Reddit Reddit reviews Double Sided Diafold Sharpener Fine / Coarse

We found 19 Reddit comments about Double Sided Diafold Sharpener Fine / Coarse. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Double Sided Diafold Sharpener Fine / Coarse
Portable, lightweight with convenient fold & go handles which enclose and protect the diamond whetstone when not in use2 sided with coarse diamond to transform a dull edge and fine diamond for a razor sharp edgeSharpens knives and tools faster than conventional stones with DMT's monocrystalline diamond surfaceNo oil is needed-sharpen dry or with waterDurable construction will provide years of consistent performance and reliable service
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19 Reddit comments about Double Sided Diafold Sharpener Fine / Coarse:

u/txdm · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

I've been real happy with the DMT FWFC Double Sided Diafold Sharpener

u/BatCountry9 · 4 pointsr/bugout

The Fallkniven stones, DC3 and DC4 are great. A bit pricey, but they're excellent. The Spyderco Doublestuff is a bit larger, but also very good. Otherwise, you could just get a ceramic rod for like $2. I keep one of these in my EDC bag and I've been very happy with it so far.

u/FJ1906 · 4 pointsr/knives
u/brok3nlights · 3 pointsr/knives

If you mean the colored things at the bottom right.. I think they might be sharpeners.

u/emarkd · 3 pointsr/EDC

I sharpen mine when they need it. I know that's vague but its really the best way I know to answer. If all I'm doing is simply small tasks like cutting tags out of new clothes and trimming my kid's drink straws down to size, my knife will stay sharp pretty much indefinitely. If I find myself with a bunch of cardboard boxes to break down it'll be dull in no-time. So when I feel that its taking more effort to cut than it should, I sharpen it.

Personally I'm simple. I like freehand. Old-fashioned whetrocks work great when I've got lots of time, but I can get almost as good of an edge in a lot less time with diamond. I can grab one of these while I sit with the family watching TV and sharpen a lot of knives in very little time.

u/SJToIA · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

If I understand your question correctly, I would choose to EDC this double sided DMT sharpener in coarse/fine:

u/smallbatchb · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

These are some of my favorites. I always have a course/fine version in my EDC backpack and my outdoor bag.

It's large enough for most knives but small and light enough to pack really easily.

I also absolutely love the KSF field sharpening kit
for convex blades but unfortunately appears to not be available anymore but you can build one yourself easily as they still sell the properly sized strops.

  • It includes a double sided strop with 2 compounds and multiple strips of varying grit wet/dry sandpaper. Put the strop on top the otterbox and strap the sandpaper strips across it and sharpen away!
u/anonymous_armadillo · 2 pointsr/knives

using one of these.

u/tinyOnion · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I like the America's Test Kitchen shows and picked up the chef's knife because of their glowing review of it and inexpensive price:

Victorinox Fibrox Chef's Knife is great.

I liked it so much that I purchased the santoku and a few paring knives.

small paring knives
The paring knives seem to go dull more quickly than I would like though, but I might have really high expectations for my knives.

I also personally like the santoku knife a lot and it might be my favorite.

To keep all of them extremely sharp I use this whetstone in fine/course.

If I only got to pick one of them it would be the whetstone; hands down the best thing to have in your kitchen and will last a long time.


u/flargh86 · 1 pointr/knives

Victorinox or Zhen out of Japan is probably going to be your best bet outside of Wusthof which are pretty pricey. Zhen knife set in 440c (should be adequate; will just require sharpening periodically) for $80. Zhen 8 inch chef knife for $52. The steel on this one is VG 10 which will hold an edge longer and require sharpening less.

He should be happy with any of those. I'm not sure how much his knives are 'wearing' though. I understand that he's using them often but do you know if he's sharpening them? If not, you may want to get him a good set of sharpening stones and perhaps a strop to keep his knives performing thus preventing him from having to purchase new knives. If he has chips in his edges -- he'll just need a coarse stone to remove those and then switch to a fine stone to get the knife back to shaving sharp which might be the better long-term investment for him?

If you have $200 to spend, I'd say get that 8 inch Zhen knife for $52 and get this sharpener for $31 Coarse and fine is really all that he should need to maintain that knife indefinitely. Coarse if he chips it; fine to get it shaving sharp again. A dedicated strop isn't entirely necessary. He can strop on cardboard (or even cut some)/a leather belt and remove the burrs from the edge.

u/Pays_in_snakes · 1 pointr/santashelpers

With the caution that the stuff you need to get expensive knives all the way up to really, seriously sharp will cost more than $30, this is a standard tool with good reviews:

u/brando555 · 1 pointr/knives

I've always felt that if a knife can shave a patch of hair off your arm or leg it's plenty sharp. The coarseness of the finish doesn't really have much to do with how sharp it is, you can sharpen a knife on a 120 grit stone and get it shaving sharp. D2 generally does better with a coarser or "toothy edge" because of the larger grain size and carbides. Whereas, Aus 8 is excellent at taking a polished edge.


You'd probably do fine with something like a DMT diafold, diamond is great for sharpening D2.

u/HalleyOrion · 1 pointr/sewing

I haven't yet had need to sharpen any scissors, but I do sharpen knives fairly regularly, and I've recently picked up chisel sharpening. I sharpen knives freehand using a DMT diafold, much like this one. I mark the bevel with a Sharpie before I begin so I'm sure to match the blade's angle and sharpen the whole thing evenly. After sharpening, I don't have to sharpen again for a long time so long as I strop it or hone it regularly.

If I were sharpening scissors, I think I would use the same stones I use for sharpening chisels and other tools. I prefer diamond stones because they remain perfectly flat even after years of use, but they're not cheap. I'd only sharpen scissors I could dismantle (so I can sharpen each blade independently).

In my experience, it's not dullness that makes scissors lose effectiveness fastest, however. It's developing a tiny gap between the two blades.

u/mroystacatz · 1 pointr/knifeclub

DMT makes some pretty cool compact diamond stones that are most likely (I've never tried them, but I've heard good things about them) worth trying out.

u/chuckthetruk · 1 pointr/knives

I would suggest doing a google search for proper sharpening technique. Not trying to be a dick, but that pre-written stuff will be more thorough and informative than the responses you will get here (most likely). The MOST IMPORTANT step is forming a burr with your coarsest stone and maintaining your angle. If you do not do this along the entire length of the blade, anything else you do on finer stones will be futile. I use a coarse/fine DMT Diafold then go to a 1200 grit sandpaper and strop on the back of a legal pad.

My current method is very low budget, but I can always get an edge that is sharp enough to shave with. Good luck man!

u/grrfunkel · 1 pointr/knives

So if you were to buy one, which would you buy? Also what do you think about guided sharpeners like the Lansky sharpening system or the Spyderco Sharpmaker?

EDIT: or the DMT DMGEF Diafold Magna-Guide Sharpening System to go with the DMT Diafold

u/boldbrand · 0 pointsr/knifeclub

lmao you are right, it was more than one water bottle, i stabbed like 20. but i don't think its from that. i think its from stabbing some strong ass tape. Tape so strong i think it resisted the sharp tip a bit, and maybe it slid from the tape to the piece of metal (encased in tape). I was trying to remove the tape. Fuck!

I am guessing i need some diamond bit or diamond stone to shave this tip down? Anyone know how I would 'sharpen' the spine like /u/leftnose said? Now i really want some DMT diafolds ugh.

Would you sharpen or file down the entire spine to keep it even or just the area near the tip? Does the angle of the stroke matter like going with or against the grain?

I guess i don't technically need 'diamond' coated since it isn't the edge that is the issue, its the spine and the spine doesn't need the vanadium i am really just guessing/presuming here...


Which of these products you think would be best for s110v maintenance?: