Pros: Durability, Ease of Use, Effectiveness, Overall Quality
This thing works!
I took time to write this review in order to advise customers against bad reviews of this tool on the web. I received this from KnifeCenter with certain concerns, because I readed it is a poor China knockoff of old Schrade Warden 70s/80s HS1. In fact it is not a junk, but a very handy and effective tool for its purpose. The HS1 Honesteel is not intented for those who need to make an edge on a dull knife, but for those who want to keep a sharp knife sharp. It is a strong carbon steel bar scratched on the sides, where you will strike your Blade to align the edges and get a fine and smooth cut. Nothing more, nothing less. The tool was designed to be a strong Field sharpener, where carry a stone may break it. The sheath is very good and strong, serving as handle for the Honesteel and as strop on the back side. The lanyard is somewhat weak and soft, despite being leather, so I replaced for a good string of paracord. Then, if you plan to buy this to be a helpful sharpening accessory, go ahead. Do not be influenced by negative reviews. My impression is those who wrote a bad review dont know the right use of the tool.