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Sleek and slim, Smith's Pocket Pal multi-functional knife sharpener is ideal for backpackers, hikers, hunters.

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Sleek and slim, Smith's Pocket Pal multi-functional knife sharpener is ideal for backpackers, hikers, hunters, and fishermen who want to ensure their blades have the sharpest edge wherever they roam.

The Pocket Pal features a fold out, tapered round diamond-coated rod for sharpening serrated and standard edges, pre-set carbide blades for quickly restoring a dull edge, and specially shaped ceramic stones for a razor-sharp finish. The carbide blades and ceramic stones are reversible and replaceable for extended sharpening life.

The Pocket Pal measures just 3-1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide, and it weighs just 1 ounce. An integrated lanyard hole makes for easy carrying. Always clean your sharpener with a damp cloth after use and towel dry. Do not rinse with water.

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Features

  • Tapered diamond rod for sharpening serrations and gut hooks
  • Carbide (Coarse) blades quickly set the edge
  • Ceramic (Fine,Brown Ceramic) finishing slot; Lanyard hole
  • Preset sharpening angles provide guaranteed results
  • Reversible and replaceable carbide blades and ceramic stones
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Abrasive

  • Tapered Round Rod / Medium Diamond: 400 grit
  • Pull-Through / Coarse Ceramic: 600 grit
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How to Use the Pocket Pal

Sharpening Slots
  • Insert knife blade into the V-shaped slots at a 90-degree angle to the sharpening blades or stones.
  • Pull the knife blade straight back towards you while applying light pressure.
  • Repeat this action until blade is sharp.
Tapered Diamond Rod: Flat Edges
  • Always hold the unit with the rod facing down. Place heel of the blade on the diamond rod closest to the unit.
  • Hold blade at a 23-degree angle to the rod.
  • While applying light pressure, push the knife away from you towards the end of the rod. Draw knife down so that the tip of the blade comes off the end of the rod. Repeat this action until blade is sharp.
  • For the other side of the blade, you will need to switch hands holding the sharpener and the knife and repeat steps 1 through 3.
Tapered Diamond Rod: Serrated Edges
  • Only sharpen the side of your knife edge with the serrations.
  • Hold rod at 23-degree angle to the blade and move it back and forth through each serration until sharp.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does it work on Samurai swords?

    It should work fine on a Hattori Hanz sword.

  • Which side is the corse and which is the fine? Thick blades or thin blades?

    Carbide is the courser of the two. Use it for a few strokes first to take away the roughest area. Then use the ceramic to fine hone the edge. The shape of the edge that this provides will last a good long time and be as sharp as a razor blade. When passing the blade through, if it feels "gritty" its removing material. When it feels "smooth" that step is done.

  • Will this be able to sharpen a folding saw blade, or for that matter, any handsaw?

    No. This sharpener is designed mainly for knife blades. The foldable rod is for curved serrations in blades. For a saw there are others small flat sharpeners .

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