If you’re going to carry around an EDC pocket knife, it’s pretty important that you maintain the sharpness of its blade. Not only will it make your cutting tasks easier and cleaner, but it will also extend the life of your knives. So, unless you plan on buying a new pocket folder every time yours gets a bit too dull, you should probably pick up something like Sharpal’s 6-in-1 Knife Sharpener.
This tool’s sharpening capabilities start with a simple two-stage system. Stage one features tungsten carbide blades for quick edge setting. Stage two’s blades are ceramic for fine-honing that edge to perfection. And if you’ve got a serrated or combination blade, that’s no sweat with the attached tapered diamond rod – which even works with fish and gut hooks. And while a sharpener like this on its own is pretty great, this one also comes with some extra features, including a built-in fire starter and an emergency whistle. Whether you just need a sharpener for around the house or you want to take one with you on an extended camping trip, this $20 one is definitely a safe bet.