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KME Sharpeners Precision Knife Sharpening System KF-D4

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Specifications

  • Type:Kit
  • Brand:KME Sharpeners
  • Model:Knife Sharpening System
  • Model Number:KF-D4
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Product Type:Sharpener
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Specifications

  • Type:Kit
  • Brand:KME Sharpeners
  • Model:Knife Sharpening System
  • Model Number:KF-D4
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Product Type:Sharpener
Description

Description

The KME Knife Sharpening System offers easy precision sharpening with a rotating blade clamp, spherical rod guiding system, and a solid cherry hardwood pistol grip for added comfort and control. This kit features an intuitive interface that makes it so anyone can quickly sharpen knives and broadheads. Get your knives sharper than brand new with the KME Sharpening System!

Components:
  • KME Knife Sharpening System Jig
  • Large Hardshell Case
  • KME Gold Series X-Coarse Hone - 140 grit
  • KME Gold Series Coarse Hone - 300 grit
  • KME Gold Series Fine Hone - 600 Grit
  • KME Gold Series Extra Fine Hone - 1500 grit
  • 1 oz. Water Bottle (Empty)
  • 12 x 12 Cotton Cleaning Cloth
  • Detailed Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Better than expected!
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patrick k.
02-14-2020
I had this in my cart for a long time before I decided to finally spend the money. When it arrived I was able to set up and start sharpening in seconds and have really enjoyed the ease of use. So far every type of steel I have sharpened has been a breeze from D2 up to CPM S110V. I do agree with Lawrence L, with the standard stones you will not get as fine of a honed edge, but the 1500 grit stone works great for most applications. I will be adding the lapping films to the kit in the near future to really polish that edge.
PLEASE READ
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Bradley C.
02-06-2020
This sharpening system is tried and true, and well tested! Their are a few discrepancies with the picture and description.

This sharpener DOES NOT come with the base, but it does come with a Sharpie (which is a must have for any sharpening kit). Overall, this is my favorite sharpening system due to its portability and versatility.
Good system
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Lawrence L.
01-05-2020
As an engineer, this system is exactly what I need to maintain the edge on my knives. I can dial in the exact bevel angle and then just go for it without having to think too much about it. I do run a stopwatch app so that I can spend about the same amount of time on each side. I can get my knives very sharp, but a cut test on something like paper towels reveals a slight jagged edge and has me wanting to get the kangaroo strop or another fine stone for polishing the edge a little more. Cut tests on phone book paper is no problem. I am not looking to get the films for a mirror edge. I don't care that much. I didn't get the base, but I did get a 1/2 inch steel rod and stuck it into a hole drilled into my work bench.
I've got it at a height that allows me to stand while using the system. On the down side, you look at the construction and think "how do they justify charging $180 or $200?" But despite it being made of bent sheet steel, some bolts and some plastic knobs, the thing is really solid, really precise, the hones are great quality and it just works. Forget about the money. Buy once, cry once. You'll be glad you got this system.
For the money and functionality - Great!!!
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Karl D.
10-21-2019
I have the Lansky and Wicked Edge and the Ken Onion Work sharp systems...they all work, if you use them properly or have $700.00 (wicked edge is pricey) but for the shear price and functionality, you cannot find a a better, easier system for getting a razor edge on your knife than the KME system. And I don't like having to use 2 separate stones, one for each side like the Wicked Edge system....too many parts to misplace. The KME is great, I recommended it to my C.O. I like it so much.
Fantastic!
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Mark L.
10-12-2019
Received it and itís awesome! Will take some learning but I canít wait!
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GDPR G.
06-10-2019
Loved it !
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David a.
06-03-2019
I received my kme sharpening system with a bent guide rod and the foam in the case was twisted tried to get a replacement rod and no can do I have to send the entire system back along with the rest of my order for a refund then order again , if you have Parkinson disease as I do it may be easier to go through kme directly and avoid the middle man .
Excellent Tool
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Kenneth S.
05-25-2019
I've had my new KME sharpening system for a week and have sharpened six knives ranging from a 10" chef's knife to ZDP-189 Delica, and have had excellent results.

The quality of the fixture and KME diamond hones is top notch. This system elevated my sharpening abilities beyond what I could do with my bench stones and triangle sharpener.

I had a good understanding of the sharpening process before my purchase, and studied the vast array of You Tube vidoes on the system prior to using the KME. There are a lot of tips and tricks to make the system work better. Using a cell phone level app to check your set-up angles is one of many. I am very pleased with my purchase, and plan on buying more accessories as my skill level with the system grows.
Decent idea, frustrating flaws
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James D.
04-08-2019
The virtue of this system is consistency: knowing that stroke for stroke, every time the stone passes over your blade it's at the same angle.

Unfortunately, that's only true in one place on your blade. If you have a 4" long blade, the angle at which the stone meets the edge will be different by as much as 2 degrees at either end of the blade as it is at the center point, due to the geometry of the system. So don't expect an even edge unless you are prepared to remove and reclamp the blade multiple times per side, per stone.

Also, though flipping the knife theoretically ensures the same angle on both sides, that's only true if the knife is perfectly level in the clamp. For smaller blades and other-than-flat grinds, a variance of a couple degrees between sides is not uncommon. So you have to adjust the angle of the stone every time you flip the knife. All of this requires that you have an accurate angle measuring device.

Another more serious issue is scratches on your knife. If you set an angle shallower than 20 degrees, expect scratches as high as 3/8 of an inch up the blade. I don't know quite why or how, but many users have this issue. The proposed solution is to tape the blade up to the edge, but if you run the tape closer than a quarter inch at shallower sharpening angles, it interferes and gums up the stone.

The clip is also a problem. On smaller knives, to set an 18 degree bevel required putting the knife so far forward in the clamp jaws that the knife was not stable. Any farther back and the stone scraped the top of the clamp.

And finally, KME sells what should be standard items as extras. The base is essential if you don't plan to hard-mount this on a bench, and should be standard. An over-travel stop designed to reduce the likelihood of scratching your blade is sold on their web site as an "item that should be in everyone's kit." So why isn't it??

Bottom line: to get the promised consistency often requires as much or more effort as just using an unguided system. I want to love the KME, but it finds ways to frustrate you every step of the way.
Knives have never been sharper
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justin g.
12-19-2017
This system and its accessories transformed how I view edges and sharpness. Awesome setup for not much money, start with just the basic kit and work your way to mirror edges!
It works.
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Brent M.
10-24-2017
I have tried many knife sharpening systems, with mixed results. After reading good things about the KME, I decided to give it a call, and I'm glad I did. After practicing on a half dozen old knives, I can now put a razor edge on most any knife. I detest a dull knife, but have never been very good at getting a knife really sharp, but the KME is engineered such that even people like me can consistently get sharp knives. I highly recommend it.
Great quality and results
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John M.
08-16-2017
I met the brothers from KME years ago at a gun show we were both working. Absolutely fantastic guys to deal with and knew what they were talking about. Their product works VERY well and is built better than just about anything on the market. The best part was any questions, concerns or problems I had could be handled with a phone call to the owners.

Unfortunately I lost everything in a house fire including my KME. It was on the list of things we wanted to try to save from the house but the demo company had everything in that room hauled away by the time I got there. One of these days I'll buy another. It's definitely worth it.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

The KME Knife Sharpening System offers easy precision sharpening with a rotating blade clamp, spherical rod guiding system, and a solid cherry hardwood pistol grip for added comfort and control. This kit features an intuitive interface that makes it so anyone can quickly sharpen knives and broadheads. Get your knives sharper than brand new with the KME Sharpening System!

Components:
  • KME Knife Sharpening System Jig
  • Large Hardshell Case
  • KME Gold Series X-Coarse Hone - 140 grit
  • KME Gold Series Coarse Hone - 300 grit
  • KME Gold Series Fine Hone - 600 Grit
  • KME Gold Series Extra Fine Hone - 1500 grit
  • 1 oz. Water Bottle (Empty)
  • 12 x 12 Cotton Cleaning Cloth
  • Detailed Instructions

Browse other must-have products and accessories from KME Sharpeners.

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Specifications

  • Type:Kit
  • Brand:KME Sharpeners
  • Model:Knife Sharpening System
  • Model Number:KF-D4
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Product Type:Sharpener

Customer Reviews

Better than expected!
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patrick k.
02-14-2020
I had this in my cart for a long time before I decided to finally spend the money. When it arrived I was able to set up and start sharpening in seconds and have really enjoyed the ease of use. So far every type of steel I have sharpened has been a breeze from D2 up to CPM S110V. I do agree with Lawrence L, with the standard stones you will not get as fine of a honed edge, but the 1500 grit stone works great for most applications. I will be adding the lapping films to the kit in the near future to really polish that edge.
PLEASE READ
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Bradley C.
02-06-2020
This sharpening system is tried and true, and well tested! Their are a few discrepancies with the picture and description.

This sharpener DOES NOT come with the base, but it does come with a Sharpie (which is a must have for any sharpening kit). Overall, this is my favorite sharpening system due to its portability and versatility.
Good system
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Lawrence L.
01-05-2020
As an engineer, this system is exactly what I need to maintain the edge on my knives. I can dial in the exact bevel angle and then just go for it without having to think too much about it. I do run a stopwatch app so that I can spend about the same amount of time on each side. I can get my knives very sharp, but a cut test on something like paper towels reveals a slight jagged edge and has me wanting to get the kangaroo strop or another fine stone for polishing the edge a little more. Cut tests on phone book paper is no problem. I am not looking to get the films for a mirror edge. I don't care that much. I didn't get the base, but I did get a 1/2 inch steel rod and stuck it into a hole drilled into my work bench.
I've got it at a height that allows me to stand while using the system. On the down side, you look at the construction and think "how do they justify charging $180 or $200?" But despite it being made of bent sheet steel, some bolts and some plastic knobs, the thing is really solid, really precise, the hones are great quality and it just works. Forget about the money. Buy once, cry once. You'll be glad you got this system.
For the money and functionality - Great!!!
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SSSSS
Karl D.
10-21-2019
I have the Lansky and Wicked Edge and the Ken Onion Work sharp systems...they all work, if you use them properly or have $700.00 (wicked edge is pricey) but for the shear price and functionality, you cannot find a a better, easier system for getting a razor edge on your knife than the KME system. And I don't like having to use 2 separate stones, one for each side like the Wicked Edge system....too many parts to misplace. The KME is great, I recommended it to my C.O. I like it so much.
Fantastic!
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Mark L.
10-12-2019
Received it and itís awesome! Will take some learning but I canít wait!
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GDPR G.
06-10-2019
Loved it !
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David a.
06-03-2019
I received my kme sharpening system with a bent guide rod and the foam in the case was twisted tried to get a replacement rod and no can do I have to send the entire system back along with the rest of my order for a refund then order again , if you have Parkinson disease as I do it may be easier to go through kme directly and avoid the middle man .
Excellent Tool
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Kenneth S.
05-25-2019
I've had my new KME sharpening system for a week and have sharpened six knives ranging from a 10" chef's knife to ZDP-189 Delica, and have had excellent results.

The quality of the fixture and KME diamond hones is top notch. This system elevated my sharpening abilities beyond what I could do with my bench stones and triangle sharpener.

I had a good understanding of the sharpening process before my purchase, and studied the vast array of You Tube vidoes on the system prior to using the KME. There are a lot of tips and tricks to make the system work better. Using a cell phone level app to check your set-up angles is one of many. I am very pleased with my purchase, and plan on buying more accessories as my skill level with the system grows.
Decent idea, frustrating flaws
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James D.
04-08-2019
The virtue of this system is consistency: knowing that stroke for stroke, every time the stone passes over your blade it's at the same angle.

Unfortunately, that's only true in one place on your blade. If you have a 4" long blade, the angle at which the stone meets the edge will be different by as much as 2 degrees at either end of the blade as it is at the center point, due to the geometry of the system. So don't expect an even edge unless you are prepared to remove and reclamp the blade multiple times per side, per stone.

Also, though flipping the knife theoretically ensures the same angle on both sides, that's only true if the knife is perfectly level in the clamp. For smaller blades and other-than-flat grinds, a variance of a couple degrees between sides is not uncommon. So you have to adjust the angle of the stone every time you flip the knife. All of this requires that you have an accurate angle measuring device.

Another more serious issue is scratches on your knife. If you set an angle shallower than 20 degrees, expect scratches as high as 3/8 of an inch up the blade. I don't know quite why or how, but many users have this issue. The proposed solution is to tape the blade up to the edge, but if you run the tape closer than a quarter inch at shallower sharpening angles, it interferes and gums up the stone.

The clip is also a problem. On smaller knives, to set an 18 degree bevel required putting the knife so far forward in the clamp jaws that the knife was not stable. Any farther back and the stone scraped the top of the clamp.

And finally, KME sells what should be standard items as extras. The base is essential if you don't plan to hard-mount this on a bench, and should be standard. An over-travel stop designed to reduce the likelihood of scratching your blade is sold on their web site as an "item that should be in everyone's kit." So why isn't it??

Bottom line: to get the promised consistency often requires as much or more effort as just using an unguided system. I want to love the KME, but it finds ways to frustrate you every step of the way.
Knives have never been sharper
SSSSS
SSSSS
justin g.
12-19-2017
This system and its accessories transformed how I view edges and sharpness. Awesome setup for not much money, start with just the basic kit and work your way to mirror edges!
It works.
SSSSS
SSSSS
Brent M.
10-24-2017
I have tried many knife sharpening systems, with mixed results. After reading good things about the KME, I decided to give it a call, and I'm glad I did. After practicing on a half dozen old knives, I can now put a razor edge on most any knife. I detest a dull knife, but have never been very good at getting a knife really sharp, but the KME is engineered such that even people like me can consistently get sharp knives. I highly recommend it.
Great quality and results
SSSSS
SSSSS
John M.
08-16-2017
I met the brothers from KME years ago at a gun show we were both working. Absolutely fantastic guys to deal with and knew what they were talking about. Their product works VERY well and is built better than just about anything on the market. The best part was any questions, concerns or problems I had could be handled with a phone call to the owners.

Unfortunately I lost everything in a house fire including my KME. It was on the list of things we wanted to try to save from the house but the demo company had everything in that room hauled away by the time I got there. One of these days I'll buy another. It's definitely worth it.
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