AnySharp Knife Sharpener £7 prime / £10.99 non prime @ Amazon
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AnySharp Knife Sharpener £7 prime / £10.99 non prime @ Amazon

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Found 5th MayMade hot 5th May
Compact knife sharpener, usually around a tenner.

Bought one in 2012 and still going, best one I've used (find it better than the cheapo rotary stone sharpener I was using before but never used an actual professional sharpener, am not worth it or... my knives aren't worth that much (_;) )

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I purchased one recently and I use professional knives. A properly sharpened knife is safest, and this little tool is perfect for restoring the correct edge. BUT, once the edge is restored it shouldn't need to be done again for some time!! Any professional will tell you to use a 'steel' to keep the edge sharp. Continual use of 'AnySharp' or any other similar tool will wear your knife away very quickly. So invest in a good steel too
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That's a lovely looking sharpener.

I purchased one recently and I use professional knives. A properly sharpened knife is safest, and this little tool is perfect for restoring the correct edge. BUT, once the edge is restored it shouldn't need to be done again for some time!! Any professional will tell you to use a 'steel' to keep the edge sharp. Continual use of 'AnySharp' or any other similar tool will wear your knife away very quickly. So invest in a good steel too

Have been £6 in store at Asda forever.

Note I said "in store" before anyone points out they're £8 on their site!

This deal is better if you need it delivered though

b1g1an

Have been £6 in store at Asda forever.Note I said "in store" before … Have been £6 in store at Asda forever.Note I said "in store" before anyone points out they're £8 on their site, have always been more for some reason!This deal is better if you need it delivered though


got mine for six pounds at asda. does the job well.

Hot for being one of the few things not 2nd-hand on HUKD

im with zizzles hot also

I have one of these, they're excellent and so easy to use. I don't remember exactly how much I bought it for but it's well worth having in the kitchen - HEAT!

I use one of these to restore the edge on my camping knives mainly..... always gets the edge back to arm-shaving sharp

Yes, brilliant , I bought mine years ago and is still going

I have one and love it.

Will prob get some people saying that they ruin knives, but it'd been ok with all my knives and all are nice and sharp over many years.

These things brutalise knives, they take huge amounts of metal away.

Use lightly and use a steel afterwards.

Best used on cheap knives that you don't care about.

Any pointers as to what is a good 'steel' that everyone speaks of? Out of curiosity more than anything, as I've been using one of these for about 6 months with a single knife and it's not a stump yet.

Can this be used to restore scissors?

Oh God, as per, the knives are out...

burningman

Can this be used to restore scissors?



​not this one, you'd need an anysharp pro for scissors..... or just pick up a £3 fiskars scissor sharpener

kenwebb1953

I purchased one recently and I use professional knives. A properly … I purchased one recently and I use professional knives. A properly sharpened knife is safest, and this little tool is perfect for restoring the correct edge. BUT, once the edge is restored it shouldn't need to be done again for some time!! Any professional will tell you to use a 'steel' to keep the edge sharp. Continual use of 'AnySharp' or any other similar tool will wear your knife away very quickly. So invest in a good steel too


No sane person would use this thing on 'professional' knives...
I have nice knives, anyone that went near them with this thing would soon have one embedded in their hand.

Edited by: "jukkie" 6th May

I've been using these on my semi-expensive knife set for the past 10-15 years and although the knife bores will state otherwise I thoroughly recommend them. Once a week give a couple of swipes and finish with steel, gets knife lovely and sharp and yes the knives have worn a very slight amount but not enough to worry that I'll ever need to replace them. Yes the bores will tell you it's not a proper edge, but so what, it's incredibly sharp and personally I'm happy to spend half a minute a week to have a nice sharp knife that this device will probably wear away in 100-200 years.

Bought one of these about a year ago from Asda and didn't think it would do any good. Put every cheapo knife I have through it and 95% of them went from pathetically blunted to sharp as anything. One of the knives I sharpened a year ago lightly brushed my little finger in the sink the other day and believe me, the knife is still razor sharp despite almost daily use... The amount of blood pouring from my finger that day will testify to that!
Edited by: "bleachingshane" 6th May

It is a quick and hacky way to revive your cheap knives, but it will ruin your good knives quickly too.

Anyone recommend one of these steels that are mentioned?

jukkie

No sane person would use this thing on 'professional' knives...I have … No sane person would use this thing on 'professional' knives...I have nice knives, anyone that went near them with this thing would soon have one embedded in their hand.



I must be insane then. 30 years in the catering and food industry with the same set of knives is pure insanity.

This will ruin your knives as it ruined mine. Get a set of stone wheels instead. More effort needed with stones but won't ruin your knives.

Non branded sharpeners of the exact same style are £1 on an internet auction site ;-)

Great way to destroy a knife. Learn to use a Japanese water stone.

These are a good way to destroy knives, and create a jagged edge.

Either learn to use waterstones or get something like a worksharp amazon.co.uk/WOR…F14

Another thing I didn't know I needed. Thanks to hukd

burningman

Can this be used to restore scissors?



​if scissors go blunt in my house I use them to cut through old tinfoil a few times and it sharpens them again. probably not the recommended method but it works for me.

Alternatively for 85p posted (please thank if you order):

1 pcs Red Knife Sharpener Scissors Grinder Suction Chef Pad Kitchen Sharpening Tool amolador de faca scissors sharpener
s.aliexpress.com/MBf…Ynm
(from AliExpress Android)

Edited by: "sainthalo" 7th May

kenwebb1953

I must be insane then. 30 years in the catering and food industry with … I must be insane then. 30 years in the catering and food industry with the same set of knives is pure insanity.


I don't care how long you've been flipping burgers in McDonalds, no chef would touch their knives with this thing.
In fact, if your knives get so blunt they need that much metal taken off to to get an edge back, you are doing something seriously wrong...
I've had the same set of knives for almost 20 years, and have only ever needed a steel and leather strap to keep them razor sharp (I have water stones, but have very rarely needed to use them).
What have you been doing with your knives to need to use this thing, trying to cut through iron bars?
For you to recommend this thing, you are clearly talking crap about your 'profession'.
Edited by: "jukkie" 7th May

dz1

This will ruin your knives as it ruined mine. Get a set of stone wheels … This will ruin your knives as it ruined mine. Get a set of stone wheels instead. More effort needed with stones but won't ruin your knives.


Apparently a professional in the catering business here thinks this sharpener should be used on good knives, so clearly you are wrong, lol.
But seriously, no one with knives they like should ever sharpen them with this thing.

jukkie

Apparently a professional in the catering business here thinks this … Apparently a professional in the catering business here thinks this sharpener should be used on good knives, so clearly you are wrong, lol.But seriously, no one with knives they like should ever sharpen them with this thing.


Have you ever used this device? I'm talking from actual experience.
I dislike personal attacks too by the way. You would have been better reading my first post.
Edited by: "kenwebb1953" 7th May
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