The professional knife sharpener is a tool used to correct or revive the edge of the blades in knives or other cutting tools. Designed to perform an activity similar to that performed with a knife sharpening stone, the knife sharpener is today one of the most sought-after tools in the kitchen and outdoors.
Characteristics of a sharpener for knives
The sharpener for knives is a professional tool consisting of a handle generally made with highly wear-resistant materials such as stabilized wood, hard plastic, micarta and often even steel. The steel rod above the handle, on the other hand, generally has a circular or oval shape, although there are various versions on the market (flat, square, cobo, etc.). The finish of the steel is certainly one of the aspects that most characterizes this instrument. Depending on the finish present on the knife sharpener, this can be better suited for use with a specific type of blade. Depending on the characteristics of the knife and therefore its blade, there is a professional sharpener with a suitable finish. Among the most well-known types of finish we remember the diamond finish, the fine or superfine for example, but there are several.
Why use a knife sharpener?
If you are wondering why to use a knife sharpener, you should know that any knife, regardless of the quality of the steel the blade was made of, tends to lose its sharpness over time. Once given the first sharpening from the factory, the knife over time tends to lose its cutting capabilities and for this reason it is necessary to use a sharpening steel or a sharpening stone.
The outdoor knife sharpener.
In recent years, the sharpener for knives has also spread to the outdoor sector. There are many survival knife brands that have started making this tool in a smaller version for hiking or survival enthusiasts. We remember the small locks of the Moraknivbrand, which are often sold together with their survival knives such as the Garbergor others.
Award-winning knife locks.
Even the sharpener for knives is subjected to analysis and study by experts who each year assign a prize to the best kitchen knife sharpener. Among the most well-known models available on KnifeParkwe point out the Dikoronseries of locks by the Dick knives brand, today one of the most appreciated and awarded products at an international level.