Simple and dependable, the JIFFY-Pro Handheld Sharpener is quick, safe, and easy to use in the field, back at camp, or in your home. The knife sharpening slots incorporate crossed carbide blades used to set the edge on your extremely dull or damaged blade and crossed ceramic rods used for honing the final edge to razor sharpness. These fixed abrasive components create a preset sharpening angle that guarantees results every time no matter where you are sharpening your knife. The scissors sharpening slot in the handle of the JIFFY-Pro has been enlarged to accommodate game shears as well. It uses a patented, floating carbide rod that adjusts to fit the precise bevel of the blades and has a soft grip rubber handle for a firm, comfortable grip in all conditions.
- NOTE: These instructions only apply to straight edge knives with a flat grind on both sides of the blade. This sharpener is not intended for use in sharpening serrated edge blades or blades with a flat grind on just one side of the blade.
- NOTE: A reasonably sharp blade may only require light honing in the FINE ceramic slot. The COARSE carbide blades in the head of the sharpener are intended for very dull or damaged edges that require a new sharp edge to be put on the blade or for initial edge setting the first time you sharpen you knife with this sharpener.
- Carbide Blades – COARSE
- Place your knife on a flat surface with the cutting edge facing up and allow about 1″ of the blade to extend past the edge of the surface. Secure the knife with downward pressure on the handle.
- Place the sharpening slot in the head of the sharpener over the cutting edge at an approximate 45 degree angle to the blade near the h…: If you are sharpening right-handed scissors/shears, the words “Right Handed” should be facing you. Opposite for left-handed.
- Open your scissors or game shears and insert just the tips of the blades just far enough into the slot to be able to clamp down on the square rod.
- Close scissors/shears on the sharpening rod as if you were trying to cut the rod, then push the scissors/shears through the slot while trying to keep the blades closed.
- Repeat this action a minimum of 5 times for common household scissors and 10 times for game shears. NOTE: Scissors or Game Shears made of extremely hard steel may require additional pushes through the slot when sharpening their blades.
- Caution: Always rest your sharpener on a sturdy, flat surface during scissors sharpening.
- Care & Storage:
- Always clean your sharpener after use. Clean with a damp cloth or mild brush. Do not rinse with water. Store in a dry place under normal conditions.