Slide Sharp PR
For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010
The CRKT® Slide Sharp™ is a patented* simple and economical knife
sharpening system that holds your blade at the correct angle to achieve
a sharp edge quickly, every time.
After many years in the knife industry, Steve McCowen of Iola, Wisconsin, had seen
literally hundreds of knife sharpening systems, ranging from stones to expensive electric
hones. The simpler devices required a good deal of skill, the more advanced systems
came with mounting hardware and pages of instructions, and the electric sharpeners
could grind the edge of a favorite knife to nothing in a few seconds.
Steve came up the idea for the Slide Sharp™ and contacted Charles Kain, a custom
knifemaker in Indianapolis, Indiana. Together they developed this breakthrough,
patented* product manufactured by Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®).
The Slide Sharp uses a unique system of injection-molded nylon guides to hold the
knife edge at the specific angle required for optimum sharpening. A hardwood base holds
a porcelain sharpening rod. Simply insert the rod in the base, slide a return spring over it,
select the sharpening guide needed for your knife, and slide on the cap.
Sharpening action couldn’t be easier. Just pull your blade through a sharpening guide
slot, pressing down lightly. The return spring pops the guide up again for the next stroke.
You then repeat the same action as needed in the opposite slot, sharpening both sides of
the blade equally, or as needed.
Two sharpening guides are included. One is a slight angle for putting an edge on sport,
work, tactical and kitchen knives. The second has a steeper angle for heavier tools such
as choppers and machetes.
The Slide Sharp system comes with two porcelain sharpening rods. You start with the
coarser gray rod, and finish the edge with the fine white rod.
That’s the Slide Sharp story. It’s simple to use, quick and convenient. It is as easy to
use as a butcher’s steel, with the accuracy of the more expensive and time-consuming
The sharpening guides maintain the edge angle and do the work for you. There’s no
guessing, no rounded edges, and no loss of blade shape from oversharpening.
If you can sharpen a pencil, you can sharpen a knife. And Slide Sharp is inexpensive
and portable, which means you can have one for the kitchen, one for the tool bench, one
for your tackle box, even one for your favorite firearms case.
Slide Sharp. A new angle on knife sharpening, with an MSRP of only $34.99.
Replacement rod kits are available for only $9.99 MSRP.
*U.S. Patent No. 7,467,991
System with storage case
Natural finish ash
MRI #229 Porcelain
0.310” (8.0 mm) x 9.45” (240 mm)
Nylon, Fine (15 degree) and Utility (20 degree) angles
Storage Case (included with system)
10.5” (267 mm)
4.5” (114 mm)
1.5” (38 mm)
Replacement Rod Kits
One Fine White Rod,
One Coarse Gray Rod
The Slide Sharp is protected by a one-year Limited Warranty against defects in
materials or manufacturing.
Columbia River Knife & Tool is dedicated to producing knives, tools, and accessories
of uncompromising quality and selling them at affordable prices. CRKT products are
distributed through specialty retail, sporting goods and cutlery stores that offer customers
knowledgeable service and are available from www.crkt.com or other reputable web site
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