Smith's Bench Mount is designed to hold your V-Lock vise in a fixed position, which makes it easier to sharpen larger blades and many knives at one time. The innovative design also allows for easy rotation of the vise during sharpening. Just rotate the vise attachment while it is on the pedestal and continue sharpening the other side of your blade. It can easily be held with your hand or it can be permanently screwed to your work bench. The metal round base can be easily removed from the pedestal for storage in your Smith's storage pouch.