Sharpening Made Easy
Knife Sharpening Information and Equipment
EdgePal now makes a sliding pivot called The Rail that allows longer
knives to be sharpened with the exact angle for the full length.
After years of making some interesting hand-held rod-guided systems,
Thomas Lofvenmark has developed a more substantial model, the
Chef. With a claimed accuracy of 0.01 degree, it is an angle
fanatic's dream machine. Similar to an EdgePro in use, it has
several differences. You supply the stones - it will take up to
6" DMT stones for example. And the blade is held in place with
magnets to eliminate any rocking. Website is http://www.edgepal.com
Follow his instructions to look at the picture of the knife with the
red handle. It can cut multi-bevels at only 0.01 degrees apart!
Lofvenmark EdgePal, KnifePal and AxePal
Edge Pal is the multi-tool of sharpeners.
It does everything and fits in your pocket. The assortment of
clamps and rods can be assembled like an Erector set into dozens of
configurations to sharpen anything from a razor blade to a
machete. It can even be set up to do file work on the spine of a
knife! (You supply the files.) The EdgePal comes in an
attractive wooden box and includes a fitted leather pouch. The
abrasive selection is limited to a single double sided hone, approx. 1"
x 3", medium diamond on one side and fine ceramic on the other.
The system is full of the kind of clever innovations we expect from the
Swedes (ever drive a Saab?), for example the magnetic clamp (AxePal) for
sharpening an ax. The curved rod can be used to create true convex
edges. This is definitely a toy for grown men, and a very useful
Updated July 2, 2018
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