A Cutting-Edge Way To Sharpen Your Tools

The old adage A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one comes from the notion that forcing a dull knife can easily lead to slips and mishaps.

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Sharper Way to Sharpen

The old adage A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one comes from the notion that forcing a dull knife can easily lead to slips and mishaps. The Smiths Pocket Pal knife sharpener lets you sharpen kitchen, hunting and pocket knives quickly and inexpensively. It consists of two V-shaped grooves: one with two coarse carbide stones to help reestablish the profile of extremely worn blades, and one with fine ceramic stones to provide a razorsharp cutting edge. I found it took about 10 swipes in the fine groove to sharpen moderately dull kitchen and pocket knives. It also features a round diamond-coated rod to sharpen the hills and valleys of serrated knives. The Smiths Pocket Pal knife sharpener costs about $10.

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