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Knife Sharpener Budget Buying Guide

9 Ways to Sharpen a Knife - Starting at $29.99

2016 Budget Buying Guide

Looking for a knife sharpener that doesn’t break the bank? We’ve assembled nine budget-friendly options that are guaranteed to give you a sharp edge. Our list below provides options for different sharpening styles: sharpening stones, guided systems and electric sharpeners. These budget-friendly sharpeners will get the job done well and won’t waste your time or damage your knives like some of the “junk” you might find in a plastic bin on the counter of your local hardware store. These knife sharpening systems meet our qualifications for both value and quality.


Sharpening Stones


Traditional Oil Stone Kit Oil Stone and Soft Arkansas Kit Oil Stone and Soft/Hard Arkansas Kit Ultimate Oil Stone Kit
Sharp, Sharper, Razor Sharp

Special Value Oil Stone Kits - $34.99 - $89.99

Actually, the title should read "12 Ways" because we actually offer four options in our Special Value Oil Stone Kits.


Naniwa Economical Waterstone Kit

Naniwa Economical Waterstone Set - $47.99

Renowned for their speed and the highly polished edges they create, water stones have become a favorite of sharpeners everywhere. The Naniwa Economical Water Stone Set is an excellent introduction to water stones without breaking the bank.


Guided Sharpening Systems


Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener

Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener - $29.99

This portable all-in-one sharpener from Work Sharp is perfect for the hunter, fisher or outdoors person. There are 5 sharpening surfaces in this small package: coarse and fine diamond, coarse and fine ceramic and a leather strop. And it has reference guides for each step to ensure proper angles.


Deluxe Lansky Sharpening System

Deluxe Lansky Sharpening System - $39.99

Maintaining consistent angles is an age old problem in sharpening knives. The Lansky Deluxe Sharpening System uses a knife holder combined with stones mounted on arms to solve that problem. Clamp the blade in the holder, choose your angle and use the 5 grits of stone included to achieve a razor sharp edge.


Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System

Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System - $59.95

The unique Pivot Response System on the WSGSS allows the diamond plates to pivot as the blade moves over them. This pivoting ensures that even curved blades will remain at a consistent angle without having to adjust your motion. Also features 17 degree and 20 degree angle guides as well as 3 sizes of ceramic hones


Electric Sharpeners


Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener

Work Sharp Combo Knife Sharpener - $49.95

The latest sharpener from Work Sharp is perfect for those seeking a simple, easy to use electric sharpener to get a sharp edge quickly. A single grit belt and a tapered ceramic rod combine to make the Combo Sharpener a great value.


Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener

Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener - $69.95

The Classic Work Sharp Knife Sharpener has long been popular, and with good reason. It uses belts of three different grits to go from coarse reshaping to fine polishing. Fixed angle guides of 20 degrees and 25 degrees are included as well as a special guide for scissors.


Chef's Choice Model 270 Hybrid Sharpener

Chef's Choice Model 270 Hybrid Sharpner - $69.99

Chef’s Choice Sharpeners are perfect for the kitchen because of their compactness and efficiency, and the Hybrid Model 270 is one of our favorites. The Model 270 combines two powered diamond sharpening stages, a coarse and a fine, with a manual ultra-fine stage.


The world of sharpening has many options and it can be overwhelming trying to find the right fit for your needs and your budget. Fortunately we have many quality sharpening options at all budget levels. These are just some of the great values we offer. Whatever your sharpening needs are and whatever your budget, check out Sharpening Supplies.