Let me tell you about Speedy Sharp. They have one of the best and quickest little knife and tool sharpeners I’ve run across in a long, long time. What we have with the Speedy Sharp is a small, flat-ish sharpener, that is made out of Micro 100 Super Carbide that never wears out – and it is only a couple inches long. Yes, you read that right – this sharpener will never wear out on you. The sharpener is housed in a plastic handle, with the sharpener end exposed, and it comes with a cap to cover the sharpener end – because it is so blasted good at doing it’s job of “cutting” steel, you don’t want it cutting through your pockets or pack. Check out their web site for photos – that illustrate the Speedy Sharp easier than I can describe it.
Speedy Sharp has been in business since 1994, and last year alone, sold over 260,000 Speedy Sharps. They also come in different handle colors – 7 different colors to be exact, and you can use them as a promotional item for your business – they will emboss the name of your business on the handle of the Speedy Sharp.
Needless to say, the Speedy Sharp is useful for sharpening knives. However, you can also sharpen axes, lawn mower blades, hatchets, scissors and anything else that you can possibly think of that takes an edge to make it a cutting tool. Heck, you can even re-sharpen a razor blade if you had a mind too.
I keep all my using knives sharp all the time, so I was looking for a knife to put a good edge on. I remembered I received some free knives in an order I placed from some company, and they are cheaply made knives, that did not come with any sort of an edge – you might be able to cut soft butter with one – that’s how dull they came right out of the package. I took a Speedy Sharp out of the package, read the instructions on how to use it and I set about trying to put an edge on a cheap knife.
Okay, Speedy Sharp lives up to it’s name – it is probably the fastest knife sharpener I’ve every used – it took a little bit of practice to get the angle just right, but in no time at all, I had a hair-popping edge on several cheap imported knives, that didn’t have an edge to start with. I then tackled a small hatchet that I’ve used around the homestead, that had gotten dull – and it no time at all again, I had a very sharp edge on the hatchet – you don’t want a hair-popping edge on a hatchet – just a working edge – a thin edge will quickly dull and you don’t want that on an axe or hatchet.
So what we have here, is a product that lives up to their claim and their name – it is a neat little sharpener that you can carry in your pocket, your BOB, fishing tackle box or any place, and in no time at all, you can put a razor’s edge on a knife, and the product will never wear out. I will be replacing my sharpening stones in my butt pack and my BOB and putting Speedy Sharp sharpeners in these packs. During a SHTF scenario, you want the very best products you can get – products that won’t fail you – and a product that is priced right, too.
Now, for the good news, the Speedy Sharp sharpeners retail for only $9.95 and if you purchase more, you get a lower price – check out the web site for complete information and pricing. I was totally blown-away by the speed in which I could sharpen knives, knives that didn’t come with an edge to start with. And, if you’ve ever tried to re-sharpen an axe or hatchet, you will really appreciate the Speedy Sharp. When things go bad, really bad, and you can’t resupply – you want products that will last and last – the Speedy Sharp is just such a product.
I could go on and on about the merits of the Speedy Sharp, but I don’t want to bore you by telling you about all the edge tools that I used the Speedy Sharp on – the darn product does exactly as advertised, and at a price that is below what you would expect for a tool that will last forever. If you are serious about keeping a keen edge on all your knives and tools, you need to get several Speedy Sharp sharpeners – they make wonderful gifts for everyone – and under ten bucks each – that’s one of the best bargains going in my book. I have several, and plan on getting several more for my family for their BOB and packs.