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Shinkansen 'Water' Sharpener - Black and Red

by Minosharp
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
Price: 26.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Water filled for a whetstone finish.
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Shinkansen 'Water' Sharpener - Black and Red + GS5 - Global Vegetable Chopper - 14cm
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 21 x 5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: 220-BR
  • ASIN: B0000A33LJ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,532 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

This handy Ceramic Sharpener is ideal for sharpening Global and Porsche knives. The two-stage process requires the ceramic wheels to be soaked in water for a few minutes before use, which enables the blade to glide through the wheels with ease.

· Ideal for those who find using a ceramic steel or wet stone difficult
· Pre-set, 2 stage sharpener for optimum results
· Perfect for all types of Global, Porsche and Asian knives
· Wheels are lubricated with water to aid the sharpening process and minimise fiction
· Also available in a grey & black combination


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
I bought one of these because I was tired with dragging out the whetstones each time my knives needed sharpening. I was surprised that this actually produced a far sharper blade than I could with a big whetstone set.

This version will take a knife from completely blunt to razor sharp with very little effort. You could probably do the classic Samurai silk scarf test on a Minosharp sharpened Global knife but it is a little impractical in the kitchen. A reasonable-sized global knife sharpened on one of these should drop through a tomato under its own weight easily.

One slight niggle (too small to dent the five star rating) - it does make a few small scratches on the knife blade. These are no worse than the general wear-and-tear marks they'll pick up with any moderate use and it shouldn't put you off.

If you use Global knives this is a must. Because it is so little effort, you'll keep your knives sharper and thus safer. Worth every penny.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best sharpener out there 13 Jun 2008
I bought this when I couldnt find anywhere that sharpens knives anymore and saw all the good reviews. It turned out to be a very good decision as the reviews are correct. This sharpens all knives brilliantly even cheap ones. I dont have global knives but this sharpener has easily and quickly sharpened ever knife that I own. Brilliant.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant knife sharpener. 26 Jun 2008
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I have been dithering for some time about purchasing a knife sharpener, after reading the comments of others on this particular model decided to buy.
A good decision, plus a drawer full of sharp knives!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Gadget 12 Aug 2008
By Betty
It's easy to use, looks cool and sharpens very well. You won't be disappointed with this product!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only one you'll ever need 12 Jan 2008
A fabulous, easy to use and highly effective knife sharpener. This is the best I have ever owned. Forget expensive sharpening stones and those little cheap Kitchen Devil gadgets that lead you to lose your digits, this knife sharpener is effectively the only one you'll ever need.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works! 26 May 2008
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In under a minute a nasty old blunt knife is transformed into a razor sharp tool.
Apparently little and often is the best way to look after your knives, it's such a pleasure to use that this is no problem.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars shinkansen knife sharpener 8 July 2003
HAVING FOUND THE RANGE OF GLOBAL KNIVES, THIS IS FAR THE BEST FOR KEEPING THE BLADE OF THE KNIVES AT THEIR SHARPEST, ITS SAFE TO USE, BETTER THAN THE CERAMIC STONE.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars caution 14 Jan 2009
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just to let anybody know that this sharpener won't work on French knives, only Japanese ones as the blades are set at different angles. Check where your knives are from....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Despite my initial scepticism, it does a really good job
After having watched the Chroma video on sharpening their knives, I'd more of less resigned myself to giving my life up to going through the various rituals that they recommend for... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Mike the Bike
3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant … until the ceramic wheels break
The breakability of the pink and white ceramic wheels and the white plastic mounts wouldn't be so bad if the manufacturer made replacements available. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Anna C
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
We have a global knife set and this has really made a difference. I thought it was a bit pricey but on reflection it is well worth it.
Published 2 months ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Compact, easy, effective.
Sharp knives are a blessing, dull knives a significant risk.
I've had two of these Shinkasen sharpeners, and have also given them as gifts. Read more
Published 2 months ago by W. A. Cooper
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality
I bought to hone the kitchen knives.Broke it first time of use.Its not man enough for the job.Bought ceramic knives and associated sharpener in the end which makes the knives like... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Carol Tweedie
5.0 out of 5 stars My Mother Needed It
I bought one of these when I ordered two Global knives last year, as It was recommended for them.
It has worked as described and I've had no problems with it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by M. Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars Works best on my Global knifes
It is fantastic with my Global knifes. They return to there new slice through anything feel.

Tried on some other older knifes , sharper yes but not the same level I get... Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. McAllister
5.0 out of 5 stars KITCHEN KNIFE SHARPENER
Good value for money to replace the same model of sharpener where the wheels broke after only 2 years use, so hope this lasts longer.
Published 5 months ago by Sandra Heard
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharpener
Arrived quickly was a good price and cheaper than the High street would recommend to any other purchasers to use
Published 6 months ago by J. A. Snowden
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sharpener
I have a set of global knives and this product was advertised as being specifically for use with them. I have used it on the knives and the results are excellent.
Published 6 months ago by Margurite P Cronin
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