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KEEN Women S Presidio WP Boot 5 Brown
Features of the KEEN Women's Presidio WP Boot Waterproof premium nubuck leather Upper Removable EVA insole with arch support for all-day comfort EVA Midsole for lightweight cushioning Higher-traction rubber Outsole Non-marking rubber Outsole leaves no trace Keen. dry waterproof breathable membrane Eco anti-odor for natural odor control Environmentally preferred premium leather from LWG-certified tannery PFC-free durable water repellent
audkap98: What a great product. The price was lower than other outdoor outfitter catalogs. Hard to beat the edge this sharpener will out on a knife. Highly recommend.
BB Indiana: I still use it on steak knives and also my pocket knife.Best part is I bought this on Amazon (2008) 5 FIVE years ago!Good quality
Bob0a: I have used this product several times and it works so well that others in my family borrow it to sharpen their knives at home. I have some of the old knives (from mother and grandmother) that I had put out of service for many years because they would loos their edge fast. I loved the knives, but having to resharpen them every week on a stone got to be more trouble that it was worth. Now just a quick swipe and they are ready to go.
Boxer Mom "pet lover": My entire family loves this product. I consider myself a good cook and make sure my knives are sharp. Also, I'm a gadget person and really didn't expect this to work as well as it did. But I have NO complaints and highly recommend the item!
Brent Butler: My wife bought this years ago on the recommendation of a friend of ours who is a true expert in all things kitchen. Until recently I wasn't that interested in the status of our cooking knives, and this mostly has sat in a cupboard gathering dust.A recent uptick in our "from scratch" cooking and consumption of vegetables has me cooking more, so I've been using knives frequently, mostly for slicing vegetables of various sorts. I bought a new 8 inch chef's knife that Amazon had on an instant sale, and along with it a sharpening steel. Since the sharpening steel doesn't really sharpen, but just hones the edge, it made some improvement on our existing knives, but it could not restore the sharpness that we really needed. In discussing this, my wife reminded me that we had this device.Yesterday I organized our knives and threw out a number of hopeless looking elderly cheap ones, so I was all ready for the enterprise of sharpening what is left. First I read the reviews here, and decided that most reviewers agree with our friend. The only concern came because of a reviewer or two who claimed that this sharpener left scratches on their knife blades. Then I grabbed a PDF of the instruction book from a Google search (far more time efficient than hunting down where our copy may have been filed years ago) and carefully read how to use this device.I started with a well used, well worn knife which already has a very unattractive blade. I took a close look at the scars already present. I got a piece of paper and tested its sharpness. It took a pretty firm effort to start a cut into the edge of the paper, and a sawing motion to make progress. Then I sharpened the knife according to the instructions. This knife was so dull that I gave it a pass through the #1 slots. It took me a while to get the hang of recognizing the "burr" created by the #2 sharpening slots, but I got there. Then I made a few passes with the #3 slots. Now, to retest the knife. It sliced immediately into the edge of the paper with just a bit of a pull towards me with the knife, and continued to slice down into it with no sawing motion. I was quite impressed at the improvement.I continued through the rest of our older, less attractive, and less important knives to get the hang of things. When I felt ready, I moved into our "good stuff". While organizing the knives yesterday, I discovered that we had a long neglected Henckels chef knife that has been dull so long it has languished the the bottom of a drawer. Frankly, if I knew last week what I know today, I wouldn't have bought the new knife, because the Henckels is the same type knife, and a well respected brand. But this old guy wouldn't cut the paper without some concentrated effort. I decided to only use slots 2 and 3 with it anyway, and they restored the expensive old knife to scary good sharpness. My wife wanted me to test it out on a soft tomato we needed to eat anyway. With just a bit of pressure to hold the tomato in place, I made sideways slices (parallel to the counter) thru it with ease, even including the always difficult slices right at the edge where the curve of the tomato makes it difficult to get a cut started. It turns out she also had a set of a few Mac knives, also a well respected brand. Those sharpened right up too.I did inspect each blade carefully before and after sharpening each knife. At no time did I detect any new scratches after sharpening. Now, there was a gentleman who reports in a one-star review here that this sharpener left nasty scratches on his knife blade, and I believe he had that experience. However, its my guess that he had some grit or dirt inside the sharpening grooves, and he might have done well to turn it upside down and shake it out before using it. From my experience, I cannot believe that the sharpening action of this appliance is responsible for his scratches. For one thing, the sharpening surfaces just cannot reach very high up on the knife blade to begin with. There is also the chance that he may have ignored the instructions and put too much pressure on the knife as he passed it through. It really just takes a gentle but firm pressure to get the knife sharp. Electricity is doing the work, you are not required to.I'm happy with my results. I now have a kitchen full of clean, sharp, honed knives that will make my vegetable chopping a much more pleasant enterprise.As a further note on use, I tested every knife on the edge of a sheet of paper before sharpening. If it had a really difficult time starting the cut, I gave the knife a pass through slot 1. If it was easier but not very easy, I used slot 2 to obtain a burr on the edge. If it already could start that cut pretty easily, I just gave the knife a touch up with slot 3. I tested each knife again after sharpening, and if I wasn't happy with the paper cut test, sharpened that knife a bit more until I was. Every cooking and utility knife in our kitchen is now of a relatively uniform sharpness.Obviously, highly recommended.