The preset sharpening stones ensure the correct sharpening angle every time you use it. If only all knife sharpeners were made this way life would be so much easier.
The difference between this model and those already reviewed is the solid aluminium cast body which ensures robustness, the handle which matches the Ikon knife set manufactured by Wusthof and the extension on the handle which supports the sharpener when in use making it more stable.
A rubber base also adds to the feeling of stability when using this sharpener.
This Wusthof sharpener can cope with straight blades, serrated or wavy blades with equal aplomb. So there’s no need for many tools to do one job.
It comes with one diamond sharpening slot and one ceramic honing slot. The ceramic honer can be used to deburr any serrated knives you have.
The triangular shaped stones within the housing are ideal for sharpening all kinds of blades. There is also a scissors or kitchen shears slot in the middle of the sharpener which can be used with either left and or right hand scissors.
Wusthof have patented the floating style ceramic rod which acts as the scissors sharpener so it can accommodate many more types of scissor shapes than other knife sharpeners.
To care for this sharpener simply wipe with a damp cloth and then dry.
The Ikon sharpener comes with a Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. So if it goes wrong ten years down the line simply return it to Wusthof.
To use, pull the blade through the diamond sharpener first then onto the honer which will really make that edge bite.
Never push the blade through the slots always pull. A couple of draws through each slot will usually be adequate to put a fantastic edge on your blades.
At 8 inches by 2 inches by 3.5 inches it’s not the smallest sharpener Wusthof make but it’s not overly bulky either. All in all one of the best sharpeners made by Wusthof.
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