Tom Veff is well known as the preeminent professional knife sharpener in the Pacific Northwest, and also as the designer of our patented* Veff™ Serrations. He is truly “addicted to sharp,” as are many other knife owners. But Tom was unhappy with the tapered diamond sharpeners that were available, so he designed the CRKT Veff Sharp™ to be the ultimate portable multipurpose field and bench sharpener. The system includes an anodized knurled aluminum handle and two threaded 600-grit diamond-coated sharpening rods. The smaller rod has three 2″ straight sections in sizes 3/32″, 3/16″, and 1/4″. The larger rod has three straight sections in sizes 11/32″, 1/2″ and 5/8″. The larger rod also has a 6″ flat side. The handle and rods fit neatly in a nylon storage pouch. The Veff Sharp is effective on most serrations and does not create egg-shaped serrations as tapered sharpeners do. It works equally well on gut hook knives and seat belt cutters. It is a versatile and indispensable tool that belongs in every workshop, tool box, tackle box and hunter’s pack. It allows the user to keep a keen edge on all types of cutting tools including serrated and plain edge knives, wood chisels, wood carving and lathe tools, router bits, punches, scissors and saw chain. Proper use and care will ensure a lifetime of effective use. Light to moderate pressure is all that is needed for the diamonds to do their job. On most tools to be sharpened, simply blacken the cutting edge with a black ink marking pen. Then, following the original angle of the cutting edge, make a couple of strokes with the appropriate size of the rod across the edge. If you have the correct angle, the ink will be removed evenly. Once you have sharpened the first side of the edge correctly, you will have a burr on the back or flat side of the blade edge. Remove this burr by using the flat side of the sharpener and place it almost flat on the burr side of the edge. Use light pressure and draw the sharpener across the burr until it is removed. This will leave you with a keen cutting edge. After each use, wipe the diamond sharpeners with rubbing alcohol to clean. Use Veff Sharp dry– without oil or water. With a little practice, you’ll find it easy to restore the edges on all of your cutting tools. And like Tom Veff, you’ll get addicted to sharp. *U.S. Patent No. D599,939
CRKT was one of the first knife brands we picked up, that was due to the innovative designs and quality this knife line had. Below is a bit of information on this line, we hope you enjoy. CRKT® (Columbia River Knife and Tool®) was founded in 1994. From day one, CRKT put innovation and integrity first. They made a commitment to build knives and tools that would inspire and endure. CRKT collaborates with the best designers in the world and operates on a simple principle: that the greatest thing they can give their customers is Confidence in Hand. Columbia River Knife and Tool collaborates with many leading knifemakers, inventors and industrial designers who are among the most respected craftsmen and artists in the industry. They take great pride in their custom knives and CRKT production work, and they look forward to creating tha best knifes in the world. Designers like: Ed Van Hoy A.G. Russell James Williams Russ Kommer and Ken Onion Many more designers are here with CRKT, and we hope you enjoy all their fine work!