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Written by Ben Branch | April 6th 2013
This keychain knife sharpener designed by Tom Stokes is an order of magnitude more useful that that commemorative Boca Raton keychain you’ve been carrying around since 1996 – this one’ll sharpen any blade you slide through it and it also includes a flathead screwdriver, a small channel blade/cutter and a bottle opener.
To operate it you hold it firmly on a solid surface, place the rear of the blade edge into the “V” of the carbide sharpener blades and draw the knife through, pulling towards you – making sure to keep fingers well clear.
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