Sharpens regular and SERRATED blades, fish hooks, gut hooks, and many other tools. The fine (600 grit) tapered rod folds into the ergonomic nylon impregnated plastic handle for protection and ease of carrying.
The American made Lansky Tapered Diamond Rod is ideal for every workshop. Renown for their hardness, diamonds are an excellent abrasive for the fast reconditioning and maintenance of all your various tools and knives.
- Begin by opening the plastic handles. Lock the handles together for safe use.
- To sharpen a knife, hold the sharpener handles firmly in one hand and the knife in the other.
- Place the end of the sharpener on a stable surface. Draw the knife edge down the rod at the proper angle, as if you were attempting to slice a thin layer off the rod. Repeat this motion 3 – 4 times using light to moderate pressure. Maintain a consistent angle for the best results.
- Switch to the other side of the blade's edge and repeat the sharpening process to finish the edge.
Sharpen one serration at a time. Hold your knife firmly in one hand and bring the tapered rod to an individual serration, as shown in the photo. Match the serration’s angle with the tapered rod while pulling the sharpener against the serration. Repeat this motion until the serration is sharp, then move on to the next serration. When you have finished sharpening each serration, bring the tapered rod to the opposite side of the serrated section, hold the rod flat along the flat grind and remove any burs that may have been created by sharpening. Do not use lubrication of any kind while using diamond sharpeners.
Do not apply oil to Lansky Diamond surface: clean diamond hones with water and wipe shavings away with a lint-free rag. Diamond hones should be completely dry before next use.