Keep your hunting knife sharp and ready to perform in the field with two great sharpeners and a sharpening eBook from ShopBlade.
One of the more unusual and ingenious sharpeners is the Spyderco Duckfoot diamond sharpening system. Sporting various shapes for sharpening different edges, the Duckfoot includes:
•A 1”x 5” flat diamond stone;
•A surface with a large radius for sharpening plain edges and a small radius for serrations;
•Three grooves, including a wide radius channel for de-burring and a narrow radius channel for honing fish hooks, etc.;
•Includes a suede leather carry case and an instructional DVD.
ShopBlade’s price: $43.96, a 20 percent savings. For more info click on http://www.shopblade.com/duckfoot-diamond-sharpening-system-w8563?lid=blss092412. (You had better hurry on this one because Spyderco has discontinued the Duckfoot.)
A great pocket sharpener for field touch-ups of plain-edge blades is GATCO’s Military Compact Sharpener (MCS). All it takes is a few strokes on the compact sharpener’s replaceable tungsten carbide blades set for a 40-degree angle and your knife is ready to cut. Size: 2.75” x 1.06” x .30”. Weight: 1.5 ounces.
ShopBlade’s price: $12, a 20 percent savings. For more info click on http://www.shopblade.com/gatco-mcs-military-compact-sharpener-40006?lid=blss092412.
If you need help on how to sharpen, check out our eBook, “Sharpen A Knife & Care For A Collection.” The digital guide outlines:
•Sharpening oils/lubricants and other sharpening accessories;
•How to choose the right sharpener for your knife, and more.
ShopBlade’s price: $4.19. For more info click on http://www.shopblade.com/sharpen-a-knife-care-for-collection-download?lid=blss092412
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