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Robert Welch Hand-held Knife Sharpener


A hand-held knife sharpener from the multi-award winning Signature range. The angled ceramic wheel quickly and easily sharpens your kitchen knives.

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Robert Welch Hand-held Knife Sharpener

Designed to maintain all plain edge kitchen knives. This sharpener features an advanced ceramic wheel, and a solid plastic handle with weighted non-slip base to give you the quickest and easiest way to sharpen your kitchen knives. Use regularly to hone the blade edge back into shape. The clear plastic guard will protect the replaceable ceramic wheel, which is positioned at the optimum sharpening angle for the Japanese-style 15° blade edge of the Signature range of kitchen knives.

Whilst specifically designed for use with the Signature range of kitchen knives, this hand-held knife sharpener can also be used to maintain and sharpen other plain edge kitchen knives. Please note that serrated edge blades should not be sharpened with this product.

Hold the sharpener firmly on a flat surface when sharpening. 10-12 strokes from heel to tip of the blade applying gentle pressure, maintaining the blade edge in continuous contact with the wheel on a regular basis will keep your blade edge in optimal condition. Wash and dry knife before use after sharpening.

We recommend that after 12-24 months, depending on frequency of use, you change the ceramic sharpening wheel in order to maintain your knife’s cutting edge to a high standard.

Replacement wheels are available individually or as a special offer set of two.

Download our guide to sharpening your Signature Knife with the Robert Welch Hand-held Sharpener


Height: 65mm

Length: 190mm

  • Designing the Robert Welch way

    Designing the Robert Welch way

    Every Robert Welch product has been designed to possess a timeless elegance whilst being both affordable and highly functional. This film was created as an introduction to Robert Welch and offers an insight into our passion for design.

What owners are saying...

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Great Sharpener

“A very neat and simple to use knife sharpener. Very happy with my purchase and would recommend to everyone who needs sharper knives.”

– Jackie Twirchett, 2nd April 2020
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A very solid sharpener

“Love my new sharpener, solid, no fuss, easy to use.”

– Ruby, 12th February 2020
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Invaluable perfection

“I make such great use of the knife sharpener built in to my Signature knife block that I just had to buy this as a gift for my son’s new home. The design is great and very safe while making it almost effortless to sharpen old knives and then keep them honed with regular sharpening. I just love this and wish I’d bought this years ago.”

– Michael James, 10th February 2020
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Exactly what it should be

“I’ve used the knife sharpener on my Robert Welch signature knives, and on my older (and somewhat blunter) knives. Well worth the price. Sturdily made too.”

– Dan, 23rd January 2020
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Knife sharpener

“Very effective. No blunt knives in our house.”

– Sue Burston, 27th December 2019
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Does the Job

“This sharpener is easy to use and doesn't slip around when you are using it. It keeps the edge nicely with the guide helping to keep everything inline.”

– Kyla, 27th November 2019
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“I like the way that it’s designed, a good hand grip with front of the grip as a protect when sharpening your knife. Easy to use with the wheels and safe, with just allowing the blade to roll forwards and back. With the wheels not being made of metal whey will not damage your knives when sharpening regularly.”

– Derek Thorpe, 19th November 2019
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Easy in use, reassuring protection

“I really like this sharpener, I've now bought three ... because friends take a liking to mine and end up with it...
I notice that the latest one has a different shape to the clear knife guide: this directs the knife edge more accurately into the grinding wheels.
I run a knife through after each cooking session - edge beautifully kept which makes the knives safer in use and (hopefully) means that they will have much longer useful lives!”

– Graham Simms, 6th November 2019
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Best ever

“I have had a lot of knife sharpeners in my lifetime but never one like this. The eas of use is top class and I can well see this lasting 25 years with the due care you advise. I love all my Robert Welch equipment. ”

– Margaret Affleck, 2nd November 2019
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Excellent sharpener

“Always been used to a steel to sharpen my knives, guessing the correct angle. No more, easy to use set angle.”

– Bill Dove, 21st August 2019
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“Great sharpener, and a great service from Robert Welch. Very happy with my purchase”

– Jake Woodcock, 16th August 2019
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Effective, efficient and easy to use

“I bought this for my sister for a house-warming gift. I tried it on my own Robert Welch knives, and it is so easy to use, sharpening the knives to their usual blade. Fantastic - I love it, and so does my sister. Thanks Robert Welch!”

– Andrea, 10th August 2019
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“What a fab easy-to-use sharpener, even for a left hander like me, it's brilliant and will keep my lovely Robert Welch knives in perfect condition for years to come. Great design solid and well weighted.”

– Liz Williams, 8th August 2019
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Signature Hand-held Knife Sharpener

“A dinky yet stable little sharpener and masterful tool.”

– Joanna Perry, 21st July 2019
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Great sharpener

“Easy to use sharpener.”

– Kathryn Gilkes, 13th June 2019
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Perfect gift for my hubby!

“I have been purchasing knives from Robert Welch for years as gifts for my husband as he is a keen cook. He spent years before complaining that he couldn’t find the perfect knives until I bought him a set for his birthday a few years ago. We haven’t looked back since and they have to be the best investment ever. They stay sharp for years and it’s only now I decided I should buy a sharpener as we never needed one before as they are such brilliant quality. He loves them so much he keeps them in the original packaging they come in!!! I would recommend everyone to buy this brand no questions asked!”

– K Bal, 13th June 2019
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Great value

“This knife sharpener is great value, and can be used on all flat blades”

– Tom, 5th January 2019
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Excellent product

“I was recently given a Robert Welch knife as a gift as started to cook more. I was so impressed and pleased with quality that I ditched all my other knives and stocked up on a range of knives and accessories. Will be adding more soon.”

– Gillian Jolley, 4th January 2019
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Simply Perfect

“As with my Signature knives, this is an elegant but bold design and does the job above and beyond others on the high street. When design meets functionality, well, it’s a beautiful thing!”

– Steve Warwick, 4th January 2019
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Signature Hand-held Knife Sharpener

“Great sharpener, easy to use and comfortable to hold.”

– Jill Smith, 27th December 2018
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Signature knife sharpener

“Very efficient. Sharpener works beautifully and looks great.”

– A Graham, 29th November 2018
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Wouldn't be without one

“This item is a must have if you have RW knives, and saying that not just RW. It is so easy to use and different, your knives will always be sharp.”

– Douglas, 24th November 2018
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Hand Held Sharpener

“Your knife is only any good if it’s sharp, and you are able to keep it sharp. At last here’s a tool that can do just that. Brilliant and the replacement wheels are easily purchased and changed.”

– Pat Kennett, 20th October 2018
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Signature Hand-held Knife Sharpener

“Bought a set of RW knives six months ago and they’ve been great, but I didn’t have a clue how to sharpen them properly. This neat but sturdy sharpener makes it so easy. Top quality, really easy to use, and knives are back as sharp as new. Excellent essential item.”

– Paul Young, 19th October 2018
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Signature Hand-held Knife Sharpener

“No matter how good a knife you buy, it is useless unless you manage it. The knife will be no different than a cheap knife purchased for $1 in the local market.
t is this sharpener that makes the best knife to get the best performance.

You can have tremendous difficulty in sharpening a knife using a grinding wheel. But do not worry. With this sharpener, you can keep your knife in top condition very easily and quickly.

I am writing this post based on my experience using this sharpener and Robert Welch 's knives together for a month. I would like to strongly recommend to anyone considering purchasing this useful item.”

– Kwangjoo Kim, 11th September 2018
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Hand held Knife Sharpener

“I have had a knife sharpener of this type for ten years the design is simple, effective and very practical. In looking for a replacement I came across this one at Robert Welch which is even more beatuiful and even better than the original. Thank you”

– Helen Cartledge, 30th August 2018
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Hand-held Knife Sharpener

“So good I bought it twice.
I like that it’s so simple to use: no mess or fuss.
This little unit keeps my knives with a keen edge. Not that I think I’ll need them for a long long time but reassuring that replacement wheels are easily obtained.”

– Graham, 29th August 2018
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Hand-held Knife Sharpener

“I got this as it is meant to be ideal for all Robert Welch Knives.
I had 2 other knives, which had been sharpened badly--they are now both really sharp--so very impressed.
I tried all of my other knives and they are all better too, Unfortunately if the knife is too fat, it won't fit. So true to life!”

– pj, 7th August 2018
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The best

“The best knife sharpener I have ever used.”

– Allan Beveridge, 29th May 2018
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Excellent item!

“This is a fantastic addition to any kitchen and well worth the money. It’s extremely easy to use and sharpens your knives safely and effectively. Well worth a purchase.”

– Daniel Vance, 23rd March 2018
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Excellent Quality!

“What can I say? This hand-held knife sharpener is exactly what I would expect from a well-known, well-respected brand such as Robert Welch.

Can't say any more really.”

– Pauline Simpson, 20th November 2017
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“Recently purchased this Signature Knife Sharpener as our Robert Welch knives were getting a little blunt. Couldn't believe how easy this sharpener is to use and the great result we got. Our knives are now super sharp (have to watch fingers now!) as they should be. I can highly recommend this product and at £27 it's not expensive but well worth it.”

– Angela Finnemore, 28th January 2017
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Handy piece of kit

“Smart-looking and it feels like the safest way to sharpen the knives, and do it properly.”

– Melissa Emerson, 15th August 2016
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Signature hand-held knife sharpener

“I have just tried this product for the first time and I find it very efficient and easy to use. It works on knives of all sizes and shapes, and requires very little effort to produce a keen edge. Excellent value!”

– Noel Rooney, 18th April 2016
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Very impressive.

“I am very impresses with this knife sharpener. It is so easy to use and sharpens the knives quickly and safely. A must have!”

– Maureen Allen, 16th February 2016
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