It doesn’t get more real when you’re out hunting. Whether for sport or survival, hunting is serious business. It takes expertise in many areas to perform and mistakes mean a person doesn’t eat, or might not hunt again. Tools must be reliable and durable, and trustworthy to the letter. When it comes to hunting knives, it can mean the difference between success and failure, or life and death. That being said, it is wise to have the best hunting knife sharpener around. Putting that keen edge on your blades means your knives will be ready when you are. You’ll be true to form during any situation, and you’ll have increased the odds of your success and survival to a maximum. Let’s take a look a the top five best hunting knife sharpeners on the market today.


Product Rating Price
Work Sharp WSKTS Knife and Tool Sharpener 4.7/5 $$$
Smith's CCD4 3 IN 1 Field Sharpening System 4.4/5 $$
Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System 4.3/5 $$
Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener 4.4/5 $
Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic 4.6/5 $

Work Sharp WSKTS Knife and Tool Sharpener

First on our list is the 1-Work Sharp WSKTS Knife and Tool Sharpener that boasts that you can sharpen just about every knife in your arsenal at a pro-level, fast and easily with consistent results. It has premium abrasive belts that afford for a wide array of sharpening needs in coarse, medium, and fine. It has precision sharpening guides that also allow for quick and easy and consistent results. Will sharpen a wide variety of bladed shop tools as well as lawn and garden tools. To top all that off, it has a 1 year warranty that is valid for North American 110v power source applications. This sharpener has an innovative abrasive belt system that combines both flexible premium abrasive belts and

precision sharpening guides. This beauty will sharpen just about every cutting tool in the book from kitchen knives to scissors, serrated knives, and most importantly for our purposes, hunting knives.

Specs include the WSKTS two P80 coarse belts, two P220 medium belts, two 6000 fine belts, one 40 degree kitchen knife sharpening guide, one 50 degree outdoor knife guide that includes serrated knife guide and a scissors guide as well as an instructional DVD and users manual. It weighs in at 3 pounds, is 13.1 x 5.4 x 8.3 inches. Its warranty is for 1 year parts and labor but excludes abrasives. It’s for consumer, not commercial use.

Overall, this unit is a powerhouse. It goes without saying that when it comes to one’s hunting knives, there can be no substitute for top performance. A ready keen edge can mean the difference between success and failure, and sometimes life and death. No one in their right mind buys cheap hunting knives. You either go for the best or you need to stay home. Out in the field you may need that knife to innovate and troubleshoot along with standard operations like cutting meat, bone, and skinning. Your knives depend on a sharp edge and your ability to provide one quickly and efficiently. That all being said, this sharpener is the granddaddy of the pack.

Smith’s CCD4 3 in 1 Field Sharpening System

Number two on our list is the 2-Smith’s CCD4 3 in 1 Field Sharpening System with pre set carbides that sharpen even the dullest blades quickly. A specially shaped ceramic “V” rods that allow for multi-use sharpening options, fine interrupted surface diamond stone that provides use on a wide array of tools, non-slip rubber feet, and sharpening grooves for hooks and small tools. It also has hand Guard protection, a special compartment for rod storage. The pre-aligned carbide blades are reversible and replaceable and the fine 750 grit interrupted surface diamond stone allows for quick sharpening. In addition, a pair of specially shaped teardrop ceramic rods allow for multi-use options that cover every edge from standard to even serrated. It also has a protective storage lid that acts as the hand guard. It weighs in at around 9.9 ounces.

Overall, It will be tough to find a sharpener for you hunting knives that provide the features of this beauty. The manufacturer even went as far as to provide a safe grip protection thus minimizing any chances of an accident. Hunting knives are some of the sharpest ones around and made of top quality materials. They cost a good penny too and if well kept can last hundreds of years. Having a sharpener around to keep a keen edge on them is sane and paramount. You’re protecting your investment in your knives. This unit is just what the doctor ordered regarding an efficient tool to meet all your hunting knife sharpening needs and it’s affordable too.

Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System

Number three on our list is the 3-Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System with extra coarse, coarse, medium, fine alumina oxide, and extra fine ceramic hones, deluxe 5 stone knife sharpening system for hunting, home, and more. A controlled angle sharpening system with 17-, 20-, 25-, and 30 degree angle options, a color coded stone system with finger grooved safety holders and specially formulated honing oil, and includes a precision engineered knife clamp and a custom molded storage and carrying case. Could you ask for more? It does just about everything but sharpen the knives for you and get your lunch.

Specs on this sharpener are 9.8 x 1.5 x 10.2 inches and weights in at 1.4 pounds.

Overall, this sharpener is the brute of the pack. It gets to the bottom of things and with its features and options, is a well rounded, full bodied sharpener that you can rely on. It’s made of top durable materials and engineered for the hunter who knows the importance of having a sharp edge on a blade and providing one quickly. You’ll be hard pressed to find a sharpener this robust and it’s a good idea to have multiples. Keep one in your hunting pack equipment and one around the house. Most hunters love their brand name blades but also try out new brands just to see how well they hold up. In that case, seeing how good an edge they can get is essential and this sharpener does the job.

Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal Multi=function Sharpener

Here we have #4 on our list, the 4-Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal Multi-function Sharpener. For the hunter in you. This item has a tapered diamond rod for sharpening serrated blades and gut hooks. It has a ceramic fine, brown finishing slot and Lanyard hole with carbide coarse blades that can rapidly give you that razor sharp edge. It has preset sharpening angles that allow for amazing results and reversible and replaceable carbide blades with ceramic stones. This item has a fold out, tapered round diamond coated rod for the aforementioned sharpening of serrated and standard edges.

Specs bring it to 3-12 inches long and 1 inch wide and weighs only one ounce. Perfect for carrying into the field for the time you need it most.

Overall, this is a he-man type piece of equipment, not to dismiss the tough ladies out there, that will beat the heck out of a dull blade edge. The tapered diamond rod for putting an edge on serrated blades is something to behold. There’s no kidding around with this sharpener, as customers and fans will attest to. They can’t live without it, say the most of them, and will get multiples just in case. You can’t take a risk with your hunting tools, especially knives and other sharp edges like arrowheads. Same with your fishing equipment or you could end up in dire straits. This is a durable and affordable product that has been true tested.

Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic

Fifth on our list is the Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic sharpener. It comes with a diamond tapered rod for quick and efficient rehabilitation and maintenance, is made of Tungsten Carbide that takes only three of four strokes to get that keen edge on a blade, ceramic sharpening rods that will polish to quality with just a few strokes. It even sharpens serrated knives getting into the smallest nooks and crannies of even the smallest serrated edges.

This sharpener is the one you take with you everywhere when you’re going to be using a knife or appropriate cutting tool. Especially if you’re out and about doing the outdoors thing like hunting or fishing. It will keep your knives, gut hooks, and more sharp as a whistle with just a few strokes.

It’s specs are 8.3 x 3.2 x 0.3 inches and has a shipping weight of around 0.3 ounces.

Overall this is the handyman’s tool. Craftsmen, hunters, chefs, or any occupation or activity that calls for a sharp edge quick and professionally, this unit will do it. On another plus, it saves you money by rehabilitating old knives and cutting tools thus saving you money from not having to buy new ones. If you’ve got an affection or nostalgia for your older knives and cutting tools, this sharpener will bring them back to life.

Fans and customers love it so there aren’t any cons to mention. Affordable and durable, this is an excellent buy and bargain.


All of these sharpeners hit the mark for quality and performance. It’s good to know there are still manufacturers out there that care.