I collect knives and own two dozen of them. Before I bought this sharpener I was using a cheap sharpener that my wife owns and had used for her Kitchen knives. It worked 'OK' but I could never get a consistent sharpness. The day I received this one I sat down and sharpened all my knives, every last one of them. They are now Sharp for the first time! This sharpener is well made, easy to use and really works! For the price it's a real bargain and I would recommend it to anyone that loves their knives as much as I do.And as a favor I sharpened my wife's Kitchen knives also-she threw her sharpener away and now I keep them sharp for her. Five Stars!
I followed the instructions for this knife sharpener and used it on my steel knives. The instructions said to run the knife through the sharpener 3 times and to try a paper test to check its sharpness. I obviously had very dull knives and had to run them through the sharpener at least 10-12 times before I could pass the paper test. So, this product does work, but if you have really dull knives or if cooking is your profession it might be better to have your knives professionally sharpened.
This knife set was a gift for our daughter who has a kitchen with black and stainless steel appliances. Goes great in her kitchen and knives are so sharp and strong. Did lots of research and thought we wanted much more expensive set, but these heavy duty steel knives are perfect, and can be sharpened easily. (We purchased a sharpener, too.) Some knives have a very fine serrated edge they say can be sharpened, but I like the plain edge of these knives. Also, 16 pieces are perfect! Some sets have so many steak knives, but this one has just enough, since the main reason for the purchase was cooking, cutting vegetables, meat and preparing meals. Great price, excellent packaging,and received quickly. Overstock did not disappoint.
This knife is well made, typical of the Henckles line. If you like the Henckles pro series, you will be well satisfied with this one. The curved blade works well on carrots, cucumbets, stuff like that. Its a bit difficult to sharpen, due to the curved blade. Having said that, its not a problem. Overall, this is a good knife, i recommend it.
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