Chef’s Choice Pronto Santoku/Asian Manual Knife Sharpener Review

Chef Choice Pronto Diamond Hone

​The Chef’s Choice Pronto Santoku/Asian Manual Knife Sharpener is true to its name.  It is known as pronto, the fastest manual sharpener on the market. It has two stages, the first one for sharpening, and the second for honing and polishing. One hundred percent diamond abrasives are the choice sharpening tool for the Pronto Santoku.

Chef’sChoice Pronto 463 Diamond Hone



​Chef's Choice


​Manual Knife Sharpener




​0.01 pounds

​Product Dimensions:

​10.5 x 5.25 x 7.5 inches

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​These diamond abrasive wheels keep their shape, whereas ceramic wheels often lose their shape after a period of time. You don’t have to use water or oil, so there is less of a mess while sharpening. Both stages use diamond abrasives, which can sharpen almost any metal. The wheels sharpen at the same time giving you a quality burr-free edge. This sharpener can be used for double-bevel Asian style knives, or straight and serrated santoku knives. The bevel control is precise resulting in a perfect 15-degree Asian style edge. The ergonomically designed handle offers a secure and comfortable grip, which accommodates left or right-handed people.

Amazon customers rate the Chef’s Choice Pronto Santoku/Asian Manual Knife Sharpener 4.5 out of 5 stars. One customer, who is a personal chef and caterer, searched and searched for a sharpener that would restore factory sharpness, and now says the search is over. Another customer said this sharpener is great for restoring abused knives. One consumer said the wheels are less harsh on the blade and refine it more, and another reviewer said that the sharpener was recommended by Cook’s Illustrated, and it was a pleasant surprise to see the razor sharp edge on all of the dull knives.

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