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April 7, 2012

Pocket File


From the website:



This is Best Made's favorite portable file.

Dual purpose with compact convenience, the DMT Double-Sided Diafold Sharpener offers two 4" x 1" diamond whetstone surfaces in one lightweight, portable sharpener.

Fine diamond (25 micron/600 mesh) for a razor sharp edge; coarse diamond (45 micron/325) to quickly restore a neglected edge.

Sharpens quickly with no messy oils needed — sharpen dry or with water.

Folding plastic handles protect sharpener when not in use.

9.5" open/5" closed x 1.13" x 0.13".

Weight: 2.4 oz.



I love the way Best Made Company, merchant for this file and other stuff I've featured and will be featuring here, photographs its kit.

A model for those who would seek to sell using online images.

[via Paul Biba]

April 7, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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"... but will draw howls from the purists." Scott, the older I get the more I find that good enough is just that the great majority of the time. Yes, I'm quite compulsive and almost fetishistic in my pursuit of just the right thing but I quite often suddenly declare victory and end it.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Apr 7, 2012 2:06:42 PM

Lots of knockoffs of these available at discount stores/online - most work pretty well. The other tool that I use constantly is a Tungsten Point File (used for filing the hard-metal points in old-style ignition engines) - they'll sharpen anything from an axe blade to a fine knife in seconds (and are great for other fine filing jobs), but will draw howls from the purists. Complete heresy but they're only a few dollars and weigh nothing for backpacking etc.


Posted by: Scott | Apr 7, 2012 2:03:53 PM

I've had one of these for twenty years or so - it lives in the kitchen drawer and is utterly splendid. It's not the only diamond sharpening thing I have, but the rest live in the workshop, this is the one that comes away on holiday etc. I didn't realise they'd got so expensive over the years - were I looking for one now I'd probably buy something else.

Posted by: Skipweasel | Apr 7, 2012 11:05:07 AM

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