Most helpful positive review
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Easy to use and, done correctly, keeps the blade sharp
on 10 March 2013
Bought this because all other sharpeners and (non-steel type) honers have been awful. Not tried a steel before, as i thought i'd go for an easier method prior: false economy. This particular brand of steel got good on-line reviews.
Read some youtube pages about the steel method. I bought a whet stone from a DIY shop, sharpened my knives using that. Then on I hone them with the steel, before each use (wife doesn't, therefore before is better).
Remember, this is to keep the blade sharp after you have had them sharpened. This is a "honing" tool, it means it keeps the blade sharp. Sorry to sound patronising but people need to ensure they make that distinction.