Best Manual Knife Sharpener Reviews

When it comes to sharpening knives I prefer the old school method of hand sharpening. In fact I consider it a hobby. I may sound like a serial murderer, but I do like the way the blade feels when it brushes against a sharpening stone. But the main reason I like hand sharpening more is that I believe in the gentle touch of the human hand. If you don’t like to go all the way old-school, there are purpose built knife sharpeners that are easier to use than a traditional sharpening stone and can be much quicker. To help find the best manual knife sharpener, I’ve narrowed I down to 3 choices according to reviews all over the net.

Which is the Best Manual Knife Sharpener to buy in 2012-13?

Chef’s Choice M4623 Diamond Hone 3-Stage Manual Sharpener

Chef’s Choice M4623 Diamond Hone 3-Stage Manual Sharpener

This manual sharpener caters both the 20° and 15° bevel angle. It can be used for a variety of knives, including pocket knives and serrated knives. Three different stages provide sharpening for Asian knives, American/European knives, and honing (can also be sued for serrated blades). The ergonomic handle reduces fatigue and makes it usable with the right or left hand. The abrasive used is diamond, so it could sharpen harder blades such as carbon steel.

The sharpener is almost like the manual version of the electric sharpener of the same make. It could handle hard blades and with its 3 stages it is very versatile and capable of handling just about any knife you can throw at it. Of course, using it still takes a bit of skill and patience to use to get the best results. Users themselves have to make sure the knife is in good alignment with the abrasives. Use it correctly, the product performs as well as advertised.
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Chef’s Choice 464 Pronto Manual 2-stage Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener

Chef’s Choice 464 Pronto Manual 2-stage Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener

The sharpener claims to work with any type of alloy, and a wide range of knives. It has 2 stages, one to build up a basic sharp edge, and the other is to hone the edge to its final sharpness and polish. The sharpener will sharpen a blade with a 20° bevel angle, and no lubricating oil or water is required. It can also be used on serrated knives.

Like any manual knife sharpener, it takes practice to get your blades to turn out the way you would like (sharp). Probably the only real downside to this is that it will only work best for non-Asian blades. The knife sharpener is quick, reliable and easy to use.
AccuSharp Knife Sharpener with Replacement Blades

This knife sharpener claims to be able to sharpen anything, from straight and serrated kitchen blades, to axes and machetes. The sharpening bales are made of Tungsten Carbide, capable of grinding even the toughest of blades, and designed to withstand many swipes. With replaceable blades, it will serve you for years. A finger guard keeps knives from injuring your fingers. The blades will not rust and the sharpener is dishwasher safe. The best thing about this sharpener is that it is cheap, and surprised many customers by performing very well. The blades may not last as long as expected, but the included extra blades, plus the ease and tiny expense of buying new sets of blades makes up for it. They’re easily removed and replace too. The sharpening blades are quick to restore dull knife edges, and the grip and finger guard makes it easy to use. Of course, you may have the best manual knife sharpener around, but as always practice and patience yields the best results.
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And there you have it. Of course there’s no point in buying even the best manual knife sharpener around when you can’t tell for sure if you’re using it correctly. So make sure to also invest your time in using it right.

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