Awesome Tools adds Smith’s Sharpeners to their stable of brands.

Smiths Sharpeners

Cape Town, November 2018: Smith’s Sharpeners land in South Africa soon with Awesome Tools Distributors (Pty) Ltd as the sole distributors for Southern Africa.

About Smith’s

 From their humble beginnings as a small Arkansas stone company to their current position as the market leader in the knife and scissor sharpening category, Smith’s has become the fastest growing, full line supplier of great sharpening products. Their simple goal is to provide consumers with the best edge for whatever task they are performing, while also providing outrageously good customer service; a philosophy that Awesome Tools supports in all the brands that they offer.

The Smith’s difference

 Smith’s have the broadest line of knife and scissors sharpeners available, ranging from simple, fixed angle pull through sharpeners for consumers that want quick and easy sharpening, to sophisticated Precision Kits designed for the knife sharpening enthusiast. Their offering includes both manual and electrical sharpeners that incorporate many different abrasive materials including diamond, carbide, ceramic, bonded synthetic abrasives and, of course, natural Arkansas stones. These sharpeners are suitable for all kinds of blades from straight edged, serrated, scissors, broad heads, gut hooks, fish hooks to pointed objects.

Smith’s are constantly striving to identify improved methods for providing consumers with the best edge as shown by their recent launch of an electric sharpener incorporating interlocking diamond coated wheels that insures a factory-sharp edge to your knife with only a few quick passes of the knife. They also offer designs that are appropriate for the field or for your gourmet kitchen.

These products are complimentary to other brands that Awesome Tools offer like Leatherman and Opinel and will be available from leading outdoor retailers and selected independent stores as well as kitchen and gifting outlets.

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Philips NorelcoI’m pretty sure that my hearing loss is caused by having the same very noisy  oscillating razor up next to my ear every day for about 50 years. But a while back, my luggage was temporarily lost and my host loaned me a new rotary shaver that was nice and quiet. Ever since then I’ve been shaving with a Philips Norelco electric razor, most recently a Philips Norelco Shaver 3500.

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