After successfully bringing the Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener to market in 2010, Darex has since been actively listening to their customers and has created a new sharpener that best meets the field sharpening needs of sportsmen and heavy knife users – The Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1. This quality tool is made by Darex LLC in Ashland, Ore., by the same people who brought you the Drill Doctor brand of drill bit sharpeners.
“The new Guided Field Sharpener is the voice of our customer in your hands,” says Hank O’Dougherty, president of Darex. “Our compact, five-stage, angle-guided field sharpener quickly and easily restores a sharp edge to a blade with repeatable results. It provides diamond plates, ceramic rods and a leather strop so you can perform any knife sharpening, honing or stropping task with one, compact and easy to use sharpener.”
Legendary knife maker Ken Onion said of the Guided Field Sharpener, “I am impressed with the clever details like the magnetic plate holders, angle guides, round ceramics and strop, all in a small, easy to carry package. It is by far the best manual, portable sharpener I have ever used.”
“Our customers told us that they wanted a better field sharpening solution when they are out hunting, fishing or adventuring in the wilderness,” says O’Dougherty. “This new sharpener provides a complete solution and delivers increased ease of use and edge consistency. It’s a compact sharpener that stows in your pack or tackle box and quickly restores a blade edge. I’m confident our customers will be very pleased with it.”
Ken Onion agreed, saying, “I especially like the versatility of it. I have used it on flat and re-curve blades as well as fishing hooks and leather punches, and it performed well. There’s something for everyone in this little package.”
“The Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener ($34.95) comes with two diamond plates (coarse and fine), two ceramic rods (coarse, fine and fish hook groove) and even a leather strop,” says Kyle Crawford, Work Sharp product manager. “This tool delivers professional sharpening results with no skill required at a very competitive price.”
All Work Sharp products are designed, engineered and assembled in Ashland, Ore.