hone should be used alongside a rougher hone. The Super Sapphire will be the final touch to leave a glossy edge on your knife.

Leather Stropping Hone

Use this special tip to polish the edge until it is sharp, mirrored edge.

For use with Lansky sharpening systems.

Lightening a knife or “caressing” with the skin will result in the sharpest edge your blades have seen since they left the factory.

Caressing with the skin is an ancient technique for polishing a blade edge that offers unparalleled results.

Already possessing the most accessories, the addition of another hone further affirms the superiority of the Lansky controlled angle system.

This Hone leather is only used on blades that are already extremely sharp.

This is the only Lansky Hone that is moved in the opposite direction to all other hones.

You can find the correct tracking instructions included in the package.

Instructions for refining leather

Use with any of the Lansky controlled corner systems to achieve a crisp mirror polish on the edge of the blade.

Stropping Hone can be used dry, but the use of a jeweler’s rouge will help increase the durability of leather.

This product is not included in any of the controlled angle sharpening kits; sold only separately.

Step 1- Connect the hone to a guide rod. If you use the jeweler’s rouge: apply the rouge on Leather Stropping Hone and then attach the hone to a guide rod. Watch from 1:45 a.m. of our sharpening instruction video for proper assembly of the guide bar and bone.

Step 2- Using the sharp angle above (matching the pre-existing angle of the knife), insert the guide rod into the guide hole of the terminal.

Step 3 – IMPORTANT!: Instead of pushing the hone against the edge as you would with other hones. The leather Hone Stropping requires you to pull the hone from the edge. This will polish any dross or edge of the wire from the blade and leave you with a glossy finish. Do not use abrasive paste of any kind as abrasives will wear the skin prematurely.

WARNING: Sharpening knives is an inherently dangerous activity. When used correctly, this temperamatite can’t hurt you, but a carelessly handled blade or a sharp object can.


Variety Sampler 4 Pack

Replace the most used stones in your kit, while getting a taste of the different varieties of abrasives at incredible value with this pack of 4 variety samplers!

Replace the most used stones in your kit, while tasting the different varieties of abrasives at incredible value!


  • Leather straps – For unparalleled polishing.
  • Arkansas soft (grain 200-350) – A natural sharpening stone ideal for regular knife maintenance.
  • Average Diamond (Grain 280) – Refine the fastest, even on the hardest steels.
  • Medium curve (grain 280) – For blades with inner curvature like a karambit.

Curved Hone 4-Pack

Designed to easily sharpen curved blades inwards, such as hawkbills and karambit, on the Lansky controlled corner system.


Specifically designed to sharpen inwardly curved blades such as kukris, karambits, hawkbills and scythes. This set of hones will quickly bring any inwardly curved blade from completely dull to razor sharp.

Coarse Grit: 120
Medium Grit: 280
End Of Grit: 600
Ultra End Grit:1000

Other stones

There are separately available other stones for spare parts and other types of grains.
  • Super Sapphire Hone
  • End Diamond Hone
  • Ultra-Fine Hone
  • Medium Diamond Hone
  • Coarse Diamond Hone
  • End Serrated Hone
  • Medium Serrated Hone
  • Extra Coarse Diamond Hone
  • Medium Hone, Ine
  • Coarse Hone
  • Fine Hone
  • Extra Coarse Hone
  • Natural Black Hard Arkansas Hone
  • Coarse Curved Blade Hone
  • Medium Curved Blade Hone
  • End Curved Blade Hone
  • Ultra Fine Curved Blade Hone
  • Natural Hard Arkansas Hone
  • Natural Soft Arkansas Hone

Lansky supports for the Deluxe Set

Super clamp “C”

This clamp is intended to be fixed to an over-the-counter, desk or other sturdy surface.

Once mounted, the pedestal strut is a perfect hands-free support for use with the Lansky controlled angle sharpening system.

A unique two-piece design with aluminum of aeronautical quality for a building of heirloom quality that Lansky is known for.

Key features:

  • Universal table compatibility
  • 2-piece Aircraft grade aluminium construction
  • Intended for use with Lansky controlled angle sharpening systems


To be used with Lansky controlled angle sharpening systems

  • Remove the clamp from the box.
  • Loose the clamp screw by at least 3/4 or until enough space is provided to slide the clamp into place.
  • Place the clamp on the table or bench.
  • Tighten the screw until the clamp provides perfect grip.
  • Screw the spindle at the top of the Super C-Clamp.

Universal support

The universal support is designed to optimize the Lansky sharpening system and allows for a more hands-free sharpening experience.

Support for universal sharpening system

Key features:

  • – Aeronautical grade aluminium construction
  • – 2-piece design to easily store it
  • – 4 holes for screws for permanent surface assembly.

The versatile universal support is designed to optimize the Lansky sharpening system.

The multi-angle clamp provides the counterpart to rest on the pole of this pedestal stand.

This allows for a more hands-free sharpness experience.















1. Mounting: tuck the strut of the pedestal at the base (both pieces included)

2. Prepare the clamp and knife: be sure to firmly mount the knife blade in the multi-corner clamp.

3. Final assembly: Place the clamp so that the center hole fits at the top of the pedestal support.

4. Table assembly: use 4 small screws and pre-drilled holes on the base to mount the pedestal on a bench, a small board just for itself, etc.

Pedestal support

Great news for your Lansky sharpening systems.


To be used with Lansky controlled angle sharpening systems

  • Place the stand in the desired position on the table or bench.
  • Screw in place.















Eraser Block – blister

A special and flexible abrasive rubber used to clean the metal filings that accumulate during the sharpening process on the Crock Stick sharpening rods® ceramic alumina.
A special and flexible abrasive rubber used to clean the metal filings that accumulate during the sharpening process on the Crock Stick sharpening rods® ceramic alumina.
Proper rod cleaning maximizes sharpening efficiency.
It can also be used for metal cleaning and sports equipment.




EraserBlock® is a flexible and slightly abrasive rubber created specifically to clean the metal particles that accumulate on the Alumina ceramic rods Crock Stick® of Lansky during the sharpening process.

Convenient and easy to use, EraserBlock®, used periodically, quickly removes metal deposits and restores the maximum sharpening capacity of the Crock Stick ceramic rods®.


EraserBlock® also works on many stubborn stains on porcelain, brass, steel knife blades, etc.

For super-resistant spots or to reduce abrasion, wet the Eraser-Block with water. Rinse with water to clean.

WARNING: On highly polished or reflective surfaces, EraserBlock® can cause opacity and leave a brushed satin look.

Sharpening oil

To sharpen with stones, use the lubricant that is provided to you in the kit or that is sold separately.

Nathan’s Honing Oil is a lubricant specially formulated for use with Lansky sharpeners and natural Arkansas stones.

The use of lubricant with any tiamanta sharpener is not recommended.





















Lansky Guide Rods

They also sell some spare parts that you can miss as the guide rods for the stones.








Diamond/Ceramic Turn Box

The 4-rod/ceramic knife sharpening system features a hardwood revolving box with glove boxes in the base with two medium and 2 fine ceramic rods inside.


4-pointed diamond/ceramic knife

The Turn Box family is a very stable and compact knife sharpening system.

It works well in the kitchen and gets running quickly and is convenient to be stored in a drawer.

The Family of Turn Box knife-wielding is also perfect for businessmen on the go because it is light and easily stored in a backpack.

This 2-step knife sharpening system features a hardwood larche with an internal rod support in the base, two 12.7 cm long fingerrods (grain 600) and two 12.7 cm long fine ceramic rods (grain 1000 ).

Just a few steps to keep a sharp knife (a little more if you have a really wireless knife).

There are two sharpening angles of the preset knives in the wooden block of 20 degrees and 25 degrees

  • 25 degrees — > is used for most kitchen knives and offers a sharp and durable edge.
  • 20 degrees — > this is an angle used for those who want a very sharp edge. Examples include fillet knives or cutting tomatoes. Lower grades produce sharper knives, but require more regular maintenance.


Instructions for 4-rod rotation box in diamond/ceramic

The Lansky Turn Box sharpeners can be used for 1- or 2-stages sharpening.

The silver diamanted rods are used for sharpening and white ceramic rods for polishing.


Always start by placing the support box on a stable, flat surface at a comfortable working height.

Sharpening in 1 phase

Step 1 – Choose the type of rods and the angle at which you want to sharpen (20th or 25th) by placing the sharpening rods in the appropriate guide holes.

Step 2 – Hold the base firmly with the non-dominant hand. Make sure your fingers are as far away from the rods as possible while maintaining a solid and controllable grip on the base.

Step 3 – With the knife in the dominant hand, place the heel of the blade (closer to the handle) an inch or more below the top of one of the rods.

Step 4 – Holding the blade straight up and down (perpendicular to the work surface), pull the blade along the rod and towards itself, moving towards the tip of the knife. The movement is similar to slicing bread.

Step 5 – Repeat this action on the other rod for the other side of the edge.

Step 6 – Continue to toggle from bar to bar until you have reached the desired sharpening.

2-sided sharpening

Step 1- Start by placing the rods in the 20o angled holes and follow the sharpening instructions listed in the 1-stage sharpening above, but do not polish/refine the edge, use only 10-12 strokes on each rod. This is to thin the edge of the blade.

Step 2: After thinning the edge of the blade, move the rods into the 25th corner holes for sharpening the 2nd stage to end the edge. Simply follow the same technique you used earlier. This will produce a strong and sharp compound bisello.

Pro Tip – For best results, avoid rolling the tip of the knife from the rod because it can damage the tip and leave it more delicate than the rest of the blade. I advise you to have patience and a slow hand and at constant speed.

It’s a job that you have to do calmly and that needs practice then calm and emotional intelligence, a safe movement and you will see that you get very sharp blades!

WARNING: Sharpening knives is an inherently dangerous activity. When used correctly, this temperamatite can’t hurt you, but a carelessly handled blade or a sharp object can.



These are two cheap and working systems and even if they are kits and basic sharpening systems you can get very good sharpening.

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