EdgeCraft Sportsman Diamond Hone Knife Sharpener 12
Good & easy
Used it for both straight knives & serrated edge did sharpen both types
April 8, 2014
Solved my sharpening problems
After i became absolutely frustrated with conventional methods/systems of sharpening straight edge and serrated knives i decided to purchase this three stage electric sharpener. This sharpener takes the challenge out of holding the knife at just the right angle and the time it takes to sharpen a knife properly on a conventional abrasive stone. It requires no lubrication and is very consistent and reliable. The sharpener does put a durable and sharp edge on my knives but there are some things you should know before spending the $100.00 - $120.00 on this device. This sharpener does not work perfectly for all knives and requires very steady and consistent pulls to sharpen a knife properly without damage. If a knife is pulled through the angle guide inconsistently the knife may be scratched or damaged. Also on some knives it may be difficult to sharpen the entire blade as it is difficult to put the area next to the bolster into the angle guide. Now another thing that you should know before buying this is the specs of a knife may cause it to be sharpened differently than others. If the edge is thick than it wont come out razor sharp and knives that have high carbon steels will require more pulls through the angle guides than what the instructions indicate. Despite these problems this device solved my sharpening problems and now that if learned to use it i would definitely recommend purchasing it if you are looking for a good sharpener
January 5, 2014
Sharper than sharp1
I was a little hesitant to by the Edgecraft 12, it had some bad reviews, but a lot of good ones too. I didn't make a mitake on this one. This sharpener puts an edge on like you wouldn't believe! Started with the kitchen knives, then my hunting knives, then my filet knives, now I'm sharpening the neighbors knives! Every knife comes out RAZOR sharp! The three stages even put a razor edge on a butter knife!!! My wife wasn't happy about it! You won't be disappointed with this sharperer!
February 25, 2013
Only one I can sharpen a knife with
I had a very good hunting knife, made from a file. It of course became dull (after skinning about 20 deer & hogs). Never could get ANY sharpener to put the razor edge back on it.....UNTIL I bought the EdgeCraft Diamond hone. Within 30 minutes of opening & reading instructions the knife would shave you. I showed my wife, then of course had to sharpen all the kitchen knives. My wife was very impressed with the results also.
This is truely the only sharpener I have ever owned that will put a razor edge on any knife I own. Just takes a few tries to develope the "feel", then its off to the races. I also really like the fact you can sharpen for differant jobs, such as kitchen, hunting, or just touching up, it does it all.
November 25, 2012