How It Works

A perfect cut… Everytime!

Sharpening Initial Stroke

Initial Sharpening

For the initial sharpening of dull blades, keep the blade in the sharpener FLAT against the Blade Guide. Use a back and forth, up and down sawing motion to quickly create an edge. Don’t worry about sharpening the tip yet; the next (final sharpening stroke) will get the tip sharp. This motion is only needed on dull knives or hard steel knives. Do this 30-40 times (more for really dull knives or harder steel knives).

Final Sharpening

For final and touch-up sharpening, draw the blade in a downward motion completely through and out of the sharpener, keeping the blade flat against the Blade Guide. Do this 10-15 times, or until you have achieved flat bevel from the heel to tip. Hard steel blades might require another 10-15 strokes. Once you have created a flat bevel on both sides of your knife, this is the only motion required to resharpen your knife. Resharpening only requires 5-15 strokes depending on dullness and blade steel.

Sharpening Finishing
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Blade Guide adjustment

Adjust the Blade Guide depending on the thickness and style of your blade to ensure an even bevel on both sides of the blade. Most Pocket knives and kitchen knives can be sharpened at the middle of the three settings.

Setting the “V”

Use the “V” adjustment knobs a & b to align the intersection of the hone rods. For wedge blades this intersection should be adjacent to the Blade Guide. Setting for parallel blades should be a small distance from the Blade Guide depending on the thickness of the blade.

Set The V Blade Guide Adjustment

The V-Sharp Classic II

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