The best kitchen knife sharpeners in 2022

Despite the high qual­i­ty of mod­ern knives, soon­er or lat­er they will need sharp­en­ing. KP will tell you how to choose the best sharp­en­er in 2022
The best kitchen knife sharpeners in 2022
The best sharp­en­ers for kitchen knives. Pho­to: glob­al­look­press

To sharp­en knives, some peo­ple turn to pro­fes­sion­als. But this is not always con­ve­nient, because it is nec­es­sary to think over the time in advance, wait until sev­er­al tools need to sharp­en. To make life eas­i­er, it is bet­ter to have a sharp­en­er at home.

There are many options for mechan­i­cal or elec­tri­cal mod­els on the mod­ern mar­ket. Such a device will not take up much space, but it will help to always keep the knives in work­ing order.

Expert’s Choice


FISKARS Xsharp.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
FISKARS Xsharp. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

A sharp­en­er from a well-known brand, which is made in its inher­ent col­ors. This mod­el is designed not only for knives, but also for axes. “Mode” can be changed by press­ing the sides. To pre­vent slip­ping, the under­side of the tool has a spe­cial coat­ing.



Safe­ty bar pro­tects fin­gers when sharp­en­ing. The sharp­en­ing ele­ment is a hard ceram­ic disc with grooves, which allows you to quick­ly rean­i­mate a dull blade. Also, the design fea­tures make it easy to cre­ate the opti­mal sharp­en­ing angle.

Main characteristics

Abra­sive mate­r­i­al ceram­ics
Grain small, extra small, medi­um, large
Length 17 cm
The weight 90 g

Pros and cons

The pres­ence of two sharp­en­ing modes that are easy to switch, small size and anti-slip coat­ing
Users note that the sharp­en­ing process is quite lengthy and you need to adapt to the sharp­en­er

Top 10 best kitchen knife sharpeners in 2022 according to KP


BAUM ZINDECH.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
BAUM ZINDECH. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The sharp­en­er for knives and scis­sors will help you quick­ly and eas­i­ly restore sharp­ness to your tools. The body of the tool is made of air­craft-grade stain­less steel. The sharp­en­er has three con­nec­tors: the first (COARSE) with cut­ters from Pobe­d­it, which allows you to elim­i­nate dam­age to the blades. The sec­ond (MEDIUM) with dia­mond abra­sive Dia­mant Fräs­er will pro­vide a medi­um sharp­en­ing if car­di­nal edits are not need­ed. The FINE con­nec­tor is designed for pol­ish­ing with ceram­ic rods. There is also a sep­a­rate con­nec­tor with Dia­mant Fräs­er for scis­sors. The non-slip base ensures max­i­mum safe­ty when work­ing.

Main characteristics

Abra­sive mate­r­i­al a nat­ur­al stone
Grain small, extra small, medi­um, large
Size (LxWxH) 22.5xx5x22.5 cm
The weight 200 g
Usabil­i­ty for ser­rat­ed blades, for scis­sors

Pros and cons

High-qual­i­ty mate­ri­als and work­man­ship, the sharp­en­er has sev­er­al con­nec­tors for dif­fer­ent oper­a­tions
Kitchen knife sets

A set of knives will not only help in cook­ing, but also become an inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tion.

2. HOTTER HX-1099

HOTTER HX-1099.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
HOTTER HX-1099. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Con­sid­er an elec­tric mod­el with a replace­able sharp­en­ing block. The first slot is for rough sharp­en­ing to elim­i­nate dam­age to the blades and their flaws. The sec­ond slot is a pol­ish­ing slot for tools that need minor sharp­en­ing or fin­ish­ing.

Due to the fact that the grind­ing block has a dia­mond coat­ing, dura­bil­i­ty and strength are ensured. Also, this mate­r­i­al is easy to use, it is enough to rinse the tool with water for clean­ing. Great for sharp­en­ing even ceram­ic knives.

Main characteristics

Abra­sive mate­r­i­al ceram­ics
Grain small, extra small, medi­um, large
Size (LxH) 23.5x9 cm
The weight 900 g
Usabil­i­ty pol­ish­ing and grind­ing, sharp­en­ing

Pros and cons

Elec­tric type allows you to quick­ly and eas­i­ly sharp­en tools
Users note that the blade is not com­plete­ly sharp­ened and there is an unfin­ished area next to the han­dle

3. Knife sharpener

Knife sharpener.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Knife sharp­en­er. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

A fair­ly bud­get option for a three-stage mechan­i­cal sharp­en­er. The first slot is for coarse sharp­en­ing, the sec­ond slot is for medi­um sharp­en­ing, and the last slot is for fin­ish­ing the blades. Each con­nec­tor uses dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als: tung­sten coat­ing, ceram­ic and dia­mond.

The sharp­en­ing block is remov­able, so the tool is easy to clean, and if nec­es­sary, you can replace the old block. The sharp­en­er has a com­fort­able non-slip han­dle and thanks to its shape and com­pact size it can eas­i­ly fit into a dish draw­er.

Main characteristics

Size (LxWxH) 20x20x5 cm
The weight 200 g
Usabil­i­ty three sharp­en­ing options for dif­fer­ent types of steel

Pros and cons

Con­ve­nient shape, com­pact size and three sharp­en­ing options
Some users report that the sharp­en­er’s plas­tic body scratch­es quick­ly.

4. BergHOFF 1100033

BergHOFF 1100033. Photo: market.yandex.ru
BergHOFF 1100033. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

This mod­el has three sharp­en­ing ele­ments. The first slot with a dia­mond sur­face pre­pares the blade for sharp­en­ing. The sec­ond con­nec­tor with a met­al abra­sive ele­ment sharp­ens the blade, giv­ing it the right angle. The third con­nec­tor pol­ish­es the blade and evens out any pos­si­ble irreg­u­lar­i­ties thanks to the ceram­ic insert.

The sharp­en­er is made of high qual­i­ty mate­ri­als, has a non-slip coat­ing and a com­fort­able han­dle, ensur­ing safe­ty when using it. Such a device is suit­able both for main­tain­ing knives in work­ing con­di­tion and for straight­en­ing dam­aged blades.

Main characteristics

Abra­sive mate­r­i­al ceram­ics
Size (LxWxH) 20.5x5x7.5 cm

Pros and cons

Ergonom­ic shape and three sharp­en­ing slots make it easy to keep knives sharp at home
Using the first slot requires phys­i­cal effort, so sharp­en­ing sev­er­al knives in a row can be incon­ve­nient

5. VICTORINOX Sharpy 7.8715

VICTORINOX Sharpy 7.8715.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
VICTORINOX Sharpy 7.8715. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The tool has a con­ve­nient shape and an opti­mal size for both ease of sharp­en­ing and stor­age. The han­dle of the prod­uct is made of durable polypropy­lene, which is resis­tant to exter­nal influ­ences. The sharp­en­ing block is remov­able and can be eas­i­ly replaced if nec­es­sary.

This mod­el is great for keep­ing the blades sharp, but if the blade is severe­ly dam­aged, pre-treat­ment is required. The pecu­liar­i­ty is that when sharp­en­ing the knife is locat­ed on the table with the tip up, and manip­u­la­tions should be done with a sharp­en­er.



Main characteristics

Abra­sive mate­r­i­al car­bide
Grain small, extra small, medi­um, large
Size (LxWxH) 13.5x8.7x2.4 cm
The weight 72 g

Pros and cons

The sharp­en­er has opti­mal dimen­sions, and thanks to the qual­i­ty of mate­ri­als and work­man­ship, it will last for many years.
Sharp­en­ing requires some effort, so pro­cess­ing sev­er­al knives in a row can be incon­ve­nient.
Japan­ese knives

Japan­ese knives for chefs around the world adapt­ed to Euro­pean stan­dards

6. Lansky Blade Medic PS-MED01

Lansky Blade Medic PS-MED01.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Lan­sky Blade Medic PS-MED01. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Com­pact func­tion­al mechan­i­cal sharp­en­er. It has 4 work­ing sur­faces for dif­fer­ent types of knives. Two V‑shaped slots make it easy to sharp­en knives at angles. One is suit­able for rough machin­ing and is made of ceram­ic, while the oth­er is made of tung­sten car­bide for grind­ing.

Addi­tion­al­ly, on the side sur­face there is a ceram­ic stone for sharp­en­ing ser­rat­ed knives, as well as a fold­ing dia­mond rod for all types of blades. The small size makes it easy to store the tool and even take it with you.

Main characteristics

Abra­sive mate­r­i­al car­bide, ceram­ic
Grain small, extra small, medi­um, large

Pros and cons

Despite its com­pact size, the tool includes four sharp­en­ing ele­ments
Due to the small size of the sharp­en­er, it is uncom­fort­able for some users to hold in their hand dur­ing use, so there is a risk of injury

7. Samura KSS-3000

Samura KSS-3000.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Samu­ra KSS-3000. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The design of the struc­ture is due to the pecu­liar­i­ty of fix­ing this mod­el. When in use, the sharp­en­er attach­es secure­ly to the sur­face with a suc­tion cup lever for con­ve­nience and max­i­mum safe­ty. The tool has three sharp­en­ing ele­ments. The first and sec­ond slots are designed for pro­cess­ing knives: rough sharp­en­ing and grind­ing.

With the help of the third slot, you can sharp­en scis­sors. The cor­rect posi­tion of the ele­ments allows you to sharp­en knives at the desired angle with­out effort. Thanks to its styl­ish design and com­pact size, this sharp­en­er will fit per­fect­ly into any kitchen.

Main characteristics

Abra­sive mate­r­i­al car­bide
Grain small, extra small, medi­um, large
Size (LxWxH) 13.5x8x4 cm

Pros and cons

Vac­u­um mount for con­ve­nience and safe­ty
Users note that the plas­tic case scratch­es quick­ly

8. Xiaomi Huo Hou Mini Sharpener

Xiaomi Huo Hou Mini Sharpener.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Xiao­mi Huo Hou Mini Sharp­en­er. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

This is a com­pact sharp­en­er with three slots. The first is for rough sharp­en­ing, the sec­ond is for straight­en­ing the blade, and the third is for grind­ing. Thanks to the sharp­en­ing ele­ment made of sol­id pobe­d­it plates, the tool is suit­able for sharp­en­ing all types of knives, as well as scis­sors. For safe­ty rea­sons, the man­u­fac­tur­er has pro­vid­ed spe­cial suc­tion cups for attach­ing to the table.

The sharp­en­er has a small size and mod­ern design, thanks to which it will per­fect­ly fit into any inte­ri­or and will not cause prob­lems with stor­age.

Main characteristics

Abra­sive mate­r­i­al ceram­ics, steel
Grain small, extra small, medi­um, large
Size (LxWxH) 7.3x7.3x6.1 cm
The weight 105 g

Pros and cons

Well suit­ed for dress­ing knives with com­pact dimen­sions, the pres­ence of suc­tion cups
Users note that fas­ten­er reli­a­bil­i­ty is not always good
Inex­pen­sive kitchen knives

The main cri­te­ria for choos­ing a knife — the qual­i­ty of the blade and han­dle


BLACK HORN 00541. Photo: market.yandex.ru
BLACK HORN 00541. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

It is worth pay­ing atten­tion to this bud­get mod­el: it is a bright tool with one slot for sharp­en­ing. The main ele­ment con­sists of sil­i­con car­bide car­bide inserts. The case is made in such a way that when sharp­en­ing the hands are in spe­cial rings that per­form a pro­tec­tive func­tion.

To achieve a good result, you need a light touch. This man­u­al knife sharp­en­er fits most stan­dard blades.

Main characteristics

Abra­sive mate­r­i­al car­bide
Grain small, extra small, medi­um, large

Pros and cons

The sharp­en­er is easy to use and does­n’t take up much space.
Some users note that the tool is uncom­fort­able to hold when sharp­en­ing knives


URM.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
URM. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

One of the most bud­get options, which is in almost every home. This is a fish sharp­en­er. Due to the shape, the tool is com­fort­able to hold in your hand with­out fear of slip­ping. It can be used as a device not only for sharp­en­ing knives, but also scis­sors, braids, shov­els and oth­er tools.

It has two con­nec­tors: the first pass­es for rough sharp­en­ing, and the sec­ond for grind­ing and fin­ish­ing the blade. The sharp­en­ing ele­ment is made of a durable alloy, and the body is made of plas­tic.



Main characteristics

Abra­sive mate­r­i­al VK‑8
Size (LxWxH) 14.5x2x5 cm

Pros and cons

The sharp­en­er is easy to use, yet does a good job of sharp­en­ing a vari­ety of tools.
The qual­i­ty of the mate­ri­als from which the sharp­en­er is made is of poor qual­i­ty.

How to choose a sharpener for kitchen knives

There are knife sharp­en­ers on the mar­ket not only dif­fer­ent in cost, but also in shape, sharp­en­ing method, num­ber of slots, etc. To choose a suit­able tool, you need to con­sid­er the fol­low­ing para­me­ters:

  1. The sharp­en­er should lie com­fort­ably in the hand, or have a spe­cial attach­ment to the sur­face, this pri­mar­i­ly affects safe­ty, and also affects the result of sharp­en­ing.
  2. It is bet­ter to choose prod­ucts from rep­utable man­u­fac­tur­ers, since their qual­i­ty con­trol is gen­er­al­ly high­er than that of non-names, and you will be sure of the reli­a­bil­i­ty and dura­bil­i­ty of the pur­chased tool.
  3. You can also choose a sharp­en­er that is suit­able not only for knives, but also for oth­er tools.
  4. Many sharp­en­ers have sev­er­al slots for dif­fer­ent types of knife sharp­en­ing — decide in advance how rel­e­vant this is for you.

Popular questions and answers

In order not to make a mis­take with the choice of such a device and pay atten­tion to the nec­es­sary char­ac­ter­is­tics, the KP turned to Max­im Sokolov, an expert at the VseInstrumenty.ru online hyper­mar­ket.

Do all knives need to be sharp­ened?
Do not sharp­en the fol­low­ing types of knives at home:

ceram­ic - under­go a spe­cial sharp­en­ing in the fac­to­ry, which can­not be done in every­day life;

jagged - unlike straight blades, they can­not be sharp­ened in the usu­al house­hold way because of the risk of spoil­ing the work­ing part;

with a mag­net­ic lay­er or sput­ter­ing — one of the sharpest knives that do not need sharp­en­ing, since when you try to process such a blade by hand, you can, on the con­trary, blunt it.

Is it pos­si­ble to make a knife sharp­en­er with your own hands?
You can paste over a wood­en block with sand­pa­per and get a sharp­en­ing block. There are sev­er­al oth­er folk ways of sharp­en­ing with impro­vised means: on a ceram­ic plate, stone or brick. But it is worth not­ing that these things are only suit­able in a hope­less sit­u­a­tion when there is no sharp­en­er at hand. One-time sharp­en­ing with such devices is not ter­ri­ble. But you should­n’t use them all the time. It is bet­ter to buy a tool spe­cial­ly designed for this.