This Smith’s JIFF style knife sharpener features a specially designed “V” shaped sharpening slot with two crossed tungsten carbide blades. The carbide blades are pre-set for the correct sharpening angle every time. It is safe and easy to use, and it puts a sharp edge on your fillet or pocket knife with just three or four quick strokes. The JIFF-FISH comes with a built-in scale, tape measure, hook hone, and writing pen. It has a soft grip rubber handle for comfort and safety during use. Use it to sharpen all of your knives and hooks and to weigh and measure your game and fish. Sharpening Instructions: Always keep your fingers inside the hand guard and your thumb securely on the thumb rest indention on the top of the sharpener; otherwise possible injury may occur.
- To sharpen the knife, place the knife on a solid flat surface with the cuttening edge facing up. Securely hold the knife in place with downward pressure on the handle. For best results allow about 1/2" to 1" of the blade to extend past the edge of your flat surface.
- Starting near the handle of the knife, place the "V" in the head of the sharpener over the cutting edge of the knife. Position the head of the sharpener at a 90 degree angle to the knife's cutting edge. While holding the knife with one hand and the sharpener in the other, draw the sharpener across the blade from the heel of the point while applying light downard pressure. At the end of each stroke, continue your outward motion in order to avoid any contact with the blade. You will feel the tungsten carbide cutters removing metal from the knife. Repeat this process 3 or 4 times or until your knife is sharp.
- Remember light pressure is sufficient when using the sharpener. Heavy pressure might cause you to lose control of the knife and could cause possible injury.
- The carbide cutting heads are reversable and replaceable. When the heads stop cutting they can be rotated and used on the other side. To rotate the heads remove the screw and the plastic cover piece. Remove the carbides and rotate them 1/2 turn and then place the top carbide into the bottom slot and the bottom carbide into the top slot.