Post by soupandstew on Jun 30, 2017 16:43:03 GMT -5
DH feels that our old hand-held sharpener isn't doing the job anymore and wants a new one. He really likes to put an edge on our knives frequently which I appreciate. Although I know a stone and steel approach is classic, we're just looking for a hand-held sharpener. I see them at WS and SLT for everything from $30 to $200. Anyone have a favorite to recommend? Thanks. And Happy 4th of July! We're home alone, collecting mail and taking care of animals for our traveling neighbors which is cool for us.
"Being bitter is just the ego clinging on to the past." Brendon Burchard
My DH uses this one to sharpen my knives. He bought it last year after seeing it demoed by the manufacturer at a customer visit. It was designed in SolidWorks (3D CAD software that he used to work on). He came home raving about it and bought it. He loves it and I love the edges that he puts on my knives.
Every knife needs to be sharpened every now and then. Knives that won't get dull only exist in commercials! At the first cut your knife will start to get dull and to enjoy your knife to the max you should keep it sharp. Do not wait until you knife is dull before you sharpen it because that means that you have worked with a blunt knife.
To keep your knife sharp use a sharpening stone. For sharpening the knife 'on the job' you can best use a fine ceramic sharpening rod. Sharpening steels are not suitable for all knives. We still sell them but we recommend everyone to use a ceramic sharpening rod in stead.