The innovative Robert Welch Signature hand-held knife sharpener contains a replaceable ceramic sharpening wheel to micro-sharpen and hone your plain edged kitchen knives. Designed to maintain all plain edge kitchen knives. The quickest and easiest way to sharpen your kitchen knives.
The ergonomic design gives maximum efficiency and comfort in use. The hand-held knife sharpener can be used right or left-handed and is weighted for stability and safety, with a non-slip base. The replaceable ceramic sharpening wheel is housed within an angled clear plastic guard which ensures the knives are aligned correctly with the sharpening wheel, positioned at the optimum sharpening angle for the Japanese-style 15° blade edge of the Signature range of kitchen knives.
Use regularly to maintain the blade edge of your kitchen knives. We recommend that after 12-24 months, depending on frequency of use, you change the sharpening wheel in order to maintain your knife's cutting edge to a high standard. Replacement wheels are available individually or as a set of two.
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.
Part of the Signature kitchen collection, which includes kitchen knives, scissors, utensils, kitchen accessories, kitchen storage and textiles. Each piece has been designed to bring order to your kitchen, with storage and display ideas that will blend the satisfaction of a tidy space with a welcome sense of calm.
The Signature Hand-held knife sharpener is made durable matt black ABS. It has a weighted, non-slip base. The replaceable ceramic sharpening wheel is housed within an angled clear plastic guard which ensures the knives are aligned correctly with the sharpening wheel. Suitable for all non-serrated knives.
Care & Need to Know
Using our Hand-Held Knife Sharpener:
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Water Sharpening (best)
1. Remove the clear guide, fill the recess under the ceramic wheel with water and replace guide.
2. Hold sharpener firmly on a flat surface.
3. Align your blade within the guide, slide the blade back and forth through the ceramic wheel 10 - 20 times from heel to tip (applying light pressure) until desired sharpness has been achieved.
4. Rinse and dry your knife thoroughly.
5. Sharpen twice a month (or to suit) to maintain the desired edge sharpness.
Dry Sharpening (quick) - Follow steps 2 - 5, as above.
We recommend that after 12-24 months, depending on the 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 as a set of two.
Download our guide to sharpening your Signature Knife with the Robert Welch Hand-held Sharpener.
Cleaning the hand-held sharpener
The sharpener should be cleaned periodically by hand, lifting the clear guard off to wipe inside using a damp micro-fibre cloth and then dried thoroughly before replacing the guard. The ceramic wheel can be removed and washed in the dishwasher to prevent a build-up of sharpener dust.
To find out how to care for your Robert Welch knives, please see our Kitchen Knives Product Care page.
The Signature hand-held knife sharpener has a 10 Year Guarantee.
Delivery & Returns
UK standard delivery is normally made within 2-4 working days. Subject to stock availability. Please see our Delivery page for more information, other options or for delivery times to other territories.
We pride ourselves on our consistent delivery promise and often exceed customer expectations, however, please be aware that we may need to change our delivery timescales when we are unfortunate enough to experience operational challenges.
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Designing the Robert Welch way
Robert Radford Welch MBE, RDI was one of the most respected British designers of the 20th century. He believed that everyone should be able to use beautifully designed products in everyday life. After training as a silversmith at the Royal College of Art in London, he specialised in design for stainless steel, establishing a company in his own name in 1955.
Today, the company works to ensure its rich legacy remains an inspiration to the design team, whilst continuing to innovate in terms of technique and technology.