Rated 5 out of 5áby CedarStripBob Great Sharpener
I heard about this from a knife maker, who said it's the best sharpening system available for knives. We cook a lot, and keep our knives very sharp.
The SpyderCo sits in its little box in our kitchen cabinet, out of the way. Every month or so, I pull it out and in 15 minutes, our kitchen knives are razor sharp. I highly recommend watching the CD that comes with the sharpener, which does a good job of explaining all it's features. I bought a second one for my daughter.
The system uses four ceramic sharpening stones that fit into a sturdy plastic case. There are two safety rods that protect the hand that holds the sharpener while you take a knife and stroke vertically across the sharpener. It's a bit hard to describe, but it take just a minute to set up and is easy to use. There are one set slots for setting the entire angle of the cutting edge for a badly damaged knife, and another set for just sharpening a blade that is already got the proper shape. The CD also describes how the sharpener can be used for sharpening scissors and other cutting tools. The whole thing packs back into its compact case in a minute. Clean the ceramic stones in your kitchen sink after sharpening and let dry. One warning however: don't drop the stones as they will shatter. I had to replace one.
Perhaps I should mention that I'm an old woodworker and have a set of sharpening stones and a grinder for my tools, but I use theSpyderCo exclusively for my good kitchen knives. I've also used the SpyderCo for some of my woodworking chisels. It's worth every penny.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby resqellie Good sharpener
This is expensive, but worth it. It's easy to use and sharpens a wide variety of knives and scissors. (and all kinds of other things if you're willing to try) I sharpened a kayaking knife with this, a half plain, half serrated blade and it worked very well. I also used it to sharpen all the knives in my kitchen. It was easy and very fast and breathed new life into all of my knives.
January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby oldvermonter9 The Sharpest knife in the drawer
Why even have a knife if it is not sharp enough to handle the job at hand! The included DVD instruction can make the novice and expert in blade sharpening techniques. The design, packaging, high quality and sharpening of all types of knife blades, scissors, awls, fish hooks makes this sharpening kit an outstanding value.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 2Xtalldude Been Using This Method of Sharpining for 25 Years!
I'm a Knife collector and a former Honorary member of the American Knife Makers Guild. I've been using the Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker for over 25 years with excellent results. What's great about the system is as long as you follow the easy to read directions anyone can hone a dull blade to a razor sharp edge in in as little a half hour and keep it that way. You don't have to be an expert and you can also sharpen serrated blades which is something most other knife sharpeners can't do.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby IndianaHank Love the Versatility
Received this sharpener for Christmas (as per my request) and it works as advertised. I have already sharpened all my kitchen knives, even the serrated one, as well as, my wife's cuticle nippers and my camping hatchet. I like the fact that it is small as my plan is to bring this with me when we go tent camping since making kindling wood dulls a hatchet pretty fast and anyone who uses blades knows that a dull blade is an accident waiting to happen. Yes, this product is a little expensive for a manual knife sharpener but in my humble opinion, it is worth every penny.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby SRCinWV Wow
I have been sharpening knives since I got my first one on my sixth birthday and own a nice collection of diamond stones, Arkansas stones, a diamond Lansky kit and various stones for axes, machettes ect.
I have been able to get a shaving sharp edge most of that time with most of the common sharpening methods/materials, but I have never got one this sharp with so little effort. I ended up buying the extra fine rods for this system just to see how sharp I could get a blade.
I showed this kit to my dad and half way through he did not want his knife any sharper.
It comes with a nice DVD and booklet that covers the care and use very competently. I expect I could of saved lots of $$ buying this one first and just going on about my way.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cah313 Best Sharpener Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought this for my father-in-law not knowing he had just made his own knives and was actually having a problem sharpening them. This little bugger is awesome! It will sharpen anything! We have been having so much fun running around the house finding stuff to sharpen! It will get your stuff super sharp. Now everyone wants one in the family. I wish there was a bulk purchase option!
January 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby mhamrah1 Spyderco Sharpmaker
While visiting the LLBean store in Freeport, ME, recently, my husband tested the Spyderco sharpener with his pocket knife, and was very happy with the results. Father's Day was approaching and I purchased this product online as a gift for him. He has sharpened every kitchen knife for me, and I can tell you that it does a great job sharpening. This is a great product and it stores easily in its own black case in a utility drawer in our kitchen.
June 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5áby woodsyowl spiderco tri-angle sharpmaker
Outstanding results using this sharpener. Have tried many over the years and this is by far the ultimate sharpener.
November 23, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5áby XJStever81 Great sharpener
Tried this sharpener because I have a bunch of dull pocket knives and my kitchen ones aren't cutting as well either. I should have bought this years ago. Easy to use and I can now shave the hair off my arms with all my knives. It also sharpens chisels, nail clippers, veggie peelers, fish hooks and more unique items. Well worth the money.
September 30, 2010