Included holder provides a stable surface for sharpening, while the bonus water bottle helps you keep the stone clean and properly lubricated. Stones are color coded and engraved with “fine, medium and coarse” for ease of use. An excellent sharpening system at an incredible value.
- Includes: Coarse (240#), medium (1000#) and fine (3000#) stones, holder, 30ml water bottle
- Manufacturer: Wüsthof
- Material: Stone, wood
- Care: Soak in water for 10 minutes prior to each use to remove lingering metal dust
- Dimensions: 7" x 2" (stones); 9½" x 1¾" (holder)
- Warranty: Limited warranty
- Made in China
I opened the packaging to discover a " made in China" sticker inside the box. That alone was disappointing. The real kicker is the sloppy craftsmanship. There is glue protruding out from under one of the stones and the stone has albeit small chips in one corner.
The wood base has a factory cut recess, that looks like the hole saw they used skipped around before making the hole. One other minor detail i found sloppy is how the 3 sided block is made out of more than one piece of wood and there is a big split in the wood that looks like ants or termites got into it and left a trail that was filled with wood putty. The stones are not attached straight or flat on the block.
I would be embarrassed to offer this item for sale.
I'm sure this item would function fine as a sharpener but I don't buy from Sur La Table for just function. I have Shun knives and have my eye on several Kramer knives. I expect quality, beauty attention to detail. This brand is super disappointing.
I have to say the sales people were great!
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