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Edged tools are a big part of my lifestyle. Whether I am out in the field or in my dojo, there are always a good amount of knives and blades that serve specific purposes. I am also the “Chef” in our household according to my wife. She uses the term Chef because flattery keeps her from having to cook. 😉 Hey, I will take it where I can get it. But I really do enjoy cooking, just don’t tell that to my wife..
One thing that holds true for all of these edged tools is that they need to be sharp when they are called upon to perform their specific task. It could be in the field carving up a walking stick or in the kitchen dicing tomatoes, the one thing that holds true is that my tools need to be sharp. One way to add serious danger to your task is to have a dull tool. A dull blade can bounce around and end up causing serious harm to you. That is one of the first things that a boy scouts learns while earning his Totin‘ Chip (the right to use certain edged tools in the field including a pocket knife.)
From the boy scouts to the U.S. Marine Corps, a whetstone was my go to method for sharpening my tools. A whetstone is great and has stood the test of time. But a whetstone requires a certain degree of skill. If the skill is not learned and applied correctly, the result will be less than desirable when it comes to the edge of your tool. A whetstone & skill with it is still vital and something that I teach all my NTC Members. But I have a new toy that I like to use for maintaining my edged weapons.
A friend of mine gave me an ACCUSHARP Knife & Tools Sharpener a couple of years ago. I had moved to a new home and was setting up my kitchen. My buddy is an internationally acclaimed Chef so he knows a thing or 2 about knives. He told me that he had a few of these sharpeners at the restaurant and they worked great for his everyday knives. I was skeptical but also interested because of the source that was delivering me the information.
I began using the ACCUSHARP in my kitchen and found the ease and effectiveness to be good to go. I used it on a few of my everyday knives that I use while in the field and I began to use my whetstone & oils much less. I use the whetstone for more serious jobs and to also add life to my ACCUSHARP. So when I received the orange ACCUSHARP in the mail to review, I knew right away what this little, light, inexpensive tool was all about. Being able to get it in hunter orange was also a cool feature. We are always dropping stuff in the field and to be able to quickly recognize the orange color makes it easier to retrieve.
If you need a solution to sharpen your edged tools in the field, at home or virtually anywhere, this could be a great solution for you to add to your gear.
SPECS ON THE ACCUSHARP SHARPENER:
- Sharpens your knives quickly, easily and accurately
- Just draw the AccuSharp over the tool and your work gets easier
- Renew your edges in an instant
- Safety hand grip prevents cuts
- Blaze Orange – Ideal for Sportsmen
- Weight 4.8 ounces
- Made In USA
- Dimensions 9 x 4 x 0.9 inches
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