If you want the best knife sharpener for home use, go with this one.
Savvy outdoorsmen know a sharp knife is one of the most important tools you can carry. They also know that sharpening your knives yourself, on a consistent basis, is the only way to go. After all, you don't really own them if you don't take care of them.
The challenge is finding a sharpener that will sharpen practically any cutting tool, is easy to use, and doesn't require clamps, fixtures, messy oils, or electric power. The Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker® meets all those criteria, and we're proud to make it a part of our regular gear maintenance routine. Keeping knives in good, sharp order has never been this simple.
The key to sharpening any cutting tool is removing steel at the very edge while maintaining a proper, consistent angle. The abrasive should also remove steel efficiently, but not needlessly, to prolong the service life of the tool. Many powered sharpeners hog off steel very aggressively and can seriously shorten your knife's life in the field.
To use Spyderco's Tri-Angle Sharpmaker, all you have to do is set it up (a process that takes only a few seconds), hold the plane of your knife vertical, and draw it down each side of the abrasive rods. The rods automatically set the perfect angle and their rounded edges can even be used to sharpen serrated knives. The Sharpmaker offers two different edge angles for knives and axes and a third for scissors and shears. Its ceramic abrasives are easily cleaned with household cleanser and will last a lifetime.
You can find out some more specifics about how the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker operates and learn where you can get your own by visiting Spyderco.com.
When you're ready to get serious about your gear care, go with the best knife sharpener we've used yet.