Vegan Kitchen Tools
Chantry Knife Sharpeners
Twenty-five years ago, my brother, Fred, and his wife, Jill, gave me the ultimate knife sharpener, the Chantry Knife Sharpener. It gives me perfectly sharpened blades with only a few pulls across the double butcher's steels. For me, this is much easier and more precise than using a butcher's knife steel by itself. Simple grasp the little handle on the left to stabilize the sharpener, then drag the blade across the steels. And if you are left-handed, just turn the Chantry Knife Sharpener around and pull your knives through the steels. Two or three strokes gives a "shaving sharp" edge to all knives! It's my opinion that the Chantry Knife Sharpener is a must have in all vegan kitchens!!!
As the knife blade is pulled across the "V" shape of the spring loaded butcher's steels, the knife blade is perfectly sharpened.
After using this sharpener weekly for the last 25 years, I decided to replace the steels and when researching where to get the steels, I discovered Messermeister Knives.
The inside view of Chantry's Knife Sharpener showing the spring loaded butcher's steels.
The Chantry Classic knife sharpener reproduces the action of a butchers steel and automatically ensures the correct edge angle is applied equally to both sides of the blade. The two spring loaded steels revolve under tension and do not wear away the blade. The base has holes which allow the sharpener to be secured to a surface for even safer sharpening and to ensure its easy to find in a busy kitchen. I simply store my Chantry Knife Sharpener on a shelf near my cutting area so I can grab it any time I want a sharper blade.
Suitable for knives with plain or serrated edges.
No batteries are required and the steels are easily replaceable.
The Chantry Knife Sharpener is made by Taylor's Eye Witness, Knife Makers in Sheffield, England since 1838.
Lifetime Performance Guarantee.
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The Mini Chantry Sharpener
I have a "MINI-Travel Kitchen" that is kept for any quick trips out of town or sudden evacuations. The contents allow me to prepare gourmet vegan meals at a moments notice in my hotel room or out on the road. Having sharp knives is always important, but the Chantry Knife Sharpener is just too heavy to pack for a trip, but I still want sharp knives to work with. The answer is the Mini Chantry Sharpener.
This durable plastic-based Mini Chantry Knife Sharpener weighs very little and features two miniature butcher's steels that are spring loaded and rotate under pressure just like the larger version. The knife sharpener works by applying a fine micro serration to the blade edge. It sharpens any good quality knife simply, safely and without damage to the blade, working equally well on plain or scalloped edges.
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