Frequently Asked Questions
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Where AnySharp Global is ABS plastic, and AnySharp Pro is a heavier metal alloy.
Pro also comes with a 10-year lifetime warranty, Global has a 2-year product warranty.
Both deliver the same sharpening results, but the Pro has a longer product lifespan.
The PowerGrip suction cup holds the sharpener instead of your hand. Sharpen hands-free, safely away from the blade.
Classic & Pro, fixed angle, 20° on each side
The AnySharp is preset at 20°, which is the optimum angle for good quality European and American steel knives.
Xblade, variable angle, 12.5° to 22.5° on each side
XBlade self adjusts to suit your knife. It is useful for all knives, including high end chef knives where the angles are acute.
Our tools are much harder than these materials, and will sharpen them easily
AnySharp Classic and Pro work only on wide toothed serrated blades. They do not work on fine toothed serrated knives. So, serrated bread knives are OK but many steak knives are not.
AnySharp XBlade is not suitable for serrated blades at all.
AnySharp knife sharpeners are not designed for ceramic knives and should not be used, as it will damage your knife. For sharpening ceramic knives, please refer to your knife manufacturer.
Maybe, but not always
AnySharp is not designed for very high-end knives. It can work, but many knives are set to between 12.5° and 22.5°. Only the AnySharp XBlade is suitable for these types of blades.
If you can get it in there, you will sharpen it!
AnySharp will work with any other blade with a V shape, as long as it fits.
It can even sharpen an axe or any other double bevel tool - but not scissors, which tend to have a single sided bevel!
AnySharp Pro, Global and XBlade are not designed for single-bevel blades. If you want to sharpen these tools, please talk to a specialist
Smooth, shiny surfaces.
For example glass, shiny smooth tiles, fridges. It will not suction to porous or textured surfaces like wood or rough stone.
All AnySharp sharpeners work perfectly for both left-handed and right-handed people. The PowerGrip suction cup is also a huge benefit for people who have difficulty in one of their hands or have only one hand.
As good as new.
The knife will stay sharp as long as it did when it was new.
Start with heavier strokes initially to reshape your blade, then finish with light strokes.