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Shinkansen 'Water' Sharpener - Black and Red

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  • Water filled for a whetstone finish.
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Technical Details
Brand Shinkansen
Model Number220-BR
Item Weight159 g
Product Dimensions7 x 21 x 5 cm
Materialsteel
  
Additional Information
ASINB0000A33LJ
Best Sellers Rank 19,919 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight159 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2002
  
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Product Description

MinoSharp Easy To Use Ceramic Water Wheel Sharpeners - for some people, learning the skill of intermediate sharpening with a ceramic or diamond rod is difficult. It is essential that you maintain your knives on a regular basis and it will be easier to maintain them for the long term. Global recommend the use of a water wheel sharpener called MinoSharp and MinoSharp Plus. These are hand held ceramic sharpeners and no experience or skill is required to use them simply fill the reservoir with water and run your knife backwards and forwards a few times. The revolutionary ceramic wheels ensure the blade is sharpened at the correct angle.


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4.1 out of 5 stars

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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful By James Simpson on 30 May 2008
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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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Bigault on 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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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. M. Saunders on 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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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Dr. J. D. Mitchell on 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ian Henry on 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris M HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 17 Sept. 2014
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I have a collection of 10 Global knives that haven’t been getting the love they deserve from my whetstone so thought I’d treat them to this water sharpener.

I must say firstly that I love my whetstone, it gives an incredibly sharp edge to my Global knives, but for me it just takes an awfully long time, I admit I'm a bit of a perfectionist with this sort of thing, but I could easily spend 15 minutes sharpening each knife on my whetstone and with 10 to sharpen that’s the best part of the morning gone! Hence the reason for this purchase.

To use it you simply poor water into the wheel compartment (no need to pre-soak like with a traditional whetstone) then you grip your knife firmly and with a very slight pressure move the blade back and forth over the pink wheel 7 or 8 times. If your blade is particularly dull then use the white coarse wheel first, then finish with the fine pink wheel with another 7 or 8 strokes. Always finish with the pink wheel to ensure a fine edge. Once done you just wash you knife and you’re good to go. Just a small note here that if you're sharpening a different brand of knife (i.e. not a Global) then minoSharp recommend 15 strokes per wheel.

My only very slight criticism is that the edge is not quite as fine as I manage to achieve with a whetstone, just not as acute an angle which does mean they need sharpening ever so slightly more frequently than when I use my whetstone…having said that this is far more preferable.

Remember, a blunt knife is far more dangerous in the kitchen than a sharp one, you're far less likely to end up cutting yourself if you keep your blades sharp and this Shinkansen 'Water' Sharpener is a great way to keep your knives very sharp.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Betty on 12 Aug. 2008
It's easy to use, looks cool and sharpens very well. You won't be disappointed with this product!
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By "magichampion21" on 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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