I bought this as a replacement for a handheld sharpener I'd had for years. This one makes so much more sense. Great stable base while you're sharpening and the open design is nice since you can sharpen knives of any width and length. I might try it on Excalibur as soon as I get it out of this ridiculous stone it's in. Good price. If it were $1 cheaper I'd give it 5 stars :-P
I like that it fits ergonomically in the hand, has a cushion on the bottom, very easy to use, and the price is reasonable. But for the coarse and fine side of the sharpener, it simply does in ok job at sharpening, not the best. I don't have any ceramic knives, so I don't know how good that slot does. But overall, I found it right in the middle of sharpeners for this style.
Works exceptionally well.
Cool very easy to use and sharpen knives.
Good sharpener, Simple, stores in a drawer,always handy. It was shipped immediately and was packaged well. Nothing to complain about
wonderfully useable and efficient. ergonomic design renders it very easy and comfortable to use and get a really sharp edge. Nothing can improve on convenience, ease of use and effectiveness.
It works wonderfully! Now we will have sharp knives from now on.
I received this product free in exchange for an honest review, but the opinions I state are all mine.
First the sharpener is lightweight so I liked that immediately. But would it sharpen a knife. I pulled out some cutlery that really needed to be sharpened. I followed the instructions in the manual that came along with the product. And it did sharpen the dull knife. I was pleased. But would it sharpen a knife that was already sharp. I tested a newer knife. I didn't really notice a big difference, but the knife was already sharp. And I don't own a ceramic knife. (But I would love one if someone wants to donate one to my cause.) So it definitely worked on a dull knife which really suited my needs.
As I sharpened the knife, the product was easy to handle. I really found that the rubber handle made it easier to hold onto. And the rubber bottom did stop the product from slipping while I was using it. I liked that.
I like that this product also provided a small manual with instructions on how to use it. I may not have used the product correctly without this manual. So it was a definite plus.
This sharpener is priced at $13.99, which was a little higher than some other knife sharpeners on Amazon, but only by a dollar or two. And it does come with Amazon Prime. Free shipping to those of us with that. Some of the other knife sharpeners did not have a rubber handle, which was something that I really liked about this product.
I do recommend this product to individuals who enjoy cooking. Frequent use of your knives dulls them. And this is an easy way to get them sharpened. Is it professional grade? I don't know. But it certainly met my needs, and I'm glad that I have it.