The ideal 2-stage compact tool sharpener for outdoor and kitchen knives with pivoting X-Base for safe, stable use.
Carbide (Corse) – Removes metal quickly to reshape a dull edge (44 degree edge/22 degrees per side).
Ceramic (Fine) – For finishing the edge and fine tuning knives after each use.
Tune knives after each use with the fine ceramic rather than using over time until the edge becomes dull. A reasonably sharp knife requires only 8 to 10 light pulls in the ceramic slot to maintain the edge.
For dull knives use the carbide slot to shape a new edge (4-6 slow pulls). Harder steel knives may require additional pulls to sharpen. After shaping the edge in the carbide slot, finish with 8 to 10 pulls in the ceramic slot.