LANSKY Knife Sharpening System Review

Lanksy is a well-known name in the knife sharpening world.  No doubt.  So, not being an established sharpener I decided to contact the folks in my ol’ hometown area of western NY (Buffalo) and see if they’d be interested in submitting a Lansky Knife Sharpening System to review.

Lansky Knife Sharpener Review

They agreed!

Please note, what you are about to read appears to be an isolated situation.

I’d have a thorough review prepared except I couldn’t adjust the camp to hold my knife without moving.  Lansky made a special video for ME providing step-by-step instructions, all to no avail, as I just could not get the knife to hold firmly in the clamp in order to sharpen.

In addition to the instructional video there were a few emails sent back and forth to learn how to use the Lansky Knife Sharpening system.  All the communication, instructional video and difficulty getting the knife to hold firmly in the clamp makes me think this isn’t the knife sharpener for me.

Now, I did sharpen a couple knives “free hand” without using the clamp and had very good results.   And frankly, I did sharpen more knives holding the selected stone on the palm of my hand, stone facing the sky, swiping the blade across the stone at a smooth consistent angle.

Lansky Knife Sharpening System Review


The customer service was excellent.  The product is made in the USA!

If I had a recommendation or suggestion I might add some foam or rubber grips to the end of the clamp, because it may help hold the knife in place, and it would prevent scratching the spine of the blade which did happen on the knives I attempted to place in the clamp.