Work Sharp WSGSS Guided Sharpening System


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WSGSS: Guided Sharpening System

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The Guided Sharpening System (GSS) is Work Sharp's complete benchtop sharpening and honing system. The GSS was created with both novice and master sharpeners in mind, and can be used to sharpen every knife you own. The innovative Pivot-Response System follows the curve of the blade while sharpening, putting a sharp edge along the entire length of the blade. The skill is built into the tool. No jigs. No clamps. No nonsense.

Use the GSS to put a perfect edge on your pocket, hunting, and kitchen knives – as well as serrations, fish hooks, and tools – while mastering your manual sharpening skills. Experienced sharpeners will appreciate the thought-out features that make this such a versatile and complete knife and tool sharpening system.

With the Guided Sharpening System, you have the choice of how you want to sharpen a knife, based on your skill level and the type of blade you want to sharpen. The Pivot-Response can be locked-out, creating a traditional sharpening surface for straight blades, or engaged to evenly sharpen curved blades – without changing the sharpening motion. If you are new to sharpening or haven't had success with sharpening stones, activating the Pivot-Response will do the work for you. It puts the skill in the tool and makes manual sharpening easy.

The Sharpener is a complete bench top and field sharpening solution for all your knives and common camp tools. The system comes with two Angle Guides (17° & 20°), interchangeable Coarse and Fine 6" Diamond Plates (320 and 600 grit), and an Angle-Guided Ceramic Hone that attaches to the sharpener, or stows in your pack for field carry. The Ceramic Hone provides a large dual grit rod with fish hook groove and one medium and one small fine ceramic rod for sharpening serrations.

Assembled in USA using foreign parts.


  • 6" coarse (320 grit) and fine (600 grit) Diamond Sharpening Plates
  • 17° and 20° Angle Guides
  • Coarse and Fine Ceramic Hone with built-in Angle Guides
  • 3 sizes of ceramic rods to sharpen serrations
  • Pivot-Response technology
  • Removable diamond plate holder for sharpening tools


  • Overall Dimensions: 9" x 3"


  • Curved Blades
  • Straight Blades
  • Serrations
  • Tools
  • Hooks and Fine Points


  • Benchtop Sharpening Platform
  • Coarse Diamond Plate (320 Grit)
  • Grit Fine Diamond Plate (600 Grit)
  • 17° / 20° Angle Guides (2)
  • Ceramic Field Hone
  • User Guide/Quick Start Guide

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Work Sharp WSGSS Guided Sharpening Systemrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Work Sharp WSGSS Guided Sharpening System
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Tom Horn
Jul 29, 2018
Pros: Durability, Ease of Use, Effectiveness, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Best Bang for Your Buck – All You Really Need
Purchased this Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System as a tool sharpener for wilderness base camp (probably not the tool you want to pack very far). I was going to purchase the new Work Sharp Pocket Sharpener I saw announced about the time of Blade Show this year, but, I haven’t seen it for retail, as yet. After purchasing this Sharpening System I feel no need of the Pocket Sharpener. This is the most versatile sharpener on the market today. The guided ceramic Field Hone detaches for small/light weight field carry, and is perhaps all you would need for field dressing/processing game in the field, if you touched-up the blade when it started to dull. But, all the individual diamond plates can also be detached and carried into the field, as well, so you’ll never know a dull moment. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The diamond plate holder also, detaches, so you can sharpen/repair axes and tools freehand. The Pivot-Response System makes it easy to maintain proper angle on belly/curves. I purchased the upgrade kit, as well. It comes with an extra coarse diamond plate (great for tool repair), ultra fine diamond plate, and a leather stropping plate w/0.5 micron honing compound (when you don’t want a toothy edge). I plan on upgrading the honing compound to Flexcut Gold (available at, great stuff). The sharpener comes with 17°/20° detachable push angle guides (sharpening), and fixed 22° pull (stropping/honing) angle guide. The upgrade kit includes a 25° detachable pull angle guide, adding to its versatility. Comes with a nice User Reference Guide. I plan on having it laminated and hang it over the work bench in the shop, next to the Ken Onion Work Sharp Guide for easy home use. Only complaint is, I wish it came with a nice carrying case/nylon bag to carry/pack all the components. It has limited sharpening options for recurve blades (inverse curves), unlike vee rod sharpening systems. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> • Guided Sharpening System is 9” X 2.5”, weighs 1 1/3 lbs. • With Upgrade Kit = 1 ½ lbs. • Ceramic Field Hone is 6” X 0.5”, 1.8 oz. • Individual Diamond plate are 6” X 1.25”, 2.0 oz. If you carried the Field Hone, and one Diamond Plate in your pocket, or backpack, it would take up about the space of an energy bar, and weigh less than 4 ounces. This is a great/easy to use sharpening system for campers, hunters, fishermen, backpackers, RV-ers, and all knife users. Comes with a 42 year warranty, so it may last your lifetime (normal wear on diamond plates not included).


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