AnySharp Global World's Best Knife Sharpener (Classic) £7.13 del  at Amazon
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AnySharp Global World's Best Knife Sharpener (Classic) £7.13 del at Amazon

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Found 26th Oct 2010Made hot 26th Oct 2010
Technical Details
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

50 Comments

Good stuff, heat added

Just ordered, will have to wait and see how good it is, thanks OP

Some sharpeners take off an awful lot. After a short while, your left with nothing. Hope it's not one of those.

Certainly looks like one of those.

Fine for cheap knives but a cruel and unusual thing to do to a quality knife.

These things are brilliant. I've used one on some old cheap knives we had and they've sharpened up a treat.

Yes, these do take alot of metal off the blade - but it does work. Certainly do not use them on your Wüsthof - but for your run-of-the-mill sharp knife, it works very well. It will never be as good as a professionally sharpened knife though.

Editor

Great price, thanks for the post sodafarl

pet2000

Some sharpeners take off an awful lot. After a short while, your left … Some sharpeners take off an awful lot. After a short while, your left with nothing. Hope it's not one of those.



It is. I try not to use it too much. Very sharp knives though

These are good, they put an edge on a blunt knife very quickly and easily. I've had one for a while and have just ordered a couple more for Christmas presents.

Just order one, there was no where to state i wanted the steel coloured one though? So no doubt it'll be the cheap looking blue one

Thanks for post, heat added

Ouch looks a bit savage, never seen that many shavings come of a knife

I believe the silver looking one is the PRO version - though i'm all ears as to how they differ from one another.

Definitely a good buy - i got mine yesterday and sharpened virtually every blunt knife in the house. Razor sharp!!

steevieboy4u

Just order one, there was no where to state i wanted the steel coloured … Just order one, there was no where to state i wanted the steel coloured one though? So no doubt it'll be the cheap looking blue one :(Thanks for post, heat added

Bought one of these last year, very useful and produce lovely sharp knives even for cheap ones you buy by the dozen.

it's true .....they are quite harsh......I have one and I have never seen so many metal shavings whilst sharpening knives before;)
Defo best used on your cheaper knives
Good deal though

pet2000

Some sharpeners take off an awful lot. After a short while, your left … Some sharpeners take off an awful lot. After a short while, your left with nothing. Hope it's not one of those.



Got one and it does shred your knives but they come our really sharp

Ordered, Thanks.

Hi folks - has anyone actually used this to sharpen a REALLY expensive knife such as a Global or a Fallkniven on a regular basis? I'm curious because, from where I sit, supported by the comments already posted, this sharpener is great for cheap knives which get blunt very quickly but for good knives no way, whatever they say in the advert??

Do I have that right or should I reconsider?

bah. just missed it. out of stock now

In stock for me. Heat added

kebabthief

bah. just missed it. out of stock now


Still available!

kebabthief

bah. just missed it. out of stock now



Showing IN STOCK here.

It is extremely easy to sharpen a kitchen knife using the back of another knife. I'll TRY to explain.

You need to run the back of another knife down the blade, pressing quite hard, while holding the knife at right angles to the one being sharpened and about 45 degrees to the blade cutting edge. I.E. The handles will be at 90 degrees all the time to so that the two knives together form a cross. Hope that's clear.

Do that 3-4 times on both sides and now try cutting - BUT BE CAREFUL!!

You WILL cut yourself with it quite easily.

Might need to repeat this if knife very blunt.

NB: You can do scissors in the same way but reduce the 45 degrees to about 10 degrees..




Edited by: "rizla01" 26th Oct 2010

Original Poster

It is still in stock on Amazon website.

I use this sharpener with a wide range of kitchen knives [esp Sabatiers] and garden tools. there is nothing to equal it at this price for giving a very sharp edge and my knives and tools are no worse for doing so compared to a lot of other methods.

cibarious

Hi folks - has anyone actually used this to sharpen a REALLY expensive … Hi folks - has anyone actually used this to sharpen a REALLY expensive knife such as a Global or a Fallkniven on a regular basis? I'm curious because, from where I sit, supported by the comments already posted, this sharpener is great for cheap knives which get blunt very quickly but for good knives no way, whatever they say in the advert??Do I have that right or should I reconsider?

Thanks, still in stock for me.

how good are they on scisccors

You can watch a video demonstration of the sharpener from QVC here
qvcuk.com/ukq…gle
and see how much steel comes off your knife. It is a lot!

They sell a set of 2 sharpeners for £14.70 + £2.95 postage (30 days return guarantee if you dont like them, whether you have used them or not)

Things to remember: Will not sharpen sissors and fine serrated knifes but everything else including tools and lawnmower blades.

cibarious

Hi folks - has anyone actually used this to sharpen a REALLY expensive … Hi folks - has anyone actually used this to sharpen a REALLY expensive knife such as a Global or a Fallkniven on a regular basis? I'm curious because, from where I sit, supported by the comments already posted, this sharpener is great for cheap knives which get blunt very quickly but for good knives no way, whatever they say in the advert??Do I have that right or should I reconsider?



I wouldn't use it for those knives, for one thing, it will probably alter the angle of the edge, they are usually not the same as "standard" sharpening.

This item has been reviewed so many times I am not going to repeat, do a search on here and elsewhere if you want detail.

However it can be summed up:
It removes metal, but not so much that it will ruin knives in a few years, ideal for everyday to middle price knives, especially when NON-expert users also use your knives, (ie. families!) and leave them blunt, this way they can be sharp in seconds for everyone, therefore SAFE.
An expert user can sharpen knives better using traditional means, so if you are the only one using yours, and can do a good job, stick with your present sharpening; if not, buy one now, they are a Godsend.

I am fairly skilled in knife sharpening, but no one else in my household is, so I have one, I have bought them for friends: fantastic, wouldn't want to be without it.

Bought one a while ago, and I think they are very good.

pet2000

You can watch a video demonstration of the sharpener from QVC … You can watch a video demonstration of the sharpener from QVC herehttp://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.829719.cm_scid.Froogle?ref=fgl&source=froogle#BVQAWidgetIDand see how much steel comes off your knife. It is a lot!They sell a set of 2 sharpeners for £14.70 + £2.95 postage (30 days return guarantee if you dont like them, whether you have used them or not) Things to remember: Will not sharpen sissors and fine serrated knifes but everything else including tools and lawnmower blades.



Been using for about 3 years on my middling price everyday Sabatier knives, and yes you can see a little wear, but I don't expect them to be too worn for some years to come.
As they get blunted every time someone else uses them, I no longer bother sharpening them properly (and have got a bit rusty in my sharpening skills!)
For domestic purposes, fine. For pro use, no, and if you are a connoisseur of expensive knives and they only get used by YOU, and you can really sharpen them to a high standard, then don't bother.

rizla01

Showing IN STOCK here.It is extremely easy to sharpen a kitchen knife … Showing IN STOCK here.It is extremely easy to sharpen a kitchen knife using the back of another knife. I'll TRY to explain.You need to run the back of another knife down the blade, pressing quite hard, while holding the knife at right angles to the one being sharpened and about 45 degrees to the blade cutting edge. I.E. The handles will be at 90 degrees all the time to so that the two knives together form a cross. Hope that's clear.Do that 3-4 times on both sides and now try cutting - BUT BE CAREFUL!!You WILL cut yourself with it quite easily.Might need to repeat this if knife very blunt.NB: You can do scissors in the same way but reduce the 45 degrees to about 10 degrees..



Either take the time and effort to do them properly or get one of these.

@nihcaj - thanks for that, you have confirmed my feelings. I am virtually the only one that uses the good knives but, like you, I'm reasonable skilled with a steel and currently do all of the honing. The reason for the question was that my steel is knackered, too many years of use, and is about to be replaced.

Wtf, do i need this? No. Have i ordered it? Yes. The force of hukd is strong on the weak willed

cibarious

@nihcaj - thanks for that, you have confirmed my feelings. I am virtually … @nihcaj - thanks for that, you have confirmed my feelings. I am virtually the only one that uses the good knives but, like you, I'm reasonable skilled with a steel and currently do all of the honing. The reason for the question was that my steel is knackered, too many years of use, and is about to be replaced.



I haven't used a diamond steel, but after using other diamond sharpening gear which I like, I suppose that's what I would be looking for if I was buying one.

That said, a worn steel is no problem to an able user... to an extent some I have seen are far too course for my liking, the one I have here took a few years of use before it got to that happy medium stage, and now it rarely gets used!

Bought one a while back from Amazon for nearly £4.

Banned

Just what I needed.

Thanks

got one last month when it was under 6 quid and I can definately say it was worth it.
(my knives are all cheap by the way)

rizla01

It is extremely easy to sharpen a kitchen knife using the back of another … It is extremely easy to sharpen a kitchen knife using the back of another knife.



I remember my dad doing that and, when he only had one knife, he would use the back doorstep like a sharpening stone. Both methods worked will enough to take on tomatoes.






Edited by: "Crumble" 26th Oct 2010

Just bought one too!

Crumble

I remember my dad doing that and, when he only had one knife, he would … I remember my dad doing that and, when he only had one knife, he would use the back doorstep like a sharpening stone. Both methods worked will enough to take on tomatoes.


I use a small glass cutting board or the underside of a mug for cheap knifes. Works well.

This s_knife]Wikipedia article on chefs knives lists a few different edge types including chisel and convex edge. Those Global knives have a very sharp acute angle - while European have a more bevel edge. Using this device will most likely shred away those lovely honed and polished custom edges replacing them with Anysharps own generic one. Probably best to keep well away from the expensive stuff.
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