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Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener, Grey
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- Tapered diamond rod for sharpening serrations and gut hooks
- Carbide blades quickly set the edge
- Ceramic finishing sot
- Preset sharpening angles provide guaranteed results
- Reversible and replaceable carbide bades and ceramic stones; Lanyard hole
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Smith's pocket Pal multi-functional knife sharpener features pre-set crossed carbides and ceramic stones, which provide the perfect edge every time. Carbides provide quick edge setting, and the specially shaped ceramic stones are designed to give you a razor sharp edge on either standard or serrated edges. A fold out, tapered round, Diamond coated rod is designed for sharpening serrations and small Gut hooks. Unit is compact, lightweight, durable, and comes with a lanyard hole.
Be Sharp. Be Ready.
From our humble beginnings as a small Arkansas stone company to our current position as the market leader in the knife and scissor sharpening category, Smith's has become the fastest growing, full line supplier of great sharpening products. Our simple goal is to provide consumers with the best edge for whatever task they are performing, while also providing outrageously good customer service.
The Smith's Difference:
We have the broadest line of knife and scissors sharpeners available, ranging from simple, fixed angle pull through sharpeners for consumers that want quick and easy sharpening, to sophisticated Precision Kits designed for the knife sharpening enthusiast. Our offering includes both manual and electrical sharpeners that incorporate many different abrasive materials including diamond, carbide, ceramic, bonded synthetic abrasives and, of course, natural Arkansas stones.
Fold-out diamond-coated rod
Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal At a Glance:
- Slim, lightweight, easily pocketable knife sharpener
- Diamond-coated rod for serrated and standard edges
- Carbide blades quickly set your edge
- Ceramic stones give you a razor sharp edge
- Preset sharpening angles for guaranteed results
- Lanyard hole for carrying
Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener
Sleek and slim, ideal for outdoorsmen who want to ensure their blades are always sharp
The Pocket Pal features a fold out, tapered round diamond coated rod for sharpening serrated and standard edges, pre-set carbide blades for quickly restoring a dull edge, and specifically shaped ceramic stones for a razor-sharp finish. The carbide blades provide quick edge setting capability for dull or damaged knives, blades are designed for use on straight edges only. Ceramic stones provide a smooth, polished edge for already sharp knives and can be used on serrated or standard blades. Both the carbide blades and ceramic stones are reversible and replaceable for extended sharpening life.
The Pocket Pal measures 3-1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide, and it weights just 1 ounce. Always clean your sharpener with a damp cloth after use and towel dry. Do not rinse with water.
- Carbide Blades: Set the Edge
- Ceramic Stones: Finish the Edge
- Abrasive: Tapered Round Rod/ Medium Diamond (400 grit): Pull Through/ Coarse Ceramic (600 grit)
How to Use the Pocket Pal:
1. Insert knife blade into the V-shaped slots at a 90-degree angle to the sharpening blades or stones.
2. Pull the knife blade straight back towards you while applying light pressure.
3. Repeat this action until blade is sharp.
Tapered Diamond Rod: Flat Edges
1. Always hold the unit with the rod facing down. Place heel of the blade on the diamond rod closest to the unit.
2. Hold blade at a 23-degree angle to the rod.
3. While applying light pressure, push the knife away from you towards the end of the rod. Draw knife down so that the tip of the blade comes off the end of the rod. Repeat this action until blade is sharp.
4. For the other side of the blade, you will need to switch hands holding the sharpener and the knife and repeat step 1 through 3.
Tapered Diamond Rod: Serrated Edges
1. Only sharpen the side of your knife edge with the serrations.
2. Hold rod at 23-degree angle to the blade and move it back and forth through each serration until sharp.
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Instructions suggest 8-10 times or until your blade is sharp. I didn't need a blade edge repair so I used the "Fine" side and after the 1st pull through, it was noticeably more sharp. I stopped after the 4th pull as it is ready to go. This all took less than a minute, didn't include any messy oils, and anyone could use it to sharpen a knife without having to worry about their skill level. Also, I barley appied any pressure to sharpen the knife.
The Pocket Pal has a molded in finger / thumb grip and was comfortable to use both with my left and right hand. While the peice is light. It doesn't feel cheap and doesn't seem like it will randomly fall apart (I'm big into high quality / durability products and expect any item I purchase to be such no matter the price point) yet it is very light weight.
I'm glad that I purchased it and actually used it. It is going into my hiking / camping pack and I'm taking out those heavy stones and the heavy oil. My only question now is what will I do with my spare time now that I don't have to spend it sharpening knives? I'm now going through my house, bug out bag(s), and vehicles searching for more knives to sharpen!
Highly recommend. I paid full cost for this item and it was not discounted or provided free for review unlike so many other reviews we read today on Amazon.
That being said, I'm also a dunce at using "traditional" stones to sharpen a knife. I don't know.. I could just never get "the touch" right. I 1st bought one of these on the recommendation from an REI sales associate.. and I have to say, this is a miracle tool for someone like me. I soon had another, and keep one in that dresser drawer of random bits and pocket fillers every guy has, (you know the one I mean), and another in my EDC "man purse" to use as needed.
It won't make your knives "scary sharp" like the guy at the flea market booth will, but it will keep them plenty "working man" sharp in a jiffy, for all your Amazon delivery box and clamshell package destructing needs.
A synopsis to save you the effort is this: It is a technic used to join two pieces of metal. It's similar to soldering or MIG welding, but also quite different.
You have probably seen a welded joint where it is obvious that the metals have been welded together because of the visible joint between the two metals.
For an example of soldering just take a look at a circuit board.
Time for brazing. The benefit of brazing is that it joins the two metals with basically no joint. That way you have the two metals joined extremely close together, similar in looks to as if you had glued the two pieces together.
Now the benefits of brazing should be obvious. It wouldn't work to try to sharpen a blade if the sharpening pieces had a gap between them, right?
TLDR; That is not rust, it is brazing and you should be very happy that the metals are joined that way.
As for a review of the product, it is fantastic. For a pocket sharpener to stow in your gear bag you can't ask for a better product. I have used it multiple times and it always delivers. I am particularly happy with the rod sharpener. I have always been very fond of blades with serration at the base and this rod works as you would expect and hope. I have recommended this product to many of my friends without worry of leading them astray, and every one of them have thanked me for introducing it to them.
If you want a great little sharpener to keep in your gear bag for your small blades do not hesitate to purchase this immediately.
Very glad I didn't try this on one of my favorites first.
Steer clear of this one if you are even remotely serious about sharpening your knife.