The sharpening system features an injection-molded, high-impact plastic base that is durable and sturdy. It has an integral handguard to provide safety during use. The base also includes specially designed star-shaped holes that securely hold the abrasive rods at the optimal 40-degree angle (20 degrees per side). This angle helps create sharp and long-lasting edges on your knives.
The star-shaped holes not only hold the rods in place but also allow you to rotate them to expose fresh abrasive surfaces. This ensures consistent and effective sharpening. Additionally, you can orient the edges of the rods to sharpen serrated edges, making it versatile for various types of blades.
The Gauntlet Select comes with a pair of fine ceramic rods, which are suitable for most sharpening needs. If you have very dull knives or need to reprofile badly worn edges, you can separately purchase optional coarse diamond rods.
With the Spyderco Gauntlet Select knife sharpener, you can easily maintain and sharpen your knives without the need for complex equipment or techniques. It offers a convenient and effective solution for achieving sharp and durable edges on your blades.