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old fashioned knife sharpener?

Started 1323728548.973 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1323817089.293 by NovaStar

Does anyone know where I can purchase one of those really old knife sharpeners with what looked like circles on the top of a handle? I've looked and looked at kitchen equipment stores, including some on the web, but no luck thus far.

Would appreciate any help with this...

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debc1323729157.163669 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009

I just thought of what you're talking about. LOL, not sure what they're called.

Cheese with that whine?

debc1323729277.013669 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009

Like this?

Last edited on 12/12/2011

Last edited on 12/12/2011

Cheese with that whine?

Sabatini21323729722.0173148 PostsRegistered 11/13/2010

debc, I'll bet that's exactly what the OP is referring to!

My parents had one, & IMHO, it ruined knives - or maybe it was the way they used it - scraping the blade back & forth. After a billion years of 'sharpening', it left a concave arc along the blade of the knife. {#emotions_dlg.laugh} (which they used anyway)

Better to learn to use a 'steel', like the ones deb pictured in her 1st post.

Good luck, prof!

profrobb1323729852.917522 PostsRegistered 9/10/2010Ohio

That's it debc...where can I buy one? Thanks so much...

debc1323730123.933669 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009

Ebay maybe. I typed in antique knife sharpener. I can't remember seeing one for years.

Cheese with that whine?

ProudMa1323730147.687347 PostsRegistered 2/1/2010

Can't you just wait for the knife sharpening man to come down the street? Any 1 remember THAT!

debc1323730757.2833669 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009
Kachina6241323734053.34319362 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico

My dad always used a whetstone and oil. That's the old fashion way of sharpening knives and probably the best.

Oops! Did I roll my eyes out loud?

profrobb1323750678.21522 PostsRegistered 9/10/2010Ohio

Thanks so much to everyone...I did find several that are very close at "old country store" websites. But, this one is the real deal, debc...Again thanks...

NovaStar1323817089.2931323 PostsRegistered 11/9/2010

If you are still looking, Accusharp works well. QVC used to carry them. My parents bought a set (combo pack one scissor & one knife sharpener.) Amazon carries them. And so do some hardware stores.


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