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what is the best sharpener in the field?


knife law moderator
Dec 25, 1998
Can anyone recommend a sharpener that works well in the field? Or out in the woods?


I personally use the DMT diafold coarse/fine.
It's small, light weight, requires no lubricant and is easy to clean.

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Ditto the two posts above

If it's stupid but works, then it isn't stupid.

I'll make it unanimous (to this point at least).

The only problem (mentioned in my "small sharpeners for light carry" thread) is that the fine/coarse combination doesn't do a good job of polishing the edge....tho whether anyone needs that kind of finish in the field is probably debatable.
Bud-K has this Accusharp they sell for $10. Those things are actually pretty good, and I can get them to give me a damm good edge thou they might look like junk. Got to learn how to angle them is all there is to it...