There exist many ways to sharpen a knife and all people choose their own way. Some of them bring their knives to special sharpening services whereas others prefer to do it by themselves. In any case, both sides try to keep knives in a sharp condition which is a huge advantage as dull knives might result in cuts as we put more power to cut something. Having a sharp knife means excellent performance especially if it is needed in a professional sphere. There exist many systems due to which knives can be sharpened but which one to opt for? More and more questions arise when searching for the proper sharpening system. Therefore in order to deliver some help, we have analyzed and researched all knife sharpening systems and came up with 5 top ranked systems aimed at various purposes and pockets. Here is the review of the 5 best knife sharpening systems based on our research and customers’ feedbacks and comments.
One of the first and most important factors why we have put the Pro Pack on the first place is its victory at the Blade Show “Accessory of the Year”. It is not a simple sharpening system – it is a special base that consists of two 100-grit, two 200-grit, two 400-grit and two 600-grit. Apart from that you will find an included extra fine 800-grit and ultra fine 1000-grit stones. Speaking about the blade angle, it can vary from 15 to 30 degrees as it offers a special angle adjustment. Though one can’t adjust it to 30-60 degrees. This knife sharpener was given 4.7 out of 5.0 stars by customers.
This knife sharpener comes with the following water stones: a 120-grit coarse stone, a 220-grit medium fine stone, a 320-grit fine stone, a 600-grit extra fine stone, and 1000-grit ultra-fine stone. Due to this it is capable of sharpening a knife of any size that is not wider than 3.5” inches, that means it includes serrated knives. The angle of the blade stays the same every time one sharpens the knife which means that re-sharpening will be very quick and always of a high-quality. All the above-mentioned stones, when used, should be put on plates, in this way they will serve you a lifetime. Having the desire to twist from one water stone to another –simply change the knob. When buying this Edge Pro, the buyer will get the following:
- instructional and manual DVD;
- Black Cordura carrying case;
- Water bottle and cloth;
- Polish tape mounting blanks;
- 1 pack of 15 2000-grit polish tapes;
- 1 pack of 15 3000-Grit polish tapes;
- 8″ 1200 Grit Ceramic Hone;
This sharpening system doesn’t remove much metal which means it will protect your knife edges from waving. Also, it helps the knife to be durable and show excellent performance. The angles can be adjustable to the next degrees: 10, 15, 18, 21 and 24. Yet another pro is the simple maintaining- usual cleaning with tap water will do the job. During the sharpening process, nobody can be hurt or hands burnt as this system doesn’t produce heat at all. Also, it saves energy as no power is needed for its performance. Ratings from the customers – 4.6 out of 5.0 stars.
This sharpening system includes the following:
- long knife clamp screws;
- flip-over knife;
- multi-angle adjustment;
- especially designed molded carrying case that serves as a storage and transport at the same time;
- nstructions in different languages for easy understanding of its features and sharpening process itself;
The Deluxe Diamond sharpening system also consists of a variety of hones:
- fine diamond hone;
- coarse diamond hone;
- medium diamond hone;
- extra coarse diamond hone;
All these different diamond hones have color-coated safety, holders. For better performance each of these diamond hones have specially lubricated oil thanks to which they last much longer as well as a guide rod. Customers rated the Lansky Sharpener at 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.
This particular knife sharpener system consists of 4 stones that are of an extremely high quality- 180-grit, 400-grit, 800 grit, and 1500-grit. Therefore, it is capable of sharpening any type or size of the knife. Its base is very stable and in no case will move during the process making it dangerous for the person. One more protective feature is especially designed for hands. There is also a color ruler with the help of which one can opt for any blade angle he wants. The best its feature is that lubrication can happen with both oil and water (better to use water).
Apart from all these, the AGPtek also comes with:
- fixed-angle sharpening frame;
Customer’s rating- 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. Plus it is made of stainless steel which means durability and ABS plastic. Worth considering to buy.
Northern Industrial Wet system
This sharpening system will never produce heat as it turns slowly (120 RPM) and also because it uses a wet bath to sharpen knives. This is not a bad feature as it will protect your hands. The Industrial Wet sharpening system consists of the following:
– 8” inch honing wheel;
– Special item for polishing blade purpose;
– Ripping chisels;
– Jig – accommodates blades from ½” inch to 4” inches.
– Straight edges;
Customers rated this Northern Industrial Wet sharpening system at 3.8 out of 5.0 stars.