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Hapstone V6 Knife Sharpener Bundles

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I got the V6 thx to Massdrop. Now I want the V7 too! Let's start a drop for HAPSTONE V7
I got the V6 too, now let's start a drop for the V7 too! I'm in . Loving the HAPSTONE!!
Wow o wow, I am really liking the Hapstone sharpener. The Silicon Carbide set of stones is nice, but I did get a Chosera 400 and Chosera 1000 that were cut and mounted to aluminum back plates. The Chosera's have a great feel and they definitely cut better than the silicon carbide set. For my kitchen knives, they were like magic. The Hapstone combined with the Chosera stones are an awesome combination.
Got mine today! Strangely enough, FedEx passed it on to USPS for final delivery. Everything was in the box, nothing missing. Put it together in approximately 15 minutes, easy peasy. I keep hearing folks talk about the magnet not being that strong. If it was any stronger you wouldn't be able to get the knife off the sharpening table. Plenty strong for me. Tickled to death I got in on this drop and glad I didn't get an Apex when I wanted one so bad.!
LamarrK
That's great to hear. Thanks for sharing!
$71.42 customs duty for Canada yay. Nice product though
HappyHappy
I added the rotating clamp option last night, and sharpened 27 kitchen knives (ranging from Wusthof quality to stamped junk) using the optional silicon carbide stones. Worked perfectly, repeatable settings, rock solid. Love it.
Mine arrived today - haven't had the opportunity to open it yet but I will post later once I can check it out.
disaltzman
It's been 10 hours. What's the hold up? :D
LamarrK
Sorry! Got mine today and it's very well made. Everything went together easy and it exudes quality. The sintered diamond stones are very interesting, already used them (freehand) to touch up two knives with nice results.
Got my shipping notice on the 22nd. Should be delivered on Monday, the 28th. Thank goodness ... was worried there were going to be long delay.
Welp, seems like my Hapstone is now in FedEx's care. Just need to wait a few more days. I've a few knives queued up for sharpening, so I'm getting excited.
WildChinoise
Arrived today, 8/25. It was well packaged for shipping. It's a hefty package. The parts inside seems very sturdy. Now on to the assembly & installation.
WildChinoise
All parts were present and accounted for. The assembly was painless. The Hapstone came with three sharpening stones that were not mounted to a backer plate. Because of the lack of a back plate, it seems the stones would wiggle a little bit in the Hapstone's spring loaded stone holder. The Hapstone holds the Silicon Carbide set really well, as those stones are mounted on a back plate.
Sharpened up my new Swiaa Army Knife. It's definitely sharper than the factory edge. With more practice I think I can get even better results. I'm very pleased so far. FWIW, the SAK is a very slim blade. Because of that, Not a lot of magnet is available to hold the blade steady. But despite that handicap, the Hapstone managed it pretty well.
Just got my shipping notification. Can't wait to use this thing.
Any sign of shipping yet? I'm super excited!
Mr_West
Delayed... 😒
Cubes
That email always goes out once it goes past the shipping date. I still have my fingers crossed.
I've been wanting an Edge Pro for over a year and just couldn't pull the trigger. After researching and finding the Hapstone and the other systems now available, I set my sights on the Hapstone (price + quality). I almost bought it off Amazon yesterday ... for only $259 ($20 more than the price at Gritomatic). Thank goodness I waited and found this deal.
Can this do scissors?
Derek1
No on the moment. Scissor attachment for V6 should hit the market before end of year. No exact date unfortunately.
Fellow knife sharpening enthusiasts, My name is Anton Kulizhko from Hapstone company. I would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by our pricing interfering with MassDrop promo. The official web site Hapstone.pro is the show case of Hapstone knife sharpeners and Hapstone accessories. Our strategic goal is to sell our products through developed sales channel. Online store integrated to Hapstone.pro web site was a feature for our home region only, but is rudimentary for regions with presence of our distributors. To avoid confusion for all customers and partners, we permanently shut down feature of online store for all international customers. We encourage our end user customers to purchase from our resellers and receive decent customer support and warranty. Hapstone requires the minimum selling price for all resellers which is 239 USD for Hapstone V6 Knife Sharpener in all regions except home region of Hapstone (Ukraine). Any promotions with lower price involved should be approved by us, and MassDrop/Gritomatic promo is approved. For the probable question “Was I able to purchase V6 for $199 from Hapstone.pro before the drop?”, the honest answer is “Yes. We had very few orders within last 2 months, because shipping is slow and expensive, and customer support and warranty are limited, but the answer is still Yes.” For the question “Will I be able to purchase V6 directly after the drop is finished?”, the honest answer is “No, you will not be able to purchase directly neither for $199 nor for another price, unless you are from home region. Online store shut down is permanent
I hope you excuse us for all that confusion and become our customers.
AntonKulizhko
Super cool of you to come by and explain everything to the members, thanks for making Hapstone available here Anton!
AntonKulizhko
Can this do scissors?
Just a question here, but isn't it basically completely copying an edge pro? Should Ben sue these guys--unless he is getting his fair share of the profits? I find the resemblance to the edge pro disturbing, personally.
jb70
There is no patent on it anymore iirc. In any case this is a much better too with so many other add-ons. In any case people can and do make there own home made edge pros. It's really not the same but same basic concept.
I would have purchased one if shipping was free. I thought massdrops were supposed to be a deal.
RickC
Dude, it's like $40 discount. Great deal.
Just a heads up - hours after me displaying a $39 discrepancy between Gritomatics and another websites pricing on Massdrop (see below), the other websites pricing has been increased/manipulated to reflect Gritomatics, this was done to give the false perception of savings on Massdrop. Does anyone want to associate with this kind of business practice?
Come on Massdrop! where are you? show us your ethics, step up and insist on dealing with ethical and upfront businesses that don't attempt to manufacture pricing right here on your website, this just looks disgraceful!
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It's not clean up. Hapstone is completely eliminating online selling today as result of this battle here. After it's finished they will post here.
Thanks for the reply, I think the post that Anton made is really the most complete response and I hope that explains why the changes were made. Balancing international relations between manufacturer, distributor, retailer, and customer can be hard, especially for specialty products, but it seems like they were making honest efforts to take care of everyone. Hope you agree, thanks for engaging here with the community's best interests in mind as you clearly have been. Much appreciated.
@Gritomatic been eyeing this for a while. I saw a video online about the V6 having some issues getting a jiggle free tightness on the arm attachments. Are all these issues sorted out? Also if I do develop an issue, what is your warranty like? Free returns and such?
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Thank you very much!
Gritomatic
@Gritomatic now if you can get it to me by the middle of August it'll be in time for my birthday! Make my dreams come trueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
The Massdrop Diamond Bundle comes with the diamond stones + basic stones but the diamond bundle on the gritomatic website doesn't include the basic stones. Am I missing something here?
Durban
Basic stone kit is included to all premium bundles of Hapstone, but it's silent feature. It's essential to have "free learning stones" to familiarize with the sharpener.
Why would you get this over a standard water Stone?
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Derek1
My Daddy and I used to sit down sharpen our personal knives on Sunday, before eating steak dinner. He had a noticeably worn down Old Timer. I had a Schrade or old Buck knife. We used a two sided wet stone and oil to sharpen each blade. 10 or 20 even strokes on each side, holding the blade at a steady angle throughout the pulls. Then turn the stone over and repeat. The resulting edge would pop hair off his arm. Over the years i have seem to have lost my geist for this craft. These fix angle sharpening systems offer me a chance to easily get my knife collection to "scary sharp" status without having years of trial and experience with the same stone and knives.
Hi Derek. Flattered you asked my opinion. Sorry been busy looking for work.
Short answer is on Japanese water stones you can basically do anything which is what I primarily use. Magic steels will take you forever to do though. You might want to get diamond stones or a mix. I initially bought Japanese water stones to do planing cutters. If you are referring to this system not really sure. Fairly sure western knives would be okay in general. Traditional Japanese knives can be a bit odd and expensive. If you go this route get knives that have seen better days to start out on. I would point out that looking at the cost of the stones might not be the best factor when deciding. Each company has different quality stones. Nice part about this system is it takes other companies stones. So if you don't like these you can get another companies.
Long answer, I'm not sure i am the best to address your comment as there are many here I think have more knowledge of steels and sharping. I am old enough to have caught the tail end of men coming to sharpen family tools door to door when i was like 6. I started with Arkansas stones but never liked the oil. Moved to Japanese water stones when I took an interest in woodworking. BTW vendors will tell you how wonderful natural stones are. Of course they are more expensive and I have never found them to be superior to manmade. I also have the Syperco sharpener they had for sale here.
I think the Syderco sharpener is fine but once you buy all the accessories to make the system work you end up paying more than it is worth IMHO. You want the diamonds to reprofile and the extrafine stones to give a mirror polish. You easily spend about $140. If I had to do it again I would get a pivot type sharpener. Lansky has fixed degrees. A pivot sharpener such as this you can basically do any degree. You have to really do some research as some clones are better than "originals" in some respects. Each has their weaknesses and strengths relative to each other.
Murderdogg as a point that those systems are easier to use than using stones by hand. You could always do the "scarey sharp"method with sand paper and a mousepad (I do something similar sharpening axes). But it puts a convex edge on blades and will fuck up your flat edges. As difficult as it is try to work through all the bs and politics on the big blade forums. I am in the same boat as you to some extent as I think I will get a pivot system to at least reprofile as I now have enough magic stainlesses to make it worth while. Best advice I ever got was to use whatever system you decide on crap blades. If you don't have them go to goodwill and get half a dozen. Good luck.
I have a nearly full Wicked Edge set up right now, but I've always wanted to try out an Edge Pro style system. This is a very attractive one, with it's non-plastic build, at a very attractive price. I venture to say that this is what I would get if I were in the market for an Edge Pro... sorry Edge Pro, but at $150+, I'm not paying for plastic, one of the reasons I went with the Wicked Edge over 5 years ago.
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Ah that makes sense. So it's not so much that you have a genuine use for all the blades, rather that you use a few and just enjoying owning knives.
You should write up your experience and post it somewhere on the internet for posterity. I imagine that someone out there it tearing their hair out right now trying to do exactly what you're talking about.
something to consider.
I'm happy for someone to tell me if I'm I missing something?
Direct from Hapstone, V6 $199 + $35 shipping to Oz today. Massdrop, V6 $199.99 + $38 shipping to Oz after the drop.
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I acknowledge how it looks. We are just starting to build professional and ethical business. Hapstone and reps like Gritomatic are developing, but mistakes like this may happen.
Gritomatic
You acknowledge how it looks...? No you changed the pricing to the world to make it look like you are offering a good deal on Massdrop! Unethical, extremely unprofessional and greedy is how Gritomatic looks right now for the world to see on social media...you completely blew your opportunity to look ethical and professional! I'm extremely surprised that Massdrop are willing to associate with this kind of business practice....
I was hesitant to bring up the site and cost here due to this very reason but wanted to keep Massdrop customers informed of what appeared to be dubious savings and manipulated pricing. Is this what Massdrop has become? so called first look exclusives and manufactured pricing seem to be where Massdrop are heading.
How does this compare to Wicked Edge offerings?
BitGeeker
Wicked edge costs a lot more but IMO it is probably better in some ways. Just not worth double the price or more to me. I am happy with my Hapstone V6
BitGeeker
The wicked edge is not worth it. Never ending money pit. It's only advantage is the clamp and the hapstone has a clip add on sold separately. Don't fall for it. You get the same or better results with other systems.
i don't have a knife sharpening system yet. would this or the kme on amazon for around the same price be the best for a new user?
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We recommend silicon carbide set for owners of EDC / Hunting / Tactical / Traditional Japanese knives made of powder steel (ZDP-189, ZDP-247, S30V, S35VN, S90V, S110V, 154CM, D2, YXR7, Cowry, S290, S390, K294, K390, M390, Elmax) or traditional hard steels (154CPM, ATS-34, 440C, AUS-8, AUS-10, A2, BG-42). Silicon carbide will have the performance similar to diamonds but offer much better aesthetic result. Choose diamond set if you need to sharpen ANY steel with one set.
The edge bevel is the bevel that has "the very very edge" at the bottom of it. The very very edge is called the apex. Where the two side bevels meet.
Just bought an edge pro, if I knew this was gonna drop I would have waited for the hapstone as it's way better. Oh well
I use the Venev Diamond stones for the kme and they are better than the stones and the standard diamond stones because they are bonded in epoxy. However they are not that course so they won't remove material fast, if your reprofiling.
I bought one in April with the V6 release. It eliminates many of the cons of the edge pro.
I bought one of these a few months ago . Best knife sharpener out there for the money. Build like a tank and razor sharp edges. Like the edge pro on steroids!
Nospin
Lol, yeah ok ;-)