Didn’t adjust inward very much to shorten, but great if you need a longer adjustment.
For such a nicely made product, this has a pretty stupid flaw. The geometry of the holder is that when you put it in your sink, it will tilt slightly towards the stone side. The issue is that the stone is butted right up against the wooden stop, which is pretty much on top of your counter. Meaning that if you keep it wet or try to rinse it off all of the water/slurry will run right down the stone, onto your countertop, and then onto you or your floor. Another brilliant product that the maker apparently didn’t even bother to use. I’m keeping it as the holder is quite nice and i guess i can just put a towel down, but what a silly problem to have.
Great next step in sharpening but will require some mods to work better. Here are the specifications for the KRAMER by ZWILLING 34999-203 Sharpening Stone Sink Bridge:
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- Use your Kramer sharpening stones over your sink with this adjustable bridge
- Allows for easy clean up, stones not included
- Manufactured in Japan
It spans the sink nicely and remains firm. The rubber padding on the feet keep it stable and in position even when wet. It holds my japanese water stones nicely and firmly and over the sink is the perfect position to sharpen knives without making a huge mess. I sharpened seven large kitchen knives and the product was extremely solid.
Really nice holder for a sharpening stone – it doesn’t slide around like the base that came with the two-sided king stone i bought. If you sharpen knives at home, this is a nice tool to have.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Very nice product. Much nicer than I expected
- Worth it if you buy your own stones
- I’ve been sharpening using a wet stone, sharpening,
Works as intended, the rubber pads under the feet grip my table and counter very well, sturdy construction, fits sink well and didn’t move as i was sharpening my chef knife. Fits a large variety of stones, and it also held my spyderco tri-stone, albeit with the corner sticking up, but it did a good job holding it steady to put that initial edge on my knife.
The notches to tighten up the blocks come medium tension. To make sure the blocks are fastened tightly, you need to push on the screw with your thumb while turning the wingnut on the other side or else you’ll just be spinning the wingnut to no effect.
Nicely crafted and fit for purpose.
Adjustable and fits easily in the sink. A must have for anybody sharpening knifes by water stones.
I’ve been sharpening using a wet stone, sharpening, then wetting the stone and putting it back on the counter and continuing. Now, i can sharpen my knife right underneath the faucet, wetting as needed. Very first-world problem solver, a+.
Some other reviews mention that hardware being ‘cheap’ and ‘inappropriate’ for use in this application. I purchased this sink bridge because i have never been let down by zwilling. Further, the fact that this bridge has bob kramer’s name on it, made it worth checking out. I set up my sink bridge with zero trouble. No tools were needed as i was not permanently installing the device into my sink. Rather a snug hand tightening of all of the hardware was more than stable enough for use i suppose, however, if you were to stand on the knife blade while running it along the stone, the bridge may give. But, this is an operation of skill and finesse, not of brute force. The synthetic stones made quick work of my knives, and in just a few passes, they are again plunge cutting without effort. If you are going to spend good money on good knives, you’ll want to spend good money on a good set of stones. This is a good set of stones, indeed.
Useful for holding various lengths sharpening stones, requires a little finesse to find the right wing-nut position for securing the bridge to the sink dimension. Makes sharpening kitchen knives much easier, allowing for the sink faucet to be close enough so as to be a source of replenishing and cleansing water for the stones. Have used various grit sharpening stones with the kramer/zwilling bridge on only one or two knives thus far, seems to be a well-designed and well-constructed item. Cannot judge based on the price tag of the item alone, as my woodworking skills might not accurately produce a similar device for reduced expense.
Perfect for securing the whetstone across the sink.
Overall great product to keep your stones from ‘walking around’ while in use.
This is nice, it fits large stones (less than 11 inches), which is rare. But dang sliding wood pieces are bogus suggest you buy some wood glue or you will get mad fast, but with wood glue and a small (4$) clamp you are in business boys.
Saw this block in a knife sharpening video online. Love the way it fits over the sink. There are other stones that fit into the slats if the block, so if you buy the block and buy another manufacturers stones you’ll save $$.
Got a budget whetstone with base too big so stone slipped. This works much better but i wish the lips at the end that overhang the sink were longer.
This was an absolute necessity for sharpening knives. It’s a little pricey, but works great and the bamboo is water resistant. I added a some strips of drawer liner to the areas that cling to the sink since we have a slick granite lip. After months of use, there is zero wear or rust. It holds my cheap stones wonderfully and gives me the stability to quickly hone my knives to a razor edge. I’m glad i watched jun’s kitchen and saw this neat little device.
Very nice design, and works perfectly.
Got into sharpening my kitchen knives with a wet stone. . After a few weeks i purchased the zwilling and i love it. . Makes the wet sharpening experience so much better.
After adjusting it fit perfectly on the sink. It fits all the sharpening stones perfectly. So much easier to use than sitting at a table or standing at the table.