The Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener showed up as a press sample. The day it arrived was the day before I headed out west on vacation. I opened it up, took a quick look through the box, grabbed my pocketknife and quickly ran it through the sharpener. The process of sharpening the knife took me a minute: I plugged the unit in, ran my knife through with five swipes on each side and across the ceramic two or three times per side and I dropped it on to-be-reviewed table and left for vacation.
It was a few days later when I pulled out my pocketknife to cut some apples, salami and cheese for a quick lunch and boy this knife was sharp. It is a small keychain pocketknife from SOG that hangs on my keychain and is one of the handiest knives carry because it is attached to my keys. Over the next couple of weeks, the knife stayed pretty sharp.
Once I got home, I grabbed the Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener and ran every kitchen knife and hunting knife I had through the unit. I spent about 2 minutes per knife and within an hour I had all of my knives sharp and ready for the fall. This last week, I helped a buddy break down a doe. My knife was sharp at the beginning of skinning the doe and slowly dulled. I grabbed this unit, plugged it in and ran my knife through both sides quickly and across the ceramic a few times and I was right back to a razor sharp edge.
The combo knife sharpener uses a very precise 25-degree angle guide for sharpening and honing. The ceramic rod helps you hone your knives. You can even sharpen serrated knives.
The Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener costs less than $60.00. At this price, coupled with the absolute ease of use, I absolutely recommend it. I am sure there are sharpeners out there for a lot more money and can maybe sharpen and hone to a more precise tolerance, but for everyday use on your average hunting knife, this is a great sharpener.
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