Happy National Knife Day!

Today has been declared as National Knife Day! I know there seems to be day for everything but this is actually recognizing an essential tool.

A number of knife retailers will be offering specials and giveaways from what I understand. Check out your favorite retailer for more on that.

I prepared for today by getting a new knife sharpener. It isn’t like I don’t have a number of stones, guided sharpeners, and diamond plates. I do. However, I saw it on Amazon and the price was right so I bought the Work Shop Guided Field Sharpener.

It works. I took an old Camillus pocket knife couldn’t even cut paper and put a nice working edge on it rather quickly. Is it what a Japanese sushi chef might use to put a razor edge on a knife? No but then I didn’t have to invest in a series of water stones either. I think it will be a convenient tool to take when I go camping or hunting.

Given it is National Knife Day, the other way I plan to celebrate it is to make a contribution to Knife Rights. They have done more in the last few years to change outdated laws and expand our rights to carry a knife than any other organization. They have more work to do and every little bit of money helps.

Their donation page is here.


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