I would be preaching to the choir if I told you how significant of a tool a knife is for EDC, go-bags, or survival applications. What I seldom see talked about instead are sharpening options for the field. Some argue that a field sharpener isn’t necessary because a quality knife shouldn’t dull so quickly between knife maintenance, but a field sharpener is a worthwhile insurance policy. If you carry a knife in case of an emergency then that should be reason enough to have a portable sharpener as well. A friend of mine highly recommended that I check out Spyderco’s Double Stuff pocket stones so I requested them to review. I have been nothing but impressed so far after following through with his suggestion.

Spyderco Double Stuff | A good field sharpener goes a long way


 Pocket Stone Double Stuff

$49.95 MSRP

Spyderco’s Double Stuff pocket stone is double sided, offering a medium-grit (brown) stone on one side and a fine-grit (white) stone on the other. Permanently joined by industrial adhesive, these stones create a versatile, compact sharpening tool that is ideal for touching up edges in the field. It comes with a protective suede carry case that doubles as a non-slip base during use and is easily cleaned with household cleanser, a scouring pad, and water.  

Made in the USA (Spyderco).

Spyderco Double Stuff | A good field sharpener goes a long way
Left: Double Stuff 2 with CBN side face-up. Right: Double Stuff medium-grit side face-up

Double Stuff 2 CBN/Fine w/ Pouch

$74.95 MSRP