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Best Knife Sharpener for Survival Knife

Best Knife Sharpener for Survival Knife knife sharp edge

So what is the Best Knife Sharpener for Survival Knife for us preppers to use.? It’s all very well having a couple of nice survival knives and a multi tool knife but one of the most important things about your knife is its blade sharpness – especially if you use it when hunting for skinning or gutting.

A sharp blade makes life so much easier and makes it a pleasure to use your knife. So keeping the blade sharp is an essential part of maintaining your knife.

But what is the Best Knife Sharpener for a Survival Knife.?

Basically, knife sharpeners are divided into two categories –

  • Attached to the knife sheath
  • Separate from the knife  

Normally, knife sharpeners that are attached to the sheath or come with the knife itself are quite specific to that particular knife – typically the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro – has an integral knife sharpener that is part of the sheath and the blade clips into this to be sharpened. (an excellent system, but only on the pro version) Other knives have sharpeners clipped or attached to the sheath that can be removed when needed.

But for the purpose of this Best Knife Sharpener for Survival Knife review I have selected blade sharpeners that are separate from the knife and can be carried in a separate pouch, clipped to a keyring or on a lanyard.

The table below shows a unique comparison chart for the top 5 knife sharpeners. Giving a comparison between:

  • price
  • style
  • knife blade size

 

  •  Use the arrows to help choose the top sharpener for your needs.

 

DescriptionPhotoPrice
£££
Will take
knives sizes upto -
Large Knives,
Medium
or
Small knives
Sharpener
Cutting
Material
Victorinox Pocket Knife Sharpener

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9SmallTungsten
Carbide
Wenger Super Sharpener

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15MediumDiamond
Carbide
Smith's Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener

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12MediumTungsten Carbide
& Ceramic Stone
Gerber Pocket Sharpener

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5LargeCeramic
Gerber Bear Grylls Field Sharpener

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11LargeCarbide
&
Ceramic

 

 

For a razor sharp professional finish on your survival knife blade you will need to ‘upgrade’ to a honing stone to get the best knife honing stonefinish.

The most common and generally considered the best type is a wet honing stone system.

Typically, something like the DC4 – Diamond Ceramic Whetstone – this stone sharpener is nice and compact and can easily be carried as part of your bug out kit. I would highly recommend the DC4 as it can also be used without water or oil on the surface yet will produce a superb razor edge on your knife.

 


 I hope our, Best Knife Sharpener for Survival Knife guide has helped you to see what’s generally available in the knife sharpening world  for us UK Preppers. Remember, a sharp knife is a happy knife..!