Alisam sharpening sled?


A really major looking honing guide for big bucks, anyone here use one? http://www.alisam.com/ Looks good to me... "oh but the price...!!!"
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The Sharpening Sled is worth it's weight in gold. When you have it in your hands you know you have a fine tool! I have most of them, from the Eclipse to Veritas to Generals. Expensive? Well it's a bargain compared to what's out there. I balked at the cost of the new Garrett-Wade "Master" honing guide ($98.60), and you have to build wooden wedges and a box frame for it yet! You would have to buy both of their "British made deluxe honing guides", ($54.50 & $59.95), to get the range of the Sharpening Sled. It doesn't need any extra jigs, (Veritas), nor rides on the stone,(Veritas, Eclipse most others), no measuring how much of the blade is sticking out to get your bevel angle, no muss, no fuss. Set your angle and hone to your hearts content. My blades are sharper than ever and I attribute this mainly to not worrying about having to grab the pain-in-the-butt jigs and the time used setting up the guide. Hence I use it more often, which in turn decreases the time it takes to re-hone a micro-bevel. Since my edges are never far off, just a couple swipes and I'm back in business. Just plain simple to use and built like a "brick outhouse". I may not be able to afford to buy a Hock blade yet but then again maybe now I don't need to? And made in the USA to boot! Tim
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