Saw this at Caleb’s blog a while back and thought it’s about time I sharpened my knives. I have been carrying my Spyderco Delica 4 for a year now, used it on many occasions but never kept it sharpened. Thought I’d bring up all my knives to give them a new edge.
Here’s what’s in the box :
The color handles are actually sharpening stones of different grains. Yellow is the finest stone and the grey stone is for sharpening serrated edges.
Here’s how you pinch/secure the blade :
Then you install the rod to the stone, and choose which angle you’d like to sharpen the blade with. The angle is determined by which hole you insert the rod into :
Top most is 30degrees for razor blades, next is 25 degrees for kitchen knives, then 20degrees for hunting and outdoor knives and last is 15degrees for heavy duty use on cardboard etc.
The way to do it is to start with the coarse stone, and work gradually to the finest stone to smoothen the edge.
After finishing my knives, I switched to sharpening my Kitchen knives.
I would say that the knife sharpening system works really well. I can’t show how sharp the knives get but it’s definitely sharper, and smoother too.
here a cool demo video :