Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener has been on Amazon’s bestsellers list for over 600 days. It’s also on the “most wished for” list, as well as our own wishlists. And it’s a top gifted item. So what’s so great about this sharpener?
For starters, it’s under $10. Sharpeners can get very costly, so it’s nice to see that there are affordable options. Plus, it can be a hassle to whip out and set up premium sharpening gear for a short honing or touch-up. Sometimes it’s just nice to just whip out something quick and simple.
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While we wouldn’t expect premium results from the Pocket Pal, its features look pretty solid. It comes with a diamond-coated rod that can be used on both plain blades and serrated edges, a set of carbide blades for rough edge definition, and a set of ceramic stones for honing to a razor-sharp edge. Both sets of blades are reversible and replaceable.
If you’ve used one of these before, what do you think about it? We might pick one up for review, but still have a Spyderco Sharpmaker that we purchased and haven’t even opened yet.