I had always been fascinated by this type of knife sharpener. I am in a house of pro knife people, lol, and we have an array of sharpening devices. My older son, this year, bought himself a system like this, but with a large incorporated stand. This type of system really works a lot better than other sharpening systems. It takes a bit to get used to it, but once you do, you will like how well it works on your blades. This is a system that you glide across your knife’s edge. After you set the angle with the grit stone you choose, it’s just a natural movement across the blade. It is so simple to do. They give you 5 different options to choose from. Included in the kit are:
1 – 70 Extra Course Stone (black)
1 – 120 Course Stone (red)
1 – 280 Medium Stone (green)
1 – 500 Fine Stone (blue)
1 – 1000 Ultra Fine Stone (yellow)
1 Metal Stand
1 Empty squirt bottle for water or oil of your choice
1 Instruction Pamphlet
1 Storage Case
The stand is interesting. It is metal and lightweight. You really need to hold it when in use. I will probably have my husband make a wood base for it. It is not necessary at all. It’s just for comfort, lol. On the handles, are 4 holes. You choose your angle by inserting your chosen stone into one of them. Your blade gets clamped into this handle, so it doesn’t move on you at all while being sharpened. Both of these tasks are accomplished by screwing the knobs attached to both pieces. It is a no brainer to do. The four holes are on each side, so it doesn’t matter if you are right handed or left handed. You just flip it over to sharpen the other side as well. This method really does create a great edge on your blade. The stone literally follows the edge of your blade. I am really happy with it, as well as my husband. He has a knife that he has been using and abusing. His first time out with this sharpener, and he brought the life back into his blade with just using the extra course stone. My husband was quite happy indeed.
I was afforded the opportunity to review Sgot’s Obecome Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System Kit, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
If you would like to purchase this sharpening system, you can find it here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Obecome-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B01E1441T6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage