A big advantage of Japanese or Asian sharpened knives is the sharpening angle of the knife edge. The angle is smaller than for European knives. This smaller angle improves the sharpness of the knives. Naturally, this must be taken into account when sharpening. Since the sharpening angle on an electric sharpener is determined by the machine, it is important to use the correct machine. With a sharpening angle of 15º, the Chef'sChoice 316 is the ideal electric sharpening machine for these kitchen knives. The diamond sharpening stones quickly sharpen your one-sided or two-sided sharpened knives in two stages so you never have to cut with a dull knife again. It works better, and it's safer! It's even possible to form an Asian edge on European sharpened knives.
- Sharpening stage 1: fine diamond sharpening stone
- Sharpening stage 2: ultra-fine diamond sharpening stone
- Not suitable for very thick (thicker than 3 mm) knives such as some deba or outdoor knives.