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A pocket sharpener that works?

Discussion in 'Sharpening Stuff -- Stones, Strops, and Systems' started by thegrouch314, Jun 27, 2021.

  1. thegrouch314

    thegrouch314 Loaded Pockets

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    I'm after a small sharpener for in a camping repair kit. I'm not going to need to get a totally dull blade up to shaving sharp, just to touch up the edge on a knife. Are any of them actually good?
     
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    Versatek Loaded Pockets

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    The Lansky Blade Medic is great, and about $10. It's about the size of a pocket knife.

    The Smith's CCKS is pretty great for $4, and small.

    Those are my favorites.
     
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    variable Loaded Pockets

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    For a quick touch up, I like the Gatco Tri-Sep small and inexpensive yet effective.
     
  4. twin63

    twin63 Loaded Pockets

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  5. thegrouch314

    thegrouch314 Loaded Pockets

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    Went with the smith's. It should do just fine

    Thanks for the rec
     
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    KD5JHA Loaded Pockets

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    Fallkniven DC4 is the best pocketable stone I’ve ever found. It requires no sharpening fluid or water and it just works perfectly. Also if you will load up the back of the pouch with a bunch of green stropping compound you can use that as a strop to finish off your edge at the end of your sharpening process it works really well.
    For $25 you can’t beat it with a stick, and if you look around you can find it on sale for under 20.

    Fallkniven DC4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004731IBG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_MEQTHV2N6JW8781DNXV6
     
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