Warthog Sharpeners was founded with the vision to provide people a fast and easy way to get a professional edge at home, outdoors or in the workshop. Sharpening a knife is a skill that is time-consuming and somewhat frustrating for the beginner. Handheld pull-through and electric sharpeners do more damage than good to a blade. Sharpening a blade consistently and correctly is the only guaranteed way to preserve your knife for years to come.
Warthog has created a range of patented diamond sharpeners. The V-Sharp Series includes the Classic II, Curve, Xtreme Edge and the Multi-Edge. The process works by drawing the blade in a slicing motion entirely through and out of the sharpener while keeping the blade flat against the Blade Guide. This motion is all it takes to achieve a consistent angle from the heel to the tip. After sharpening to a keen edge, you turn the hones over with the hardened steel facing up and increase the angle by one notch (5°) to finish the blade to a razor edge.
The Classic II
This sharpener is equipped with two 325-grit double-sided Diamond Rods and finishing steels that sharpen both sides of the blade at once. There are three adjustable angles that quickly change (20°, 25°, 30°). The sharpener weighs about 2 pounds and has a handcrafted metal frame, sturdy rubber base and durable powder-coated finish. If you want to go the extra mile, V-Sharp Classic II Ceramic Rods offer an extra level of blade polish and will sharpen serrated edges such as on a bread knife, and the ceramic hone will give a slick edge to a smooth blade as well.
Classic II Features:
- 3 Adjustable Angles (20°, 25°, 30°)
- 325-Grit Natural Diamond Rods
- Metal Frame Construction
- Durable Powder-coat Finish
- Solid Rubber Base
- Finishing Steels (Included)
- 1-Year Warranty
- Weight: 25 ounces (709 grams)
- MSRP: $99.99
V-Sharp XE (Xtreme Edge)
V-Sharp XE (Xtreme Edge), similar to the V-Sharp Classic II in use, has two 325-grit double-sided Diamond Rods and finishing steels. It has been designed to be extremely lightweight, made from ABS Plastic (8 ounces). The V-Sharp XE is entirely waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about rusting. Snap-in Rods make for quick angle and grit changes and offer four angles (17°, 20°, 25°, 30°), making it versatile while out in the field or boat. The XE now comes with a fitted carrying case, too.
Xtreme Edge Features:
- 4 Snap-in Angle Adjustments
- (17°, 20°, 25°, 30°)
- 325-Grit Natural Diamond Rods (included)
- 600-Grit or 1,000-Grit (optional)
- Color: Black
- Super lightweight
- Durable ABS Plastic housing
- Adjustable Spring Tension
- Finishing Steels (included)
- 1-Year Warranty
- Weight: 8 ounces (229 grams)
- MRSP: $74.99
The V-Sharp Curve is ultra-compact and the easiest to use of the V-Sharp Series. The unique curve in the Diamond Rods maintains a 25° angle throughout the entire blade. Spring-loaded Diamond Rods keep equal pressure on each side while pulling the blade through. With no adjustments needed, all you need to do is keep your blade flat against the Blade Guide and let the sharpener do the rest.
- Unique Design Maintains 25° Angle
- 325-Grit Diamond Rods
- Easy to Use
- No Adjustments
- MSRP: $64.99
This model breaks away from the V-Sharp design and offers an infinite angle 10°-90° Guide Rod and Clamp, 600-grit plate and stropping plate (included) and features a large 220mm flat diamond honing plate. Optional 270-, 325- and 1,000-grit diamond plates are also available.
- Infinite Angles between 10°-90°
- Two Sizes: 9 inches/13 inches (150mm/220mm)
- 600-Grit Plate & Stropping Plate (included)
- Optional 325-Grit or 1,000-Grit
- Choose Diamond Stone size (150mm or 220mm)
- MSRP: $119.00
Cut to the Chase
Warthog sharpening accessories include ultra-padded protective cases with interior pockets that hold extra diamond rods and finishing steels for the Classic II and/or the Curve. You can also protect your V-Sharp XE with a High Impact ABS Case to guarantee protection while out in the field. Handheld serrated sharpeners, Gut Hooks and Diamond Nail Files are also available. If long-term care and blade maintenance is your priority, Warthog’s line of sharpeners are definitely worth a look. Check them out on their website at Warthog Knife Sharpeners – VSharp Warthog Sharpeners – Home (warthogusa.com).
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