A smart innovation from Furi, the TechEdge professional knife sharpening system is a high-speed, manual way to restore keen edges to straight-blade kitchen knives. Intended for the busy chef or serious home cook, the system takes knives through three stages--reshaping, coarse honing, and fine honing--in a series of simple steps. The Edge Restorer works first, using two tungsten carbide cutters to restore new angles to a rounded edge. The cutters adjust easily for different cutting edge angles and are much faster and more accurate than a stone. The second phase uses the Diamond Fingers Sharpener, a set of six stainless-steel spring fingers that are bonded with 450-grit crushed industrial diamonds. More exact and consistent than a steel, the fingers automatically set correct cutting angles and create a fine micro-serration that is perfect for most kitchen knives. Extra-fine cutting knives, like those used for filleting and boning, get a final honing from the Tech Hone Fingers, a device similar to the Diamond Fingers but with a coarse striated surface that creates a fine finish. All three sharpening pieces fit snugly into the Tech Edge base, which has a long handle and a wire safety guard to protect fingers and hands. The base folds flat to fit into the included snap-shut carrying along with all the other parts of the system for tidy transport. Furi also includes a generous 25-year warranty. --Emily Bedard
The Furi Tech Edge Pro Sharpening System was developed by the engineers and chefs at Füritechnics Australia after years of research into cutting edges. The Tech Edge system is a big leap forward in knife sharpening technology, and is much faster, easier and more accurate than the traditional sharpening and honing tools it replaces, and far more professional than gadgets.