Keeping your knife sharp is an essential task in your life as a prepared individual. Common, every day tasks can dull the best of blades with alarming speed, and having the ability to bring it back to proper service can't be understated as to its importance. Chefs and home cooks around the world rely on their butcher's steel to realign the microscopic serrations at the apex of their edge and get their high-end blades back to work. I use one at home myself that has been in the family for generations, and I wouldn't rely on anything else in the kitchen.
when it comes to the portability that EDCers demand, finding the right solution is challenging. Until I found this little guy, I would just keep a sharpening stone on hand, which would wear away my blade steel MUCH faster than I needed to. I'm going to let you in on a little tip: most of the time, when you think your knife needs to be sharpened... it doesn't! You're just wearing your knife out prematurely! All you really need is to run your edge down this steel a few times, and you're right back to where you started!
Hardened steel with an Aluminum handle and stainless D ring means this will likely last longer than you, and with a total length of less than 4 inches, you won't even know you have it on you until you need it.
I've carried one of these on me now for the better part of a decade, but couldn't find more until now. Add one of these to the zipper slot of your PocKit, and stop wearing out your knife! How much did you pay for that knife by the way? It makes $12.99 to make it stay around twice as long seem like an easy investment... doesn't it!