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  • 2 pull-through sharpening slots with carbide heads and fine ceramic stones quickly sharpen a dull or damaged straight-edge blade
  • Tapered diamond rod sharpens serrated blades and stows neatly in the bottom of the sharpener housing
  • Fire starter generates twice as much spark as conventional starters
  • Keep your bearings with the attached compact compass
  • Smith's Pocket Pal X2 sharpener and survival tool features a push-button LED light and a high-pitched signal whistle built into the durable plastic housing


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Best Use Camping
Material(s) Plastic/carbide/ceramic
Dimensions 3.4 x 1.5 x 0.5 inches
Weight 1.76 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid addition to any many situations. Sharpeners work great on many items around the house, campsite, or in a survival situation. Carbide tip works great for fixing up an axe/hatchet edge, or a really beat up knife. Ceramic edge puts a decent enough edge to get you by in almost any situation. It won't replace stropping with leather that's for sure, but it'll do. Diamond sharpener cone marketed for serrated edges works as designed, as well as a coarse diamond hone. If I really needed it, I would hope I wouldn't have to rely on the ferrocerium rod. It does what it's give you some sparks, but unless you have brought some pre-made tinder material like cotton balls with some vaseline smeared on them, it was difficult to find such high quality tinder to work with a relatively small amount of sparks. Consider it your back up to your back up's back up. The one with the rod inset into a block of magnesium is much more realistic since you can shave down some magnesium, and that rod, since it's attached to the mag block, is much easier to grip firmly. Survival minimalist compass, again, consider it your back up to your back up's back up. Would be more for confirming your known direction than relying on it to actually navigate. LED light is somewhat dim, but gets the job done in up close distances.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from AHhhhh... The piece of garbage rod broke off. This thing is poorly constructed. The whistle is pointless, the led and compass are there I guess, but don't expect anything. The fire-steal is not a primary, but I like the fact that its there. The ceramic and carbide sharpeners are what you'd expect for emergency field maintenance. I would buy the black version of this sharpener if your just looking for a field maintenance tool.
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smith's Pocket Pal X2 Sharpener and Surv Great product
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect! Cheap & reliable . Used it to start a fire in the backcountry today and it worked just as described !
Date published: 2017-04-09
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