Keep your edge honed with specialized sharpeners

Posted Oct. 27, 2010, at 9:27 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:21 p.m.

Whether you’re looking to sharpen knives at a 20 degree angle (ideal for European/Western knives) or a 15 degree angle (best for Asian knives and to restore the 15 degree factory edge applied to many sports knives), Chef’sChoice has the tool for the job.

Pronto™ sharpeners are. The company claims, the fastest manual sharpeners on the market. They’ll put a sharp and long-lasting edge with lots of bite on straight and serrated edge knives.

Small enough to pack or fit in a kitchen drawer, the Pronto sharpeners use “Chris-Cross technology” and diamond abrasives to put a precise bevel angle for a 20-degree edge (the Pronto Model 464) or 15 de-grees for the Pronto Santuko Model 464. Each has a suggested price of about $40.

The company has several other models for sporting and kitchen cutlery ranging in price up to about $200.

Check www.chefschoice.com for the company’s line of sharpeners.