Work Sharp is Introducing Five New Manual Knife Sharpeners
Russ Chastain 09.18.19
I love my job.
I couldn’t always say that, and yeah, in some ways work is always work. But sometimes, work is something more, and this is one of those times.
It all started when I learned about the #SharpMatters campaign from Work Sharp Tools and posted about it here on AllOutdoor. I shared a simple tale about my father’s finger-shortening experience that taught him that sharp matters, and asked folks to share their #SharpMatters moments.
I also got myself an electric Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener. I’ve used it to finish sharpening a formerly-serrated liner-lock EDC folding knife after sanding away the serrations on a belt sander, and used the Work Sharp to maintain the edge of this general-purpose knife which I use for everything including opening boxes, slicing open all sorts of plastic packaging, cutting roofing felt (tar paper), and scraping paint & crud off of hard surfaces.
I abuse my EDC knife so I can save my Leatherman blade for better things. And it takes just a moment to bring its edge back using the Knife and Tool Sharpener.
But I digress. Today I received a delivery of manual sharpeners from Work Sharp. They’re all new and aren’t even on retail shelves yet! But I feel comfortable talking about them here, because they’re already on the Work Sharp website, denoted as “coming soon.”
The box even contained a can of IPA. How did they know I love beer?
The tools themselves are interesting. The big one is a Ken Onion collaboration they’re calling the Benchtop Angle Set Knife Sharpener, and the others also look useful. Heck, one of them even has three (T6, T8, T10) 1/4″-drive Torx bits and a holder for tuning up your folding knives.
The five new sharpeners, in no particular order, are:
- Angle Set Knife Sharpener
- Pivot Knife Sharpener
- Pivot Plus Knife Sharpener
- Pivot Pro Knife Sharpener
- Micro Knife Sharpener
All are slated to be on retail shelves by November, 2019.
Just as deer season looms large in the immediate future, I look forward to testing these new sharpeners so I can let y’all know how well they work. In the meantime, my can of IPA waits in the fridge for its chance to rest briefly upon a Work Sharp coaster before going into my gullet.
Did I mention I love my job?