Having a knife sharpener set ready at home is a wise idea. From time to time, you will need to sharpen your kitchen knives to restore their functionality. A dull knife is simply next to useless. In order to cut and chop meat quickly and effortlessly, you need the sharp knives, not the dull ones. So, we now have two popular knife sharpener sets from the market, one is Spyderco Sharpmaker and the other is Lansky. Is there any real difference between different systems? Will a specific system deliver better results than the others? Find out below!
Spyderco Sharpmaker is said to be suitable for sharpening all types of knives. However, since the sharpening rods are just 17.6 cm in length, you may find it difficult to sharpen longer blades. It is generally great for blades up to 20 cm in length. Still, Spyderco Sharpmaker is very easy to use. The system features a plastic base with holes. You can place the ceramic rods in the holes at an angle of 30 or 40 degrees. There are four ceramic rods included in the set, with a triangular cross-section in medium and fine grain. There are also optional rods that you can purchase; the first is the diamond sharpening rods which is very fast and effective for restoring very dull blades, the second is the ultrafine sharpening rods for a razor-sharp finish. Spyderco Sharpmaker features extra sticks for hand protection. Even though the system can’t work well with long blades, Spyderco Sharpmaker is indeed very powerful. It is able to deliver truly amazing results, even on the previously dull blades. The blades become very sharp.
Lansky is also suitable for all types of knives. Lansky features a hard wooden base with holes. The ceramic rods can be placed at an angle of 20 or 25 degrees. Just like Spyderco Sharpmaker, Lansky also comes with four ceramic sharpening rods in medium and fine grain. The system also features a fixed hand protection. The system is compact and very easy to use. Since the rods are round, there’s no need to switch between the pointy and flat sides of the rods. Very convenient. However, this design also affects the final results. You can see some improvement, but the knives do not entirely return back to the original sharpness.
In the end, we recommend you to choose Spyderco Sharpmaker. It is more effective and powerful, able to create excellent sharpness even on the dullest knife. There are also optional rods that can be handy for specific purposes.