Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker Knife Sharpener

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Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker Knife Sharpener
Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker Knife Sharpener
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Because the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker was the first product ever made by Spyderco, the company likes to say first it made things sharp and then it made sharp things. The saying may be catchy, but it's absolutely true.

Spyderco perfected knife sharpening with the Sharpmaker by offering a set that gives professional-grade sharpening to nearly any blade. The Sharpmaker includes two sets of high alumina ceramic stones. The first set is a pair of medium grit stones for aggressive sharpening, and the second set is a pair of fine stones for finishing.

The sharpening stones fit into the angled slots on the polymer base of the kit. There are holes at 30 degrees and 40 degrees for knives, and one at 12.5 degrees for scissors. Meanwhile, an included set of brass safety rods offer the user protection while sharpening.

Even though some claim you must take serrated knives to be sharpened professionally, the triangular stones of the set allow for sharpening on both plain edges and serrated edges.

All of the included items fit into the ABS plastic base, which comes with a lid that snaps halfway over the base for extra stability when sharpening.

Brand: Spyderco
Model Number: 204MF
Catalog Number: 299917
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Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.

From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:

Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.

We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.

Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.

Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.

As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.

Customer Reviews

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By Omar D. from Brownsville, TX
August 2, 2014

This is a system excellent razor sharp and is of very good quality, I am happy, it is very practical and versatile, it carries very easy, I highly recommend it I found very good service that you offer, I would recommend, and I'm very happy with my purchase, and I remain a customer of you.

By Csaba K. from Hungary
July 7, 2011

Very good sharpener, so pleasant to work with it! First time when I tried it, I could make a great edge. But don't forget to learn sharpening by a flat pocket stone! Deep in the forest that's not sure to use Tri-Angle!

By Ernest W. from Israel
May 7, 2008

Before I used sharpeners from different vendors and this one is the best.

By Rj S. from Washington, DC
April 1, 2008

All of my knives are sharp again! This product allows you to maintain good edges on all of your cutlery without minimal skill required. It does exactly what it should in a user-friendly way. Great product!

By Rj S. from Washington, DC
April 1, 2008

All of my knifes are sharp again! This product allows you to maintain good edges on all of your cutlery without minimal skill required. It does exactly what it should in a user-friendly way. Great product!

By Terrance N. from Harbor Springs, MI
April 1, 2008

I am very impressed with the concept, the overall design, and the way that this Sharpmaker gives excellent results in sharpening my knives. I collect knives and have not been impressed by sharpeners that scratch the blades or do not produce good results with delivering a fine edge. The Sharpmaker is an excellent tool!

By Danie D. from Donnelsville, OH
March 27, 2008

It really works good.

By Lynn W. from Shorewood, IL
August 9, 2007

We purchased it for Fathers Day for a man we consider like a Dad, and it was a bit Hit. He has sharpened everyone's knives in the neighborhood, people he works with etc. He loves it. I will be purchasing one for my husband soon.

By Wil T. from Hawaii
June 12, 2006

Works exactly as advertised.

By Kelly S. from Seattle, WA
May 11, 2006

Works Great

By Gary S. from Atlanta, GA
April 13, 2006

Excellent product. It is the best knife sharpening system that I have ever used. The instructional video is a great aide in learning the uses and function of the sharpening system.

By Henry D. from Bowie, MD
January 6, 2006

Probably the best knife sharpener ever made for nonprofessional use.

By Matthew N. from Loves Park, IL
February 27, 2007

This is a very good attempt to make a high quality sharpener, but still falls short of being a completely versital system. What's odd is it offers 30 degrees for a back bevel and 40 degrees for a edge, I have never seen or heard of 40 degrees for a knife edge. I have seen down to 17 degrees and up to 30, and I wish it would have offered down to 20 and up to 30. It is the only crock style sharpener that offers replaceable diamond rods which is a plus.

By Susan T. from Davis, CA
August 26, 2005

Works well and easily by a novice user. For me, much easier than a steel and more effective than wheeled devices. Just wish the rods were numbered in order of use because I forget which edge to use first.

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