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Smith\'s Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener

    Smith's Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener

    The lightweight, portable, and easy-to-use Pocket Pal knife sharpener from Smith's features carbide heads and fine ceramic stones to quickly set and finish the edge on your blade.

    • $10.00

    Item # 780741

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    • Excellent for use on all types of straight-edged knives
    • Preset, carbide cutting blades quickly set edges and are excellent for very dull or damaged edges
    • Tapered diamond rod sharpens serrated edges


    Item 780741

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    Smith's Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener Specs
    Best use
    3 x 1 x 0.5 inches
    1.5 ounce

    Smith's Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener

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    Rated 4.2/5 based on 15 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromDoes What it Says! I got this for my camping knives and EDC knife. Puts a nice sharp edge on and having the diamond rod is nice for the serrated edges. Easy to clean, as I use an old toothbrush to get in and around the stones. I have not sharpened gut hooks, but believe it would do a good job with those as well. One thing I recommend, check the screw that holds the stones in once in a while. I have not had it come loose, but it is a screw, so there is always that chance. Overall, this a nice affordable and small sharpener you can carry pretty easily.
    Date published: 2011-03-29
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromI'm impressed You definitely get your money's worth with this product. I was impressed how easy this item is to use and how lighweight it is. The only downfall is that you can sharpen larger knives.
    Date published: 2012-03-22
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat for serrations Works great for getting the serrations on your knife sharp but other than that get a full size stone.
    Date published: 2013-03-09
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromSo far, so good Sharpens my knives pretty good.
    Date published: 2013-07-29
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromExcellent little sharpener... I have the kitchen version of this sharpener and now I always have sharp kitchen knives. I was so impressed with the edge on these knives that I bought three of these for christmas and sent one of them to my Son in Iraq. I am sure that it will work well on his Ka-Bar combat knife. Mine will be used on my pocket folder to ensure that I am always carrying a razor sharp knife. The third one is for my future son-in-law the Federal Policeman for use on his Tactical Folder. This is the sharpening system for anyone who wants a razor edge in Ten Strokes or less...
    Date published: 2008-12-26
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromSharp product This thing is soooo easy to use. No oil is required. It's easy to clean. My blades come out sharp enough to shave. Great for the trail... weighs next to nothing and is tiny too. The only thing it's missing is a built in bottle opener!
    Date published: 2009-04-08
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Knife Sharpener I am very impressed with the Smiths Pocket Pal ability to put an edge on my knives. It is portable, easy to use knife sharpener. I use it to sharpen my 2.75" folding Gerber Magnum Jr pocket knife and my fixed blade Big Rock Camp knife.
    Date published: 2009-07-25
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromSimple and Effective Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multi-Functional Knife Sharpener is a worthwhile knife sharpener that is easy to use, compact, very affordable and perfect for field use when a quick sharpening is needed. The Carbides provide a quick edge setting for knives that are very dull or chipped. The ceramic stones provide a razor sharp finished edge on either standard or serrated edges. The carbide and ceramic stones are replaceable. A fold out, tapered round, diamond coated rod is designed for sharpening serrated as well as standard edges. The Pocket Pal Multi-Functional Knife Sharpener is lightweight, durable, and comes with a lanyard hole. It is small enough to put in your pocket if necessary or in an E.D.C. bag. I tested this sharpener on numerous knives such as a Spyderco, Ka-Bar Tactical, Leatherman, Air Force Survival knife and multiple Swiss Army Knives. I was very pleased how effective and efficient this sharpener worked. The tapered round, diamond coated rod was very easy to use on serrations. The only problem I encountered with this sharpener is that it does not seem to work as well with thicker blades. It does work but it is a little more difficult and the carbides seem to wear the blade down a bit more which is why I give it 4 stars instead of 5. I would not use this sharpener with a very high quality or expensive knife. I would say this sharpener is perfect for those times when a fast field sharpening of a camping or pocket knife is required. Overall, I highly recommend this product and I will be purchasing another as a backup.
    Date published: 2010-09-20

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