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Chef's Choice 463 Pronto Santoku/Asian Manual Knife Sharpener

4.5 out of 5 stars 256 customer reviews
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  • Fastest manual sharpener on the market: first stage sharpens, second stage hones and polishes
  • Diamond abrasives are used in both stages: diamond wheels hold their shape, can sharpen any alloy, and there is no need to use messy water or oil while sharpening
  • Precise bevel angle control for an ultra sharp 15-degree asian style edge
  • For straight and serrated santoku and other double-bevel asian style knives
  • Can be used left or right handed, Soft touch handle provides easy and secure grip
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Chef's Choice 463 pronto manual asian/santoku sharpener is the fastest manual sharpener on the market. The 463 includes two stages, one for sharpening and a second for honing/polishing for a razor-sharp, arch- shaped edge that is strong and durable. 100-Percent diamond abrasives are used in both stages 1 and 2, and the diamond abrasive wheels will hold its shape indefinitely, (unlike ceramic wheels which lose shape over time). The criss-cross sharpening technology creates an extremely sharp edge with lots of bite the diamond abrasive wheels sharpen simultaneously into and out-of edge for a superior burr-free edge. Micron size diamond abrasives in stage 2 leave your knife with a super sharp polished edge. The precise bevel angle control sharpens to an ultra sharp asian-style 15-degree edge. The pronto is safe to use on straight edge and serrated santoku, and other double bevel asian style knives.

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Color:Black
Product Dimensions 10.5 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
Item Weight 0.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Department Cookware
Manufacturer Chef's Choice
ASIN B002JIMVS0
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#223 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Specialty Appliances

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I am a personal chef and caterer and use my Asian Shun Kershaw knife 6 to 8 hours a day, 6 days a week. Of course that will dull any blade and so far the only good solution was for me to send my knife back to the factory every 6 months to be re-sharpened. Losing the use of my knife for 3 weeks was never fun; I do have a replacement, a Victorinox Fibrox chef knife, but it is not quite same.

So I tried a sharpening stone, the kershaw electric sharpener (mistake, I had to send the knife to the factory right after using that), the Wusthof santoku sharpener (not effective enough), a diamond coated steel, built a wood stand for my sharpening stone at the required 15 degree angle (that worked pretty well). And then I found this.

I have used it and it is wonderful! The blade is back to factory sharpness and it is very easy to use. Plus I can use it to hone the knife everyday before using it to maintain the edge. My search is over! Thank you Chef's choice. To my knowledge it is the only easy to use sharpener on the market that works for Asian knifes.
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The fact that there are actual wheels on this unit was impressive. Wheels are less harsh on the actual blade and refine it more. Cheaper Chef's Choice sharpeners use a static sharpening edge. If you own Japanese knives, you need to sharpen with the correct angle. I cannot stress that enough. I own a $200 dollar Shun Ken Onion knife and I cook every day. It's not an option to send it off for sharpening to Shun, although it's free, I'd be without my baby for 2-4 weeks. I was hesitant to use a device on my beautiful knife, but it became factory sharp in 5 swipes. I took it to my buddy, a professional sharpener, (he still sharpens my German blades) and asked what he thought. He was impressed and a tad sad I wouldn't be bringing my shun in anymore. VERY VERY nice product.
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I have never had any luck with manual or electric knife sharpeners and was hesitant to try and sharpen my expensive knives on one only to have the edge completely trashed, which has happened. However I have been without the use my santoku for too long and decided to purchase this item. I didn't expect much, however it was recommended by cook's illustrated so I figured I would give it a try. I got it today and tried it and was amazed at how it put a razor sharp edge on all my dull knives. I highly recommend this product to anyone with Asian style knives that need a good sharpening.
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I own a set of Shun (Kai) Knives. Most knife services in town refuse to sharpen them due to the Japanese blade angle which they are not familiar with. I went to Korin which is THE prime Japanese knife-master in NYC (and probably in the US). Their $40 sharpening job left the knives bruised, scratched, and not much sharper than after a casual sliding on a sharpening steel before prepping a meal. Quite far from their once-incredible performance. They became dull quickly, requiring yet another $40 sharpening job.

I then saw at Bed Bath & Beyond an electric Shun knife sharpener. Before spending $80 on it I thought I should look it up on Amazon and that's when I found this Chef's Choice product. The positive reviews convinced me to give it a chance. The very few negative reviews have alerted me to just carefully follow the instructions and use good judgement and sensory. And so I did: Within about 2 minutes of opening the box, 2 of my Shun knives were brought back from the dead to their old just-manufactured glory. Far better than a $40 sharpening job by the top class Japanese knife master! No scratches! They stay sharp! So sharp in fact, I had to get used to them all over again.

My bottom line: Even if this product would have broken after a single use -it would still be worth every penny. Luckily, it seems that there are many many more uses in its future. My only advice is to follow the instructions religiously!

In fact, I am so happy with it than I am now getting their European knife sharpener for my other knifes. Highly recommended!
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I purchased this knife sharpener after reading about it in Cook's Illustrated, where it was highly recommended. I have a mix of German and Japanese knives and the two have different angles on the blades, which means that you need sharpeners designed for each type. Since I only had a sharpener suited for German style knives, my Japanese knives were not being sharpened properly, and they were not performing to their full capabilities.

After purchasing this sharpener, I used it on my Japanese knives, and they are now performing like I knew they could, and were, when I purchased them. Personally, I don't like electric sharpeners, but if you do, there are excellent ones on the market. If, like me, you prefer manual sharpeners and have Japanese knives, then this is the tool for you.
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Hi All,

So I purchased this Chef's Choise Pronto Asian knife sharpener -- after owning this now for a couple of years, I have nothing but great things to say about this little guy.

Now I have some Shun knives, namely, a Shun classic 8" chef's knife, a Shun Elite 6.5" Santoku, a Shun Premier Chefs knife, and a few other smaller Shun knives as well.

I was VERY afraid of initially using this device, for the fear of ruining the edges on knives costing upwards of $100.00 per piece. Shun knives do provide you with lifetime free sharpening, but you have to send off your knives, and I just didn't want to send all my knives away every few months and be without knives for a while.

So after reading some good reviews here on Amazon, I decided to give this thing a go...

The first knife I tried it on was my little 3.5" shun paring knife. Figured if it did F my edge up, it would be only my smallest, cheapest knife.

Boy was I wrong -- it got the blade RAZOR, and I mean razor sharp.

You simply do a few pulls through the Opening 1, and then follow it up / hone it on the 2nd opening. If your knives aren't too dull, you can skip the 1st slot and run them righ through the 2nd slot.

That gave me the courage to try my hand at some of the biggger knives, and I achieved the same result, with just as much of a super sharp edge. I dare say this sharpener gets the knives sharper than they came from the factory.
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