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New glow in the dark knife sharpener 2021. Glow in the dark knife sharpener is a must have for every outdoorsman. This glow sharpener makes a great portable handheld knife sharpener to take along with you in your bug out bag or for your tackle box.

What can they Sharpen? You can sharpen your Kitchen knives, Pocket knives, Hunting knives, Hatchets, Swords, Scissors and odd shaped cutting edges, like convex edges, Snake blades, Hawk bills and Serrated edges.

What makes Block’s Knife sharpener different? Our Knife sharpeners are made to hone your blades. You will find honing your blades is much better for your knives. Your knives will last you longer and you will not void warrantee on well-made knives.

How do they work? Block sharpeners are a patent handheld knife sharpener that’s honing rods are made to adjust. So, when you draw your blades threw the honing rods, they will adjust to your knifes edge. (So, they Hone) You will find this takes the guess work out of sharpening knives. and you can only make your blades sharper.

Not sure how to use it? See the website on the Knife sharpener handle. We have lots of How-to videos to teach you the proper way.

The Block family are the Original Manufacturers of these style Knife Sharpeners est.1969. ((Aka; Butcher Block sharpener & later years Easy sharpener.) Don’t be fooled by look Alike’s, they do not work the same. Block sharpeners are a patent sharpener made to reline and hone blades back to their original cutting edges. You will find our sharpeners can take knives much sharper than brand new.   Here are some knife sharpening videos to show you different techniques I use to sharpen different types of blades and cutting edges that you may find around your home. With Blocks patent flex design in the handle design this enables the honing rods to adjust to many different types of cutting edges.

Knife Edge Styles

How to sharpen

Stay sharp.

Knife Edge Styles

Every knife blade is ground uniquely to form a sharpened edge. Each side of the blade that has honed an edge is referred to as a bevel. If you look closely at the blade of your kitchen knives, you should notice a part at the very edge that angles more steeply–this is the bevel.

Kitchen knives are easily one of the most commonly used tools on the planet. They are simple yet used for a variety of culinary tasks daily. But the very cutting edge that we rely on — and the source of the knife’s power–is nearly invisible to the unaided eye, a reason why we seem to take these trusty instruments for granted.

The majority of kitchen knives are flat ground, meaning the blade begins to taper from the spine to the edge. However, knife edges come in a variety of styles and differences in the way the blade is ground to make it sharp. If you look closely at the blade of your kitchen knives, you should notice a part at the very edge that angles more steeply–this is the primary bevel. Most of the time people refer to the Edge Angle—see the image below. Typically, this is about 15º to 25º for kitchen knives. 

Cutting edges that you can sharpen with a Block sharpener.


The V-edge is the most common style for kitchen knives. Like the letter V, these blades slant directly from the spine to the edge at a symmetric angle.

V-edges are the preferred design for most kitchen knife makers as they are easy to sharpen and hold their edge longer, though durability is sacrificed in favor of a fine edge.

Double bevel or Compound Edge

A double beveled edge, also known as a compound edge, is essentially a double-layered V-edge. Picture a large V with a smaller V on top of it. This is my favorite overall. It’s sharp and durable.

The secondary bevel, also known as a relief angle, serves to make the metal behind the edge thinner. In principle, a thinner-edged blade has a greater cutting ability given its lack of friction—but it is also more likely to sustain damage.

The idea behind a double bevel is to make the edge stronger and more resistant to rolling and cracking with the support of the secondary bevel.

A couple of Chef’s Choice knife sharpeners work this way—The M1520 and the M120 for example.

Chisel edge

Chisel edges are most commonly found on Japanese sushi knives like Santokus and Nakiris.

These blades are only ground on one side to form a single primary bevel, while the other side is left straight and flat. For this reason, chisel edge knives can be found in both left-handed and right-handed varieties.

The edge is usually sharpened between 20º and 25º, which comprises the total angle of the edge (the flat side has an angle of 0). Such an acute angle makes chisel edges exceptionally thin and sharp compared to most American and European knives.

This design makes chisel edge knives the preferred style for cutting delicate raw fish in sushi restaurants.

Convex edge

Convex edge blades feature two outward arcs that slope in and intersect at the edge. The resulting look of the edge resembles the slope of an airplane wing.

The curved design puts more steel behind the edge, making it stronger and sharper than V-edged blades.

Since the creation of a convex edge is a bit more sophisticated than others, they can be more difficult to sharpen effectively with home sharpeners. Because of this, convex edges often lose their shape and are eventually shaved down to V-edges.

Hollow edge

Hollow edge blades, also known as concave edges, curve inward–the opposite direction of convex edges.

These blades can get very sharp, but the limited steel supporting the edge makes them more susceptible to damage. Hollow edges are usually reserved for hunting and survival knives.

Some bargain-brand butcher knives may employ a hollow edge, but most quality kitchen sets will feature a stronger V-edge.

Serrated edge

Like chisel edges, serrated-edged blades are ground on only one side. The distinguishing features of serrated edges are the mini-arches, or teeth, that serve to protect the actual cutting surface and keep the edge sharp. block sharpener will sharpen any serrated edge knife.

See how we do it videos.

You will find with our unique flex design in our sharpener handle you can sharpen many different types of cutting edges. Like all V -shaped edges form 16 Degrees threw 28 Degrees, Convent edges, Serrated edges, Scissor edges and odd shaped blades like found on Snake shaped Daggers or hawkbill work knife. 

Stay sharp with the Block Knife sharpener.

Block’s Knife sharpeners come in many colors; all our knife sharpeners work the same.

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