Stationary Sharpener Options for Pocket Knives

As someone who's looking for a stationary sharpening system, and you're going to be using your sharpener to sharpen primarily pocket knives, these are the best sharpener options for you. Any of the below options will make a great choice. When choosing an option, consider how frequently you plan to sharpen, as you'll want to choose a sharpener that's faster and more convenient to use if you plan to sharpen on a regular basis.

 

Precision Sharpener - WE120

The WE120 sharpener is an excellent choice if you are planning on sharpening your pocket knives at home, and you have 20 or fewer knives. Pocket knives can sometimes require a wide range of sharpening angles, and the WE120 has a very versatile angle range to accommodate them.

 

The WE120 sharpener is designed to be mounted to a base for stability. There are two base options to choose from: Aluminum and Granite. If you're going to be moving your sharpener in and out of storage, the Aluminum option is likely a better choice for you, as the granite base is very heavy.

 

If you would like to bundle more sharpening abrasives with the WE120 to produce extremely fine edges, choose the Pro-Pack II. The Pro-Pack II is a bundle that includes the WE120 sharpener, diamond stones in six grits from 100 up to 1000 grit, very fine ceramic stones, a set of leather strops to finish your edges, and the Aluminum Base.

 

To keep your sharpener and all your abrasives packed up neatly and safely, we recommend adding the Hard Carrying Case to your order.


Precision Sharpener - WE130

If you have a larger collection of knives and plan to sharpen more frequently, you may be happier if you choose the WE130 sharpener because it's more convenient to use than the WE120. It's also a better choice if some of your knives are less common, like chisel-grind pocket knives, out-the-front automatics, or blades that are full-flat-ground and distally tapered (like a lot of Spyderco knives). Like the WE120, it has a very wide and versatile angle range, but it also has better clamping abilities than the WE120 because the WE130's Cam-Lock Vise is specifically designed for oddly shaped blades. The WE130 sharpener is designed to be mounted to a base for stability.

 

The WE130 has a Pro-Pack option, which is called the Pro-Pack III. If you have a very large collection of pocket knives, the Pro-Pack III may be a good option for you as it includes a great assortment of finer abrasives and also includes several attachments and adapters to make your kit even more versatile.

 

To keep your sharpener and all your abrasives packed up neatly and safely, we recommend adding the Hard Carrying / Rolling Case to your order. This is the only case available that's compatible with the WE130 sharpener.


Generation 3 Pro Sharpener

The Generation 3 Pro is one of most popular products, and also one of our most convenient sharpener models. It's easier to operate and faster to use because the angle can be adjusted on both sides of the sharpener simultaneously with the single pull of a lever. If you have a large collection of knives or you plan to sharpen frequently for friends or family, this is a great option for you. The Generation 3 Pro Sharpener's Angle Range is 14.5-27.5 degrees per side, so if you have knives that require very wide sharpening angles, you may be better off choosing the WE130 sharpener which has a wider angle range.

 

The Generation 3 Pro doesn't require the purchase of a separate base, as it's base is built-on, and also includes a storage area inside the sharpener for all your sharpening stones.

 

This sharpener comes with a hard carrying case which is already included in it's price, so you don't need to order one separately.

 

The Generation 3 Pro sharpener includes and extra set of abrasives, which are the 800/1000 grit diamond stones. They will produce very effective edges for the day-to-day tasks for which pocket knives are typically used. If you would like to increase the level of sharpness on your edges, or create highly-polished edges, these items will make a great addition to your kit:

 

Generation 3 Jaws for 1/4" Blades (if you have blades that are thicker than 3/16")