I’ve had a number of guys email me asking if there are affordable replacement sanding belts for the Work Sharp Ken Onion (KO) edition knife sharpener. The short answer is yes.
The actual Work Sharp brand belts work very well but they are pricey. A group called Econaway Abrasives is making affordable replacement belts that I’ve had very good luck with. Note that the Ken Onion edition uses a 3/4″ wide belt whereas the traditional Work Sharp uses a 1/2″ belt. That means the KO can use either but the traditional can’t use the KO belts.
Here are the listings:
They sell an ultra premium set of belts that gets good reviews but I haven’t personally used them:
The following is for the optional blade grinding attachment in case you have one:
I hope this helps you save some money!
If you find this post useful, please either buy something using one of the links to eBay and Amazon. With Amazon, if you click on one of our links and then buy something else – even unrelated stuff like clothes, electronics and groceries – we get credit and it would be hugely appreciated. Doing something like the above will help us fund continued development of the blog.
See larger image