Spyderco Sharpmaker Tri-Angle Sharpening Kit 204MF

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Specifications

  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Length:7.00"
  • Width:0.50"
  • Material:Ceramic
  • Type:Stone
  • Model:Sharpmaker
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Product Type:Sharpener
  • Weight:1 lb. 4.48 oz.
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Specifications

  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Length:7.00"
  • Width:0.50"
  • Material:Ceramic
  • Type:Stone
  • Model:Sharpmaker
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Product Type:Sharpener
  • Weight:1 lb. 4.48 oz.
Description

Description

Chances are you've heard it said "a sharp knife is safer than a dull one". We believe this quote originated from first hand experience and find it to be true. The Sharpmaker was Spyderco's first product, which they made and sold before getting into the knife business.

The Tri-Angle Sharpmaker (204MF) includes two sets of high alumina ceramic stones: A pair of medium-grit (brown) stones for aggressive sharpening and a set of fine (white) stones for professional grade finishing. The stones are triangular for sharpening Plainedges on the flat sides and SpyderEdges (serrations) on the corners. A furrow running the length of each stone lets you sharpen pointed items like fishhooks, darts and awls. Included is a set of brass safety rods protecting the users hands while sharpening. All components snap into the self-contained ABS plastic base and lid -- ready to travel with you. Die-cut into the base are keyed slots and holes fitted for the stones. They accurately set the stone's sharpening angle at a 30° (15° each side) or 40° (20° each side) for knives and a 12.5° scissor setting. Turn the base over, a channel lets you lay two stones side-by-side (flat-side up) for use as a benchstone. The lid snaps halfway over the base creating a handhold for stability while you're sharpening. Included is a set of brass safety rods to protect the users hands while sharpening.

Ceramic stones, like glass, will break if dropped -- handle carefully. Use them dry, without oil, water or lubricants. To clean: scrub stones with a plastic scouring pad and powered abrasive cleaner, let air-dry. Also autoclave safe. System comes with instruction book and DVD.

Check out our guide on Best Knife Sharpeners to see why the Sharpmaker comes in at number one.

Replacement stones for the Sharpmaker.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Awesome Sharpening System
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Matthew J.
05-19-2019
I've struggled to get a consistent edge on my blades with various methods over the years, but this system has helped me get that under control. I added the ultra-fine stones and a strop, and my blades are getting sharper and sharper. It's also easy to break down and store it out of the way until I'm ready to use it again. I love it!
Great for getting started in sharpening
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Christopher T.
03-23-2019
I purchased this set along with the optional extra fine stones and could not be happier. It's size and weight makes it easy to pack and take with me anywhere I go. The system itself is basically fool proof. I'm a beginner to manual sharpening and it had me producing some really nice edges on a lot of different knives and tools. Very happy with it and would recommend this to anyone looking into sharpening their own blades with a compact design (when everything is stowed).
Good so far!
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Joel C.
03-20-2019
It will get your blades back too super sharp if not sharper then the factory edge ! If your not ready for a KME sharpener I suggest picking up one of these for sure. I also bought the ultra fine stones and they are excellent. Thanks BHQ for all the credit card dept haha
Great product
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Ryan C.
03-04-2019
This is an amazing product for putting a good edge on ANY knife that you have.
Easy to use....but...
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John s.
03-04-2019
I gave this a four star rating instead of a five because I do agree that this thing is" fool proof", but if you have a really dull knife you will need something else to reshape first.
I actually enjoy sharpening now
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Travis C.
02-25-2019
This is a great little setup. It’s nice and compact. Plus (and it’s best quality) it works with ease and it’s pretty quick. It’s brought back a little “edge” to the hobby. Make sure you watch the enclosed video on dvd or catch it Youtube.
Does what’s expected for the price
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Eric W.
02-22-2019
Don’t expect to reshape a blade. Good for daily touch ups.
Highly Versatile
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Samuel S.
02-04-2019
Once you understand how to use this system, it cannot be beaton. To call it a "knife sharpener" would be an understatement, seeing as to the fact that it can sharpen a wide variety of tools. From hooks to darts, potatoe peelers to chisels, it is truely capable of anything. If you choose to invest in the system, I would also recommend purchasing the diamond abrasives and the ultra fine stones for the more serious of work. To gain a full understanding of the system, I'd reccomend watching the instructional video.
I have minimal sharpening experience and this makes it easy
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Roman H.
01-24-2019
This is a very simple solution to sharpening. It's a pretty notorious product and has been for quite some time and I've had my eye on it, considering it, for a very long time as well.

Finally decided to pick one up for my Cold Steel Talwar, H&K Entourage Tanto and Benchmade Volli.

Takes some time but if you're into stuff like this it isn't boring; plus it's pretty important that you keep your knives sharp. You could also easily listen to music or watch something on the computer while sharpening.

The motions are very easy to adapt to. I have only really sharpened knives a little bit, using a Benchmade mini field sharpener (blades angled as a guide and slide it through, like a kitchen knife sharpener) and a Smith's Arkansas stone. It was no problem at all following the instructions and video guides to sharpen my knives.

I didn't have any completely ruined edges to fix, just blades that were a bit dull. The sharpener has definitely done a great job of sharpening the blades (s30v, CTS XHP, 440C).

I also like how it can be conveniently packed and stored in a small footprint case, which is also the base for the sharpener when you unpack everything.

It will take some patience in the beginning to sort of "break in" the rods by running the blades across them. After that process is complete, the affects of sharpening are much more noticeable.

Highly recommend for anyone who wants something relatively cheap and very simple to use.
it's may got sharpener.
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Amos J.
11-28-2018
I own two of these sharpeners I've had them for many years when. I carry one in my pack when I go out on along hiking trips. The others in the kitchen when work making sure all my blads at home have a safe working edge.
Great and Easy Edge Maintenance
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Peter M.
10-18-2018
I use my dad's old version of this, and it works great! And multiple people I know have the newer one, and it's their go to sharpener. It's not kidding when the package says, "built for professional results", because if you pair it with a strop, it will give you an edge to be scared of! The more coarse rods do great for harder steels; My main edc knife uses Bohler M390 and the Tri-Angle doesn't hesitate to put a crazy edge on it. I would recommend this to anyone!
Simple perfection
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Alex M.
10-13-2018
Probably the easiest and simplest sharpening system I've ever used. In a very short time you can go from a dull knife to a shaving sharp edge.
Great sharpener
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joseph s.
10-12-2018
This is the best sharpener i own.
Works Great
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Andy S.
10-12-2018
I own this and the Lansky rod system. This is great for touching up your factory edges back to razor sharp. Easy to use and comes in a nice storage system.
spyderco sharpener is unbelievable
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michael b.
06-29-2018
I was never a good knife sharpener, and I tried a number of systems. It was always so frustrating when I could not get the knives sharp. When I purchased the spyderco triangle sharp-maker I became a professional, I have every knife in the house shaving sharp. I love it. I did buy the diamond stones and the ultra fine one and I'm so glad that I did. Five stars all the way
P.S. I was pretty proud of myself until I read Cory's review! Gee dang it. Son of a b*#tch.......
Great product
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Jeff T.
06-22-2018
My eyes aren't as good as they used to be, so I decided to give this a try. The sharpener is great on its own, but the DVD and literature are extremely helpful. This will handle anything I have around the house: S30V, D2, 440C... It was just what I needed to get my knives good and sharp with minimal mess and effort.
Bought this from others advice
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clif j.
05-18-2018
My older brother has a much older version of this Spyderco sharpmaker. He has had it quite a while. I have several sharpeners, but this is my go to sharpener, along with a leather strop. It is portable and convenient and it keeps my work knives "work" sharp. Good value. Easy to get the hang of it.
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Wade M.
01-21-2018
Easy to keep in truck & easy learning curve, seems to be fine for s30v, s35v, & d2. I put alot of miles on a benchmade 710 blade has a recurve does great
Great For Sharpening, Not Setting Angles
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Liam G.
01-07-2018
Use this for knives that need to be slightly restored, and you will have the best system on the market. If you need specific angles beyond the 30 degree back bevel, and 40 degree edge, look at a different investment. However, for regular use, this is perfect and works stellar! Ultrafine stones make this an edge finisher.
Upgrade from Lanksy Turnbox
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Ricardo A.
01-05-2018
Better rods work better than the Lanksy turnbox, and gets crazy sharp edges on quality steels.
5-star sharpening system
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Donald B.
12-31-2017
I had a 20yr-old pair of crock sticks prior, so with that experience & this system's reputation, it was the obvious choice (and price wasn't bad). The DVD is a good starting point, but w/ a lot of practice, and a little extra research, you can do so much more. The included stones will take a dull edge & make it a strong utility edge, that may even pop a few arm hairs. The triangular shaped rods are also very handy on serrated and recurved blades. The extra-fine stones (separate purchase) will take many steels to a near mirror polish on a very sharp and durable edge. If you have a broken tip to repair, an abused edge, or freakishly hard super steel, you'll want the diamond rods (separate purchase) or else you'll spend hours just working the included medium stones.
I'd give this 5 stars if it also came w/ the extra fine stones and diamond rods. IMO, its incomplete w/out those add'l purchases. That said, with those items, its a fairly comprehensive system, and is the only sharpener I trust on expensive mid-tech and custom knives.
Great sharpener
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Anthony V.
12-18-2017
Great sharpening kit, stores inside it's own shell and easy enough to teach almost anyone how to use.
Great balance
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Martin F.
11-08-2017
Between price and capability this sharpening system is one of the best. Do not expect to be able to do major repair work with only stock stones. Do not expect a mirror edge either even with the UF stones. You’ll get close but still. Always be sure to mark your edge. Slight variations in angles can ruin the edge you worked on. Be sure to strip your blade to further hone the edge.
Great set up
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Jeff R.
06-26-2017
I had been looking for a easy to use knife sharpening kit and took a chance based off the reviews here. I was not disappointed in a little over an hour I put my edc knives and our kitchen back in order. Don't think it would straighten out a heavily damaged blade but if your knives are in relatively good shape just dulled this what your looking for.
Best knife sharpener ever
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Hunter T.
06-02-2017
Took my completely dull mini griptillian to hair popping sharp in under 10 minutes this sharpener is amazing.
Great
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jogn l.
11-18-2016
Easy, affordable and sharpest my knives have ever been. Just gotta clean it once in awhile.
Awesome product
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Cameron S.
10-18-2016
No complaints so far. Very fast and easy to touch up any knife.
Best 30 seconds for your knife ever!
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brandon W.
12-28-2015
Sure there are some better knife sharpeners out there but all it takes is 30 seconds with this in anyone can put an sharp edge on their knives. 440 Sv30 s35vn D2 Lmax this beast will do it all. The best thing about it is the price I dare you to find a sharpener that can do the same for less.
Great!!
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corey m.
09-02-2015
I have an edge pro and typically finish with the 1000 grit stone. If I had to choose one sharpener this one by Spyderco would be it. It takes zero skill to get a knife shave sharp.

It's so easy you half expect the knife to be dull when you're done because it must be a gimmick or something. Fast and sloppy or slow and careful it just doesn't seem to matter.
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Reviews

Description

Chances are you've heard it said "a sharp knife is safer than a dull one". We believe this quote originated from first hand experience and find it to be true. The Sharpmaker was Spyderco's first product, which they made and sold before getting into the knife business.

The Tri-Angle Sharpmaker (204MF) includes two sets of high alumina ceramic stones: A pair of medium-grit (brown) stones for aggressive sharpening and a set of fine (white) stones for professional grade finishing. The stones are triangular for sharpening Plainedges on the flat sides and SpyderEdges (serrations) on the corners. A furrow running the length of each stone lets you sharpen pointed items like fishhooks, darts and awls. Included is a set of brass safety rods protecting the users hands while sharpening. All components snap into the self-contained ABS plastic base and lid -- ready to travel with you. Die-cut into the base are keyed slots and holes fitted for the stones. They accurately set the stone's sharpening angle at a 30° (15° each side) or 40° (20° each side) for knives and a 12.5° scissor setting. Turn the base over, a channel lets you lay two stones side-by-side (flat-side up) for use as a benchstone. The lid snaps halfway over the base creating a handhold for stability while you're sharpening. Included is a set of brass safety rods to protect the users hands while sharpening.

Ceramic stones, like glass, will break if dropped -- handle carefully. Use them dry, without oil, water or lubricants. To clean: scrub stones with a plastic scouring pad and powered abrasive cleaner, let air-dry. Also autoclave safe. System comes with instruction book and DVD.

Check out our guide on Best Knife Sharpeners to see why the Sharpmaker comes in at number one.

Replacement stones for the Sharpmaker.

Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Length:7.00"
  • Width:0.50"
  • Material:Ceramic
  • Type:Stone
  • Model:Sharpmaker
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Product Type:Sharpener
  • Weight:1 lb. 4.48 oz.

Customer Reviews

Awesome Sharpening System
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Matthew J.
05-19-2019
I've struggled to get a consistent edge on my blades with various methods over the years, but this system has helped me get that under control. I added the ultra-fine stones and a strop, and my blades are getting sharper and sharper. It's also easy to break down and store it out of the way until I'm ready to use it again. I love it!
Great for getting started in sharpening
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Christopher T.
03-23-2019
I purchased this set along with the optional extra fine stones and could not be happier. It's size and weight makes it easy to pack and take with me anywhere I go. The system itself is basically fool proof. I'm a beginner to manual sharpening and it had me producing some really nice edges on a lot of different knives and tools. Very happy with it and would recommend this to anyone looking into sharpening their own blades with a compact design (when everything is stowed).
Good so far!
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Joel C.
03-20-2019
It will get your blades back too super sharp if not sharper then the factory edge ! If your not ready for a KME sharpener I suggest picking up one of these for sure. I also bought the ultra fine stones and they are excellent. Thanks BHQ for all the credit card dept haha
Great product
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Ryan C.
03-04-2019
This is an amazing product for putting a good edge on ANY knife that you have.
Easy to use....but...
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John s.
03-04-2019
I gave this a four star rating instead of a five because I do agree that this thing is" fool proof", but if you have a really dull knife you will need something else to reshape first.
I actually enjoy sharpening now
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Travis C.
02-25-2019
This is a great little setup. It’s nice and compact. Plus (and it’s best quality) it works with ease and it’s pretty quick. It’s brought back a little “edge” to the hobby. Make sure you watch the enclosed video on dvd or catch it Youtube.
Does what’s expected for the price
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Eric W.
02-22-2019
Don’t expect to reshape a blade. Good for daily touch ups.
Highly Versatile
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Samuel S.
02-04-2019
Once you understand how to use this system, it cannot be beaton. To call it a "knife sharpener" would be an understatement, seeing as to the fact that it can sharpen a wide variety of tools. From hooks to darts, potatoe peelers to chisels, it is truely capable of anything. If you choose to invest in the system, I would also recommend purchasing the diamond abrasives and the ultra fine stones for the more serious of work. To gain a full understanding of the system, I'd reccomend watching the instructional video.
I have minimal sharpening experience and this makes it easy
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Roman H.
01-24-2019
This is a very simple solution to sharpening. It's a pretty notorious product and has been for quite some time and I've had my eye on it, considering it, for a very long time as well.

Finally decided to pick one up for my Cold Steel Talwar, H&K Entourage Tanto and Benchmade Volli.

Takes some time but if you're into stuff like this it isn't boring; plus it's pretty important that you keep your knives sharp. You could also easily listen to music or watch something on the computer while sharpening.

The motions are very easy to adapt to. I have only really sharpened knives a little bit, using a Benchmade mini field sharpener (blades angled as a guide and slide it through, like a kitchen knife sharpener) and a Smith's Arkansas stone. It was no problem at all following the instructions and video guides to sharpen my knives.

I didn't have any completely ruined edges to fix, just blades that were a bit dull. The sharpener has definitely done a great job of sharpening the blades (s30v, CTS XHP, 440C).

I also like how it can be conveniently packed and stored in a small footprint case, which is also the base for the sharpener when you unpack everything.

It will take some patience in the beginning to sort of "break in" the rods by running the blades across them. After that process is complete, the affects of sharpening are much more noticeable.

Highly recommend for anyone who wants something relatively cheap and very simple to use.
it's may got sharpener.
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Amos J.
11-28-2018
I own two of these sharpeners I've had them for many years when. I carry one in my pack when I go out on along hiking trips. The others in the kitchen when work making sure all my blads at home have a safe working edge.
Great and Easy Edge Maintenance
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Peter M.
10-18-2018
I use my dad's old version of this, and it works great! And multiple people I know have the newer one, and it's their go to sharpener. It's not kidding when the package says, "built for professional results", because if you pair it with a strop, it will give you an edge to be scared of! The more coarse rods do great for harder steels; My main edc knife uses Bohler M390 and the Tri-Angle doesn't hesitate to put a crazy edge on it. I would recommend this to anyone!
Simple perfection
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Alex M.
10-13-2018
Probably the easiest and simplest sharpening system I've ever used. In a very short time you can go from a dull knife to a shaving sharp edge.
Great sharpener
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joseph s.
10-12-2018
This is the best sharpener i own.
Works Great
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Andy S.
10-12-2018
I own this and the Lansky rod system. This is great for touching up your factory edges back to razor sharp. Easy to use and comes in a nice storage system.
spyderco sharpener is unbelievable
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michael b.
06-29-2018
I was never a good knife sharpener, and I tried a number of systems. It was always so frustrating when I could not get the knives sharp. When I purchased the spyderco triangle sharp-maker I became a professional, I have every knife in the house shaving sharp. I love it. I did buy the diamond stones and the ultra fine one and I'm so glad that I did. Five stars all the way
P.S. I was pretty proud of myself until I read Cory's review! Gee dang it. Son of a b*#tch.......
Great product
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Jeff T.
06-22-2018
My eyes aren't as good as they used to be, so I decided to give this a try. The sharpener is great on its own, but the DVD and literature are extremely helpful. This will handle anything I have around the house: S30V, D2, 440C... It was just what I needed to get my knives good and sharp with minimal mess and effort.
Bought this from others advice
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clif j.
05-18-2018
My older brother has a much older version of this Spyderco sharpmaker. He has had it quite a while. I have several sharpeners, but this is my go to sharpener, along with a leather strop. It is portable and convenient and it keeps my work knives "work" sharp. Good value. Easy to get the hang of it.
Maintenance
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Wade M.
01-21-2018
Easy to keep in truck & easy learning curve, seems to be fine for s30v, s35v, & d2. I put alot of miles on a benchmade 710 blade has a recurve does great
Great For Sharpening, Not Setting Angles
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Liam G.
01-07-2018
Use this for knives that need to be slightly restored, and you will have the best system on the market. If you need specific angles beyond the 30 degree back bevel, and 40 degree edge, look at a different investment. However, for regular use, this is perfect and works stellar! Ultrafine stones make this an edge finisher.
Upgrade from Lanksy Turnbox
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Ricardo A.
01-05-2018
Better rods work better than the Lanksy turnbox, and gets crazy sharp edges on quality steels.
5-star sharpening system
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Donald B.
12-31-2017
I had a 20yr-old pair of crock sticks prior, so with that experience & this system's reputation, it was the obvious choice (and price wasn't bad). The DVD is a good starting point, but w/ a lot of practice, and a little extra research, you can do so much more. The included stones will take a dull edge & make it a strong utility edge, that may even pop a few arm hairs. The triangular shaped rods are also very handy on serrated and recurved blades. The extra-fine stones (separate purchase) will take many steels to a near mirror polish on a very sharp and durable edge. If you have a broken tip to repair, an abused edge, or freakishly hard super steel, you'll want the diamond rods (separate purchase) or else you'll spend hours just working the included medium stones.
I'd give this 5 stars if it also came w/ the extra fine stones and diamond rods. IMO, its incomplete w/out those add'l purchases. That said, with those items, its a fairly comprehensive system, and is the only sharpener I trust on expensive mid-tech and custom knives.
Great sharpener
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Anthony V.
12-18-2017
Great sharpening kit, stores inside it's own shell and easy enough to teach almost anyone how to use.
Great balance
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Martin F.
11-08-2017
Between price and capability this sharpening system is one of the best. Do not expect to be able to do major repair work with only stock stones. Do not expect a mirror edge either even with the UF stones. You’ll get close but still. Always be sure to mark your edge. Slight variations in angles can ruin the edge you worked on. Be sure to strip your blade to further hone the edge.
Great set up
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Jeff R.
06-26-2017
I had been looking for a easy to use knife sharpening kit and took a chance based off the reviews here. I was not disappointed in a little over an hour I put my edc knives and our kitchen back in order. Don't think it would straighten out a heavily damaged blade but if your knives are in relatively good shape just dulled this what your looking for.
Best knife sharpener ever
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Hunter T.
06-02-2017
Took my completely dull mini griptillian to hair popping sharp in under 10 minutes this sharpener is amazing.
Great
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jogn l.
11-18-2016
Easy, affordable and sharpest my knives have ever been. Just gotta clean it once in awhile.
Awesome product
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Cameron S.
10-18-2016
No complaints so far. Very fast and easy to touch up any knife.
Best 30 seconds for your knife ever!
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brandon W.
12-28-2015
Sure there are some better knife sharpeners out there but all it takes is 30 seconds with this in anyone can put an sharp edge on their knives. 440 Sv30 s35vn D2 Lmax this beast will do it all. The best thing about it is the price I dare you to find a sharpener that can do the same for less.
Great!!
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corey m.
09-02-2015
I have an edge pro and typically finish with the 1000 grit stone. If I had to choose one sharpener this one by Spyderco would be it. It takes zero skill to get a knife shave sharp.

It's so easy you half expect the knife to be dull when you're done because it must be a gimmick or something. Fast and sloppy or slow and careful it just doesn't seem to matter.
Show All
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