Category Archives: Manual Sharpeners


A Close Look at the Warthog V-Sharp Knife Sharpener Series

Warthog Knife Sharpeners are one of the most interesting series of products to hit the knife-sharpening arena in recent years. The company is relatively young, starting out in 1999 from South Africa, and since inception have striven to break the mold when it comes to

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Sharp Duo Knife Sharpener

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Sharp Knife Sharpener Review

Twin Sharp Duo Knife Sharpener ReviewThe Twin Sharp made our top ten table, (the only manual sharpener on the list) due to the fact it is very simple to use and is very affordable.What makes the Twin Sharp almost fool proof is the fact that although the user

KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener

Smith’s Edge Grip 2-Stage Manual Knife Sharpener Review

Smith’s Kitchen IQ Edge Grip 2 Stage Manual Knife Sharpener ReviewThis small, budget friendly manual sharpener is lightweight, portable, and very easy to use making it an ideal sharpener for those just wishing to maintain standard kitchen knives. (It does not work well with serrated knives however.)>>>

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Wusthof Knife Sharpeners Reviewed

The WÜSTHOF brand has a fantastic reputation in the world of knife production and sharpening. Originating in Solingen, Germany, the company is now 200 years old, with 7 generations of the Wusthof family present at the helm since 1814; a remarkable fete in today’s age of company

Best Knife Sharpener for Survival Knives

Are you in need of the best knife sharpener for survival knives? By their very nature, a survival knife is used out on the field, (for why would you be using a survival knife around the house?) and this means that very often, the best most

Wicked Edge Field and Sport Knife Sharpener

Wicked Edge Field and Sport ReviewedWicked Edge Sharpeners have won many awards in recent years, and for alternative high grade sharpening tools they are certainly a company to watch. Their accolades include, ‘Accessory of the Year’ for two years in a row at BLADE Show (2009 and

Top 5 Best Pocket Knife Sharpeners

First let us begin by explaining the title of this article. By pocket knife sharpener, we actually mean a knife sharpener that can fit into your pocket to use out on the field. And by their very nature these are of course portable knife sharpeners,

What Grit for Knife Sharpening?

What Grit for Knife Sharpening?

Not only are sharp knives truly a pleasure to use, but they are faster and safer than dull knives. Using the right grit to sharpen a knife gives you the best cutting edge, and prolongs the life of the knife. However, there is no single correct

Fiskars 7861 Axe, Hatchet and Knife Sharpener

The Fiskars 7861 Axe, Hatchet and Knife Sharpener is an interesting tool in that there are very few pull through manual sharpeners for the large blades that this one accommodates. Generally, if you need to sharpen your axe, it is time to pull out the

Wusthof Asian Edge Knife Sharpener

Reviewed, the Wusthof Asian Edge Knife Sharpener

If you have any Asian style santoku knives in the kitchen, you will know the importance of keeping them sharp and using the proper tools to do so. Purists will always maintain, that if you have expensive Asian knives, you should really be using a

Kai Japanese Professional Knife Sharpening Stone

The Kai Japanese Professional Knife Sharpening Stone, is a well presented piece of kit, and is of the quality we have come to expect from the Kai group. First we will look at the Kai whetstone, and then we will look into some history on

BOJ Knife Sharpener

There’s not a great deal to be said about the BOJ knife sharpener. It is a very simple pull through manual tool proving very popular with those after a for cheap and convenient way to sharpen their knives. Left and right handed people can use

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Smith’s DFPK Diamond Precision Knife Sharpening Kit

Smith’s DFPK Diamond Precision Knife Sharpening Kit If you after versatility and you are in a position to spend a little time on your knife sharpening, the whetstone was traditionally the way. However, with the trend for interestingly designed ‘ergonomic’ sharpeners, such as the Warthog

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Lansky 8″ Ceramic Sharp Stick Sharpener

The Lansky 8″ Ceramic Sharp Stick has been receiving rave reviews across the board. It has been cited as a very easy to use manual hone sharpener, with great performance considering the price. There’s not much to say when it comes to describing the tool.

wrenwane kitchen knife sharpener

The Wrenwane Kitchen Knife Sharpener

The Wrenwane manual kitchen knife sharpener pitches itself as a small, practical budget sharpener that will look good in any kitchen due to its simple aesthetic.As with most sharpeners of this type, the Wrenwane has 2 sharpening stages, 1 containing course tungsten carbide to sharpen

Rada Quick Edge Knife Sharpener R119

Rada Cutlery Quick Edge Knife Sharpener Reviewed

The Rada Quick Edge Knife Sharpener R119 is specifically designed for those that own Rada cutlery and wish to restore factory edge sharpness to their knives… or so the manufacturers would have us believe. However, if you have bought a range of knives from a

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Smith’s TRI-6 Arkansas TRI-HONE Sharpening Stone System

Smith’s TRI-6 Arkansas TRI-HONE Sharpening Stone System, is the companies foray into Arkansas stone sharpening. For those not in the know, Arkansas stone is a superior form of sharpening stone that are quarried from geological formations of Novaculite. The name comes from the fact that

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Gatco 10006 Ultimate Diamond Hone Sharpening System

The Gatco 10006 Ultimate Diamond Hone Sharpening System is an interesting piece of kit. While versatile enough to deal with both straight edged and serrated knives, it is definitely better suited to those with a vast array of survival, sport and hunting knives, rather than

Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker

Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker, Reviewed

The Spyderco, Tri-Angle Sharpmaker is a very popular manual knife sharpener, with extremely high consumer reviews. We were keen to delve deeper into what the tool has to offer. The Spyderco brand itself has been around for a number of years, and has achieved a

Norton IM200 -8

Norton 3 Stone Sharpening System Review

Norton IM200 Sharpening System Review The fine India stone is used as a honing device and provides a precision edge ideal for most food preparation. This is the stone that should be used on a regular basis in order to maintain a high quality edge

Chef’s Choice M4623 Diamond 3-Stage Manual Sharpener

Chef’s Choice M4623 Manual Sharpener Review As one of the few manual knife sharpeners on our top 10 list, the Chef’s Choice M4623 comes highly recommended if you prefer to sharpen your knives manually, and are after a budget model. This is more than affordable