5 Stars By Gary Kitchen on 2018-01-24
Wicked sharp edges like new again in just a few minutes!
A friend recommended this gadget to me, he swears by it for keeping knives deadly sharp. OK, I'll give it a try I thought, not very expensive, I was a bit skeptical. I have some good kitchen knives and several hunting knives in need of re-sharpening. When it arrived I went over a small 6" paring knife and a larger santoku blade chopping knife. They weren't abused but merely had lost their keen edge since new. Boy, this really did the trick! In just a few minutes and some easy strokes through the steel wheels produced a wicked sharp edge on each knife. Very fine, light metal shavings were removed as the edge is restored, and wow they cut like new after treating them to being dressed with the Rada sharpener. Occasionally I will pull them through before use a few times, but it doesn't take much at all. I store them on a magnetic, plastic-covered knife bar to protect the keen edges from dulling. Highly recommended for all knives, except for serrated blades like bread knives which it will NOT work for
5 Stars By Joe D Miller on 2015-09-25
The BEST I have ever used!
I have several whetstones that I have used over the years. If you invest in a few really good ones they will last forever. I always prided myself on being able to put a razor sharp edge on virtually any knife with my whetstones. I needed a new fillet knife. I saw the reviews on the Rada fillet knife. I bought one and liked it. When I bought the fillet knife I saw the Rada sharpener and thought I might give it a try too. Just as something to keep in the kitchen drawer. I received my Rada Quick Edge Sharpener today and immediately tried it out on my pocket knife. What would normally take me ten to fifteen minutes to do with my stones took literally thirty seconds! I started getting out all the old kitchen knives out of the knife drawer. Unbelievable results!! EVERY knife in the drawer took thirty seconds or less to establish a very impressive edge! Huge butcher knife? It will now cut through newsprint like a razor blade! This sharpener is the BEST!! I'm immediately buying another as a back up. My whetstones may never again see the light of day. You will LOVE this sharpener!!
5 Stars By Jordan Garza on 2016-02-17
Best Knife Sharpener I've Owned!!!
Toss out your old sharpener!! THIS sharpener is by far and I mean by far the best sharpener I've owned. Should be called Quick "Razor" edge sharpener! I would recommend this to everyone who have pocket knives and kitchen knives that need quick and EAST sharpening with perfect results. My knives are so sharp afterwards I think "slide over a leather strap and I could shave with these suckers. Anyways, it has earned my 5 star review for sure.
4 Stars By DJ on 2018-02-04
Simple works best!
Very pleasantly surprised. Have had a couple of knives for years that were just stored away because I could never get a workable edge no matter how hard I tried. Pulled them through this about 6-7 times and they are now perfectly usable. If your looking for a $5 sharpener that gives you a razor edge, this isn't it. However, if you want something that is easy to store and makes a great serviceable edge in less than a minute, this little unit is a great choice. Such a simple thing; but that's usually how it is - simple works best.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-09-13
Amazing! My husband took one look at this when it came and asked me why I wasted money on it. He is a believer now! This worked with wet or dry knives. Very quick and easy to use. We especially appreciated it while butchering chickens. The wheels, like Rada steel handles have become discolored. I don't use the dishwasher on them, but I did you some bleach water to sanitise it while butchering. Could have been the cause. The discoloring does not become a buildup and it has not affected the operation.
5 Stars By Salty on 2017-09-13
I thought, "Hmm, all these positive ratings... is something up?? Nope, it's really that good. I am accidently dulling knives by hittng the fork or whatever and this thing is sharpened everything back to new. When I first got it and saw how good it worked, I went and did the whole drawer! Perfect for any kitchen knife. Since this is so good, when I actually need a new knife, I think I'll try Rada since this thing is made so well.
5 Stars By Himesama808 on 2018-02-15
Knife is ultra sharp now
I have a whetstone knife sharpening block, but since I'm no professional with knife sharpening skills, I bought this one because of the good reviews. It arrived quick. And it sharpens hella great. Cutting a carrot almost seemed like a hot knife cutting through a block of butter. Definitely works. Definitely recommend this product.
5 Stars By Lance Link on 2018-01-16
Hones 'em like butter!
Honestly the best sharpener I have ever used. I've got a variety of stones, rods and quick sharpeners and this simple device still hones the edges of my knives to shaving sharpness better than any of them in about 20-30 seconds. I stumbled on this sharpener in the drawer of a cabin and tested it on a whim. I was blown away. Say what you want about the blade edge angle and yada yada yada, this little gem sharpens 'em up like butter.
5 Stars By T Boyer on 2011-01-28
We try to keep our knives relatively sharp and steel them frequently, and believe me this little device is MUCH more effective than steeling -- like a quantum leap.
Just half a dozen relatively gentle pulls and the knives are SCARY sharp. Even 20 or 30 strokes on the steel and it's nothing like this.
It produces a very small amount of metal grit, so I think it must be true that it is only aligning the edge, like a steel. Which is a good thing -- it won't wear your edge unnecessarily.
However, that also probably means your blades must have something of an edge for the Rada to help them. I don't have a very dull blade to test it on so I can't say for sure.
If you want a high quality, cheap and easy way to keep your knifes razor sharp, I'd recommend a cheap hand ceramic-wheel sharpener (Henckels or Fiskars, $10 to $15) and then a steel or this Rada -- and Rada will be MUCH more effective than a steel.
I have owned very high tech and expensive sharpeners (one was almost $100) and I was never pleased with the results. Simplest is best. The cheap devices will work better for most people I suspect.
Thank you BTA-MALL. We never heard about this thing -- just bumped into it while looking for a chef's knife, and read the reviews.
5 Stars By Bob Gentry on 2017-03-28
It may not give you the the best edge ever but it is pretty darned close with ...
I did not believe how well this worked on any knife I sharpened with it. It may not give you the the best edge ever but it is pretty darned close with mininum effort.