This spiffy looking hand-held knife sharpener is part of the MinoSharp brand, developed by the MASTER Cutlery Corporation. It has three colorful sharpening wheels for three different stages of sharpening – rough, medium and superfine. The blue wheel has a coarse groove for rough sharpening; the brown wheel has a medium groove for medium sharpening; and, the yellow wheel has a fine groove for superfine sharpening.
Manual Knife Sharpener
9.4 x 2.8 x 2.4 inches
The Global 3 Stage knife sharpener is a ceramic water sharpener meaning you need water during the sharpening process. There is a small compartment located on the part of the sharpener where you hold your hand. The water will consistently rinse the spinning ceramic whetstones to prevent your knife blade from overheating. TheGlobal 3 Stage is designed with an oblique angle between the ceramic wheel and the sharpening groove which restores your knife to razor sharpness. No heavy pressure is required when using this sharpener; any heavy pressure may damage the wheels. This sharpener has been approved by an England-based organization, CATRA, which is a leading authority on knife sharpening techniques. Global, which is a renowned brand of kitchen knives made in Japan, specifically recommended that you use this sharpener with their knives. The sharpener can be used with any other knife brand as well.
The Global 3 Stage Knife Sharpener received a great score of 4.6 out of 5 stars by Amazon customers. Consumers highly recommend this sharpener and most say it is easy to use and you don’t have to think too much about the process. One customer was so pleased with the product that he threw out his brand-name electric knife sharpener. Another customer sums it up as the best knife sharpener on the planet!