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Don't use this on your fine knives.
on May 21, 2010
Good sharpener but with caveats.
Positives: small size, carbide cutters are very effective at removing metal, ease of use (no special techniques)
Negatives: small contact point on the blade (see below, not very stable if much pressure is applied
Due to the small contact point with the blade, pressure is directed onto a very small portion of the blade. This pressure will vary as you slide the blade through the sharpener (either as a result of nicks in the blade or human error/ inability to maintain perfect pressure). As a result you will end up with a slightly wavy edge to knife. Over time this waviness will likely be exaggerated.
I would say this sharpener is okay for a "quick and dirty" field sharpening of a camping or pocket knife, but I would not use it on fine blade steel or good kitchen knives.