Knife Sharpening | Steels, Hones & Sharpeners

DMT Industrial Diamond Sharpening Steel

Knife Honing Extra Fine Grit DS2E 12 Inch

DMT Industrial Diamond Sharpening Steel | Knife Honing Extra Fine Grit DS2E 12 Inch

The 12 inch diamond dust coated Extra Fine Grit Diamond Steel from Diamond Machining Technology can hone the edge of even the hardest modern stainless steel knives, but this honing level grit is not suitable for restoring or reshaping a damaged blade.

Diamond abrasive sharpening tools are now widely accepted by ...





West Bend Automatic Can Opener

Electric Knife Sharpener

West Bend Automatic Can Opener | Electric Knife Sharpener

This electric can opener from West Bend is as stylish as it is efficient, available in five bold colors to match any modern kitchen decor. You'll probably still want it even if you live in a log cabin.

Only nine inches tall and compact in design, this can opener will ...





Wusthof Ikon Diamond Knife & Shears Sharpener

Wusthof Ikon Diamond Knife & Shears Sharpener

On the coarse side of this machine is a slot with diamond abrasive rods for quick removal of steel; on the fine side, a matching slot with two ceramic rods to refine the edge. A few strokes through each, and if all goes well, your knife should be ready ...





J.A. Henckels Twin Pro Polishing Sharpening Stone

J.A. Henckels Twin Pro Polishing Sharpening Stone

For connoisseurs of edges as well as food, Henckels supplies this finishing stone that goes beyond "fine" in edge maintenance. This grade of sharpening stone is for polishing, not stock removal, and is only for those who want a polished edge with a perfect bevel. For reworking damaged ...





Chef’s Choice Edgecraft Diamond Knife Sharpening Stone

Chef’s Choice Edgecraft Diamond Knife Sharpening Stone

The Edgecraft Diamond Sharpening Stone from Chef's Choice has been designed as a single stone solution to knife sharpening. One general purpose grit is able to handle major edge restoration as well as put a finished cutting edge on a blade.

If you have fairly loose standards, that's true enough. ...





Kai USA Shun Kitchen Knife Sharpening Steel

Kai USA Shun Kitchen Knife Sharpening Steel

The VG-10 stainless steel used for the cutting edge and core layer of Shun's Classic series Damascus blades is too hard for effective honing with an ordinary sharpening steel. Excessive pressure can even chip the fine edge, and the recommended method of sharpening this fine cutlery is a flat ...





DMT Dia-Sharp Knife Sharpening Stone

Diamond Combination Extra Fine D6EF

DMT Dia-Sharp Knife Sharpening Stone | Diamond Combination Extra Fine D6EF

Having used carborundum and Quachita stones to sharpen my knives for the last few decades it was a tough sell to get me to try diamond stones when they first came out. Their ability to restore edges in record time, without clogging or dishing, seemed completely unreasonable. Years ...





Global MinoSharp Plus Knife Sharpening System 440 S/B

Global MinoSharp Plus Knife Sharpening System 440 S/B

Because Global's fine chef's knives are too hard to safely sharpen with a honing steel, that company recommends flat waterstones for touching up the blades when they need attention. Many home chefs find it difficult to hold the right blade angle when restoring the acute bevel these knives require. ...





J.A. Henckels Twin Cuisine Knife Set

Kitchen 3 Piece Stainless Full Tang Cutlery

J.A. Henckels Twin Cuisine Knife Set | Kitchen 3 Piece Stainless Full Tang Cutlery

The newest product line from the well known cutlery manufacturer J. A. Henckels of Solingen, Germany, the Twin Cuisine line offers forged steel construction with newly designed ergonomic full tang handles. Three of the most used knives in the kitchen plus a sharpening steel make up this very ...





Global Cutlery Minosharp Plus Japanese Chef’s Knife Sharpener

Global Cutlery Minosharp Plus Japanese Chef’s Knife Sharpener

It's still my opinion that the best way to sharpen a knife is with a flat stone--but the reason I feel that way is that I've had lots of practice. Many people find that skill difficult to learn, so there has always been a market for a simpler method. ...





Waring Pro Electric Knife Sharpener KS80

Waring Pro Electric Knife Sharpener KS80

With three grit options and a five year warranty on the motor, there's little to go wrong with the Waring Pro KS80 Sharpener so long as you work within the limits of the machine. A light stroke of the blade through the slots is all that's required. Heavy pressure ...





Smith’s Pull Through Knife Sharpener

Carbide & Ceramic Stones, Fixed at Correct Angle

Smith’s Pull Through Knife Sharpener | Carbide & Ceramic Stones, Fixed at Correct Angle

The trickiest part of sharpening knives is getting the angle of your knife edge correct. Sharpening experts use waterstones and glide their knives over them freehand, relying on years of experience to get the angle right. For the rest of us, the pull-through sharpener can be a big frustration-saver.

Using one is simple -- just put ...





Smith’s Knife Sharpening Stone

Combination Fine, Coarse Diamond Sharpener

Smith’s Knife Sharpening Stone | Combination Fine, Coarse Diamond Sharpener

I've had the chance to review several Smith's sharpening products recently and I must say I've been quite pleased with them. These products are not going to be the glamour tools of your kitchen, but they are simple to use, are well-thought out and effective.

This combo diamond sharpening stone is a ...





Smith’s Ceramic Sharpening Rod

Smooth Oval Honing Steel

Smith’s Ceramic Sharpening Rod | Smooth Oval Honing Steel

Looking for a quick primer on honing and steeling? Check out our review of Smith's Diamond Sharpening Rod before continuing with this review.

Done? Great, let's talk about this ceramic sharpening rod from Smith's. It features a lot of what we like in a sharpening rod -- the surface is smooth, long ...





Smith’s Diamond Sharpening Rod

Best Honing Steel | 10 Inch Oval

Smith’s Diamond Sharpening Rod | Best Honing Steel | 10 Inch Oval

A thirty-second lesson on knife sharpening before we dive in on this Smith's sharpening rod -- if you've got a decent set of kitchen knives, you'll want to keep them in good shape by frequently using a steel on them, and periodically sharpening them. Steeling realigns your edges after everyday use, while ...





Chef’s Choice Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener

Kitchen Blade Electric 320

Chef’s Choice Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener | Kitchen Blade Electric 320

When a knife is too worn to touch up with a sharpening steel, many chefs turn to sharpening machines rather than stones. Out of curiosity I've tried many of them--they are usually inexpensive and promise to do a quick job without any mess. I've always so far found the results ...





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