|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7 x 4.4 x 1.1 inches|
|Item model number||60016|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Gatco 60016 Tri-Seps Serrated Edge and Point Sharpener
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The rubber base has angled edges to rest it on a table for proper sharpening angle but this procedure is not fool proof. I pulled the bottom rubber base off as I like to free hand and this allows for a longer stroke. It was only lightly glued and can be easily reinstalled. The beaded chain allows for field or keychain carry. Not a bad addition to my knife sharpening tool belt!
I highly recommend this very small lightweight sharpener. It sharpens everything.
It is 3 sided with different edges for different serrations. One of the faces is dedicated to hooks and darts/awls.
For example, my S30V Manix can be just dull enough to not shave hair off my arm but still sharp enough to easily cut cardboard, though its obviously losing the ability to cut through animal hide, plus it has some slight chipping toward the front of the blade. I can sit down and make 50-60 passes on each side and just barely get the S30V back to hair-shaving sharp. The chipping wasn't even removed. I can do 15-20 passes on 154-cm of similar dullness and get the 154-cm to effortlessly shave hair.
Since this ceramic responded very well to quality steel like Benchmade 154-cm, then I am lead to believe that it is a good product and what I'm experiencing is just the inherent difficulty in sharpening high vanadium steels like S30V.
Unfortunately, the sharpening angle for different purpose blades is actually different. A big burly hunting knife or military knife (and this is marketed mentioning military grade chain, and so on) is sharpened to a pretty obtuse 40 to 45 degrees per side... that's almost a right angle overall... that edge is found on a stout blade to give plenty of strength in steel thickness behind the edge, and that kind of knife is more about strength than slicing and dicing. On the other hand, a really good whittling blade will have a thin blade or a very noticeable wide grind with an acute 15 degrees or so per side, only 30 degrees overall angle formed by the sharpened edges. The edge is not so strong, but very, very sharp and slices very fine shavings from wood. A good paring knife might have a 20 degree edge angle, 40 degrees overall, suitable for a quite sharp, but not the very sharpest edge, and for a reasonably thin blade intended for slicing veggies and meats.
So then, back to the Tri-Seps. Those flats are then for sharpening big burly hunting knives, not slicking up the edge on a whittling knife or pocket knife, nor a fillet knife nor a skinning knife.
BUT the ceramic itself will sharpen ANYTHING...Read more ›
This is a great little ceramic sharpener with a rather fine grit surface. It's best for sharpening blades that already have an edge and just need a touch-up. This is not for sharpening a dull knife; It will do the job, but you'll be spending more time than necessary finishing the job.
The only gripe I ever had with this product was the rubber caps coming off with regular use. When you pull this thing out of a pocket the caps tend to grab onto the cloth of the pocket and eventually tear themselves off. However that was the first one I bought. Not sure if the manufacturing process has changed with the caps, but time will tell.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A bit small for sharpening, but I'd rather have it than not!Published 2 months ago by Informed buyer #3
A little larger than I expected but has more versatility than the Lansky dog bones (Also awesome pocket sharpeners)Published 5 months ago by SMC1986
Saw this at the NRA convention, bought one on the spot when I was shown how to sharpen serrations on a knife along with the main blade. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Papa Oso
good handy little sharpner for a backpack or travel bin. i have used several times and have had some success with this piece. Read morePublished 13 months ago by ergilbe
Have purchased several of these for my fiance and I. My last one was over 10 years old and still useable I just wanted a spare.Published on October 31, 2013 by jessica vantassel
comfortable to wear and grinding different types of knives can be sharpened hooks, awl, quickly and easily! very recommended thisPublished on September 7, 2013 by Vladimir