June 25, 2016

Gear Review Opportunity 11/16/12 – a sharpening tool that EVERYONE can use!

This week, in our pre-Thanksgiving Gear Review Opportunity, we bring to you a really neat sharpener from Work Sharp tools – the Guided Field Sharpener 221.  When I first looked at this on their website, I thought it looked like a neat gadget for sharpening your knife.

And then I watched the video.  Which you should do as well, by clicking HERE.

WOW!  I’ve seen, and owned, a lot of sharpeners in my life, from Arkansas whetstones to multi-use gimmicky things, but this one really has my attention.  I can’t imagine anyone who spends any time outdoors not being able to use this tool for multiple applications.  Well – enough of my pining over the tool – here are the specs.

Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener


The Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1. is the complete knife sharpener for field, home or shop use. It is the first Angle Guided, 5 stage sharpening solution designed for sportsmen who need a complete, robust and compact field sharpening solution.

Legendary knife maker, Ken Onion said of the Guided Field Sharpener, “ I am impressed with the clever details like the magnetic plate holders, angle guides, round ceramics and strop, all in a small easy to carry package. It is by far the best manual, portable sharpener I have ever used…. I especially like the versatility of it. I have used it on flat and re-curve blades as well as fishing hooks and leather punches and it performed well. Something for everyone in this little package.”

(2) Diamond Plates, (2) Ceramic Rods, (1) Leather Strop and Sharpening Guides provide a fast, easy and consistent sharpening solution for knives and camp tools. The 20° and 25° sharpening guides create consistent blade edge angles with speed, ease and repeatability. The sharpening guides are purpose built for your hunting knives, pocket knives and filet knives. Strong rare earth magnets secure the easily interchangeable diamond plates and also provide coverage for the Broadhead Wrench and small storage compartment. Compact design and Lanyard Hole make it easy to pack carry on your next outdoor adventure so you can sharpen anytime, anywhere with speed and ease. Also sharpens serrated knives, fish hooks, broadheads and many common camp tools.  Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1.

Includes: (1) Coarse Diamond Plate, (1) Fine Diamond Plate, (1) Large Ceramic Rod with 3 Positions (coarse, fine and fish hook grooves), (1) Small Ceramic Rod, (1) Leather Strop conditioned with Micro-Abrasive, Broadhead Wrench and User’s Guide. This tool is assembled and quality checked in Ashland, Oregon and has a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Includes a detailed User’s Guide inside the tool under the diamond plate for convenient storage.

Axes, scissors, broadheads, serrated knives, fishhooks, …  I think I need one of these!

If you think you would like to put one of these tools through the paces and tell your readers about it, , follow the instructions below.  And, a big THANK YOU to Darex / Work Sharp for supporting the OBN and the many Outdoor Bloggers we represent.

It’s Time to Get Your Comment In: As a reminder, gear review opportunities are open to all Outdoor Bloggers who have their blog listed on the Outdoor Blogger Directory. You leave a comment saying you’re interested and next week we’ll use the random number generator to pick two lucky winners from the comment pool. It’s that simple!

But wait…another refresher:

Before you pull that comment trigger: Gear Review Opportunity is open to OBN Members with an Active Blog on the Outdoor Blogger Directory. By Commenting on this Entry you confirm you have read the Reviewer Guidelines and agree to the terms and conditions. Comments will be accepted until Tuesday at 2 p.m. MST. Winning comment (s) will be selected by the Random Number Generator and announced this coming Tuesday on the OBN. Please check back to see if the RNG has shined upon you, we don’t track down winners…

Ok, NOW go ahead and comment! We’ll pick winners next Tuesday and announce them here. Good luck and thank you Work Sharp for giving the Outdoor Bloggers this opportunity



  1. 1

    Few things are more important to an outdoorsman than a sharp knife. Count me in!

  2. 2

    I am always loosing my little cheesey Cabalas sharpener and end up with shreaded fillets, I am in.

  3. 3

    This sounds like an awesome opportunity. I am constantly looking for a better way to sharpen my knives and have yet to find something better than free handing on the old two sided whet stone.

  4. 4

    Sure, who couldnt use this

  5. 5

    Definitely count me in on this one!

  6. 6

    Just skip the first 5 and get to my number! I’m in.

  7. 7

    Count me in. I could definitely use this.


  8. 8

    Very interested! Lucky number 7???

  9. 9

    I would be very interested in this! The skinning knives are always getting dull!

  10. 10

    I’ve lost my set of Arkansas stones. This couldn’t come along at a better time.

  11. 11

    yes. i like it.

  12. 12

    This looks awesome!!! Great way to sharpen my dull fillet knifes!

  13. 13

    Count me in, please.

  14. 14

    I’m in for one of these!! “)

  15. 15

    Yes please! I just tried to gut my deer with a “sharp” knife. I need a sharpener!

  16. 16

    Looks great, count me in!

  17. 17

    This would come in handy for sure.Throw my name in the hat. Thanks!

  18. 18

    I intend to sharpen my chances of winning with this comment…

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