Good sharpener, need to know steel
In use one of these on a regular basis to maintain kitchen knives, primarily. These are round stick, so the cover a small surface area. With highly angled blade, these work extremely well as a flat surface does not conform with the multiple angles. Is it the next best thing to sliced bread--no. It is good for regular maintenance and at a reasonable price. I have put through knives from the kitchen, hunting straight blades and folders. This has its place in your arsenal. I have Japanese wet stones for certain applications, Norton stones where needed and an old shaving stone I also use. My knives I actively use range from production Kershaw's and SOG's to custom spec straight blades.
Reviewed by: Thomas B. from Tampa, FL.