t0601t – Inexpensive Tungesten Carbide Knife Sharpener

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Tungsten carbide knife sharpeners are really easy to use.  Simply put the sharpener on the blade and pull it towards you.

Tungsten carbide is really effective at rehabilitating a worn out edge – one that is really blunt and lost its cutting angle.

If you use one regularly you need to only use it gently otherwise the blade will wear away.

I always start sharpening with one of these (or similar) and then hone the edge with a diamond or ceramic steel or  hone.

This one is an inexpensive model but should last a long time if not handled roughly.