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Gerber Bear Grylls Field Sharpener
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- Sharpens fine edge and serrated blades
- Hard plastic cover, pocket size
- Priorities of survival guide
- Coarse carbide insert
- Overall length 4.5-Inch
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The Gerber Bear Grylls Field Sharpener fits easily into your pocket and is designed with two rod shaped diamond coated sharpen the serrated sections of your knife. It's encased in a smooth, hard plastic cover for your protection and has a grippy rubber handle so you can get a solid and secure grip when it's cold or rainy outside. A dull knife can be a real pain when you need it most so never head out without your Gerber Bear Grylls Field Sharpener. . Model Year: 2014, Product ID: 330640, Christmas Delivery: This is a Special Order item and is not guaranteed for Christmas delivery., Shipping Exclusion: This item is only available for shipment by UPS to the lower 48 United States. APO, FPO, PO BOX, Hawaii, and Alaska shipments may not be possible for this item. (Please call prior to purchase.), Special Order: This is a Special Order item, will be shipped from the manufacturer, and is not stocked in our warehouse. This item does not qualify for our Price Matching Policy. Order processing time may vary., Model Number: 31-001270
Top Customer Reviews
The instructions were lacking on how to properly use it. I suppose it is assumed someone has experience with such units. I did not, so after some trial and error I came to properly understand the technique.
Here are some tips:
- You want the blade to pass through the larger side of the sharpening pieces.
- Carbide (Gray) first to do the "general" work on the blade. Then Ceramic (white) to do the "finishing" work on the blade.
- Run the blade through with moderate to minimal pressure. The goal is to get the running action to feel relatively smooth.
- The smoother it runs, the lighter the pressure you apply. Do this until you are satisfied with what feels like an uninterrupted run of the blade.
The only recourse is set the knife at angle to hit one side at a time, which is dodgy. Any good knife sharpener will tell you that the way to a fine edge is in the angle that the knife blade is presented to the sharpening medium. Having a consistent angle on each pass is critical. You can't do that with this sharpener.
You can use the diamond sharpening rods on either side similar to regular sharpening stone. However, the novice user (like my Scout) will have trouble accomplishing a fine edge until they learn to hold the proper angle on every pass.
Excellent grip when using the sharpener.
Color makes it stand out when looking for it in my pack
The fine edge sharpeners at the end of the unit sticks open and doesn't provide a good edge because of it. Hard to sharpen and put an edge on smaller knives.
Overall, if the con wasn't that big of a deal I would have given this a 5 star review. Still, the 4 stars is well worth it.
I must say I was a bit surprised, I pretty much was expecting it to amount to a gimmicky, child's toy. No sir, not for the sharpener at least! My poor finger can attest to the quality of the sharpener, one tiny accidental slip while I was sharpening my hatchet and I basically exposed my bone (the hatchet likely would not have cut through butter before :D). Not only does it work great, but it has course and fine, straight and serrated sharpeners on it!!!
I love this sharpener, it looks pretty cool and works awesome!