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Top 10 Sharpeners of 2022

We're sure you’re interested in seeing what other people are using to sharpen. So we've put together this list of the top 10 sharpeners from 2022. These are the sharpeners that you, our customers, have shown the most interest in this year.

Here are the 10 most popular sharpeners of 2022:

10) Naniwa S2 Super Stones

Naniwa Super Stones are popular for many reasons. They're hard wearing and great polishing Naniwa water stones. They're also incredibly quick to prepare, just add a little water and they're ready. With ten grits ranging from an extra coarse 220 to a super fine 12,000, the Super Stones give you plenty of options to build your own sharpening kit exactly how you want it. A solid start to this list of popular sharpeners.


9) Twice As Sharp Scissors Sharpeners

Many professional sharpeners rely on us to provide them with the tools they need to run their business. We're not surprised that professionals, who want to offer fast and affordable scissor sharpening to their clients, are choosing the Twice as Sharp Scissors Sharpener.

Our Professional Sharpening Specialist, Kirby, is a fan: “Twice-As-Sharp is an easy-to-operate machine that will duplicate an original edge on any shear. Machine options are available to accommodate all types of shears.”


8) Edge-On-Up Sharpness Testers

With single-gram precision, the Edge-On-Up Industrial model is probably the best method for sharpening professionals and enthusiasts to get objective results on how sharp their edges are.

Sharpening Specialist, David, has been using one for a while: “The Edge On up tester doesn’t make my edges sharper but it does give me solid information about my technique so that I know when something is working, or something needs to improve. I use it before and after sharpening and I find that the more I use it the better informed I am about my sharpening process. It sets me up for success and gives me a goal to shoot for with my edges.”


7) Shapton GlassStone HR Series

The Shapton GlassStone HR Series water stones.

These water stones go from a very coarse 120 grit to, a quite frankly ridiculous, 30,000 grit. That's the finest grit water stones we know of! So there's something for everyone. The Shapton GlassStones are known for being fast-cutting and hardwearing, popular characteristics for people who want to sharpen quickly and not spend much time flattening their stones.


6) Work Sharp Ken Onion Elite Knife Sharpening Kit

The Work Sharp Ken Onion Elite Knife Sharpening Kit combines the already popular Work Sharp Ken Onion Knife and Tool Sharpener with the Blade Grinding Attachment, and Blade Grinder Stropping Kit into one ready-to-go package that puts a razor polish on any knife.


5) DMT 8" Dia-Sharp Kit

The DMT 8" Dia-Sharp Kit is extremely popular among woodworkers who enjoy the always-flat sharpening surface. The abrasive diamonds are also great for sharpening abrasion-resistant steels found in high-end knives and tools.


4) Tormek T-8

The Tormek T-8 is hugely popular among woodworkers. It’s also got a solid following among professional sharpeners and folks that want a system that provides easily repeated results. The variety of different wheels and jigs means that it’s a one-stop-shop for almost any sharpening job.

As Sharpening Specialist, Dan, puts it: “The T-8 is popular because it has such a good combination of versatility and precision.”


3) Naniwa Professional Stones

These stones are a pleasure to use. Clearly, you have been enjoying using them as they're 2022's most popular water stones.

Here’s what Sharpening Supplies Founder John thinks about them:

“The Naniwa Professional is a popular water stone because it has features true sharpening professionals need, and aspirating sharpeners desire. A true sharpening professional makes a living with their stones, so they need a stone that does the job quickly, so fast cutting is critical. The Naniwa Professional isn’t simply a fast-cutting stone, it also has the right feedback, so you can really feel the stone doing the work.“


2) Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener

The Tormek T-1 Kitchen Knife Sharpener shot to the top of the list despite only being released in February of this year. The angle guide makes it incredibly easy to accurately sharpen your kitchen knives and the honing wheel is perfect for quickly maintaining the edges on your knives.

"The best specialty kitchen knife sharpener available. Easy to use with great results." – Sharpening Specialist Dan.


1) 12" XL Double-Sided Paddle Strop

There’s no surprise that the 12" XL Double-Sided Paddle Strop is our most popular sharpener of 2022. Stropping is a fast, easy and convenient way to maintain and improve an edge.

Here’s what Sharpening Specialist, David, has to say about it: “The XL Double Sided Paddle Strop is a useful tool for the beginner and professional because of the large size and high-quality leather surfaces. It is often the only tool I need to bring an edge back and is one of the most reliable ways to improve an edge that has just been sharpened. When I really want to get the sharpest edge possible, I will use honing compound on the suede side and follow up on the smooth leather side for the final polish.”