Smith’s Pocket Pal Multi-Functional Knife Sharpener features pre-set crossed carbides and ceramic stones to help provide the perfect razor edge, writes Mike Gormley.
I am sure I am safe in saying we all have a blade to keep sharp. Be it on a Leatherman, on a pocketknife, or just around the kitchen. Blades need to be kept sharp if they are to do their job. A blunt blade is not only annoying but it can be dangerous as you try to hack your way through things.
Personally, I have never been very good at using a sharpening stone to keep a decent edge so the modern day sharpener is perfect for me. This one from Smith’s is spot on for a number of reasons. First up it is compact, light and durable so can easily be taken with you wherever you maybe going. The course carbide sharpener, used to sort out a blunt or damaged blade, is both reversible and replaceable. Then there is a ceramic sharpener just to hone your blade’s edge; this is also replaceable. A bonus of this sharpener is that it also has a diamond coated, tapered abrasive rod to enable you to sharpen serrated blades; the taper allowing for the variation in size and shape of the serrations.
This is a great little tool.
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