WORK SHARP Release Five New Manual Sharpeners

ASHLAND, Ore. (November 6, 2019) — Work Sharp Outdoor, the industry-leading manufacturer of knife and tool sharpeners, launches a new line of high-value manual sharpening products that deliver on the quality, performance and innovation people have come to expect.

The five new Work Sharp manual knife sharpeners are the Pivot Knife Sharpener, Pivot Plus Knife Sharpener, Pivot Pro Knife & Tool Sharpener, Micro Sharpener & Knife Tool, and the Angle Set Knife Sharpener.

While their current manual sharpening products have added value to consumers and retail partners alike, Work Sharp did not have a full line that positioned the brand as the complete solution and industry leader in manual sharpening innovation. 

“These five new manual sharpeners will invite new customers into the brand and give them every reason to stay,” says Kyle Crawford, Work Sharp Brand Manager. “We’re excited to introduce these new products to market, bring new customers into the Work Sharp experience and position our business as the leader in sharpening.”

These products deliver sharpening innovation in familiar form. Work Sharp’s exclusive Convex Carbide Sharpening System creates a superior convex edge quickly and easily. Convex edges cut smoother and hold their edge longer. The Convex Carbides also provide the innovative Pivot Response Technology. This technology allows the carbides to follow the curve of the blade when sharpening and provides increased control of material take off to restore an edge quickly. In addition, Pivot Response can be locked to decrease material take off for quickly restoring a lightly dulled edge.  

“Work Sharp’s innovative technologies allow more control of the sharpening results you want without adding complexity,” says Crawford. “Our engineered simplicity puts the skill into the tool so you get sharper edges faster.” 

Darex, the makers of Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpeners, is proud to be an American company. Darex has produced industry-leading sharpening tools in the USA for nearly 50 years. Today, Darex is more than 120 co-workers strong and has sold over 8 million sharpeners.

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Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.