Wüsthof Wusthof 10″ Ceramic Steel – Ceramic knife sharpener.

I work in a slaughter house and i needed something that would help me maintain a sharp knife wusthof 4455 did the job i would highly recommend this to anyone who works in the packing plants or simply for home use.

Course grit makes fast sharpening.

Husband thinks this tool is awesome.

I own two sets of chef knives. Both are fine instruments but, neither hold an edge worth a darn. I’ve tried several ‘steels’, including the ‘v’ type ceramic sharpening blocks and the sharpening systems recomended by both companies. I recieved a gift certificate for christmas so i thought what the heck i’ll buy the wusthof 4455 10 inch sharpening steel/ceramic. It is the best investment i have made in a long time. This ceramic steel works like a champ. I have used it on every knife i own including my bread knives. This ceramic puts a factory edge on knives with little effort. A few swipes and you are good to go.

This is a great steel, the color is unique enough to spot, the grit is pretty low, so careful with your thinner knives, but works great, and hasnt shattered on me yet.

Sets the edge nicely even for my global knives which a usual sharpening steel has little or no effect. Just a few strokes with this ceramic rod and all my knives are sharp again.

  • Sharpens Knives Well
  • Sharp knives are the safest knives
  • The Wusthof sharpening Ceramic rod satisfies my sharpening requirements.

If your shopping around for a sharpening steel or any kind of knife sharpener for that matter, get this wusthof 4455. Its light in weight and easy to handle. I have a inexpensive chicago cutlery set that i really like, but they had lost their factory edge and the sharpening tools i was using just didn’t get them all that sharp. I was really skeptical about this even working. Literally made two strokes and my knives had a sharper than factory edge, it really blew me away.

Does a nice job in short order, not sure how long it will last but i’ll probably buy another one.

This is one of the more expensive sharpening steels and it works great. Just don’t think you are gonna use it without first using a honing steel.

This thing is a work horse, i beat the crap out this daily and it takes the abuse and still after almost three years sharpens my knives extremely well, i couldn’t be more pleased with this purchase.

Love it – sharpen up some dull knives quickly.

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Does a very good job of sharpening my wusthof knives. I have use this item for a few years and have not noted that it is wearing on the blade as i seem to recall one reviewed saying. Of course wusthof or henckels knives are not exactly easy to wear down.

I purchased this sharpener and about 4 other various sharpeners with different surfaces (diamond, ceramic, to have on hand to sharpen my knives. I am not an expert, i am a newbie and i wanted to experiment and find which various sharpening steels would help me sharpen my wusthof classic knives.

I bought one of theses wusthof ceramic sharpeners when i started culinary school 6 years ago. It hasn’t lost a bit of its grit after hundreds of thousands of swipes and is perfect for the ultra-hard steel of top asian and german cutlery. Cleans up easily with soap and water or stone oil. I recently ordered a second one, but only because the first was stolen.This thing will be the last ‘honing steel’ you ever buy.

This mug will outlast your knives. If even you were going to spend a fortune on custom blades,this steel would outlast them.Excellent,if not perfect,like my title claims. This mo’fo’could sharpen shin bones.

The quality of this sharpener is on par with the wusthof knives themselves. I was struggling with getting a good edge from the standard steel sharpener. Several passes on the ceramic unit brought the knives back to factory sharpness. This is a must for those people serious about keeping their expensive wusthof blades sharp.

Sharpening steels are generally ‘. This tool is not what i would refer to as a ‘steel’ (for obvious reasons), but is very effective at honing a knife edge. It’s a bit aggressive, but when your knife needs a bit more than a ‘polishing’, i find it a very good alternative to the stone or ‘chefs choice’ application. I also find that after using the ceramic, a few additional swipes on my actual steel (pretty old and worn, but still effective) produces a decently refined edge. I apply my steel after each use of my knives before putting away. I will use the ceramic a little less frequently, but find it a good addition to my arsenal.

Hard ceramic shaft

I liked this product in keeping my wusthof knives have a sharp edge until it fell out of my hands and shattered on my tile floor. Had to buy another wusthof steel but not a ceramic one.

Much more sharpening friction and it actually sharpens. Nothing else to say that other reviews don’t.

If you’re someone who just wants a sharp knife with minimal effort, this is the ‘steel’ (not) for you. I do a real sharpening of my knives only every few years, basically because i’m just lazy. 🙂 this ceramic steel really keeps a nice edge on knives without frequent sharpening, but it accomplishes that by being a pretty aggressive sharpener.

I find that the ceramic steel hones the knife edge finer than a metal steel. One drawback however, if you drop the ceramic steel, it will break.

I have several knives in our kitchen which needed attention and sharpened them using this steel, also worked great on my hunting and fishing knives.

The wusthoff 10 inch sharpening steel does a most excellent job of sharpening even the hardest of japanese knives.

F360 Grain

Better than the standard metal steel, produces a very sharp blade. Planning on giving as gifts.

This sharpening steel is wusthof quality, and is what it’s advertised to be. I thought all steels were only for honing, and was unaware that some, such as this one, are specifically for sharpening. This steel will put a decent edge on a stainless steel knife, but i found the edge to be a bit rough and difficult to hone with my wusthof 12′ honing steel. If i were going for a sharpener, i don’t think i would go with this. Because of my confusion, i’ve begun researching specific sharpeners and ceramic honing steels. To clarify, i originally purchased this steel to finely hone high-carbon steel blades. This steel is most definitely not for that, but the mistake was mine.

Reasonably priced, well protected for shipping, quick delivery. After using it one time on each knife in my wusthof set, i removed my original steel sharpening rod and replaced it (in the block stand) with this one.

For convenience and safety, i like to keep my knives at their sharpest. This ceramic sharpening ‘steel’ does more than a traditional metal steel. It contains abrasives that will sharpen your knife as well as re-align the rolled edges of the blade. Don’t overuse it though as its mildly abrasive surface does remove tiny portions of the blade with each use, unlike its metal predecessor. Being ceramic, it is fragile and will shatter into pieces if dropped onto a hard surface such as a tiled floor or granite countertop. I keep mine in a drawer with only soft neighbors such as pot holders and oven gloves, in a trimmed back version of its soft surfaced shipping cradle.

I was very impressed with my wusthof knives when i purchased them several years ago. Recently they were getting very dull and the steak knives were practically useless. I didn’t want an electric sharpener as i don’t like the thought of grinding away significant amounts of metal to get a sharp edge. This ceramic steel was an excellent solution. It took 10-15 strokes per side for most knives, but they were sharp once again. I even used it quite successfully on some older high carbon butcher knives. Overall, i’m very satisfied with this item.

I have used many methods over the years to sharpen knives. Since the word sharp is subjective first then let me clarify what the term sharp means to me. The ability of the knife to cut thin slices from a tomato or to shave the hair from your arm easily. I have found that if i achieve that level of sharpness i have a knife that is a pleasure to use in the kitchen or in the field. The wusthof has a grit of 800 and is coarse enough (and is so much harder than a steel) that it has the ability to put an edge on a knife rather than just straighten an edge as a steel would do. I have found it to be so easy to use i have stopped using any other method.

I cut meet for a living and this really help bring back and edge in between stoning.

I agree it is a little aggressive but i think it is appropriate for dull knives. Just be careful if you don’t know what your doing. Maybe practice on an old (less expensive) knife until you get a feel for it. After you sharpen, you’ll want to use the honing steel to finish it off.

I have a lot of different chef knives that i use, from chicago cutlery to wusthof to hinckels to my pride and joys. My shun ken onion style chef knife and carving knife. I have tired many different rods for my knives like grooved rods, diamond rods, other types of ceramic and finally i got this rod. The other rods were ok for my lesser knives, but for my shun knives, they didn’t really ‘cut’ it. This rod is perfect for the multilayer ice hardened steel of the japanese knives. If you are looking to hone the knives like the wusthof or hinckels or something in that class, then this rod isn’t really necessary, but if you have some really nice knives that you want to keep sharp, then this is the rod for you. Just wipe down with soap and water or clean with stone oil after every use, and it will never lose it’s coarseness.

This steel will give you a good edge quickly but will need to be followed up with a less abrasive dressing steel.

I absolutely love this steel. It hones and sharpens and keeps a nice sharp edge on my knives.

I have a few very good knives, that i keep up after every use. This sharpening rod, has kept my knives razor sharp. I was even able to revive a good knife that i had let go too long. Pro’s:very easy to sharpen my knives, and keep them sharp. Metal tends to wear off of the knife and onto the ceramic, making the ceramic less coaese, and therefore not able to sharpen anymore. You have to wipe down the sharpening rod each time you use it, or it will become less useful. No instructions to tell you about the best way to use the rod, or how to care for and maintain the rod. If you don’t know how to sharpen a knife properly (i just learned myself), go to youtube and watch some how to’s. Practice on a knife you do not care about at first to get the feel of a ceramic sharpenning rod, especially if you have expensive knives and do not want to ruin them.

This is a very very good sharpener. Our knives have not been this sharp since they were new. Even someone who has neverused a sharpener before, will be very happy with the results from this one.

Chef’sChoice Chef’sChoice 130 Sharpening Station : Keeps my knives happy

I was very pleased with the speed that my knives were sharpened. And sharper than with anything else i have used. Would recommend this to anyone who is not afraid of using a sharp knife.

I’ve looked at this sharpener for a long time and finally took the plunge. Knives are revived and ready for serious prep work. The only downside is instructions are a little difficult to follow and the reason for the 4 star review.

You must follow instructions. If you do you will have sharp knives for ever. Dont know why i waited so long to purchase.

I cannot believe how sharp my knives are now. Easy to use, fast and they are really sharp.

  • Good but not great
  • Keeps my knives happy

Chef’sChoice 130 Sharpening Station (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Perfect for all brands and knives, the sharpener includes professional sharpening, steeling and stropping stages.
  • Precision angle guides helps create edges superior in performance to original factory edges.
  • Sharpens both fine edge and serrated blades; produces steeled edges of unmatched quality, sharpness and consistency.
  • Re-sharpens all knives- kitchen, household, Asian style knives, sports and pocket knives with minimum metal removal.
  • 3 stages- 100% diamond stage in stage 1; super hardened miniature steel in stage 2; and flexible stropping disks in stage 3.

Sharpening with this machine is very easy and very fast, and the results are outstanding. If you care about keeping your knives sharp, and don’t mind the high price tag, this machine is for you. It’s a great piece of machinery, and i would recommend it without hesitation. You will be very happy with this choice. Update 2/23/15: initially i gave this 5 stars. After using it for awhile, and particularly after comparing it with the sharpness of a stone, i must say that i’m rather disappointed. Yes, it’s easy to use, and it sharpens the knife reasonably well, but it’s not outstanding. It gets my shun knife just sharp but not amazingly sharp. When my friend sharpened this knife on her stone, i was able to cut a single sheet of paper while holding it in the air.

This works good but i don’t think its all some people make it out to be. I have sharpened all my kitchen knifes with it but none of them are razor sharp. I read the directions and watched the videos but it get everything sharp enough to get the job done. I think it’s a okay system but at this price range i was hope for something that would make every knife razor sharp.

This is a sensational knife sharpener. It makes the blade razor sharp.

A good kitchen gadget to have. Amazing how much a better a knife works when it is sharp. This tool makes it easy for anyone to renew all their knives. Great gift for those who enjoy their kitchen.

I bought it on cooks illustrated advice. The instruction manual alone is worth the price of admission. It explains knife sharpening in exact detail without being wordy. It reminded me of miltary instruction. Exact, economical and correct. I couldn’t believe the edge of a sharp knife actually folds over, but i followed the instructions exactly and actually could feel the fold. Polished it just as instructed. Knives i’ve literally had for 20 years that i’ve sharpened sort of with a whetstone, well, they slice paper now.

I purchased this after reading all the reviews. I have not had the opportunity to really work with the shaprener as of yet, so will have to revisit my review. The product arrived as promised and was very well packed. I am very excited to sharpen all my knives in the coming weeks. I would highly recommend this sharpener.

Bought this because it was so highly recommended by america’s test kitchen, and boy they weren’t kidding. My husband does the knife sharpening in the house, and he sharpens the knives every single time he uses them, even though they really don’t need it. He loves to use this machine, it does such a good job.

For the money, i don’t think you can beat this knife sharpener. We have had our knives professionally sharpened and they were not nearly as sharp. Now, they are like cutting with razor blades. My tomato test was the deciding factor. If i can cut a tomato and not be dull again, i am a happy camper. (what is it that makes a tomato dull a knife so quickly???) highly recommend it.

I have sharpened my knives, several friends knives. . That’s all there is to say. What else can one say about a knife sharpener ?.

My husband love’s the knife sharpener. He says it does a great job sharping our knives. He recommends it to everyone.

I use it almost every time i use a kitchen knife. Once the knives are sharp, regular honing on this machine takes five seconds per knife. I have extensive food gardens and i process a lot of food. This is an essential tool for me. I was so satisfied with this product, i bought my son one too. I’ve had it several years and it seems to work as good as it ever did. You do need to buy a good honing stick to knock the burr off the edge of the blade after using the machine, which is to be expected.

Take the time to learn the correct way to use it and you will not be disappointed. If you have good quality knives then you owe it to yourself to invest in a high quality sharpening device.

After deeply cutting my finger while slicing an onion with a dull kitchen knife, i decided i’d had enough. With my ill adult son living with us and requiring quality nutrition, i am preparing most meals with fresh ingredients. Rather than purchase an expensive set of kitchen knives that would require periodic sharpening anyway, i chose this sharpener. I am very pleased with its performance. A few quick flicks of a clean knife on stage 3 and i’m good to go. The brushed metal case is very attractive; however, i agree with a previous reviewer in that i would like a dust cover option.

. Arrived on time and worked as advertised.

This is a very good sharpening tool. Looks good,does a quality job, and priced at a reasonable level. Great to have such a variety of items to select from on line.

This sharpener makes it easy to keep the knives sharp. We tolerated dull knives most of the time before getting this sharpener and refreshing the edge is a breeze.

From online reviews i thought this would be a good purchase, and it was. I use it all the time on all sorts of knives and it is performing as i hoped and expected. Easy to use, and appears to be very safe.

Do not read any more of this review and. Go buy this kitchen must have chef’s choice 130 professional sharpening stationimmediately.

Redi Edge Retac201 Tactical Knife Sharpener Set : easy to use, lightweight sharpener system

Very happy with the product. Great to keep around the kitchen to put an edge on knives then finish up with a steel.

Will sharpen just about anything you want.

Redi Edge Retac201 Tactical Knife Sharpener Set, Black

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  • Produced from military-grade aluminum for extreme durability, long life and lightweight
  • Factory pre-set to sharpen tactical knife blades at a 30, 40 and 60 degrees inclusive angle to maintain a 15, 20 and 30 degree double cutting edge
  • Redi-Edge Caramelized coating will protect your sharpener
  • Convenient honing surface and a v-groove for sharpening fish hooks and needle points located on the bottom
  • Sharpening, honing, and polishing all in one

This product works well but seems a little cheap. Not sure how it will hold up.

Great item to use no matter where you are.

I find these sharpeners easy to use. They seem to work better than some of the other v-style quick sharpeners out there. I highly recommend getting this kit to quickly put an edge on a knife. It will not fix a beat up or damaged blade, but for quick touch ups, these are great. They are all metal, not plastic, as i had thought.

Redi Edge Retac201 Tactical Knife Sharpener Set, Black : Redi-edge sharpeners are the best and fastest sharpeners i have used. 25 years in the infantry, many years in back-country adventures, and i only regret that redi-edge had not produced these products many decades ago.

Excellent sharpeners and nearly fool-proof. I have forsaken all the lansky’s, stones, strops, etc. , i own, in favor of these babies.

The carrying case is garbage, threw it out already. But it’s a good price for all 3 sizes. Sharpened up an old folder that’s really needed it. I’m no expert, but the edge is much better.

I had a 40 degree inclusive sharpener that is identical to these that is sold by a major quality northwestern knive manufacturing company. I bought this set to replace the one i lost. A single sharpener by that major knife company costs 3/4 of what this 3 sharpener set costs and these units appear to be identical if not better made. I used the 30 degree on some kitchen knives, the 40 degree on my pocket knives and the 60 on my chinese meat knife (cleaver). They all worked wonderfully. I am very happy and impressed with these sharpeners.

Very pleased and great quick sharpening.

It really puts that factory finish or cut on your blades. For me this is the best sharpener that i have.

I have used these sharpeners for several years and highly recommend them. They are grate in the field while dressing game and in the kitchen. The presentation case is cheesy but makes a good choice for a gift and you can’t beet the proice for three sharpeners.

This was a gift for my boyfriend and he loved it. It has many different edges and ways to sharpen any knife.

LINKYO Knife Sharpener, Five Stars

I love the size and looks of this thing. I have very little counter space and this fits on the counter without taking up a lot of room. The looks are pretty neat, like something captain kirk might use to zap an aggressive alien. I never sharpened my knives before, my husband always did and he had this super duper thing that seemed to require the removal of a thumb to make it work. The linkyo sharpener works very well. My knives had gotten very dull and i used this on all my knives. Took a very short time and it worked.

This little knife sharpener is simple to use and works well. With just a few strokes, i sharpened several seriously dull knives that hadn’t been sharpened in years. The three step process takes only a few minutes for each knife. I’ve owned other knife sharpeners that don’t do a thing. This one made my old knives usable again.

I bought this three stage sharpener after buying a similar, two stage one for two dollars less. Both seem to work very well. The cheaper model says you can saw the knife back and forth but i don’t see how that is all that much of a selling point. To get the tip part of a knife sharp, it seems to be a good idea to draw the knife from the heel to the tip which is what this product recommends. It works very well and it will also sharpen, it says, ceramic knives, of which i have only one. Serrated knives are actually rather easy to sharpen with a diamond or ceramic sharpening rod. The secret is to only sharpen the non serrated, back of the edge. Scissors, once you know the secret, are dirt simple to sharpen using a rod or any stone (though not this tool). The secret to sharpening shears is to never sharpen the inside faces, the ones that rub against each other. Hold the shear nearly vertically on the stone leaning slightly away from the inside parts that rub together.

Key specs for LINKYO Knife Sharpener (3 Stage Knife Sharpening System, Stainless Steel, Features Diamond Abrasives):

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  • BEAUTIFUL AND DURABLE – stainless steel design fits into the décor of any kitchen and makes the perfect gift
  • FEATURES – 100% Diamond abrasives for shaping and & sharpening, Zerconia ceramic abrasives for honing & finishing
  • 3-STAGE SYSTEM – Quickly and safely sharpens dull or damaged knives, then easily maintains the edges to keep knives sharp longer
  • THE PERFECT EDGE – Preset angles ensure precise sharpening every time
  • Buy with Confidence – Backed by our 100% lifetime warranty after product registration

Comments from buyers

“Stan the Man Reviews: three stage knife sharpener by Linkyo
, Great value for a great little sharpener
, Brings life to old, dull knives!

Well, now that i used this product i can slice a tomato effortlessly.

Very nice design and appears to be very high quality for the price. Very stable and safe to use on a solid surface such as a counter top. My wife has a henkels branded sharpener that goes with her henkels knife set. It cost more than double what we paid for the linkyo, and it doesn’t work any better, and the henkels doesn’t even have the ceramic sharpening feature. My one recommendation for improvement would be to label each of the stages/slots of the sharpener to identify their respective uses. Even a label on the underside of the device that illustrates which slot serves which purpose would be helpful. Bottom line: well worth the price, and i would buy this again.

We have no concerns or complains. The products was as described. It’s nice and compact and looks elegant enough that we just leave it on the counter. All 3 stages of sharpening work according to their purpose. The product was shipped promptly and was packaged well. It arrived within a very reasonable time frame.

I have all these expensive knives that were essentially useless except for spread butter. Now they work and work well. This is easy, compact and does the job.

I have mixed feelings as to the quality. It works, but i don’t see the improved sharpness i think i should be seeing. I’ll continue to use but i don’t think i can recommend it.

I got this today and started using it instantly. This sharpener is so easy to use and actually works. It fits in my kitchen drawers. My first thought on this was that it wouldn’t work , but it does and i am truly amazed. 10 stars is needed for the linkyo knife sharpener.

We have expensive knives but after years, i had never got them sharpened. I realized they were dull, but still cut, so never took the time to get them sharpened. I happened upon this knife sharpener during one of amazon’s ‘deal of the day’. I purchased it and can’t believe how a simple tool can sharpen our knives quickly, easily and back to the original sharpness.I have only used it for one round of sharpening (maybe 25 knives), and now plan to use it once a month. It seems like it is made with materials that will hold up and work for a long time.

Having sharpened knives for over 60 years, i can attest to the quality of the linkyo knife sharpener. It met my acid test, peeling tomato’s, superbly. I have no idea how they produce this sharpener so inexpensively.

A little larger than i was expecting but easy to use and makes my knives sharper.

This has to be probably the best knife sharpener i have owned i just love it.

I’m no chef but it sharpened my knife just fine.

I purchased 2 of these, one for my mom and one for myself. It got great reviews on here and i am so glad i made the purchase. I had some old knives that i’ve held on to for years and they were so dull i really had to put some elbow grease into cutting up chicken and things. The knives were so dull that i was almost sweating, just cutting up chicken. The linkyo knife sharpener is so easy to use and made my knives so sharp, the blades will slice through anything now with no problem. All you do is hold on to it with one hand and with the other hand, slide your knife through the sharpener slot a couple of times and you’re good to go. There’s a slot on the sharpener for serrated knives too but i haven’t used that one yet because i don’t own a serrated knife. My mom loves her sharpener and we’re both pleased with this product.

Not bad, but not doing what i wanted. Maybe my technique needs adjustment. My hunting knives too thick for sharpener.

Bought because info said sharpens ceramic knives. As long as you follow directions works excellent. Works great for all other knives also.

I got this for my stepdad for christmas and he really likes it and says that it works extremely well. I need one myself, so i’ll be ordering one shortly to have for my own.

Looks good, doesn’t take much space, sharpens well. Make sure to read the instructions that come with it.

I used it to re sharpen all our knives. After following the included instructions my knives are sharper now than when i first purchased them.

The fine edge slot doesn’t seem to create the sharp edge that i was hoping for.

Overall good job for kitchen knives.

They were solicitous for a review and i had to admit i broke my ceramic knife in it first thing.

Chef’sChoice Chef’sChoice 463 Pronto Diamond Hone Manual Knife 15 Degree Santoku Knives Extremely Fast Sharpening, Essential to keep your knives sharp!

This knife sharpener is great. I bought it to sharpen my victronix knives and it works great. They sharpen in a few swipes and it keeps the blades sharp. I really like that it has a handle as it keeps the pointy end on the other side. It’s also great because it only takes a few swipes of the two edges to get a good clean edge. This sharpener is not small, but it is of a decent height and fits in my knife drawer.

This sharpener does a good job, considering that it is a manual sharpener. In an article on electric sharpeners a couple years ago, cook’s illustrated noted that it was necessary to sharpen both sides of the knife a dozen times to get a sharp edge–and that was with an electric sharpener. If your knives are dull, expect to use this often and to make repeated passes to get your knives sharp again. I watched a demonstration on knife use once; the chef said it is important to sharpen knives every time we use them. So, complaints that this does not work well simply reflect incorrect (inadequate or too infrequent) use or unreasonable expectations. I recommend this sharpener highly.

I purchased this knife sharpener after reading about it in cook’s illustrated, where it was highly recommended. I have a mix of german and japanese knives and the two have different angles on the blades, which means that you need sharpeners designed for each type. Since i only had a sharpener suited for german style knives, my japanese knives were not being sharpened properly, and they were not performing to their full capabilities. After purchasing this sharpener, i used it on my japanese knives, and they are now performing like i knew they could, and were, when i purchased them. Personally, i don’t like electric sharpeners, but if you do, there are excellent ones on the market. If, like me, you prefer manual sharpeners and have japanese knives, then this is the tool for you.

Key specs for Chef’sChoice 463 Pronto Diamond Hone Manual Knife 15 Degree Santoku Knives Extremely Fast Sharpening, 2-Stage, Red:

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  • Fastest manual sharpener on the market: first stage sharpens, second stage hones and polishes
  • Diamond abrasives are used in both stages: diamond wheels hold their shape, can sharpen any alloy, and there is no need to use messy water or oil while sharpening
  • Precise bevel angle control for an ultra sharp 15-degree asian style edge
  • For straight and serrated santoku and other double-bevel asian style knives
  • Can be used left or right handed, Soft touch handle provides easy and secure grip

Comments from buyers

“The Only Shrpener We Need
, This sharpener does a great job if you follow instructions
, Throw the rest away!

Never been able to keep nives sharp but saw a review of knife sharpeners on america’s kitchen and these were rated tops and seem to be working fine.

Does a fantastic job of sharpening asian-angled knives. It’s also lightweight and compact to store. It’s highly recommended by cook’s illustrated: ‘this economical manual sharpener uses diamond abrasives in two stages: coarse and fine. It efficiently restored a crisp, smooth, 15-degree angle on a completely dull knife—several testers even preferred it to the factory edge. Small enough to store in a drawer, this is the best inexpensive manual sharpener we found for asian knives. Note: this model can only handle double-beveled knives, such as hybrid gyutous, which are sharpened on both sides of the blade (traditional japanese knives are single-beveled). ‘in sum, i recommend this knife sharpener, as well as cook’s illustrated in any form (their website and magazine are both awesome).

This device has steep enough sides to hold the blade at 11 degrees. It results in a good edge consistently. It works on all different hardnesses of blades. Device is perfect for the kitchen to keep all blades at peak sharpness.

Used this to sharpen some ‘as seen on tv’ knives and it did a good job of turning those letter openers into usable knives. Used it on another slightly better and usable chef knives and it turned them into decent knives. I’ve never had much luck with sharpening knives no matter what kind of sharpener or method that i use. They usually end up duller than they were to begin with. But this sharpener seemed to put a really good edge on every knife that i tried it on. It was easy to use and seemed foolproof.

I bought this product to resharpen my victorinox fibrox 8′ chef’s knife. I sharpened the blade through both slots (about 10x and 4x respectively). I was happy to see microscopic shavings form around the blade (this is a good sign that the blade is actually getting sharpened). However to my dismay, afterwards when i held the blade up to the light i could see tiny chips in the edge. After so many years it was probably inevitable. I did a very quick search to try and find out how to fix this defect. Coming up short i decided to pull the knife through the sharpener again. I figured a professional would just sharpen the knife down anyway. After about 10 more pulls through the first slot, i was relieved to see the chips were getting smaller.

Very easy to use, but i found it would move around if not held firmly. After getting the hang of it, i sharpened everything in the drawer and they all came out very sharp. Durability got 4 stars because it’s only 3 weeks old. But i doubt it’s going to fall apart anytime soon.

This sharpener does a great job if you follow instructions; apply the recommended force and number of strokes. For manual sharpeners the best chef’s choice sharpeners are this 463, the 4643, and the 464. The only difference is that 4643 has a choice of two first stages: a 15 and a 20 degree angle, and the 464 only offers a 20 degree angle. I keep all my knives at 15, so the 463 is all that i need. (softer steel may need sharpening more frequently when kept at 15 degrees versus 20 degrees, but 15 degrees cuts better and many manufacturers like victorinox use 15 degrees as the factory setting. ) chef’s choice makes other manual sharpeners as well—these may be older models—go with the 463 or 4643 (or 464) depending upon your angle needs. Chef’s choice also makes an excellent reasonably priced electric sharpener, the15 trizor xv edgeselect electric knife sharpener. The trizor has an extra “stropping” stage that the manual sharpeners do not have, and thus the trizor will get your knives even sharper than the manual sharpeners. (note: as the name implies, the 15 trizor only has a 15 degree first stage. ) but the manual sharpeners do a great job if you do not wish to spend the extra $ on the trizor.

I keep my knives razor sharp. But sometimes, if i have friends helping me in the kitchen, one of my knives will get used on a porcelain plate . this little machine regrinds the edge, then polishes it. Then i use a ceramic rod, and finally a smooth steel rod. It works miracles, and i don’t have to ban anyone from the kitchen.

I’ve been addicted to the accusharp 001 knife sharpener, which works great on certain kinds of knives (i use it on my pocket knife, leatherman. But on the newer, thinner blade knives in the kitchaen (we have mainly victorinox) this thing is like magic. We were having trouble with the wavy-blade thing talked about on ‘cooks illustrated’. I should probably point out that i think the electric chef’schoice knife sharpeners are of the devil. This one is fast, and sharpens blades to scalpel quality.

I am a personal chef and caterer and use my asian shun kershaw knife 6 to 8 hours a day, 6 days a week. Of course that will dull any blade and so far the only good solution was for me to send my knife back to the factory every 6 months to be re-sharpened. Losing the use of my knife for 3 weeks was never fun; i do have a replacement, a victorinox fibrox chef knife, but it is not quite same. So i tried a sharpening stone, the kershaw electric sharpener (mistake, i had to send the knife to the factory right after using that), the wusthof santoku sharpener (not effective enough), a diamond coated steel, built a wood stand for my sharpening stone at the required 15 degree angle (that worked pretty well). I have used it and it is wonderful. The blade is back to factory sharpness and it is very easy to use. Plus i can use it to hone the knife everyday before using it to maintain the edge. To my knowledge it is the only easy to use sharpener on the market that works for asian knifes.

What a pleasant surprise to find an inexpensive sharpener that works. This is the best sharpener i have ever used in my 50 years of professional cooking. As a chef, i used stones to tediously sharpen my knives. This simple to use manual sharpener puts a razor edge on my knives in a matter of minutes. Job well-done chef’s choicecook’s illustrated review:chef’schoice pronto manual diamond hone asian knife sharpenerour previous favorite manual sharpener quickly and easily restores a razor-sharp edge to blades that have no serious damage. Its high guides ensured that the blade met the abrasive at a precise and secure angle so we could put even pressure along the entire edge. The handle was grippy and comfortable, “anchoring itself in your hand,” and the tool can easily be stored in a drawer.

Works really well on my knives (wusthof). Dead simple to use and very quick. Apparently this puts something like microscopic ‘teeth’ on the edge, so it doesn’t feel particularly sharp if you just test it by pressing straight down with your thumb or something, but if you apply any kind of lateral sawing motion, the edge will just glide through.

I had a couple of decent quality old knives that had lost their edge and this put it back brilliantly. Two things, tho’:1) i needed to finish the edge on a steel – the edge as sharpened even on the fine roller is a bit rough. 2) this removes metal – only the second wheel should be used unless the knife is seriously dull. My newer knives just took a couple of passes on the second wheel to get razor sharp.

I love to cook and own many knives. Because i do a lot of japanese cooking sharp knives for slicing is very important to me. I have chef’s choice electric one for the western knives and although it’s great for western knives, it just doesn’t give me the sharpness for my japanese knives. I’ve been using the wet stone for sharpening but being not a pro at sharpening knives, i never did my knives any justice. The first time i used this sharpener i knew right off that it was just what i was looking for. Easy to use and does the work. Great product for great price.

‘generic’ looking in many respects but functionality – plus – sharpening ability is the most surprising. Better than the larger more expensive (but older) ‘cc110’ electric model with three slots that i have had. Deceptive part is that most hand-held sharpeners of this type basically look the same, and many if not most are less expensive, some to the point of downright cheap – and those typically are in all respects: ‘you get what you pay for. ‘though a ‘sawing back and forth’ method is correct in use (5 – 30 times), it seems a bit crude, even feels crude – but who can argue with sharpening success. It genuinely works and produces an edge better-than anything else tried. Huge advantage over the large electric cc 110 model is usability of the manual asian sharpener: easily stored in any drawer, instantly usable. Totally opposite the large electric 3-slot model (clumsy, storage issues, setup, etc)added aspect: i was starting with a full compliment of high-end knives all with the 20-degree edge bevel. Would this 15-degree manual sharpener have the ability to reshape the cutting edge?. Once again surprised – it did.A full set of knives now much sharper than before.

As a sushi chef, my knives need to be precisely sharp. I tried this sharpener on many of my old dull knives and i was happy with the sharpeness i got.

Very easy and quick to use, and now i don’t have to buy new knives. Also i like that it’s quiet, which an electric one would not be. Between this and the immersion blender, i feel like i have a real grown-up kitchen now, lol.

I finally found a knife sharpener that works for asian/japanese knives. I have a few good knives including both european and japanese. Although i have a couple of different sharpeners for my european and american knives, i have had a hard time finding a good sharpener for my japanese knives that really works. So gradually, my japanese knives have been getting so dull that they barely worked. I do have a good electric sharpener that is supposed to sharpen japanese knives, but it really hasn’t been doing a good job. Now that i have this knife sharpener, my quest for an asian knife sharpener has ended. As soon as i got it, i had to try it on my 8′ japanese chef’s knife that i use daily. After about 10 swipes in each sharpening slot, my knife passed the paper test, and it now actually cuts instead of ripping. I was thrilled because this has been my favorite knife. Now i have to find the time to sharpen all of my other japanese knives.

This worked perfectly for my wustof santoku. It’s my second chef’s choice manual sharpener. I’ve had the other for years, for old school knives and i think it works just fine on the santoku as well. But this new one has a great handle on it and was worth the upgrade. Anyone working with dull knives is doing themselves a disservice. It’s such a pleasure to work with a sharp knife. Between the price and the free shipping from amazon, you can’t beat it.

Hi all,so i purchased this chef’s choise pronto asian knife sharpener — after owning this now for a couple of years, i have nothing but great things to say about this little guy. Now i have some shun knives, namely, a shun classic 8′ chef’s knife, a shun elite 6. 5′ santoku, a shun premier chefs knife, and a few other smaller shun knives as well. I was very afraid of initially using this device, for the fear of ruining the edges on knives costing upwards of $100. Shun knives do provide you with lifetime free sharpening, but you have to send off your knives, and i just didn’t want to send all my knives away every few months and be without knives for a while. So after reading some good reviews here on amazon, i decided to give this thing a go. The first knife i tried it on was my little 3. Figured if it did f my edge up, it would be only my smallest, cheapest knife. Boy was i wrong — it got the blade razor, and i mean razor sharp. You simply do a few pulls through the opening 1, and then follow it up / hone it on the 2nd opening. If your knives aren’t too dull, you can skip the 1st slot and run them righ through the 2nd slot. That gave me the courage to try my hand at some of the biggger knives, and i achieved the same result, with just as much of a super sharp edge. I dare say this sharpener gets the knives sharper than they came from the factory.

We bought everyone in the family an 8′ victorinox 8′ chef’s knife for christmas. What good is a knife if you can’t keep it sharp?. So we got all the families a sharpener too. They are both as good as the review on cook’s illustrated said.Great knife and sharpener for 15 degree bevel. We’re all really happy with both.

F. Dick 11-inch Multicut Steel Flat Fine Cut 7650428 : As great as everyone says

A am professional meat cutter use it every day at work highly recommended for people working in food industry.

Thank you best i recommend to buy it.

This honing steel was recommended to me by the new york ice (institute of culinary education) instructor norman weinstein, author of “mastering knife skills: the essential guide to the most important tools in your kitchen. ” it is very heavy and will last a lifetime. I only wish it were a couple of inches longer for my 10-inch wusthof chef’s knife (it’s best suited for the 8-inch classic).

Great tool strong and easy to use.

  • This honing steel was recommended to me by the New York ICE (Institute of Culinary Education) instructor
  • The BEST steel
  • It is fantastic product. It is a expensive steel one pcs

F. Dick 11-inch Multicut Steel Flat Fine Cut 7650428

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  • Multicut, flat steel.
  • Seven steels in one.
  • The special handles ensure a safe grip.
  • For a grinding effect use strong pressure.
  • For honing the edge apply a light pressure.

My knives are now at their sharpest.

I work in a packing house and i use this at work i had to replace the one i had becuse it grew legs and walked off or something. This steel can be trickey to use but once you learn how to use it there isn’t much that can beat it.

I’ve used many different kinds of steels,and have found this steel the easiest to put a sharp edge and keep a sharp edge with the softest touch.

Sharpens my new damascus knife to new condition.

Very good steel,solidly built,will last for ever.

Still figuring out how to best use this.

Not cheap, but really good tools never are. You will have to be very young too live long enough wear this out.

This steel is like magic, i am a meat cutter and use my knives all day and with my last steel i would have to sharpen my knives every other day on the stone, but with this one i haven’t needed to use the stone for over 2 weeks and they are still razer sharp. Well worth 200 if you use your knives daily, and at 109 its a steal.

Best quality steel i have ever used i thought it would be to small for my 12 inch blades but it does the job perfectly this replaced my forschner 14 inchit is to small for my 14 inch blade but overall this is the best hands down keeps blades razor sharp.

Best steel out there friend has used his for 16 yrs and still sharpens great. An my wife never complains about a dull knife u bet.

This is great steel, makes a huge difference in keeping my knives razor sharp. For everyday use i just take 2-4 strokes as light as i possibly can touch the steel almost just the weight of the knife itself and edge stays razor sharp. When knife starts to dull just a wee bit i increase pressure across the several grooves which usually brings edge right back then a couple very light strokes and viola. I sharpen my knives to a 15/20 double bevel edge then strop them to a high polish. Using this steel i only need to re-sharpen with a stone maybe 2-3 times a year at most.

Professional chef and butcher, best steel i’ve seen in my 10 years in the industry. Was recommended by a colleague with over 40 years as a chef, who’s owned his for 20 years. Quickly hones even my hardest steel japanese knives, with just a few strokes. The broad curved shape makes it very easy to find the edge.

Good sized grip, a nice hanging hook. So far i’ve been very impressed with this steel.

I have purchased this steel 3 times. The first one was stolen while i was at school at the culinary institute of america in ny. The second was stolen out of my vehicle while living in portland, or. The most recent one, i have had for about 4 years now. The fact that i keep coming back to this steel should tell you something. I wasn’t careless with the first 2. Just unfortunate experiences. I have worked as a chef for 20+ years now.

Awesome steel worth the money.

Wouldn’t you know after 34 years in the meat industry i retire and now i get around to buying one.

Came early and is a fantastic steel.

ZWILLING J : Knives are sharper

We’ve had great luck with j. No problem sharpening my non-serrated knives with this.

I have been using an old chicago cutlery steel for years. And for years i have known it didn’t do much for an edge. That changed instantly when i finally splurged for this henckels steel. Wow, this really does the job.A little work on the diamond stone to get the proper angle and this new steel keeps it razor sharp.

I’ve have had this steel for a few years, and it is an awesome deal for the dollar.

I bought it additionally to a brand new knife set and i am glad i did. Good brand, i recommend their products, they’re worth every penny.

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  • Outstanding! What took me so long??
  • Great sharpening steel!

ZWILLING J.A. Henckels 32555-260 Knife Sharpening Steel 10″ Black

What more can i say and henkel stands behind their products. I purchased a set of henkel everstar (never need sharpening ) knives that in the 1990’s were top of the line and very expensive. I contacted henkel in 2008 expecting to get the run around or “where is your receipt from 13 years ago. To my surprise the us rep’s manager wrote me back to pick you a new set, send me the dull blades and they would replace it all. I purchased this sharpening blade and when they sent me the replacement knives that did nee sharpening, they sent a sharpening blade also at no charge. Now this is a reputable company.

You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t. Trust me it is the good jam.

I selected this honing steel because i own a knife by them and am extremely impressed. A good steel will maintain your knives and reduce the amount of times you actually have to sharpen them.

The handle is very comfortable. It puts a nice edge on all my knives.

Handle is easy to hold and long enough for most knives. Gordon ramsay also uses this bad boy, so if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for me.

So much more usable than the 8-10 inch alternatives.

I bought this steel along with a henckels chef’s knife as part of my good starter cutlery when i moved to a new apartment. I still have that steel, and use it on a regular basis. There is a little rust around the base of the handguard, and the the hanging ring has darkened over the years. The steel surface is excellent and shows no wear. I must admit that i was surprised to see that the tool has not changed in all this time, but then, it needs no improvement.

I purchased this 12″ steel to replace the substandard 9″ steel that came with my henckels professional s knives. I’ve owned the knives for a good decade and was regularly honing them with the original 9″ steel. I knew it was substandard and continued to use it but finally got sick of the 9″ steel’s small size, weak performance, and perpetually loose handle (they’re poorly made). Though i have good technique and have kept my blades very healthy with the old steel, this is truly a professional tool that has brought my knives from merely “sharp” to “factory new” quality. A few swings before each use and these are sharper than the old steel could manage and like a whole new set of knives. Though i use my knives every day, i hone them carefully and can’t see that i will ever need a professional sharpening. If you’re trying to decide what steel to buy – just get this one. It’s built like a tank and i imagine that it will last as long as my knives. Dull knives are dangerous knives.

I have used henckels for many years.

So honestly, i have a different knife sharpener that i prefer but my hubby and son love this thing. And if they like it, they will use it. That means i always have a sharp knife in the drawer so i love it too.

Finally a sharpener that you can actually feel biting into the best steel blade knives. I have been thru several brands of these sharpeners, all ended up in the trash. You get what you pay for, and this one is worth the price.

This is my first honing steel, and i am very happy with it. It is nice and hefty and feels high quality. I noticed an immediate difference using this on some of my knives. I am glad i bought one that will last, because i am never going back to not using a steel on my knives before each use.

Good for poking guests from inside a cabinet.

This is the best henckels steel i have ever owned. Hones quickly and easily and well.

This steal is built for punishment. Its extremely solid in construction and heavy.

This is a great honing steel for upper end knives. We just purchased six zwilling-henckel pro series knives and this honing rod does an excellent job of keeping a good edge on them. I read somewhere that it has a rockwell hardness of 66. It gets used frequently and looks as though it will last.

This is as advertised and is a very functional steel.

Last one lasted almost 30 years.

KRAMER by ZWILLING 34999-203 Sharpening Stone Sink Bridge – Almost great design.

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.

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  • 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.

Dexter-Russell (1227-14) – 14″ Butcher Steel – Dexter-Russell : The real deal

It is the exact steel i used one for 40 yrs. I ordered it and am giving to my daughter and son in law for christmas.

Replacement gift for my dad’s 40 year old steel. Will last him another 40 years.

As a former retail meat cutter, this is the real deal. High quality, full size and an excellent piece of equipment. This should last anyone a lifetime.

Passed around the #3 culinary facility in the country, cornell dining, this steel goes from knife to knife and produces a lasting edge that will glide through a 1mm tomato slice. And when you consider that it’s not handling any basic stainless steel. Vg-10, vg-max damascus, vg12 high carbon/blue steel damascus. This steel is a workehorse, and will serve your home or career proficiently.

  • This is a great Butchers Steel!
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  • This thing is heavy duty and will take some steel

Dexter-Russell (1227-14) – 14″ Butcher Steel – Dexter-Russell

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  • Coarseness: Medium
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  • Sharpener Material: Magnetized Steel

I have had one of these for years and it has been warn out for a long time. This one seems to be even better than the first one that i had.

I’m giving this dexter-russell butchers steel a five star rating because it deserves it. I worked as teenager in my dads grocery store meat market in the 1950’s. In the fall, farmers slaughtered their hogs, brought them to our walk-in cooler to be butchered and packaged. We did a lot of meat cutting so you had to have good knives, a good stone and most of all you had to have a real good steel. I have been looking for a good steel for years and now i’ve found one. This dexter-russell is a near spitting image of the one dad had and that one was made, if i remember correctly, in the 1930’s. I love the heft and feel of this steel. I played with it for a bit using some of my wife’s cheap-o kitchen knives and in short time it all began coming back to me. I went to work on her good knives, first a little stone work, then to the steel. What a pleasure to have an edge that quickly slices through a crusty smoked brisket, and it’s still sharp as ever when you finish.

My boyfriend uses it to sharpen every knife he has. Great price and shipped fast.

Works great and sharpens our knives perfectly and with ease.

This is the nicest steel i’ve ever used. I first used a friend of mines dexter-russell but i didn’t know the brand, when i saw this i had to purchase. The steel is just the right hardness and puts an outstanding hone on the blade. The only drawback is the 14″ seems a little long for my needs and that’s not a real issue.

I cut meat for 10 years and this is the exact steel i used. My gf moved in and thought it was part of an old rotisserie and tossed it.

This thing is heavy duty and will take some steel off your blades. Use this on less expensive knives for commercial work or this to get your fancy knives sharp and then hone with ceramic.

Maintains knives extremely well.

I will buy another one for my second home. I have a victorinox that i bought just prior to this one. I have bought both victorinox and dexter-russell butcher knives. In my opinion dexter-russell is by far the better product.

Different surface than others & better.

I have an old one that belonged to my first ex-wifes meat cutter step dad. It’s about seventy years old and getting pretty smooth. I still use it after the new one once in awhile.

At my age this is probably the last steel that i will ever need. It does a great job and i am very pleased with the quality.

This is a great product that works. This is something you buy for life.

This butcher steel is the right texture to sharpen your everyday knives. This is a long steel, but works really well.

I like this one best of all them. You will not be disappointed if you get one of these.

I always wanted a real steel, now i got one. This is not your moma’s ten dollar kitchen drawer model.

The handle is of nice quality wood and the steel length is nice, a little longer for you kitchen knives. Ali’s has nice guard in the bottom which also keeps it from rolling on the counter if you put it down. Also has nice ring on the end for hanging when not in use. Used it to sharpen my pocket knife and with about three or four swipes on each side and it sharpened the blade very nicely.

Wüsthof Wusthof 12″ Deluxe Steel, envio super rapido! gracias

Procured this as a substitute for 1 built by an additional maker. I am really delighted with this just one it is considerably greater than my outdated one.

Works good to sharpen knives.

Is effective nicely for my henkel meat cleaver made from spanish steal. Manufactured it sharp enough to slash paper.

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Comments from buyers

“Works great for me, This is a Honing Sharpening Steel, Good steel for kitchen knives.”

This is a product or service worth getting as soon as and under no circumstances needing a further once more. As a chef, this is your sidekick to your wüsthof knives.

I was skeptical of how properly this would boost slicing high-quality concerning stone sharpenings. A great deal to my surprise it truly produced a big big difference in how well the my knife lower (wusthof classic chef knife). These are intended to realign the microfine blade edge alternatively than take away material like a stone would. It will not swap stone sharpening. These are not suggested for the tremendous hard japanese knives as edge might chip. I actually like perfectly produced significant good quality equipment like this. The huge square steel bolster that is supported at all edges by the handles is a wonderful contact. This unique steel does have longitudinal ridges. Wuthof sharpening steels are famous for their hardness and longevity. I have nonetheless to had a disappointment with a wusthof product or service.

I experienced an old(in excess of 25 a long time) low-cost steel that came with a established of knives kinda like the ‘seen on tv’ things and it just was not undertaking anything at all to aid my knives any additional. I acquired this one particular and took a single of my favourite knives to it as before long as it arrived. This infant operates like a appeal.

Appears to be to be more challenging that many others i’ve tried using and hones the knife to a fine edge. It has held all my kitchen knives sharp with every single use and in between sharpening on a stone. Just about every kitchen area should really have 1.

Vital if you own a good high-quality knife. I thought a sharpener (one that cuts down the blade) would be all i essential until i did my exploration. The sharp edge of the blade folds in the course of use, the sharpening steel straightens it again out. A sharpener cuts down the blade, i know the terminology is complicated. Steel rod like this: straightens edge, sharpener: cuts blade at angle. If you never straighten the edge, the blade will uninteresting speedily and then you will have to sharpen it i read you could use the wonderful sharpener to do this, but it does not truly do the job. You will need a sharpening steel. It took me a while to determine all this out.

This steel is superior ample to continue to keep a razor sharp edge on my wusthof common knives above very long durations of time concerning sharpening. I’ll note proper right here that this steel won’t really sharpen a boring knife, it keeps a sharp knife sharper by realigning the steel molecules to a appropriate edge. A uninteresting knife requires to be sharpened, where steel is actually currently being taken out from the blade to for a new edge. Applying this steel ahead of or just after chopping retains the knife sharp for extended periods of time and therefor decreases the volume of sharpening that requires to be completed and as a result rising the lifestyle of the blade. A sharp knife is also safer to use considering that it is less difficult to management and so considerably less probably to trigger an incident. It is just prolonged ample to operate an 8 inch knife on but for nearly anything for a longer period, i would definitely get a 12 inch steel.

Is effective nicely to maintain a superior edge on my knives.

If you go to the wusthof internet site and go to steels this is pictured underneath honing. Also, the box alone has the title ‘honing steel. ‘ i utilised this with my wusthof knife and it hones it perfectly. The only downside is that the hilt is incredibly compact. This is a basic safety difficulty and ought to be adressedhighly recomended. Acquire this for all people you know. The steel is the correct hardness for great knives and for sturdiness. Also get a great double sided 4001000 japanese waterstone to sharpen. Soak the stone a working day in progress. Look at youtube video clips of knife sharpening masters.

This steel designed the change. I might sharpened my negected wusthof knives on successive grit stones. They have been okay sharp but not what i desired. I requested this steel and following five minutes of practice my paring and slicing knives ended up tremendous sharp.

Works wonderful for getting treatment of a knife ahead of and just after use.

Wow – i read through an article in loved ones handyman about sharpening your individual knives. They suggested starting up out with the wüsthof two-phase knife sharpener, then ending with a sharpening steel. We have experienced knives that i have attempted to sharpen just before but didn’t know how. So we retained having new knives. Now we have a drawer complete of them. I purchased this steel and the 2-stage sharpener, pulled a uninteresting knife out of the drawer, and about 5 minutes later the point was sharp. So i held going, and now we have a drawer full of tremendous sharp knives that are a satisfaction to use. The top secret here is to use the carbide part of the two-stage sharpener for truly uninteresting knives. Operate it through sufficient periods ’till it ‘catches’ on your fingernail when you slide it down (perpendicular, not parallel. Then go to the ceramic element and slide the knife ten or so times. Both of those are set up so the knife is held at the proper angle. Last but not least, pull out your steel, put it tip down on a slicing board.

The best sharpener for wusthof knives.

Genuine products as advertised.

I use it day-to-day and it does a good job of honing my blades. A bit of a misnomer to get in touch with it ‘sharpening steel’ as its purpose is to straighten the imperfections that manifest in the edge of your blade after use.

This was a gift for my husband i purchased him wusthof knife set and has to get the sharpening steel. Gained immediately and packaging was incredibly good.

This steel has lasted a long time. I enable my co-employees use it each and every day and i use it before and after each shift. I still choose this steel more than my diamond edge steel. It just looks to do the work so a great deal better than other steels i have used.

Acquired our very outdated knives sharpened professionally and then recognized the steel we were being making use of was at the very least fifteen yrs outdated.

Muy buen producto, envio super rapido.

I use this every day to retain my two santoku knives i use for day-to-day foods prepping it retains them in major condition. I hope to get a few a lot more ‘good’ chef knives to incorporate to my assortment. This ‘sharpening steel’ does an great job of holding my knives honed and in good condition for every day use.

Obtaining in no way used a much more costly steel, this just one does what i require. Mix it with a good sharpening of your knives just about every so often and you are established.