The abrasive material must always be harder than the blade to be ground. This ensures a steady grip offering you total control leaving no room for the sharpener to slip. Like the 15XV the 316 is at its best when used to sharpen Asian-style knives and it does so with unflinching effectiveness and speed. You get an edge that’s both razor sharp and burr-free, as if you spent an hour working the edge on an oil stone. Veritas Honing Compound. Large comfortable handle makes it easy to hold the stick firmly, With just a bit of practice you’ll achieve professional grade sharpness, No oil or other liquid of any kind needed, Lightweight with an effective safety flange to protect your hand, Not going to win any style awards but it does the job it’s designed to do. Keep in mind though that it really shines on serrated and straight edged, double bevel Asian-style knives. A big advantage of this stone is that it can be taken anywhere, used anywhere, without any form of lubrication and will produce an amazing sharp edge on whatever needs sharpening. I confirm I wish to sign up to the Gear Hungry mailing list, 1Chef’s Choice 4643 ProntoPro Knife Sharpener, 3KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener, 4Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener, 6Fallkniven DC3 Whetstone Knife Sharpener, 8Chef’s Choice 463 Pronto Santoku Sharpener, 10Lansky 4rod Sharpener Turn Box Crock Stick, 13Whetstone 2 Sided Professional Sharpener, 16Warthog V-Sharp Classic II Gunmetal Sharpener, Kitchellence 3-Stage Knife Sharpening Tool, Smith’s Consumer KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener, Presto 08800 Eversharp Electric Knife Sharpener, Fallkniven DC3 Diamond/Ceramic Whetstone Sharpener. From: $26.50 . Although the Lansky 4-rod Turn Box Sharpener looks like an incomplete grade school science project it does the job it’s designed to do and does it with remarkable ease and effectiveness. This is a one of a kind electric knife sharpener that comes with sharpening wheels that create a polished blade that won’t dull easily over time. $499.00 . The Fallkniven DC3 Diamond/Ceramic Whetstone Sharpener will make a believer out of anyone willing to invest a bit of time in the process. Use it on your Asian knives, your steak knives, your cleaver or whatever, Can be a bit aggressive so you may want to start with a soft touch. This is a compact, 2-stage electric sharpener that produces the 15 degree edge so favored in Asian cutlery. If the knife is then treated with a sharpening steel, grindstone, or an electric sharpener, the abrasive material will cause the burr to reposition and align. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. However, if used regularly, the right time to sharpen a knife is actually before each use. The edge of a knife is a carefully tapered compression of metal layers, and everyday thwacking sends the atomically aligned edge into disarray, or worse—it can chip tiny divots into the metal. It’s an ultra-reliable manual sharpener that puts your blade through 3 stages that cause them to emerge burr-free and razor sharp. This sharpener includes five different sharpening stones along with a knife clamp that holds the knife during sharpening and a guide that allows you to select the proper blade angle. Sure, it’s not fancy and doesn’t have a sleek, chrome plated design but it works. Your blades stay sharp for a good long time thanks to the 2-stage sharpening process and if you’re a left handed chef you’ll love the fact that it works just as effectively for you as for anyone else. $125.00 . $86.50 Tormek Turning Tool Setter. While it looks like something used to attach buttons to shirts it’s actually one of the most cost effective, and we mean effective, means around for restoring a professional edge to your dull knives. • Check the material of your blades. KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener. Once you get used to something like the Fallkniven DC3 Diamond/Ceramic Whetstone Sharpener you may never take out your electric sharpener again. That’s it. Buy on Amazon Buy on Walmart. Doesn’t discriminate between types of knives. As mentioned it does require just a bit of getting used to in order to achieve optimal results but nothing too involved.