The KME Precision Knife Sharpening System, Diamond Stone Kit is a complete and compact sharpening system you can use to sharpen fixed knives, pocket knives and potentially even kitchen knives. This set contains four KME diamond-coated sharpening stones from extra coarse to extra fine. The 140 grit diamond-coated sharpening stone is perfect when restoring damaged edges and the 1500 grit is meant to sharpen your sharp knives even sharper. With this set you will own the right sharpening stone for any task.
You open the clamp of the sharpening system by pressing the back of the spring button. The spring ensures that you can secure knives of any thickness without having to adjust the system. On the inside the clamp is enhanced with neoprene to make sure the clamp doesn't leave behind any scratches and to make sure you can secure any type of knife. The clamp contains two lines to make sure you can see if the knife is straight. The clamp can rotate 360 degrees and automatically locks after every 180 degrees. As such it is very easy to sharpen both sides of the knife. You don't need to remove the knife to do so! Simply push the handle, as it is secured in the clamp, to turn the clamp.
Sharpening is a piece of cake with the guiding rod and the sharpening stone holder. Rotate the guiding rod in the sharpening stone holder and push the guiding rod through the round, white bearing. The round, white bearing enables you to move freely and maintains the right sharpening angle at all times. Place the stop exactly where the sharpening stone still slightly touches the edge but cannot go any further. As such you make sure you don't damage the rest of the blade. With the included diamond-coated sharpening stones it is key that you don't apply any pressure as you use them! Let the diamond-coated sharpening stones do their job. If you apply too much pressure you can push the diamonds out of the sharpening stone.
The sharpening angle
The KME sharpening system is enhanced with an adjustable sharpening angle of 30 to 17 degrees. However, the sharpening angle indicated by the sharpening system is relative. The height of the blade affects the final sharpening angle. That is why we recommend marking the edge with the included marker. When you move the sharpening stone alongside the edge one time you see which part you sharpen. Adjust the angle until you touch the entire edge.
The whole comes in a practical storage case which is large enough to add any potential accessories. Think, for instance, of the KME Sharpening system base. On the inside the case is filled with foam rubber. As such everything is properly secured inside the case as you transport it. If you want to add extra accessories you can easily make the existing cut-outs in the foam bigger to store more sharpening stones. The only thing you need is a sharp knife!
This set contains:
- KME knife sharpening system
- KME guiding rod with stop
- KME Sharpening stone holder
- Solid 'hardshell' storage cover with foam rubber
- KME Gold Series diamond-coated sharpening stone extra-coarse, 140 grit
- KME Gold Series diamond-coated sharpening stone coarse, 300 grit
- Gold Series diamond-coated sharpening stone, 600 grit
- Gold Series diamond-coated sharpening stone extra-fine, 1500 grit
- Cotton cloth
- 30 ml water bottle
- Sharpie marker
- Manual (only English)