The Sharpener and Knife Tool is Packed with Functionality

By: Joey Haar - Aug 22, 2016
References: cardboardhelicopter & core77
The distinctly utilitarian 'Sharpener and Knife Tool,' designed by Cleveland-based firm Cardboard Helicopter, is a clear vote for function over form. The compact, pocket-sized device has a rugged, all-business look that reflects the multi-functionality of its features.

First and foremost, the Sharpener and Knife Tool is a manual knife sharpener. On the back of the tool, there are two pull-through slots: one for quickly attaining a coarse knife-edge, and the other for polishing the blade until it's razor sharp. On the other side of the device, there's a carbide rod for sharpening larger implements that don't fit in the pull-through slots.

The tool also comes equipped with many standard knife-maintenance pieces. Hidden within it are eight different wrench bits, which are compatible with may different styles of knives.