The KME Precision Knife Sharpening System, R.P.S.H. Combo Kit is a complete and compact sharpening system to Repair, Profile, Sharpen and Hone fixed knives, pocket knives and even kitchen knives. This set is comprised of four sharpening stones. One extra coarse diamond-coated 100 grit sharpening stone to repair, one coarse ceramic 120 grit sharpening stone to profile, one medium ceramic sharpening stone to sharpen and one natural Hard Arkansas sharpening stone of approximately 1000 grit to polish the edge. 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. The diamond-coated sharpening stone can be used without water. The ceramic and natural sharpening stones in this set work best with a small drop of thin oil. This set comes with a bottle of sharpening oil.
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 case with foam rubber
- KME Gold collection diamond-coated sharpening stone, extra, extra coarse, 100 grit
- KME Aluminium Oxide ceramic sharpening stone 120 grit (brown)
- KME Aluminium Oxide ceramic sharpening stone 320 grit (red/pink)
- KME Hard Arkansas natural stone, ~1000 grit
- Cotton cloth
- 30 ml sharpening oil
- Sharpie marker
- Manual (only in English)