If the idea of sharpening your pocketknives intimidates you…you’re doing it wrong. EDC enthusiasts and outdoorsmen amongst us know this, but to the the less cutlery-inclined, sharpening knives might still conjure up images of whetstones or those giant sharpening rods you scrape your kitchen knives endlessly. So how do you keep it easy? Just opt for the Sharpal 6-in-1 Pocket Knife Sharpener.
This nifty little sharpening tool from California-based Sharpal is a trusty go-to for outdoorsmen and EDC enthusiasts looking to keep their cutting tools in tip-top shape. It also has some essential tools and gadgets built in that you might find handy out on the trail.
Here’s how it works; cut into the top are two sharpening notches, one with tungsten blades for coarse sharpening and working out rough edges, the other with fine ceramic blades for honing that edge perfectly till it can slice through a piece of paper.
But since this is built for outdoor enthusiasts as well…the Sharpal 6-in-1 comes with a a fire starter rod you can pull out and a tapered 400 grit diamond rod boasting grooves for sharpening serrations, gut hooks and fishhooks. There’s also an emergency whistle integrated into the handle. Cool. A nifty little lanyard hole means you can easily hang this bad boy from your cord or pocket.
The 6-in-1 is Sharpal’s top-selling outdoor knife sharpener, and it sure delivers. Just slip it in your pocket or into a pocket on your backpack…and whip it out whenever those blades need some touching. It’ll make the process as easy as 1-2-3…and you can snag one on Amazon for the price of lunch at Chipotle, so you have zero excuses not to use one.