The art of sharpening

In Japan it remains as a real art and philosophy. For centuries every day the chefs have been restoring their knives' edge through ritual and repetitive gestures.
The sharpening stones have become an indispensable working instrument.
The sharpening stones have been used by the Japanese since several centuries (since the age of the katane construction), but this does not just represent a philosophy and a culture to them.

A sharp knife is a major instrument to the Japanese cook's art. It is very rarely requested the use of the European flints to whet the edge, because a Japanese-made knife is very difficult to sharpen with a flint.
The construction of the Japanese blades has a "V"-shaped inclination angle, whereas the European knives have a "U"- shaped one, so that the use of the flints to restore the edge guarantees an excellent result with the right angle or the use of the right guides.
The blades of the Japanese knives are made with special steel: titanium, damask, a high carbon content; plus, every kind of steel has a different hardness.
The different grains of these stones made in Japan will allow you to obtain different sharpening results according to your own needs.
240 - 400 grain: excellent to roughing out and to lining up and ranging the whetting
800 grain: to optimise the edge
1000 grain: to revive and restore the edge
4000 - 6000 grain: guarantees a polished, gleaming edge

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  • 2 phases knife-sharpener Wusthof

    This two phases knife-sharpener is safe and easy to use, only a few and mere steps are necessary to maintain sharp blades.
    For toothed-edge and serrated cuts (only thin phase in ceramics)
    Handle with soft grip.
    Sharpening of knives in 2 phases
    Place the sharpener on a plane working surface. Hold the sharpener with one hand, as indicated and the handle of the knife in the other hand.
    Insert completely the blade of the knife into the slit of the sharpener with an angle of 90 degrees.
    Apply a moderated pressure downwards on the blade, with the knife through the right slit. Repeat the operation still pulling the blade from the handle to the point (never backward and forward) through one of the ceramics slits.
    Note : The first phase in carbide (coarse) sharpens blunted cutting-edges. The second phase in ceramics (fine)  provides a cut sharp as a razor and polishes.
    A rather sharpened knife requires only a light sharpening.
    Care and use : the sharpener must be always cleaned after use.
    Clean with a damp fabric or with a delicate brush, then dry with a cloth.
    Do not rince with water.
    Carbide/coarse regulates cutting-edge quickly.
    Ceramics/fine : provides finishing to cutting-edge.
    Dimensions : 20x8,5x4 cm.
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  • 240 grit lamella wheel replacement for T20 knife sharpening machine

    240 grit lamella wheel replacement for T20 knife sharpening machine. Grinding wheel brown color. Dimensions 200x50x16 mm. Shipping times: 5 days Learn More

  • 3 phase Sharpener Chef's Choice

    New three phase sharpener with diamonds, ideal to obtain blade cutting-edges sharpened like razors for double side blades, Asian blades of 15° and for all the common European and American knives of 20°.
    Can be also used for toothed-edge blades and for pocket knives.
    The three phases guarantee the removal of impurities, the finishing and the polishing of cutting- edge.
    Abrasives are with diamonds.
    Both the sides of the blade edge are formed and sharpened in the same time. Learn More

  • 3 PROFESSIONAL Minosharp Ceramic Stones Set by Global

    Set 3 PROFESSIONAL ceramic stones from Minosharp Global to be used in a water bath for a perfect sharpening of your fine knives, they are built with a very hard synthetic ceramic, which makes the stone stable even after many sharpening, a risk that the stone consumption at the center and faster sharpening of your knives. The Global knives, thanks to the characteristics of the materials in which they are made, to the tempering process and to the sharpening by hand, cut like "razors" and maintain this characteristic for a long time. However, it is important to carry out periodic maintenance to ensure a long life of the knives, greater ease of use and therefore greater safety. The sharpening can be performed with the help of these professional ceramic stones. To do a good job of sharpening we recommend using three stones: a wipe, a sharpener and a polish. This set with three different grits allows you an excellent restoration of your knives. In the set you will find: n. 1 Grana 120 stone the use of rough stone is perfect when the knife is very damaged or the wire is completely blunt (the knife no longer cuts) n. 1 Grana 1000 stone the stone is versatile and the most used for sharpening operations n. 1 Grana 5000 stone this stone with super fine grain is suitable for finishing the blades and polishing the wire, guaranteeing a perfect slipperiness of the cut n. 1 Kit Binary-guide made of metal coated internally to avoid damaging the blade, allows you to sharpen with the right inclination of the cut The dimensions of the stones are cm. 21 x 7 x 2.2 All stones have a rubber base. Learn More

    Regular Price: €653.00

    Special Price €587.00

  • Acciaino affilatoio ovale diamantato Chef's Choice 8"

    Acciaino a forma di ovale, rivestito con 100% abrasivi diamantati di Chef s Choice, ottimo per affilare i vostri coltelli con facilità e velocità.
    Contemporaneamente affina e riallinea il filo del rasoio - per una maggiore scivolosità del taglio.
    Facile impugnatura, strutturato per una comoda presa antiscivolo sicura.
    Lunghezza manico cm. 13,5
    Made in USA Learn More
  • €59.00

  • Acciaino ovale Dickron HYGIENIC di Dick

    Acciaino con forma ovale Hygienic di Dick con superficie al zaffiro, lama in acciaio inossidabile, impugnatura in plastica igienica, adatto all'uso in ambienti con salsedine. L'acciaio inossidabile di questo acciaino ovale con lunghezza 30 cmè rivestito con polvere di zaffiro e l'impugnatura è in materiale plastico igienico. Queste caratteristiche combinate nell'acciaino Hygienic di Dick, ne fanno un prodotto adatto all'uso professionale. Gli acciai al zaffiro sono tra gli acciai al diamante, producono un taglio molto ruvido. Forma dell'acciaino ovale. Lunghezza escluso il manico cm. 30 Learn More

  • €32.00

  • Affilacoltelli portatile di Wusthof

    Coltelli con smussi addio - grazie al nuovo affilacoltelli compatto di Wusthof.
    Con il nuovo affilacoltelli compatto e portatile, WÜSTHOF offre la soluzione ideale per avere coltelli affilati - ovunque vi troviate.
    Sono disponibili due fasi di affilatura per dare alla lama l´affilatura desiderata.
    La fase - “Coarse” (grosso) va scelta se il coltello è completamente smusso.
    La mola al carbonio ripristina l´angolo della sfaccettatura.
    La seconda fase - “Fine” (fine) è adatta sia per il ripassaggio dopo la prima fase, sia per l´affilatura periodica della lama.
    Le mole di ceramica spianano la sfaccettatura e ripristinano il filo originale del coltello.
    Questo affilacoltelli è costruito in modo tale da consentire anche ai meno pratici di affilare i loro coltelli in modo semplice.
    La lama va inserita verticalmente nella feritoia con le mole, tirando verso di sé fino alla punta, applicando una pressione moderata, mentre l´altra mano tiene il manico dell'affilacoltelli.
    A seconda di quanto il coltello è smusso, l´operazione va ripetuta. Prima e dopo l´affilatura le lame vanno pulite.
    Dimensioni. cm. 7,5 x 4 Learn More
  • Affilatoio Ran Affilacoltelli Nero

    Affilatoio Ran Affilacoltelli Nero, dispositivo di affilatura in ossido di alluminio #400 per ravvivare il filo dei Vostri coltelli con facilita e senza bisogno di conoscere l'inclinazione di affilatura. Struttura esterna in ABS lucido resistente agli urti. Dimensioni: 18 cm x 5 cm Colore Nero Learn More

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