Spyderco Knife Sharpener Review
The Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker Knife Sharpener 204MF set includes two medium grit triangle stones colored brown, and two fine grit stones colored white, an ABS plastic base with a lid, two brass safety rods, an instructional booklet and an instructional DVD. You get one pair medium grit triangle stones, one pair fine grit triangle stones.
Historically, the Sharpmaker is Spyderco’s original product. It’s what launched the brand in this niche. From there, they were able to expand into the knife business. Ironic that the company that emerged as a leader in sharpeners, became a leader in the knife industry. It shows that the company has leadership and craftsmanship that hits the high standards no matter what they undertake.
The Sharpmaker includes a double set of high alumina ceramic stones and a pair of medium grit 7 x .5 inch stones for excellent sharpening. Also a set of fine white 7 x .5 in stones for professional grade finishing. The stones are in a triangular shape for getting plain edges sharp as can be and the flat sides and SpyderEdges aka serrations on the corners. The furrow that runs the ful length of each of the stones allows you to sharpen pointed items. Also, as mentioned there is a set of brass safety rods to protect your hands while engaged in sharpening. All this goes into a nifty ABS plastic base and lid . At the base are die-cut keyed slots and holes that are for the stones. Place there they are positioned at just the right angle for sharpening chores.
Specs on this item are 10 x 10 x 1.5 inches and weighs in at 1.8 ounces.
This knife sharpener emerged as a top product due to nothing more than sheer dedication to professionalism. The manufacturers saw a need for a knife sharpener and went to work from the ground floor up. Their engineers and designers must have looked like a bunch of mad scientists hovering over blueprints and looking for ways to fine tune their designs into a working model that really stood out. The competition is strong in this niche and for the fact that they have emerged as an industry leader is a testament to their hard work. They made such a name for themselves with this knife sharpener, that they were able to launch into other areas, like knives, and show they could master that too. So you’re looking at a great buy and bargain. A real great investment that will keep your knives and cutting tools in tip top shape for years to come.