Wusthof Asian Edge Sharpener, 2907 : In just seconds, restore dull Santoku and other kitchen knives with a narrower blade angle to razor-sharp condition with this two-stage Asian Knife Sharpener. Simply slide the blade through the Knife-Life a few times for a flawless edge. The sharpener's coarse ceramic slot sets the blade edge and the fine ceramic slot finishes the edge to smooth perfection. Reasonably sharp knives may only require light honing in the fine ceramic stage. Lightweight and easy-to-use sharpener is conveniently lubricant-free. Compact for easy storage. Wipes clean. Product Features Sleek molded plastic housing for long-lasting durability Quickly sharpens hollow-edge blades with razor-sharp results every time Two-stage system's coarse and fine ceramic rods set and finish edge Exceptionally safe and easy to use - - no special training required E-Z grip handle for added convenience Nonskid rubber feet ensure stability Compact for easy storage Wipes clean Limited warranty Imported
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This sharpener come with both coarse and fine stones. When I tired it for my Santoku knife, the coarse stones detected a small nick that I was unaware the knife had. A couple of draws on that eliminated the nick and a couple of draws on the fine stones produced the razor like edge at about 15 degrees. Excellent item.
I have two Chef Choice Electric Sharpeners, regular and Asian. They are easy and work well. This is even easier. No thought or set up involved. It sharpens the knives really well. I like it a lot. Would definitely repurchase.
Western style knives typically sport both thicker blades and more abrupt edges, so pre-angled sharpening tools are usually inappropriate for the Asian types. Of course, one can easily survive on Western type knives alone or use open face sharpening systems, but for quick touch-up in the kitchen, I've found this tool to be superb on carbon, stainless & Damascus steels - definitely well worth the price of admission.
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Review 5 for Wusthof Asian Edge Sharpener, 2907
Ummm... I think it's helpful...
PostedMarch 30, 2010
My knives were dreadfully dull, and I've looked everywhere for someone to sharpen them professionally, but no one seems to be conveniently available. So this little gadget really has helped; my knives are much sharper now. It's easy to use, the only problem for a noob like me is, how to I know if I'm using it RIGHT? The direction reference terms like "light honing," but they're not specific as to how many times you should run the knife through the honing device before sharpening, or about how many times you can expect to run it through the sharpener before it's done. I don't want to mess up my knives, so I find I'm a bit lost as to how far to go. It is very easy to use though, and I will probably get used to it over time.
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Review 6 for Wusthof Asian Edge Sharpener, 2907
Great product for Price.
PostedNovember 6, 2009
I recently purchased this for my Santonku. I have the Chef's Choice 130 for my "regular" knives, but knew I needed the different angle for my Asian ones, the price is right, and it does a very nice job.