Knife Sharpeners

Knives are sharpened by grinding against a hard rough surface, typically stone, or a soft surface with hard particles, such as sandpaper.  The smaller the angle between the blade and stone, the sharper the knife will be, but the less side force is needed to bend the edge over or chip it off. Typical knives are sharpened at 20 degrees. Knives that require a tough edge (such as those that chop) sharpen at 25 degrees or more.

Different knives are sharpened differently according to grind (edge geometry) and application. For example, surgical scalpels are extremely sharp but fragile, and are generally disposed of, rather than sharpened. Straight razors used for shaving must cut with minimal pressure, and thus must be very sharp and have a thin angle, and often a hollow grind, and are stropped daily or more often. Kitchen knives are less sharp, and generally cut by slicing rather than just pressing, and are steeled daily.

The composition of the stone affects the sharpness of the blade (finer grain produces sharper blades), as does the composition of the blade (some metals take and keep an edge better than others). For example, Western kitchen knives are traditionally of softer steel and take an edge angle of 20–22°, while East Asian kitchen knives are traditionally of harder steel and take an edge angle of 15–18°.

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Smith's Diamond Sharpening Steel, 10 inch

The ultimate in sharpening steel technology with the "World's First" interrupted surface, diamond coated, oval sharpening steel.

Smith's 10" Diamond Sharpening Steel features a unique sharpening surface with a over-lapping oval hole design, which is coated with multiple layers of micron-sized monocrystalline diamonds. This innovation helps speed the sharpening process by collecting and holding the metal filings which ordinarily build up during the sharpening process. It comes with a soft grip rubber handle and oversized hand guard for comfort and safety.

Unlike conventional steels, which only re-align your cutting edge, the Smith's 10" Diamond Sharpening Steel hones and re-aligns your edge at the same time.

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Smith's Reversible Sharpener

Imagine the EASE in sharpening the hook or tight loop on a hoof knife with this!

Smith's Diamond Retractable Sharpener features an unbreakable, diamond coated steel rod, which is specially designed to sharpen all types of knives, including serrated. Multiple layers of medium grit, monocrystalline diamonds makes sharpening quick and easy, while still giving you that razor sharp edge on your knives, tools, or hooks. The rod is reversible and can be adjusted to variable lengths.

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Smith's Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener

Smith’s new “Pocket Pal” Multi-Functional Knife Sharpener features pre-set crossed carbides and ceramic stones, which provide the “Perfect Edge” every time. Carbides provide quick edge setting, and the specially shaped ceramic stones are designed to give you a razor sharp edge on either standard or serrated edges.

The carbide and ceramic stones are reversible and replaceable. A fold out, tapered round, diamond coated rod is designed for sharpening serrated as well as standard edges.

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FPD Knife Sharpener

High quality knife sharpener is made of solid steel and diamond coated with plastic handle.
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Save Edge Knife Sharpener

This hone for hoof knives features industrial diamond grit with a  broad blade and rounded corners resulting in efficient sharpening.

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Carbide Knife Sharpener

The Micro 100 is a fit in your pocket hand sharpener that gives you a really sharp knife in just seconds.
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Knife Sharpening Kit

Hoof Knife Sharpening Kit is what we suggest to those wanting to keep their hoof knife or other cutting tool sharp. This kit will take you from moderate sharpening with the 180 Grit 6" Flap Wheel followed by use of the 6" Muslin Wheel dressed with White Buffing Compound. The kit comes complete in a Zip type plastic bag and includes a universal bushing to fit the arbor shaft on your grinder from 1/2" - 1" diameter. We highly recommend this to our customers to sharpen hoof knives and cutting tools.

Speedy Sharpener

Space-age carbide steel ''peels the steel''. Worlds fastest sharpener!