Work Sharp is Introducing Five New Manual Knife Sharpeners

   09.18.19

Work Sharp is Introducing Five New Manual Knife Sharpeners

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.”

Work Sharp is bringing out five new sharpeners. (Photo © Russ Chastain)
Work Sharp is bringing out five new sharpeners.
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

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:

All are slated to be on retail shelves by November, 2019.

Work Sharp is bringing out five new sharpeners. (Photo © Russ Chastain)
Work Sharp is bringing out five new sharpeners.
(Photo © Russ Chastain)

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?

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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