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Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker

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Spyderco's Tri-Angle Sharpmaker is perhaps the ultimate knifesharpener. It includes two sets of high Alumina Ceramic stones: A pair of medium grit (dark) stones for aggressive sharpening, and a pair of fine stones (white) for professional grade finishing. There is also a set of brass safety rods to protect the user's hand during sharpening.

For sharpening plain edges, the flat sides of the stones are ideal. For serrated edges use the corners.

The stones fit into keyed holes and slots moulded into the polymer base and have a 40 degree and 30 degree sharpening angle for knives and a 12.5 degree scissor setting.

A groove running the length of the stone is for sharpening pointed objects like darts, awls and fishhooks.

All components pack into the base and the lid snaps shut making the 204 self contained and small enough to carry in your shirt pocket.

No lubrication is required during use for dry, mess-free sharpening.

Includes instruction DVD and book.

This set is listed by Spyderco as "204MF".

SKU
SC204
Brand:
Spyderco
Colour:
Black
Warranty:
1 Year
Youtube Link:
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Grit:
Combination
Stone:
Ceramic
Newest:
2014-01-30 00:00:00
Special Label:
Bestseller
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
89.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days
GTIN:
00716104640102

Description


Spyderco's Tri-Angle Sharpmaker is perhaps the ultimate knifesharpener. It includes two sets of high Alumina Ceramic stones: A pair of medium grit (dark) stones for aggressive sharpening, and a pair of fine stones (white) for professional grade finishing. There is also a set of brass safety rods to protect the user's hand during sharpening.

For sharpening plain edges, the flat sides of the stones are ideal. For serrated edges use the corners.

The stones fit into keyed holes and slots moulded into the polymer base and have a 40 degree and 30 degree sharpening angle for knives and a 12.5 degree scissor setting.

A groove running the length of the stone is for sharpening pointed objects like darts, awls and fishhooks.

All components pack into the base and the lid snaps shut making the 204 self contained and small enough to carry in your shirt pocket.

No lubrication is required during use for dry, mess-free sharpening.

Includes instruction DVD and book.

This set is listed by Spyderco as "204MF".

Specification


SKU
SC204
Brand:
Spyderco
Colour:
Black
Warranty:
1 Year
Grit:
Combination
Stone:
Ceramic
Newest:
2014-01-30 00:00:00
Special Label:
Bestseller
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
89.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days
GTIN:
00716104640102

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  • 5
    SHARPMAKER

    Posted by SteelHeadSteve on 10th Jun 2015

    This is a very tidy design, and I think it is very good value for money. I only sharpen Spyderco folders on mine, for anything else I use a different system. Don't allow you bevel to deteriorate too much, and you will stay out of trouble. Don't forget to remove the glaze from the fine(white) rods, and you will then enjoy the results of you labour.

  • 2
    It's not a substitute for skill

    Posted by John on 24th May 2015

    Let me explain, this will only work if your knife already has a correct angle set on the secondary bevel.Most knives that arrive blunt have said bevel set too steep,that's why they are blunt.This system will not remove enough metal fast enough to achieve a 20 degree angle that is flat and accurate, you would need hundreds of strokes, even if you were patient enough to do this the inevitable fatigue would cause you to round the bevel and not achieve a good edge. I'm not talking about convex grinds as they are generally thin enough at the edge to benefit from slight roundness, but this system is not for convex grinds. This kit is not a total loss as the rods are useful and it will touch up blades that already have a correct angle on the bevel.It works better on pocket knives than large blades and is brilliant on serrated blades,I use mine in the kitchen as a quick fix.If you are new to sharpening don't start on your best knife it will end in tears,get an old kitchen knife and a cheap oil stone and practice and practice.When you've mastered it, and not every body can , buy yourself some good sharpening stones from Heinnie .I would recommend Japanese water stones but beware they are expensive and do wear out Arkansas stones are worth having too. If you cant master it find someone you can trust to do your best knives for you.I'm not trying to be smug but to save heartache for anybody new to the game.Finally please realize that a lot of knives produced now have such a thick edge grind that it's impossible to sharpen them without re profiling the entire blade.Fine if you want to smack your knife through a log but not if you want to cut things with it.I've been collecting long enough to remember when things like a mk2 Gerber came out of the box hair popping sharp with a zero grind.

  • 4
    Well perfroming

    Posted by Paul on 18th Oct 2014

    The Sharpmaker is a well designed. cleverly thought-out piece of kit.. It can sharpen just about any tool or knife you might have in your house. It's very good with fish hooks, hawkbill blades and serrated blades. If you don't have the hand-eye coordination of a world-class sportsman (I freely admit I don't) then maintaining a consistent angle with a traditional carborundum whetstone is tricky. The way the Sharpmaker rods are set up in the base, all you have to do is keep the tool or knife vertical. Takes out the guesswork and produces good results. So why only four stars? The rods have a slight wobble when inserted in their slots, which can be quite disconcerting, especially when you're applying lateral pressure. Also, with dull, soft steel knives, the rods take off too mch steel, so the rods need cleaning each time. With these sort of knives, you're better off starting with a whetstone and using the Sharpmaker when you've got a rasonable edge. I quite liked the video. Usual great service from HH.

  • 5
    Don't think; buy it.

    Posted by Ben on 1st Dec 2013

    My first effort with the Sharpmaker (a well blunt Goldhamster Solingen kitchen knife) produced an edge that not only popped hairs but was only a strop away from straight-razor sharp. That took about 5 minutes. I was initially put off by the price, but having used it I think it's pretty foolproof and well worth the money. If you have Spyderco knives with serrated edges, it's a necessity; otherwise it's a real luxury compared to other sharpeners.

  • 5
    Versatile, great for beginners!

    Posted by Mike on 18th Nov 2013

    A fantastic bit of kit and great for newbies like me! I'm not saying you will become an instant sharpening wizard, but with a little practice you will be getting hair popping sharp edges! It comes with a handy reference booklet and a instruction DVD. Although the DVD is super cheesy, it's well worth a watch as it shows you how to sharpen different styles of knife and other tools such as scissors and chisels. It may seem pricey for what it is but seeing as it can be used to sharpen and maintain various other tools about the house I think it's well worth the cash. And as always, Big thanks to Heinnie for the outstanding service

  • 5
    Patience, and consistency is the key.

    Posted by Farouq Kadhim on 22nd Apr 2013

    I cannot add anything more on the quality and workmanship of this sharpening system. Just a piece of advice: Keep your angle consistent between alternations and do not worry about the angle degree. Consistency is the solution for a hair-splitting edge.

  • 4
    Good but expensive, some limitations

    Posted by R C on 18th Apr 2013

    I've managed to get some knives razor sharp with this, to the point they'll easily slice cleanly through paper and shave hair. However, don't expect it to work miracles. I tried to sharpen some dull kitchen knives and the results were poor. I think the supplied rods are good for knives that are in reasonable condition to begin with. There are some more abrasive diamond rods available at significant extra cost. It probably could sharpen those kitchen knives with a lot more effort and time, but the whole point of set like this is that it saves you effort and time. Nearly £60 for a plastic box with four ceramic rods is expensive, and it should really cope with all levels of required sharpening at that price. An additional set of more abrasive rods for initial shaping of very dull knives should be included as standard.

  • 4
    works but needs more angles

    Posted by tw on 3rd Dec 2012

    it will get the factory shaving sharp edge with the ultrafine stones but i found using just the flats of the stone in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MHe_8wTHmg is much faster/sharper than the method spyderco says and doesnt round off the tip. the drawback of the sharpmaker is that it cant do a micro-bevel edge off less than 40 degrees (check out the guys videos above for why having the micro-bevel is important), even though it will shave at 40, it does give noticeably more resistance to cutting. they should have had more holes or an adjustable system to give 30degree microbevel edge on thin/full flat grind knives.

  • 5
    Brilliant

    Posted by Chris Walton on 3rd Dec 2012

    So easy to use it's a plasure to sharpen knife. Worth every penny.

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