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What to look for in a knife sharpener, and how to look after your knives. Read more

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Compare performance, price and features for all the sharpeners we tested. Read more

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The best-buys from our test of 10 knife sharpeners. Read more


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A sharp knife is a safer knife. We tested 10 knife sharpeners costing between $19 and $215.

Blunt knives can cause accidents because you have to apply more pressure when cutting, increasing the risk of slips and mis-cuts.To keep your knife sharp you should ideally hone it on a steel each time you use it. This will realign the blade, but eventually it will need sharpening to create a new edge.

We found four knife sharpeners to recommend, and also explain what to look for and how to care for your knives.