The compact sharpener Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit is positioned as a universal field sharpener for straightening and sharpening knives, machetes, axes, shovels and any other tool or device having a cutting edge. It is sold both separately and in blister packs complete with some kind of knife from Lansky, for example Lansky Responder Quick Action Knife.
Compact universal sharpener Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit, device, review, test and general impressions.
Sharpener Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit includes four sharpening devices located in one case. Two dovetail types, one with tungsten carbide plates and the other with ceramic plates. Separate figured ceramic core and cone-shaped diamond musat.
Features of the compact universal sharpener Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit.
Going into the woods for a Saturday picnic is quite possible to do without a sharpener. It is enough to correct or sharpen all the cutting that is taken with you before leaving. Enough for a day or two. But if something more or less long is planned, like a many-day hunting or fishing, then you should already take care of the opportunity to correct or sharpen your knife and other cutting and trench tools. It makes no sense to take a large and heavy kit or a set of several grinding abrasives with different grain sizes. For a thorough and high-quality sharpening in the field, there simply may not be time or effort after a hard day. It will be quite enough to occasionally edit or grind the cutting edge. This will not take much time, but it will prolong its severity for some time and postpone the need for thorough sharpening.
The main requirements that are usually presented to sharpeners for field conditions. Versatility, light weight and compact dimensions, simplicity of design, mechanical strength and ease of use, high efficiency and safety when working in the field. And the Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit matches all these criteria. Its light weight and compact size will be especially true for hiking, when everything is carried in backpacks on itself. At the same time, it is not so small as to be ineffective or not safe when used as directed.
Taking with you several different sharpeners is an impermissible luxury from almost all points of view. Therefore, a field sharpener should provide the ability to undermine with its help almost everything that may require sharpening. And with this, the Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit is fine. A sharpener with two ceramic plates with a grit of 1000 grit makes it easy to correct a knife that is losing sharpness, a machete or a cleaver. And 600 grit diamond musat and the ceramic core are generally universal and with certain skills will cope with almost any type of cutting edge, including serioren.
To work with the sharpener Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit does not need a table or some other additional item. It can be used with emphasis on any stump or without any emphasis at all, simply holding it in weight in hands together with the sharpened tool. In the sharpener Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit there is no need to wet the abrasives with something. Which is sometimes a must when working with some grindstones..
Working with the Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit sharpener does not require a lot of time or effort, which will always find the best use on the hike. But it will quickly achieve an acceptable sharpness of the cutting edge. So that an ax cut branches without problems or harvested firewood, and a shovel cut down the roots of trees. A sharpener with two tungsten carbide plates in just three to four passes will restore sharpness even at thoroughly dull cutting edges.
The robust aluminum housing of the Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit makes it insensitive to shock, falls from heights and static loads. Even if you accidentally step on it. In the design there is only one moving part of the diamond musat, but it is also prudently equipped with two magnets that fix it in the open and closed position.
General impressions and some tips on the Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit.
Sharpener Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit has proven itself when used in the field. It does not require much maintenance; an old toothbrush and a little toothpaste were used to clean contaminated ceramics. When working with a sharpener, it is advisable to consider several points.
The sharpener with tungsten carbide plates is very aggressive. Therefore, when working with it, the main thing is not to overdo it and not spoil the cutting edge. Very suitable for sharpening machetes, shovels and axes, as it has a suitable angle of 45 degrees. For sharpening and straightening knives is undesirable, there is a big risk of harm to the cutting edge.
The sharpener with ceramic plates has a total angle of 45 degrees. Well suited for the finishing supply of the cutting edge or periodically editing it while working with a machete or large cleaver. It is limited for editing ordinary knives having a sharpening angle of the cutting edge of 35-40 degrees.
And at the end, a short video about the Lansky Blademedic Pocket Sharpening Kit.