How It Works


The easiest way to learn the unique sharpening action of the SELECTOOL is with a simple pair of scissors

SHARPEN SCISSORS

 

  

 

 RECAP:

  1. Use a firm surface
  2. Turn the tool on its side and let it tilt toward you
  3. Flat of the scissor blade against the left side of the guide
  4. Do both blades the same way
  5. Snip to finish

Enjoy your wonderfully sharp scissors!

          

       

    FIRST KNIFE SHARPENING

     

    1. START WITH A SIMPLE "CHEAPIE" PARING KNIFE (This is very important. Do not start with a "nice knife.")
    2. Use a table or firm surface to work on. (No "freehanding.")
    3. Do it just like you see in this video.
     

        
      RECAP:
      • TURN THE TOOL, (rather than trying to align the angle yourself.)
      • Control the downward pressure with your thumb.
      • Finish the edge with the Side Knife Guide.
      PRO Tip:  Hone your edge FREQUENTLY and your edge will last longer and work better.

         

          

         

      SHARPEN A DULL POCKET KNIFE

      Watch this incredible video of the raw sharpening power of this amazing tool

       

       

       WARNING

      1. Some knives are so dull they are almost impossible to sharpen. 
      2. "Tough steel" knives can also be very difficult, so practice on an easier knife first.
      3. Inexpensive stainless steel knives are the easiest to start with, (like in this video.)

                  

         

      SHARPENING A "TOUGH STEEL" KNIFE

         

      High Alloy knives, (such as Benchmade, Spyderco, Cold Steel, Kershaw, and
      Buck,) can be very challenging to sharpen.
      Click here to watch how it's done

       

                

      SHARPENING TOOLS

       Sharpening tools with the SELECTOOL is a lot of fun
      Click here to see how it works

       

         

      VIDEO PLAYLISTS

       

       

       

       

       

       

      PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS

       

       Your SELECTOOL should have come with full instructions.
      If not, download them here.