If you are into knives or simply more of a DIY kind of guy, chances are you sharpen your own knives. Now sharpening is a skill and as such requires a good amount of practice and time to master. But skills are only half the battle. If you really want to make sure that you get the best out of your knives, you need to use good quality sharpeners to help you complete the tasks and here are three of the very best sharpeners right now.
CHEF’S CHOICE 2100 COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC DIAMOND HONE KNIFE SHARPENER ($599.95)
The Chef’s Choice 2100 Commercial Electric Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener is a life saver for people who do not have a lot of time, or skill, when it comes to sharpening their knives. Not everybody knows, or is able, to keep a constant angle when sharpening their knives which is why electric sharpeners are needed. The Chef’s Choice 2100 comes with a powerful motor and angle guides that makes sharpening your knives a breeze all packed in a compact but sturdy cast metal case.
The Chef’s Choice 2100 Commercial Electric Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener also makes it easier for us because it sharpens both plain and serrated edges which not a lot of people can do with a stone sharpener. It comes with a revolutionary technology called EdgeSelect® that basically gives you three stages of sharpening thus giving you the freedom of selecting the edge you prefer on your knives. Detachable modules also make it a breeze to clean and maintain.
DMT 10″ DUOSHARP BENCH STONE COARSE / EXTRA-COARSE WITH BASE ($124.95)
DMT sharpeners are not cheap and that is the point. When you buy a tool to maintain your valued and maybe even beloved collection, the last thing you want is to ruin them by using a cheapo sharpener. You might as well look for a rock in the river while you’re at it. But you are not going to have that kind of trouble with the DMT DuoSharp Bench Stone comes with a pair of diamond surfaced sharpener that are guaranteed to provide not only consistency but enough surface area for you to properly sharpen your knife or knives whatever the size.
Sharpening with a diamond surfaced sharpener is not only easier; it is a lot less messy since you do not need excessive amounts of oil or water. The construction of the table provides you a stable platform which then makes it easier to focus on your sharpening form and angle instead of keeping the stone stable or stationary. It has a price tag that is a shade below $125 but the quality of what you are getting more than makes up for the price.
ACCUSHARP 14IN DIAMOND BUTCHER STEEL SHARPENING ROD ($32.95)
The AccuSharp 14in Diamond Butcher Steel Sharpening Rod’s over-all length is 19.75” but the business end is 14”. This USA-made sharpening rod is probably the most familiar of the three in this list but using a sharpening rod does require a good amount of skill. But once you do have enough practice, the AccuSharp 14in Diamond Butcher Steel Sharpening Rod can be your best friend for quick maintenance and touch-ups for your knives.