The Chef’s Choice Sportsman 317 Diamond Hone knife sharpener is designed especially for the thicker, beefier knives used by outdoorsmen and military personnel. The Xtreme 317 quickly produces an extremely sharp edge using a 2-stage, diamond hone system that holds the knife at precisely the right angle. This system incorporates 100% diamond abrasives that work on all blade steels and won’t detemper the steel.
The 317 creates a double bevel edge that is scary sharp and strong enough to last for many days in the field. Stage one creates a general bevel, and stage two creates a slightly more acute, 20 degree finish bevel that provides extraordinary sharpness. This method keeps the blade edge strong to resist rolling and chipping while staying sharp.
To use, simply draw the knife through the guides directed. Most knives can be sharpened in less than 10 minutes. The Xtreme 317 quickly and easily sharpens both straight edge and serrated blades as well as double-sided and single-sided style knives. It’s ideal for sharpening sports, tactical, household and pocket knives. Designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.
How it works:
Using two sharpening stages, the Xtreme 317 applies a double-bevel, arch-shaped edge that is stronger and more durable than conventional edges. Stage 1 uses 100% diamond abrasives for sharpening and honing and Stage 2 finishes the edge using flexible stropping/polishing disks. This two stage process results in a microscopically flawless polished edge that is superbly sharp and parallel to none.