Chef's Choice 463 Pronto Santoku/Asian Manual Knife Sharpener
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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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|Dimensions||7.5 inches x 10.5 inches x 5.25 inches||3.5 inches x 9.62 inches x 2.37 inches||6.62 inches x 10.62 inches x 6.5 inches||3.5 inches x 9.62 inches x 2.37 inches|
|Item Package Weight||0.6 pounds||0.65 pounds||4.85 pounds||0.7 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just threw out the 3rd one of these I've ordered in 2 years. In short order it stops sharpening knives. Something happens to the mechanism that renders the thing useless. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Rossputin
The best hand sharpener by far. If knives are dull will take some work to get back in shape but will get them there.Published 6 days ago by John Van Belleghem
First knife sharpener that I have found the really works, first time, every time. Love it.Published 9 days ago by Dayner
Works great. Met my expectations. Is compact and fits in my cooking kit.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
Works great! I didn't want to spend $150 on a high end model, This one does all I need it to do at an affordable price.Published 13 days ago by T. Good
This works better than a few I've tried, and I think it's safer to use. When holding it down t really stays put, so you can be steadier sharpening and it's not going to slip.Published 13 days ago by R. Labanca
love this sharpener.Easy to use and really sharp results. Be careful.Published 17 days ago by William Schilp