Columbia River Veff Sharp 600 Grit Diamond Coated Sharpening Rods
CRVEFF1: Veff Sharp - Designed by Tom Veff
Tom Veff is well known as the preeminent professional knife sharpener in the Pacific Northwest, and also as the designer of our patented* Veff™ Serrations. He is truly "addicted to sharp," as are many other knife owners. But Tom was unhappy with the tapered diamond sharpeners that were available, so he designed the CRKT Veff Sharp™ to be the ultimate portable multipurpose field and bench sharpener.
The system includes an anodized knurled aluminum handle and two threaded 600-grit diamond-coated sharpening rods. The smaller rod has three 2" straight sections in sizes 3/32", 3/16", and 1/4". The larger rod has three straight sections in sizes 11/32", 1/2" and 5/8". The larger rod also has a 6" flat side.
The handle and rods fit neatly in a nylon storage pouch.
The Veff Sharp is effective on most serrations and does not create egg-shaped serrations as tapered sharpeners do. It works equally well on gut hook knives and seat belt cutters.
It is a versatile and indispensable tool that belongs in every workshop, tool box, tackle box and hunter's pack. It allows the user to keep a keen edge on all types of cutting tools including serrated and plain edge knives, wood chisels, wood carving and lathe tools, router bits, punches, scissors and saw chain.
Proper use and care will ensure a lifetime of effective use. Light to moderate pressure is all that is needed for the diamonds to do their job. On most tools to be sharpened, simply blacken the cutting edge with a black ink marking pen. Then, following the original angle of the cutting edge, make a couple of strokes with the appropriate size of the rod across the edge. If you have the correct angle, the ink will be removed evenly.
Once you have sharpened the first side of the edge correctly, you will have a burr on the back or flat side of the blade edge. Remove this burr by using the flat side of the sharpener and place it almost flat on the burr side of the edge. Use light pressure and draw the sharpener across the burr until it is removed. This will leave you with a keen cutting edge. After each use, wipe the diamond sharpeners with rubbing alcohol to clean.
Use Veff Sharp dry– without oil or water. With a little practice, you'll find it easy to restore the edges on all of your cutting tools. And like Tom Veff, you'll get addicted to sharp.
*U.S. Patent No. D599,939
About the Designer
Tom Veff developed a love of knives at an early age. The son of an Army First Sergeant, he traveled extensively and always sought out knife shops wherever his father was stationed. As a young man, he entered the meat industry and was a journeyman meat cutter and meat department manager for 20 years. He found that he had a natural ability to put an edge on all types of cutting tools. In 1989, he established Veff Sharpening Service in Oregon City, Oregon. His reputation for producing a very high polished, surgically sharp convex edge has led to his customer base extending throughout the United States. He decided to incorporate some of his own ideas and began designing knives that were task specific. His philosophy is that a cutting tool should be comfortable to use and efficient for the task at hand. Because he was always intrigued with cutting edges, it was natural for him to improve on preexisting designs. This led him to design Veff Serrations which have proven to be the most efficient and effective serrations available to date and are used exclusively by CRKT.
- Grit: 600 Diamond
- Handle: Length: 2.625" (67 mm)
- Rod 1: Length: 6.38" (162 mm)
- Weight: 2.9 oz. (82 g)
- Rod 2: Length: 5.88" (149 mm)
- Weight: 2.0 oz. (57 g)
- Nylon Sheath
- Made in China
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