Milwaukee came out with a new compact knife sharpener, model 48-22-1590.
It’s a simple tool accessory with a very user-friendly-seeming design.
There are two v-shaped pull-through sharpening slots, one with coarse carbide blades, and the other with fine ceramic blades, and also a fixed diamond rod for specialty blade sharpening.
A large finger loop helps provide for a secure grip, and there’s also a lanyard loop for tethering.
Milwaukee also built the sharpener with a magnet for an additional and convenient storage option.
The sharpener can be carried in a pocket, or attached to gear via a lanyard or tether.
Milwaukee says that the sharpener is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
The sharpener measures 3.625″ long x 1.5″ wide x 0.5″ thick, and weighs around 1 oz.
ETA: August 2023
It’s for products like this that I wish I had a window into the design process and decisions.
A compact knife sharpener? Milwaukee Tool?
I wouldn’t have guessed that something like this would be on their roadmap, but at the same time the sharpener looks like a compelling buy.
There are plenty of pocket sharpeners out there, but this one’s different.
None of the other popular models I’m familiar with have finger loops. Or a magnetic for pointing purposes. Some have lanyard holes, but they’re itty bitty.
It’s almost as if someone on Milwaukee’s product team is a backpacker and wanted some useful on-the-go features, and then someone else who’s avid in the workshop, yard, or garden expressed interest in added storage options.