Put a fine edge on your straight edge knives with the Chef’s Choice 450 manual knife sharpener. There is no electricity required, so you can use it in any part of your kitchen, or take it on the go. Unlike other sharpeners, there are no moving parts that need maintenance or lubrication so it is always ready to use. Instead, precision rollers gently guide the knife during sharpening and the 100% diamond abrasives create a sharpened edge that is like new.
Start with a clean, dry knife. Place the 450 sharpener on a flat, stable surface about waist high and grip the handle with your left hand. Place the knife in the Stage 1 slot and with light downward pressure move the blade from heel to tip, and back again. Make sure the blade stays in contact with the red rollers and make 25 even passes. Next, move to Stage 2. This time exert almost no pressure as you make 10 passes. Wipe off the blade, and try cutting a tomato to test the edge. A properly sharpened knife should easily cut through a tomato without any tears.
The two stage process makes this sharpener unique. The first stage sharpens the knife while the second stage hones it. This honing creates a micro-bevel along the edge to make sure your blade is razor sharp. For any straight edge knife, this manual sharpener will get your blade working like new.
Use the Edgecraft Chef's Choice 450 knife sharpeners to maintain all of your straight edge knives. With just a few simple steps you can have your knives sharpened and honed for immediate use.