This innovative Sharpening System features a solid hardwood base, permanent handguard and an integral snap-in rod storage under the base. The 2 rod model features two 9" long medium grit alumina ceramic rods. The 4 rod model features 2 medium grit (grey) and 2 fine grit (white) 9" alumina ceramic rods.
I bought a 4 rod gourmet knife sharpener but I don't check it which is the medium and the fine one. Two are white and two are grey. Please let me know which one is medium and which one is fine. Thanks
It is the best gift I have received in a long time
By just following the instructions I can put a very sharp edge on both kitchen and pocket/hunting knives
Well done Lansky and family!
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Gourment Knife Sharpener Instructions
SHARPENING INSTRUCTIONS: Place the base on a solid flat surface at a comfortable height. Install the two medium grit rods (dark grey) in the angle holes nearest the hand guard (20º). Insert the rods all the way to the bottom of the holes. Hold base firmly, as far toward the end as possible, away from the sharpening motion. Keep your hand & thumb under the safety shield. Place the heel of the blade an inch or more below the top end of one of the rods. Hold the blade straight up and down as though slicing bread and slice down the rod, drawing the blade toward you. Don’t go too fast or get careless. Don’t let the blade slip off the rod. Be sure to keep the blade perpendicular to the work surface. Now, go to the other rod & do the same, alternating from rod to rod. 12 to 20 strokes on each side should be sufficient.
After “thinning” remove the rods & install them into the outer set of (25º, side by side) holes. Repeat the same slicing motion as before for 12 to 20 strokes. This will produce an incredibly sharp, durable edge. If you are using the four rod set, replace the medium grit rods with the fine grit polishing rods (white) in the 25º outer set of holes. Repeat 12-20 stokes to restore the factory-like finished edge to your blade. Dark lines that appear in the rod are metal particles you removed from your blade. Rotate the rods when they get black to expose unused areas. When they get black all around, rods must be cleaned with a Lansky EraserBlock or scrubbed with kitchen cleanser. The rods will not wear with sharpening or scrubbing. The high alumina ceramic abrasive rods are tough & durable, but they are ceramic & can break if dropped on a hard surface. Read & follow directions carefully! Be careful & be safe!
Be Smart, Be Safe and Stay an Edge Above the Rest!