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MinoSharp 220/GB Ceramic Wheel Water Sharpener, Grey/Black

4.6 out of 5 stars 115 customer reviews
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  • Two ceramic wheels (coarse and fine) sharpen knives
  • Recommended for Global knives only
  • Cannot be used for one-sided cutting edges
  • Plastic handle with soft, rubber-like grip
  • 8 inches long
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Color: White with black grip

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220/GB Features: -Excellent universal ceramic water sharpener able to restore the razor sharpness to your knife.-The MinoSharp sharpener is suitable for all knives, except those that are sharpened on one side only.-It features two sharpening wheels. Color/Finish: -The white wheel is rough/coarse and the pink wheel is medium/coarse for finishing the knife edges.

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Recommended for sharpening Global knives but not necessarily those from other manufacturers, this device employs two ceramic wheels--one coarse, the other fine--to return a dull knife to working order. Using the sharpener is simple and easy. Fill the wheels' compartment with water so your blade is continuously washed while it's being sharpened. Then draw a knife seven or eight times through the coarse (white) wheel. Then draw your blade seven or eight times through the fine (pink) wheel to bring it back to life. The sharpener's plastic handle is shaped so it can be gripped firmly and safely and has a soft, rubber-like insert for comfort. --Fred Brack

Product Information

Color:White with black grip
Product Dimensions 8.2 x 2.8 x 1.8 inches
Item Weight 5.9 ounces
Shipping Weight 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Department Cookware
Manufacturer Global
ASIN B00005OL3L
Item model number 220/GB
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4.6 out of 5 stars 115 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #55,007 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#280 in Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Knives & Cutlery Accessories > Knife Sharpeners
#1,133 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Specialty Appliances
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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Color: White with black grip
This is a great aid to sharpen Global knives. I disagree with the review that said it dulled the knives. The tool has ceramic wheels set at the proper angles to get the correct Japanese set to these knives, which have different angles to each side of the blade. After 8-9 passes - with no pressure on the knife - through the rougher and then the finer wheels, the knife is ALMOST back to factory condition. Then, it is necessary to use a fine DIAMOND hone to get that last degree of razor sharpness. And make no mistake, a properly sharpened Global knife is that sharp, and this tool makes it easy to keep them razor sharp. Instead of a diamond hone, you can also use a very fine waterstone to hone them, but trust me, the diamond hone is easiest, although it does not leave the edge quite as polished as the finest waterstones. This tool and a diamond hone let me return my Global knives to scary sharp in less than 5 minutes each. They are so sharp that whenever I sharpen them, I warn my wife that they are super sharp (as opposed to very sharp!), just to make sure that she is extra-careful when she uses them.
Now, having said that, the package states that it is recommended for Global knives, and no one should use this tool on anything other than Global knives, or similar Japanese-style knives. It is not meant for European-style knives, whose blades have a different set.
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Color: White with black grip
I'm not sure how people are banging up their knives using this simple, effective sharpener. Slow down, folks. Take your time.

I own a number of Global knives, and sharpen them all using the MinoSharp with tremendous success. I've even had luck sharpening Henckel and Wusthof knives with this. I enjoy using it, and when I'm done, my knives are like new.
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Color: White with black grip
I've use the Minosharp on my Global and Henkel 5-Stars on a weekly basis for the last 2 months and am very satisfied with it's performance. Like someone here wrote, not factory sharp, but pretty darn close.

The sharpening process is extremely simple (I can't see myself using the traditional wet stone). The Henkels take about twice as many swipes as my Global to get as sharp. I have not had any problems with the plastic cover coming off or marring my knives as other reviewers have mentioned and the unit is sturdy enough to me -- makes me think that some people are using too much force.
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Produces an OK edge, faster than and sharper than the similar Chef's Choice, but the knife still needs a few quick swipes with a steel to be really sharp, at least for me. Works for both Global and non-Global knives.
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Color: White with black grip
I picked this up as a quick and easy knife sharpener for work. It managed to scratch up the side of the blade of one of my Global knives with the plastic guide.

the slots/guide to run your knife blade through are narrow, some larger knives may not fit into it if the blade is thick.

after about 1 year one of the stones broke, however you can buy replacements.

For the home user, this will suffice. If you use your knife all day long like I do, I recommend the good old tri stone instead. Ok to have as an emergency knife sharpener in your knife bag.

I was never was able to get a good enough edge with this product to do fine chiffonade and other cuts that require good knife skills.
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Before you buy the Shinkansen Sharpener for your Global knives you must understand that it doesn't return the blades to their factory sharpness.
When I first bought my Globals I was warry of using my old ceramic stone on their extremely acute edge, so I bought the Shinkansen Sharpener to go with them. When they arrived, the knives' sharpness lived up to everything that's said about them, but after I ran the chef's knife through both slots several times... the knife got DULLER! Repeated use did not do any more harm to the blade, but it never improved either.
It seems that, because of it's simplicity, the Shinkansen Sharpener is best for returning very dull blades back to a servicable edge, but it will never get them really sharp.
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Color: White with black grip
This is a great aid to sharpen Global knives. I disagree with the review that said it dulled the knives. The tool has ceramic wheels set at the proper angles to get the correct Japanese set to these knives, which have different angles to each side of the blade. After 8-9 passes - with no pressure on the knife - through the rougher and then the finer wheels, the knife is ALMOST back to factory condition. Then, it is necessary to use a fine DIAMOND hone to get that last degree of razor sharpness. And make no mistake, a properly sharpened Global knife is that sharp, and this tool makes it easy to keep them razor sharp. Instead of a diamond hone, you can also use a very fine waterstone to hone them, but trust me, the diamond hone is easiest, although it does not leave the edge quite as polished as the finest waterstones. This tool and a diamond hone let me return my Global knives to scary sharp in less than 5 minutes each. They are so sharp that whenever I sharpen them, I warn my wife that they are super sharp (as opposed to very sharp!), just to make sure that she is extra-careful when she uses them.
Now, having said that, the package states that it is recommended for Global knives, and no one should use this tool on anything other than Global knives, or similar Japanese-style knives. It is not meant for European-style knives, whose blades have a different set.
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