Todd K. from Hopewell, NJ
The concept of the sharpener is very good, and I used the system to sharpen a knife that had been severely blunted in a trip through a washing machine (this folding knife literally fell apart as the screws worked loose and the blade ended up detaching and going through the wash on its own). I was able to use the coarse stone to reshape the point, and the knife came back as razor-sharp and as when I first bought it -- I followed the angle guidelines for sharpening a razor/scalpel. My only real complaint was that the clamp did not hold the blade very well -- the blade kept working itself loose after repeated strokes with the stones. I liked the system and the control of the honing angle enough that I stuck with it, but it was frustrating. If they could make a clamp that gripped the knife better, it would be a first-rate product. I'm on the fence about upgrading to some diamond stones until I can figure out a way to get the clamp function better. I was thrilled with the results, and will use it again to sharpen other knives, despite the clamp.