Smith's Tri Hone Sharpener
Smith's Tri Hone Shaprener
Catalog description states: "...includes three 6-inch Arkansas stones." I was apprehensive about this description because I only knew of two grades of Arkansas stones: soft and hard and neither of these have properties that will restore the edge on a dull knife. A coarse stone is needed. Sure enough, when the product arrived the stone labeled COARSE is made of aluminum oxide - a synthetic material. In addition, the two Arkansas stones are mislabeled; the softer stone is labeled FINE and the harder stone is labeled MEDIUM. But, ain't no thang because I have enough sense to choose the correct stone for what I need. Over all, it's a good product.
September 19, 2011
I had a sharpener similar to this years ago.It was the best ever.I was thrilled to find another updated version @basspro !! I was excited to use this sharpener and i was not dissapointed !! I love the way you can use this 3 sided sharpener to customize your blade sharpness, depending on the certain types of steel some knives just need a quick hit on a fine stone other steels need more this sharpener makes the job quick and easy everytime . If it can shave a clean swipe of hair off your forarm! It's sharp Buddy !!!
November 10, 2010
I've had this for about a year now. I should have bought one years ago. I've owned several different sharpening systems over the years and spent a lot of money. This tri-stone is the answer. A bargain at 30 bucks.
October 26, 2014
Great system, easy to use and sharpens knives / axes with ease if you know what you're doing. Got all the knives in the house razor sharp and two weeks after getting this system they're still sharp. Only disadvantage is that the plastic is cheap, I dropped the system on accident and it knocked the "Fine" grit stone off and broke the handle, cheap plastic I guess.
April 21, 2013