DMT Knife Sharpener, Pocket Stone and Mini-Sharp Series includes: pocket sized diamond knife sharpener with leather pouch, in choice of Extra Fine, Fine, Coarse, and Extra Coarse grit, and Diamond Mini-Sharp keyring knife sharpener in choice of Fine and 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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