Product DescriptionSmith's Diamond Precision Knife Sharpening System
Smiths Diamond Precision Knife Sharpening System offersan easy way to sharpen all types of knives INCLUDING SERRATED. Thefabric storage pouch makes this kit portable and easy to store, and the1-inch wide stones makes sharpening safe, fast, and easy. The kit comeswith a Coarse Diamond Stone, Fine Diamond Stone, Medium Triangularshaped Arkansas Stone for serrated edges only, V-Lock Vise and premiumHoning Solution.
- Premium honing solution cleans and protects the sharpening surface :
- Fabric pouch for storage :
- V-Lock vice holds knife at perfect angle during sharpening :
- Folding rod guides allow sharpening at multiple angles :
- Sharpens all types of knives including serrated :
- 1" wide stones :
: Stone Size: 4" x 1" x 1/4"
Fine Diamond - 750 Grit
: Coarse Diamond - 325 Grit
: Medium Arkansas 600 Grit
Remember - Always apply a few drops of Smith's premium HoneSolution to your stone before you start sharpening. The lubricantfloats away metal and stone particles that develop during thesharpening process.:
- Assembly - Mount T-Bars tightly onto the end of the knife clamp then screw a guide rod into the end of each stone bar. :
- Position of Blade- Attach the knife blade by loosing the front screw and red thumb screwof the knife clamp in order to accommodate the thinkness of your blade.Attach clamp to back of blade at the midpoint of the blade. Seat theblade in the vise so at least 1/4 inch of the blade's cutting edgeextends out beyond the end of the vise unit. Tighten front screw tohold knife in place and to lock knife into place tighten large thumbsccrew on knife clamp. Do not overtighten either screw. Caution, do notattempt to sharpen your knife if it is loose in the clamp. :
- Angle Selection- After you have securely fastened your knife into the knife clamp,place the guide rod with stone bar attached to it through one of theslots in the T-bar. The two most commonly used sharpening anglesinclude: Lower slot sharpens at a 20 degree angle and iscommonly used for quality blades and provices an excellent edge forthese type of knives. This angle is ideal for kitchen knives. The Upper slot sharpensat a 25 degree angle and provides a durable sharp edge for most knives.This angle is excellent for hunting and all outdoor knives. :
- Sharpen Your Knife- Hold the knife clamp in your hand with the guide rod in the desiredangle slot you wish to use. Holding on to the plastic handle of thestone bar, place the stone you intend to use on the knife blade nearthe handle of the knife. With smooth easy motions, push the stoneacross the cutting edge, working your way from the handle to the pointof the blade. To sharpen the other side of your cutting edge, removethe guide rod from the slot, turn the knife and clamp over, place theguide rod in the same slot on the T-Bar you used on the other side andrepeat the same sharpening process. Use the same number of strokes oneach side of your cutting edge and sharpen both sicdes of your cuttingedge before moving to the next stone. :
- Sharpening Serrated Edges- To sharpen serrated edges, use the blue stone bar with speciallyshaped trianglar stone and repeat step four for each serration on theserrated side of knife only. Once you have finished the sharpeningprocess you need to remove the small burrs that are created on thebackside of our edge by removing our knife from the clamp and runningthe Fine Arkansas stone lightly over the backside of the cutting edge. :
To clean a clogged stone, simply wipe with a rag or rinse under warm running water.