If you really just want a reasonably sharp knife without any fuss, we suggest an inexpensive pull-through sharpener, like our Milk Street Sharp N Easy 2-Step Knife Sharpener. We tested a variety of pull-through sharpeners and partnered with Accusharp to make a version of this sharpener featuring our signature Milk Street bow tie. The handheld device is remarkably simple to use: holding the knife straight up and down, pull the knife though the fixed tungsten carbide sharpening blades with consistent, gentle pressure until the knife is sharpened—usually three to five swipes. First use the dark side with a coarser grain, then the light one to fine-tune your knife’s edge. A caveat, however: this device removes slightly more metal than other styles of sharpeners and is not ideal for more expensive, delicate knives, especially lightweight Japanese knifes; the grind angle is optimized for Western-style knives.
Net Weight: 1.6 ounces
Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 4 inches