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I know this was posted a few days ago - however its come down in price again - hence the reason for posting

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* Sharpens any knife with diamond precision
* Sharpens hardened knives (e.g. Global, Sabatier)
* Even sharpens serrated knives (e.g. bread knives, hunting knives)
* Very safe one handed use, PowerGrip suction attaches securely to any flat surface
* Dimensions: 60mm diameter and 60mm high
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#1
Nice one just what I needed
#2
Got one a few months ago, Wife was impressed!
A knife sharpener that actually works!
#3
I use this all the time, great little thing to have.
#4
Dispatch is now 1-2 months though...
1 Like #5
P*** poor way of sharpening a knife but they do work, albeit temporarily. Not sure about this one but most of them don't actually sharpen, they just make the blade edge 'rough', a bit like a saw.
#6
Shengis
P*** poor way of sharpening a knife but they do work, albeit temporarily. Not sure about this one but most of them don't actually sharpen, they just make the blade edge 'rough', a bit like a saw.


Awww, I was considering this and now you've put me off. :(
#7
Our blades are really blunt! I'll give it a try though. Thanks.
1 Like #8
Quids
Shengis
P*** poor way of sharpening a knife but they do work, albeit temporarily. Not sure about this one but most of them don't actually sharpen, they just make the blade edge 'rough', a bit like a saw.


Awww, I was considering this and now you've put me off. :(

Go for it, just not for expensive knives. I use something similar on really blunt knives then follow up with a steel.
#9
Now showing as £9.62
#10
Regarding the comments about sharpening, this works by shaping the blade edge by dragging it past two harder sharp edges. It does sharpen but it's also true that if you push too hard, the blade will jiggle and you'll end up with a slightly serrated blade. You can just reshape after this but you're losing blade with every drag so get it right first time. I've found that a bit of oil on the blade can help some of the more troublesome knives we have.

It's not terribly effective on very-hard steel blades and forget about it for ceramics. Particularly effective on softer steel (works amazingly well on the standard John Lewis knives).

But this is a good sharpener. The main bonus is it's quick. 4 drags once a week (assuming you cook a lot) and you're done. Just be careful when you're washing up.
#11
ollieh1
Now showing as £9.62

Thats because you've not selected Amazon as the seller.
#12
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
1 Like #13
Shengis
Quids
Shengis
P*** poor way of sharpening a knife but they do work, albeit temporarily. Not sure about this one but most of them don't actually sharpen, they just make the blade edge 'rough', a bit like a saw.




Awww, I was considering this and now you've put me off. :(


Go for it, just not for expensive knives. I use something similar on really blunt knives then follow up with a steel.


This is the best knife sharpener I`ve seen! Bought it last summer for £5 then and was amazed with a results.Do not listen to people who says it is not working,as they never had it and talking rubbish. JUST BUY IT !
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Edited By: Rimi on Mar 25, 2011 11:32
#14
Got one of these, very very good easy to use and it works8)
#15
Am i the only one who still uses an old fashioned rod sharpener? Anyone know how these compare? I'm assuming you lose a certain degree of flexibility with these.
#16
It works a treat on my pocket knife.
http://i53.tinypic.com/vpby2u.jpg
#17
Rimi
Shengis
Quids
Shengis
P*** poor way of sharpening a knife but they do work, albeit temporarily. Not sure about this one but most of them don't actually sharpen, they just make the blade edge 'rough', a bit like a saw.




Awww, I was considering this and now you've put me off. :(


Go for it, just not for expensive knives. I use something similar on really blunt knives then follow up with a steel.


This is the best knife sharpener I`ve seen! Bought it last summer for £5 then and was amazed with a results.Do not listen to people who says it is not working,as they never had it and talking rubbish. JUST BUY IT !
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So who's saying it doesn't work? This design was stolen from the Wiltshire Staysharp, one of the BEST kitchen knives you could buy in the 1980's if you're a lazy git like me. Just wish somebody would start making them again as I finally broke mine a few years ago and sorely miss it.
#18
ollieh1
It works a treat on my pocket knife.
http://i53.tinypic.com/vpby2u.jpg


How is it in comparison to a good whetstone though? Obviously it'll be quicker but i'm assuming it takes the blade down quite quickly too?
#19
Whetstone for utility knives sure, of even a grinder. But for home use just got a buy a proper Chef's steel - you can't beat them, providing your not some uber muppet you won't slice yourself and they last bloody ages if looked after.

This looks like a gimmicking yuppie toy to me designed for just the kind of people that should'nt be let anywhere near a knife!
#20
Well I'm useless with a stone for some reason, I swear by the anysharp, it does my small Victorinox penknife, that big hunting knife and all the kitchen knives. I had just about given up on using knives until I came across this knife sharpener. I have been using it for well over a year and it takes a fair bit of metal off each time but you only really need to do it once every few months if that. I thoroughly recommend it.
#21
Really can recommend this for cheaper kitchen knives. I got swept up by that Jean Patrique "con" and the knives had been sat there, close to heading for the bin. This knife sharpener has given them a new lease of life.
#22
Tyranicus66
Whetstone for utility knives sure, of even a grinder. But for home use just got a buy a proper Chef's steel - you can't beat them, providing your not some uber muppet you won't slice yourself and they last bloody ages if looked after.

This looks like a gimmicking yuppie toy to me designed for just the kind of people that should'nt be let anywhere near a knife!


Do describe to me how you sharpen a knife with a steel.

I have been using a steel for something like 35 years, and up to now I have never seen it done.
I think the very fact you think a steel is for sharpening a knife is proof enough that you need one of these Anysharps! :-(

Edited By: nihcaj on Mar 25, 2011 12:16
#23
nihcaj
Tyranicus66
Whetstone for utility knives sure, of even a grinder. But for home use just got a buy a proper Chef's steel - you can't beat them, providing your not some uber muppet you won't slice yourself and they last bloody ages if looked after.

This looks like a gimmicking yuppie toy to me designed for just the kind of people that should'nt be let anywhere near a knife!


Do describe to me how you sharpen a knife with a steel.

I have been using a steel for something like 35 years, and up to now I have never seen it done.
I think the very fact you think a steel is for sharpening a knife is proof enough that you need one of these Anysharps! :-(

You dropped out of the pedantic side of the bed this morning I see (_;):D
#24
nihcaj
Tyranicus66
Whetstone for utility knives sure, of even a grinder. But for home use just got a buy a proper Chef's steel - you can't beat them, providing your not some uber muppet you won't slice yourself and they last bloody ages if looked after.

This looks like a gimmicking yuppie toy to me designed for just the kind of people that should'nt be let anywhere near a knife!

Do describe to me how you sharpen a knife with a steel.

I have been using a steel for something like 35 years, and up to now I have never seen it done.
I think the very fact you think a steel is for sharpening a knife is proof enough that you need one of these Anysharps! :-(

Indeed, very pedantic. Would you prefer i use the word "hone". If you "hone" your blades with a steel before and after use and they are of decent quality, you may never need to sharpen or regrind them. Anyone that owns a quality knife that real does need resharpening is still better of with a whetstone - they can be used for use about any edged implement so are always useful to keep in the workshop.
#25
Tyranicus66
nihcaj
Tyranicus66
Whetstone for utility knives sure, of even a grinder. But for home use just got a buy a proper Chef's steel - you can't beat them, providing your not some uber muppet you won't slice yourself and they last bloody ages if looked after.

This looks like a gimmicking yuppie toy to me designed for just the kind of people that should'nt be let anywhere near a knife!


Do describe to me how you sharpen a knife with a steel.

I have been using a steel for something like 35 years, and up to now I have never seen it done.
I think the very fact you think a steel is for sharpening a knife is proof enough that you need one of these Anysharps! :-(


Indeed, very pedantic. Would you prefer i use the word "hone". If you "hone" your blades with a steel before and after use and they are of decent quality, you may never need to sharpen or regrind them. Anyone that owns a quality knife that real does need resharpening is still better of with a whetstone - they can be used for use about any edged implement so are always useful to keep in the workshop.


Not pedantic, you are being minutely critical, when you clearly don't know the basic ins and outs of knife sharpening.
#26
now now people. lets keep it nice and friendly.

i was wondering if i need one but now unsure due to the "banter" so am more confused than before
#27
nihcaj
Tyranicus66
nihcaj
Tyranicus66
Whetstone for utility knives sure, of even a grinder. But for home use just got a buy a proper Chef's steel - you can't beat them, providing your not some uber muppet you won't slice yourself and they last bloody ages if looked after.

This looks like a gimmicking yuppie toy to me designed for just the kind of people that should'nt be let anywhere near a knife!

Do describe to me how you sharpen a knife with a steel.

I have been using a steel for something like 35 years, and up to now I have never seen it done.
I think the very fact you think a steel is for sharpening a knife is proof enough that you need one of these Anysharps! :-(

Indeed, very pedantic. Would you prefer i use the word "hone". If you "hone" your blades with a steel before and after use and they are of decent quality, you may never need to sharpen or regrind them. Anyone that owns a quality knife that real does need resharpening is still better of with a whetstone - they can be used for use about any edged implement so are always useful to keep in the workshop.

Not pedantic, you are being minutely critical, when you clearly don't know the basic ins and outs of knife sharpening.

Critical? To say that is no subsitute for a whetstone / steel is not critical, just an opinion and one that many would share with. Basing your opionion of my knowledge on a minor technicality (derived from a generalisation) is rather silly, for all intents and purposes people got the message - prevention is better than cure when it comes to keeping an edge.


Edited By: Tyranicus66 on Mar 25, 2011 12:47
#28
shutdown
now now people. lets keep it nice and friendly.

i was wondering if i need one but now unsure due to the "banter" so am more confused than before

Honing = maintaing an edge. Sharpening = creating a new one / completely restoring old. To properly sharpen a knife is quite a skillful thing to do, getting wrong and it will wear quickly unevenly etc.
#29
shutdown
now now people. lets keep it nice and friendly.

i was wondering if i need one but now unsure due to the "banter" so am more confused than before

If your knives wont cut ****, this is for you HTH ;)
1 Like #30
Every time this item comes up, self-appointed experts who clearly have no experience of this OR the traditional method of sharpening come in and spit out rubbish.

This item is a great item for those who either can not or do not want to spend hours sharpening knives the traditionally "correct" way. Yes, they wear the knife a little, so I would temper that and suggest it is not ideal for designer or ultra expensive knives as many people would want to go to the bother for such an item, and they might be concerned about handing them down to their great grandchildren for some reason. Some hardened oriental knives use a slightly different angle compared to most European knifves for the edge too, so it will destroy that and take a while before it forms a new "standard" edge using the Anysharp, I have one knife I do not use it on for that reason.

If, like me you can sharpen knives well the traditional way, do so; but if (also like me!) you live in a household where others also use the knives, and typically they blunt them, leaving them DANGEROUSLY blunt too, then this is a perfect solution it provides a nearly as good edge, but for seconds of use, and requires almost no skill. Net result, slight wear, but decent sharpness, meaning no excess pressure is needed on the knife which, as is well accepted, a blunt knife can be hazardous due to the need for excess pressure.

Interestingly, a steel can STILL be used, I find it improves the slightly ragged edge the sharpener gives it, and puts off the need for early re-sharpening if I do so, but again, that requires skill which most users do not have, so in that case, don't worry about it, the knife will still last MANY years before becoming too worn even if you do need to resharpen often.
2 Likes #31
I use to work in a butchers. The "steel" would be used periodically through the day the keep the blade sharp, clean and effective. Everynow and then the knives would be taken and sharpened professionally as even the best of knives need some TLC.

Want to resharpen your knives? Get one of these. Want to maintain it afterwards for longer? Get a steel.

Now stop bickering!
#32
Gah, I always seem to miss this when it's on offer :(

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