Sharpen both your standard knives and your Asian style knives at home with this Wüsthof four stage manual knife sharpener. This specialized German engineered knife sharpener is equipped with carbide blades set at 28 degrees per side to sharpen your standard kitchen knives in the first stage. The V-shaped cutting head with two crossed carbide blades puts a quick edge on knives, then stage two uses ceramic rods to hone a fine edge. To switch to Asian style knives, simply slide the cover to the Asian side to sharpen them to a 20 degree angle or 10 degree angle per side. Stage two on the Asian side uses ceramic rods to hone the fine edge on your Santoku or Nakiri knives. After setting the knife's edge with the carbide side, use the unit's ceramic side to nicely finish the edge. This sharpener is extremely easy to use, simply place it on a flat work surface and hold the soft grip handle with one and the knife in the other. Then insert the blades at a 90 degree angle to the sharpener and pull back three or four times to sharpen. This manual sharpener is fitted with weights and a rubberized base for excellent control, heightened balance, and durability. With its titanium coated 440hc steel construction it is durable and long lasting. Ideal for any chef, this sharpener makes a wonderful gift.
Since 1814, Wüsthof has set the standard for designing and manufacturing precision-forged knives. Today the family business is in its seventh generation of ownership, under the management of Harald Wüsthof. Wüsthof knives are manufactured by a skilled team of 300 dedicated workers in two state-of-the-art facilities in Solingen, Germany. Production follows strict rules in order to achieve the finest quality, while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly.
- 9" L x 1-1/2" W x 3-1/2" H