Chef'sChoice Sportsman Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener, Model 4635
Chef'sChoice sells a full line of electric, hybrid, manual and specialty knife sharpeners. Model 4635 is designed for fishing, light hunting, pocket and serrated knives, and household knives with a 15- or 20-degree edge.
This model is a manual, three-stage knife sharpener.
Anyone who tries to maintain the quality of his or her knives realizes that it is hard to find a quality knife sharpener that can be used on all types of blades - especially serrated knives.
Model 4635's design is nice, because it features a handled end to hold onto. The bottom has a rubberized grip for safety.
The company said the product "creates a razor sharp, double-beveled, arch-shaped edge that is stronger and lasts longer."
The sharpener is arranged into stages. The "fish stage" has a smaller-edged angle, while the "hunt stage" is set at larger angle to make for a more durable edge.
The sharpener also polishes the knife as it works.
It uses diamond abrasives, a Chef'sChoice signature method, in all three stages.
The sharpener can be packed away and taken into the field or on camping trips. The company said it is safe for all quality knives and is made in the U.S.
It is available at sporting good and hardware stores, online and in catalogs for $29.99.
For more information, visit www.chefschoice.com or call 800-342-3255.
Reviewer: Jessica Welshans