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Smaller Portable Sharpmaker

Postby BonnieDoon » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:46 pm

I was wondering if Sal and the Spyderco team had thought of a producing a smaller portable sharpmaker that would be easy to carry in your pack on a regular basis. Just a thought.
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Postby fliktrik » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:20 pm

I think there was a thread about this awhile back... I believe there were at least some tentative plans/ideas re. producing such a thing.

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Postby Domanfp » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:04 pm

Yeah this has been brought up before.
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Postby Mr Blonde » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:01 pm

I'd welcome a true pocket size Golden Stone, I'd imagine that could do the trick.
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Postby sal » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:57 pm

I carry a regular Golden Stone when I travel. I also have a fixture that sets it at 30 degrees. We're working on a smaller Tri-Angle sharpmaker. the design is finished, but it's still in Engineering. Then tooling. Still a ways out. Pretty cool though.

It's not pocket sized. We have many small stones that can be carried in a pocket and there are a variety of other abrasives available that are small. This sharpener is as small as we could make it and still hae 5" of abrasive.

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Postby jnichols2 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:50 pm

If they make one that still works similar to the full size one, I'll buy it.
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Postby BonnieDoon » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:06 pm

Thanks Sal! That's awesome to hear!. I look forward to seeing what you have come up with :)
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Postby JD Spydo » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:48 am

sal wrote:I carry a regular Golden Stone when I travel. I also have a fixture that sets it at 30 degrees. We're working on a smaller Tri-Angle sharpmaker. the design is finished, but it's still in Engineering. Then tooling. Still a ways out. Pretty cool though.

It's not pocket sized. We have many small stones that can be carried in a pocket and there are a variety of other abrasives available that are small. This sharpener is as small as we could make it and still hae 5" of abrasive.

sal
Say this fixture that sets the GOLDENSTONE at 30 degrees? Is that something that will be for sale, available for us to buy sometime in the future?
That just sounds really cool and I'm sure gives the GOLDENSTONE a lot more versatility. I love my GOLDENSTONE and DUCKFOOT both and want to learn more about them.
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Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:57 pm

sal wrote:I carry a regular Golden Stone when I travel. I also have a fixture that sets it at 30 degrees. We're working on a smaller Tri-Angle sharpmaker. the design is finished, but it's still in Engineering. Then tooling. Still a ways out. Pretty cool though.

It's not pocket sized. We have many small stones that can be carried in a pocket and there are a variety of other abrasives available that are small. This sharpener is as small as we could make it and still hae 5" of abrasive.

sal
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Postby mark greenman » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:31 pm

The Fold A Vee comes pretty close to perfect, it's what I carry in my pack. Basically as $13 folding sharpmaker that does 25 and 17 degree edges.

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Postby rycen » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:51 pm

I think Sal might be familiar with the Fold A Vee.
We would rather be the knife in your pocket, because is "works" better, than the knife in your showcase, because it "looks" better.

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Postby Popsickle » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:29 pm

ill be buying a smaller sharp maker for carry

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Postby sal » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:36 pm

Hi JD,

Making the fixture available in production is the plan.

Hi Mark,

The "fold-A-Vee" was one of my inventions. Sold it to Lansky years ago.

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Postby Fred Sanford » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:18 pm

Sal, you're a riot. Seriously.

Love the Golden Stone by the way.
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Postby vinito » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:28 pm

David Lowry wrote:Sal, you're a riot. Seriously.

Love the Golden Stone by the way.
Wait, was he joking or what :confused:

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Postby Fred Sanford » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:53 pm

vinito wrote:Wait, was he joking or what :confused:
Nope, not joking. He invented it. The guy just has invented so much it made me laugh (in a good way). :)
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Postby mark greenman » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:28 pm

sal wrote:
Hi Mark,

The "fold-A-Vee" was one of my inventions. Sold it to Lansky years ago.

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Hey Sal,

I had given you credit for the design in my review, but I would just like to say, thank you for inventing this miraculous device. It's really changed my (sharpening) life, as I now constantly have a sharpener with me when I'm out of the house, or when I travel. It's really awesome.

I keep it in my "toolitries kit," and it has come in handy many, many times since I bought it.

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Postby bodydamage » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:46 pm

This would be perfect for me. I have been trying to cobble together something like this for a while now. I travel alot for work and sharpen in the down time to pass the time. I love my Sharpmaker, but something smaller would be perfect. Let me know when it out, and Ill be the first in line.

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Postby Blerv » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:58 pm

I can see how hitting angles more exactly with a fixed-station setup would be ideal when you get home. While traveling for basic maintenance the fine stones of the 701 profiles are all I use. I can imagine products like the Doublestuff, Goldenstone, file set, or the various flat stones would be great as well.
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Postby phillipsted » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:23 pm

David Lowry wrote:Love the Golden Stone by the way.
Ditto, Sal. I know it took you guys a lot of "sweat and tears" to get the Golden Stone to market. It is a beautiful piece of kit!

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