Hard carbide steel blades for coarse sharpening stage * Fine ceramic rods for honing * Slot for sharpening scissors * Rubberized base for sure grip * Measures 8 by 3 by 1-1/2 inches This Wusthof Knife Life Sharpener is a two stage knife sharpener with a built-in scissors sharpener. The carbide side sets your knife's edge, while the ceramic side finishes the edge. The scissors sharpener will sharpen both blades for left- or right-handed scissors at the same time. The E-Z grip handle and non-slip rubber feet helps to keep the sharpener in place and safe to use. The Knife Life Sharpener is for both right and left handed use.
I knew that my sharpening steel skills were not ideal. I was able to get a sharp blade but it didn't seem to hold very long. When I saw that Wusthof had a sharpener, I knew it would be worth having. Already knowing the quality of their products, I was certain this would be the same.After passing my knives through a few times, the sharpness was back. No fuss, no muss. Easy to hold when placed on the counter and no angle to figure out.The only down side is that there are no instructions or advice include..
This sharpener works extremely well on all my knives and is very easy to use. It does not require that you maintain a twenty degree angle - it does it for you. Also it doesn't require oil or water. You just swipe the blade through a few times and that's it. It's truly perfect.
I have been using honing stone and I am also proud for being able to sharpen all my knives with the stone (except for the serrated ones). Then I gave this thing a try and wow ! it works, consistently and with ease. When using a honing stone, it is hard to maintain the correct edge angle, and this device takes the guess work out. A friend of mine thinks his buck knife is sharp until he reset the edge with Wustof's stage 1 carbide edger and then hone it with the stage 2 ceramic sharpener. Then he was surp..