Best manual Knife sharpener Third choice
This manual knife sharpener can sharpen any double edge blade. Accusharp 001 handles chef 'knives,(kitchen knives) fishing knives, hunting knives, filet knives, plain and even serrated blades. It can even sharpen axes, machetes and arrow blades.
The Accusharp will not rust, it can be washed in soap or in your dishwasher.The carbide blades are reversible and you can buy replaceable blades, they are easy installed with an screwdriver.
You don't have to be good at sharpening knives. Just rest your knife on the counter sharp-side-of-blade up and run the Accusharp down it firmly 3 or 4 times. Be careful if you do the light finger test for sharpness because the Accusharp 001 will leave the blade lethally sharp! If your knives are really dull, you will have to do it more like 10x the first time to bring them back.
The best thing about Accusharp 001 is that it takes no more than a few seconds, just a couple of swipes and you will have a fresh, labor saving blade that makes your cutting chores easier.
This knife sharpener made it to the top of the heap for non-electric sharpeners in a recent issue of Cooks magazine.The Accusharp 001 is definitely a step up from a flat stone. It provides a more consistent edge in amateur hands and, gets knives sharp quickly and the handy size lets you take it with you anywhere.
Why you should buy a knife sharpener
The Good: A very multipurpose sharpener for a low prize, lifetime warranty. Easy to use, very handy size.
The Bad: If used on a daily basis (in extreme cases) the sharpening blades must be replaced once or twice a year. But considering the low prize you could not ask for more.