DMT Knife Sharpener, Diafold Series features: diamond knife sharpener with folding handles. The handles close to protect the diamond knife sharpening surface, and fold open to form a handle to use while sharpening! Available in Extra Fine, Fine, Coarse and Extra Coarse grit, as well as Double Sided combinations, and Serrated Edge sharpeners in Fine or Coarse grit.
DMT Knife Sharpeners are diamond coated sharpeners with a distinctive hole break up pattern. The innovative pattern of recessed holes provides spaces into which metal filings may be cleared from the sharpening surface. It is a DMT innovation and trademark. DMT also uses single head Monocrystalline diamonds, which are more expensive than multi-head polycrystalline diamonds. These Monocrystalline diamonds are securely bonded in nickel, and then are electroplated onto the perforated stainless steel plate; all of which is supported by a lightweight fiberglass reinforced polycarbonate base. (DMT also offers inexpensive solid stainless steel plate knife sharpeners, without the hole break up pattern.)
Unlike a conventional knife sharpener, a DMT Sharpener stays perfectly flat for precise sharpening, won't develop grooves or hollows, and never needs dressing. They work perfectly well dry, but water may be used as a lubricant. Oil is not recommended.
A diamond knife sharpener is almost a requirement to cut and finish today's high-tech, high-chrome blade steels that can easily reach 60-62 Rockwell. If you have had a hard time sharpening stainless steel, and are currently using Arkansas or similar stones, switching to a diamond knife sharpener may solve your problem. Knives Plus â has sold DMT knife sharpeners for 20 years, and can whole heartedly recommend them to all of our customers.
Color of the DMT knife sharpener designates diamond grit: Green indicates Extra Fine; 9 micron 1200 mesh, Red indicates Fine; 25 micron 600 mesh, Blue indicates Coarse; 45 micron 325 mesh, Black indicates Extra Coarse; 60 micron 220 mesh.
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