The Gerber Field Sharpener Review – How To Sharpen Knives The Easy Way

How To Sharpen Knives The Easy Way
Gerber Field Sharpener

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As a prepper you will have acquired the odd survival knife or two, also a multi tool and probably a Swiss Army Knife as well - am I right.?!
When you bought them, there were nice and sharp and ready for action. and you make shaving sharp and fine tuned them by giving them the once over by touching up the blade with a fine whetstone and a stope and now they are perfect and razor sharp.

But when you use your knives they will slowly become blunt and that nice fine edge will require a bit of TLC - so back to the workbench and out with the grinding stone and whetstone once again.

The problem comes when your knife becomes blunt and doesn't perform as you want it to and you're out in the wild.

Knife sharpening is a skill in itself, even when you are working at the bench in perfect conditions, but out in the field its a different matter, so knowing how to sharpen knives the easy way is an essential part of prepping and survival.

Carrying a whetstone and a small stop is always good practice and I actually have a small kit that I carry with me in my rucksack.

But, what about a quick sharpen, or an emergency re-sharpen of your knife? Just to ensure that your blunt knife is able to cut properly in this type of situation?

It's actually not that difficult to re-sharpen your knife and get that nice sharp blade back again, wherever you are, and in this article 'how to sharpen knives the easy way', I'm going to show a quick, 'non faffing' way to go just that

gerber bear grylls knife shar[ener

This clever knife sharpener will not only sharpen a flat blade, but is also capable of sharpening a serrated blade knife.

There are two sizes of diamond grit rods that enables you to put a new edge on any sized serrated blade.
Big or small knife, it works, as you can see here in the photos:

serrated edge being sharpened with gerber
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serrated edge on knofe being sharpened

Now to be honest I'm not one who goes for gear that is endorsed by TV celebrities.
We all know that their sole reason for the endorsement is to make them money. But thats life!
If someone offered me tens of thousands just to say 'use this it's good' then I probably would!

But good, bad or down right phoney celebrity, it's the product that matters.
It'll soon prove itself to be useless or not...

All that said, this is one of my favourite 'emergency' knife sharpening tools that I carry with me all the time.
It is extremely compact. robust and light, making it the perfect tool for my bug out bag.

Here's my video review of the Gerber Field Sharpener:

Video review of the Gerber knife sharpener
 
  • Hard Plastic Cover
  • Pocket Size
  • Grippy Handle
  • Sharpens Fine Edge Serrated Blades
  • Priorities of Survival Guide
  • Overall Length: 4.5"
  • Total Weight: 2.3 oz.
  • Steel Type: SS416 Grit 400
  • Coarse Carbide Insert
  • Fine Ceramic Insert

As you can see from my short video, this is an excellent tool to carry with you and I highly recommend you buy one for you bug out bag as part of your survival kit. 

I hope you have found this review article on 'How to Sharpen Knives the Easy Way' helpfull.

Gerber Bear Grylls Field Sharpener (31-001270)
List Price: £19.99
Price: £19.99
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2 comments

    • Matt on February 14, 2019 at 8:37 am
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    Honing oil and grindstone

    • Lee Sangster on September 19, 2018 at 8:55 pm
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    Hi Steve,

    I would rather carry a small wet stone than ever sharpen my knife with a sharpening tool no matter who endorses it. They will destroy a knifes edge and durability beyond repair.

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