Selecting the Best Hunting (pocket) Knife Sharpener
If you are a hunting sportsman or an outdoor enthusiast, you definitely know how important your hunting/ pocket knife is to you because you use it for so many different tasks. This is why you will need the best knife sharpener for your pocket knives. The first decision that you will need to make is which type of sharpener you will need and this will be based on the type of knife that needs sharpening. The buck knife should never be sharpened with a power-driven grinding wheel, because it could damage or burn the blade’s temper. If this damage occurs, the edge will become very brittle and increase risks of chips and cracks.
Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System
The Lansky sharpening system is by far one of the best sharpeners for hunting pocket and survival knives on today’s market. It consists of 5 ceramic hones, which range from extra-coarse to extra fine grades. This will allow you to cover all levels of coarseness, so you can get a very fine edge. The stones are also color coded to eliminate mishaps and they are equipped with built-in finger grooves, which will increase safeness and decrease the risk of getting slashed.
The guide rods will allow you to get the perfect angle and keep it. It is very easy to use and it is capable of putting a fine edge on your hunting knives every single time. This is a very affordable sharpening system that is worth every cent that you will spend on it.
KME Precision Knife Sharpener System
If you are looking for a pocket knife sharpening system that is constructed out of high-quality materials and will last a lifetime, if properly maintenance, you should consider the KME. This kit contains everything that you will ever need to properly sharpen your pocket knife and much more.
The continuous angle adjustment feature will allow you to select a specific angle from 17-30 degrees, in 1 degree increments, which will offer unlimited options. It also comes with 4 different sharpening diamond stones including the 140 extra-coarse, 300 coarse, 600 fine, and the 1500 extra fine. You will never be forced to purchase another sharpening stone to ensure that every coarse level is covered, because these diamond hones will perfect your blade edge, in no time at all.
The neoprene lined clamp will protect your blades from damage. The stone holder is of superior quality and comes equipped with an ergonomic handle, so you can get a good grip on the holder, without experiencing hand and wrist pain, even after using it for long periods of time.
You will also receive a lightweight, hard-shell carrying case that is lined with cut out stiffer foam, so the sharpening system will not become damaged, during travel. All of the contents will fit perfectly into the holes, so that they are not capable of moving around.
Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic
If you are looking for an extremely portable, cheap, survival knife sharpening tool, then you should look no further than the Lansky PS-MED01. It only weighs around 4 ounces, so you can easily throw it into your hunting jacket pocket and take off to kill your prey.
This sharpener is equipped with a 4 honing system including the ceramic and tungsten carbide angle blades, so you will be able to use it for all of your hunting knives. The ceramic blade is capable of putting a polish finish on your blade’s edge, in 3-4 strokes, while the carbide will restore the blade to its original sharpness.
The tapered rod is constructed out of diamond material, which will offer you quick and easy blade reconditioning, which is important, when you are trying to target your prey. The serrated ceramic knife sharpener will reach deep inside the blade’s serrates, so all of the blade’s edge is completely sharpened.
Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal
The Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal is a knife sharpening system that is capable of sharpening knifes that are equipped with serrations and gut hooks. These are the trickiest knives to try to sharpen, because of their unique designed blade. As a matter of fact, if you do not select the appropriate sharpening tool, you could potentially burn or damage the blade, which would be devastating for your hunting expedition.
The high-quality tapered, 400-grade diamond rod will perfectly cut serrated or gut hook hunting knives, in a matter of minutes. The 600 grit carbide blade is classed as a coarse grade, so you will start sharpening your hunting knife with it and work your way to the brown ceramic blade, which is a fine grade.
The lanyard hole will allow you to attach the Pocket Pal around your neck or to your backpack, so you will not lose it and since it weighs only 0.3 ounces, you will not even be aware of its presence.
The best benefit that you will receive with the Pocket Pal is you can easily switch out the carbide and ceramic blades. You will just unscrew the screws and remove the blades, which will only take around 1-2 minutes tops.