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RWS Quick Sharp Knife Sharpener Review

RWS Quick Sharp Knife Sharpener Review

I bought one of these little gadgets to help keep my hunting knives sharp, it is about 2 1/4" high, 2 3/4" wide, nearly 1" thick, and weighs 1 1/2 oz (42 grams), so can easily fit into the pocket of Your shooting coat, for use in the field.

The unit seems well designed, and is manufactured from thick plastic, with carbide plates/shears at one end, for putting the initial edge on the blade.


When that is done, the unit can then be turned over, to access the ceramic rods, which are used to polish the cutting edge.

The handles/ears on each side are comfortable and easy to grip, and there are rubber inserts at the top and bottom to stop the unit from sliding about when You are using it.

I tried an Opinel No.7 Inox through the Quick Sharp, but found the knife was not as sharp as it is when I run it through my Blade-Tech knife Sharpener.

I found the ceramic rods to make little, if no difference to the edge of my blade......but the biggest downside to the Quick-Sharp is the inability to sharpen the whole length of the blade.

The plates and rods are recessed about 1/2" inside the unit, which means that the last 1/2" of the blade (near the knife handle) cannot be sharpened, due to the handle fouling the unit.

Now I realise this part of the blade is seldom used, but that is not the point, as all the other sharpeners I have used allow You to sharpen the whole of the blade.

So, I am not really impressed with the RWS Quick-Sharp, as it does not perform as well as my Blade-Tech Sharpener from any respect.

The Blade-Tech is smaller, thinner, lighter, and provides a keener edge for only £2 more than the £7.95 cost of the RWS unit.

The Blade-Tech also comes with a nylon belt pouch as an added bonus.

That's the one that gets my vote!!

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