Smith's 2-Step Knife Sharpener
quick and easy
Easy to sharpen a knife with this. My son went through the house sharpening everything he could find.
August 5, 2013
Quality for the price
I just got it today and tested it on my cheap coleman fixed blade and it got it from not being able to cut paper to shaving my arm hair with a few swipes. the instructions are a little miss leading tho it takes a little more swipes then it says
May 17, 2013
While not perfect, this is an excellent product. It is small, handy, easy to use, performs well, and is inexpensive. And -so far -ours has lasted 2 years, with every expectation of another 3-plus years if not more.
The carbide side puts a very sharp edge on our kitchen knives, and the ceramic side incrementally hones them even sharper. The rubber-like pads at the ends of the holder anchor the sharpener firmly to the surface, and allow the knife to be drawn strongly through the blade-holding notch, which allows the sharp edging.
The only drawback is for knives with finger- or handguards (quillions) that don't allow the last ~1/2" or so of the heel to be sharpened with this model.
While you can get a sharper blade via conventional stones and stropping, no other method produces as sharp a blade in as little time with similar minimal effort in such an inexpensive, handy package.
I'm so pleased I'll be buying another one for our home, and a third to give to my sister.
November 1, 2012
I purchased. This sharpener to put in my hunting pack which turned out to be a great idea it is simple to use and puts a nice edge on and it weighs nothing the only down side I found is it does not give it that razor sharpness that you get from a stone
October 17, 2012