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Minosharp sharpener and global knives

Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:36 pm

A while ago I bought a Global Chef's knife and a Global Mino Sharp 3 from you. I've noticed that the knife does not get as sharp after sharpening as it used to. Does this mean I need a new sharpener? Can the ceramic sharpening wheels be replaced? What do you recommend?

thanks,

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James

Re: Minosharp sharpener and global knives

Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:39 pm

Hi James,

The minosharp sharpener does have replacement wheels that work but we don't sell them. Do a search and you should find someone that offers them.

Ideally I recommend that you get a stone and sharpen on that. Something like this combo stone from Imanishi is a good one and pretty much all you need. With just a little practice you will get better edges than you've ever gotten with the minosharp.
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/imtwosi1kst.html

Re: Minosharp sharpener and global knives

Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:41 pm

The wheels can also be taken out and cleaned. Perhaps they are just clogged with metal debris.

However, I agree with Mark....learning to use a stone is pretty simple and will get you light years beyond what the Minosharp will.

Re: Minosharp sharpener and global knives

Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:25 pm

"Ideally I recommend that you get a stone and sharpen on that... With just a little practice you will get better edges than you've ever gotten with the minosharp."

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Re: Minosharp sharpener and global knives

Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:38 pm

I agree, get a stone and start to freehand. You won't regret it!

Re: Minosharp sharpener and global knives

Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:49 pm

JAMES <> I had to look up your Mino as I had no idea what it is. Beyond it being an incredibly ineffective method of sharpening, it does not allow you to thin behind the edge when required.

I suggest heeding the consensual recommendation... buy a stone.. click here to learn how to use it.

FYI: they are replaceable as illustrated in this video that is as boring as the Minosharp:

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