This is an old knife sharpener with a carboloy tip manufactured by the Magic Sharpener Division of Electric & Carburetor Engineering Co. of Los Angeles. According to the original instruction sheet is states that the blade is made of “Genuine Carboloy Cemented Carbide, the hardest cutting metal known to man”. This novelty was used in lieu of a steel for sharpening knife blades. Besides the instruction sheet it comes with its original box that has a warranty in the lid. This could be used in the kitchen or for hunting and fishing.
The sharpener measures about 5” long and 1 ¾” wide at the top. It appears to be in fairly nice, used condition. There are cut marks on either side of the sharpening bar which can be seen in the photos. A screw and nut are missing from the bottom portion of the handle. This tool was being used by a fisherman for keeping his filleting knife sharp. He had taken out the screw so he could put a leather strap through the hole and tie it to his tackle box.
The box measures about 2” by 5 ¼” and is in fair condition with edge tears and wear and light soiling. All of the corners have been scotch taped. It instruction sheet has small tears and soiling.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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