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Wusthof Knife Sharpener, 4 Stage Handheld

mr toadmr toad Posts: 666
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
all my knives are wusthof classic

i want to buy a sharpener - what do you guys think of this inexpensive sharpener from wusthof

thanks, mr toad
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  • nemonemo Posts: 105
    Mine are also Wusthof Classic....had them for 15 yrs or so...they continue to do a great job. Initially, I had a similar Wusthof sharpener. It was OK, but not great. I replaced it with a Spyderco unit a number of yrs ago. The Spyderco is excellent for my needs....and it didn't break my bank, maybe twice the price of the Wusthof sharpener. For an inexpensive sharpener, I would recommend the Spyderco over the Wusthof.
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  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    My next toy will be a Chefs Choice 130 Sharpener
  • Nope, I dont like it. I would do either upgrade to THIS or get THIS for the same price. I have both. 

    If you really want something like what you linked above, you can get the same thing for much cheaper. That Wusthof thingy is way over priced for what it is and does.  
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,277
    I have that Sypderco sharpener that I don't use anymore, if anyone in the local nawlins' area is interested in it, I'll trade it for a packer brisket or a liter of good Kentucky bourbon. 
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,522
    Mr. Toad.

    FWIW, the Amazon reviews only give it a 3 1/2 star rating.

    It seems to me, of the suggestions made, that the Spyderco is a good tool. One would have to take care to draw the knife carefully along the rods, but just a bit of practice should solve that. But if you had the blades professionally sharpened, a few light passes on the Spyderco would fresjen the edge.
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,907
    I agree with @travisstrick and have used the Wusthof, but have a Lansky now and like it much better. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • Japanese water stones are the best sharpening tools around. 

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
  • OutcastOutcast Posts: 112
    Japanese water stones are the best sharpening tools around. 
    If one can hold the angles correctly.  But then, ceramic, diamond coated or Arkansas stones will work just fine as well if you can get the angles correct.  I believe the last time this topic came up travisstrick suggested the edge pro apex.  I've had the opportunity to use one and I would highly recommend it.

  • there is a very informative thread where I asked the same question here: Got lots of good info. I went with a stone with 400 on one side and 1000 on the other. Totally brought my knives back to life. When buying the stone, the guy at the store explained to me that once knives lose their edge, they actually roll over. When you use these cheap sharpeners, it kind of sharpens the rolled over part if that makes sense but it does not really sharpen the actual edge. This causes the knife to go dull again very quickly

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