Anybody carry a Pocket Knife Sharpener?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by maury, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. maury


    Sep 24, 2000
    Kind of seems like a good idea, but I have never carried one. Have seen a range of gadgets on eBay, mostly knock-offs of a couple of designs. Any thought?
  2. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    I have a small maxpedition kit with sharpeners. If you want diamond, DMT has a 3 stone kit for about 20ish bucks. The Fallkniven DC4 and CC4 stones are great too. Very compact and come in their only little sleeves. DC4 has a diamond side and the CC4 = ceramic. Keep a small length of genuine leather belt in the kit too. Can get you pics up against a knife for size comparison if you like.
  3. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    DMT makes credit card sized diamond sharpeners that will fit in your wallet or kit. If I were going to be camping for an extended amount of time or away from home for a goodly amount of time, I might consider them. I know several members who carry one. I've never had the need, so I don't.

    Here's DMT's description from their corporate web site:
  4. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    AEE966EA-87D0-410F-BFC3-503A7A9ADBBC.jpeg I sometimes use the flat side of a ceramic blade to set up the edge on a steel blade.
  5. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Only if I’m carrying a Randall with its stone on the sheath. Or an Ontario strap cutter with the ceramic rod on its spine.
  6. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I don't carry a sharpener daily ... but anytime I'm going hunting or camping etc ... I pack my DMT Diafolds ... but rarely use them I have a few knives along and it is rare I dull anything enough it won't wait until I get home ...

    I do carry a baryonyx arctic fox fieldstone in each truck and in my tacklebox ... so always something not to far away ...
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  7. Daedric Panther

    Daedric Panther

    Apr 27, 2019
    I’m pretty sure I have basic fine and coarse sharpening stones in my truck tool box, but I’ve never felt the need to edc one on my person
  8. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Small DMT with fine grit is what I would carry if I wanted to carry one on an extended outing where I expected to need to sharpen my knife.
  9. rt dak

    rt dak

    Dec 29, 2015
    I keep a Spyderco Double Stuff in my truck, but do not carry a sharpener on my person.
  10. 22Hornet


    Apr 2, 2012
    I carry a small Eze-Lap pen type diamond sharpener every day.
  11. Scott321


    Jul 20, 2016
    Although most of my sharpening is using a Sharpmaker, I have a couple collapsible and folding diamond rod files (e.g. from Smith's and DMT that could probably fit in a pocket if needed. Generally speaking I strop my folders on my jeans or the back of my leather belt if I do a little work (I don't know if it does anything). I also heard that you can use the bottom of a coffee mug or even the edge of your car's window (I've tried neither). I've seen SAK aftermarket leather sheaths that come with a mini knife steel too.

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  12. Daedric Panther

    Daedric Panther

    Apr 27, 2019

    I’ve used the ceramic coffee mug trick many times and the knife always seems substantially sharper afterwards
  13. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Not often but when I do I just use my medium ceramic spyderco rod which I dropped and broke in half.

    Now I have two pocket stones.
  14. maury


    Sep 24, 2000
    OK: No eBay gadgets!
  15. jaseman


    Jul 28, 2016
    I don’t EDC one, per’se, but I do have a couple of the little pen sized Gerber sharpeners. I keep one in my truck and one in my hiking pack. It’s not the greatest sharpener, but for a quick touch-up, it’ll do just fine.


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