Kershaw Ultra-Tek Blade Sharpener
Item #: KE-2535
From the Manufacturer:
The Ultra-Tek Blade Sharpener is the convenient way to keep your Kershaw sharp. The Ultra-Tek is a compact sharpening steel that lets you quickly and easily touch up the edge on your Kershaw anywhere, anytime. The Ultra-Tek handle is made of 6061-T6 anodized aircraft aluminum.
Stored inside the handle is a 600-grit, diamond-coated oval shaft. This is the perfect grit for restoring an edge that is in generally good shape, but is just dull. Simply unscrew the shaft from the handle interior, turn it around, and screw it on to the other end of the handle. Now the Ultra-Tek is a comfortable 9-in. length, ideal for both sharpening and realigning the edge of your Kershaw blade. To sharpen, hold the blade edge against the diamond-coated shaft at about a 20-degree angle and swipe the blade, from heel to tip, along the sharpening shaft. Do this an even number of times on both sides of the blade. Soon, your blade will be restored to it's Kershaw shaving sharp edge. It's a good idea to keep the Ultra-Tek close at hand so you can touch up the blade from time to time. If you don't let it get terribly dull, it will take no time at all to maintain your edge.
The Ultra-Tek requires no water or oil. It's lightweight and easy to use. And it stores compactly, making it easy to take with you.
Measures 5" in length when stored and 9" overall. Weighs 1.8 oz. Made in China. Suggested Retail $24.99.
Kershaw Knives was founded in 1974 in Portland, Oregon when knife salesman Pete Kershaw started a cutlery company that would make knives from his designs. Japanese based KAI Cutlery manufactured those designs. In 1978, KAI Cutlery purchased Kershaw Knives and the company, renamed KAI USA Ltd., continues today with three product lines; including the original Kershaw Knives, Zero Tolerance Knives, and Shun Cutlery which primarily markets kitchen cutlery.
Over the years, Kershaw Knives has worked with several custom knifemakers. Cutlery Hall of Famer Ken Onion, a custom knife maker and inventor of the “SpeedSafe” assisted opening mechanism, is the premier knife designer for Kershaw Knives. Kershaw has also collaborated with custom knifemakers Grant and Gavin Hawk, Frank Centofante, and Ernest Emerson. Kershaw has released models that were developed in collaboration with National Geographic, Jeep, Orange County Choppers, the American Professional Rodeo Association, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Kershaw manufactures excellent knives and has built a very strong customer fan base due to their innovative designs and their quality control.