Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:19 pm
I was considering buying a diamond steel to sharpen knives at a homeless shelter where I volunteer.
Also, perhaps, as a gift for friends that just are not going to want to use a stone, is there any better option for a quick sharpening of a dull-ish knife?
I have one of these steels (A Dexter, I believe) and it seems to put a descent edge on a knife when I'm not in the mood to use a stone, or cannot.
Is there any better option to quickly sharpen their dull knives? It seems very convenient fast and easy.
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:25 pm
If nobody has any interest in learning to use a stone you may as well buy a cheap carbide pull through sharpener. It will tear your knives up just as much as a diamond steel and the knife will feel sharp too at a cheaper price. You could always buy a Chef's Choice electric, lots'a non-stone people like those.
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:20 pm
I've never used a pull-thru sharpener that I thought was worth $.02. Is there really one? I'm not worried about price, I'm worried more about convenience, speed, storage and longevity.
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:46 pm
IIRC BDL is a supporter of the Chef Choice that allows for the 15º DPS, if the user has no interest in sharpening.
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:54 pm
IIRC BDL ?
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:57 pm
IIRC - if I remember correctly
BDL - Boar d Laze, the knife guru
DPS - degrees per side
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:04 pm
Is the chef's choice you're speaking of an electric or a pull-thru?
An electric isn't an option for this.
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:55 pm
If your bound and determined to use only a rod i would.get 2. An aggressive diamond one , and a ceramic idahone.
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:17 pm
Ahhh sorry. Yes, it is electric.
For a non-electric I would go for the above set up Sadden suggested.
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:19 pm
Chef choice 1520, would be your best bet http://www.chefschoice.com/page2a.html
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