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Global MinoSharp 3 Ceramic Water Sharpener

Global MinoSharp 3 Ceramic Water Sharpener

4.1 from 10 reviews

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sahri

sahriCentral Queensland, QLD

  • 28 reviews
  • 27 likes

Has been doing it's job for years

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Great investment. Only purchased this as we have owned Global Knives for going on 12 years and this is what I thought I should use to sharpen them.

The noise while sharpening is gross. But after running the blades back and forth around 20 times on each disk our knives are always as good as new.

Never needed to replace the ceramic disks as of yet and going on about 8 years of owning this.

A good investment indeed to prolong the use of our knives.

Purchased in July 2011 at King of Knives.

DWR

DWRSydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Wouldn't be without one

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I have used one of these for the past four years on both Global and other knives, even small Victorinox serated edge knives. Having watched the Global instructional video I have been able to keep an excellent edge on all my knives. As others have said, however, it seems to work best with Global knives.
I have had no problems with broken wheels, but recently bought a replacement fine wheel just to make sure it's working at its best.
Today I have just ordered my fourth sharpener, having now given one to each of my three adult children, all of whom appreciate a sharp knife. Two are Global fans like me.

Date PurchasedMay 2014
Nancy L

Nancy L

  • 2 reviews

Very happy with this product.

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Used on global and non-global brand knives with excellent results on Japanese, German and unbranded knives. Older knives have been renewed. Super easy and convenient to use. Unlikely to replace routine professional sharpening but has so far prolonged the time between.

Date PurchasedJul 2018
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Chinerama

Chinerama

  • 2 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Works as described.

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Tried it on an old Global knife that has not been sharpened properly for years. Had to run the blades on each stone about 20 times. Sharpness feels almost like new so am very happy with the product

Date PurchasedJan 2017
Ewan s

Ewan sHunter Region, NSW

  • 10 reviews
  • 4 likes

Needs improving.

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Date PurchasedJul 2009
MC

MCMelbourne

  • 8 reviews
  • 11 likes

Designed for Japanese knives

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This product doesn't do a very good job on non Japanese knives because Japanese blades are angled differently. You will get a passable edge on a non Japanese knife but nothing to compare with the edge you can get on a Global knife. In my opinion this should be spelled out clearly in any on line product description.
Nice design. Well made.
It won't sharpen non Japanese blades very well.

Peter Tran

Peter TranSydney, NSW

  • 7 reviews
  • 6 likes

Maintain your Global Knives with the MinoSharp 3

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Wes

WesSydney

Great Sharpener but

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I have use the sharpener about 10 times over the last few years , every time until today no problems, Despite using light pressure if any, drawing the blades back & forth, today the white wheel supporting shaft snapped in two
I have also noted that the heel & points are sometimes missed unless user is careful
Easy to use does a great job
Wheel support shaft may be faulty

Meathed

MeathedNewcastle

  • 9 reviews
  • 5 likes

Great Sharpener

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I've been using this on my global knives for several months now. Very happy overall. It's the best 'simple' sharpener I've had so far (and I've tried a few). Probably not what a pro chef would use, but you need a fair amount of practice and co-ordination to use those pointy things. The minosharp is very simply - run the blade through the slot, use only the weight of the knife, 10-20x back and forth and bob's your mother's brother.
I haven't had any issues with the wheels cracking or breaking.
Easy to use. Effective
Pricey.

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Habidere

HabidereMELBOURNE

  • 22 reviews
  • 18 likes

I expected better from Global

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We used this sharpener a few times on Mundial knives and wasn't happy with the end result. The little wheels cracked despite only using the weight of the blade and not pushing down on the knife. The design of the housing makes them nearly useless for small knifes and the section of blade near the heel is missed altogether on any knife
Giving them back
Ineffective, poor housing design

1 comment
pdean
pdean

Not designed for Mundial knives, global knives will sharpen along the whole length as they don't have a heel near the tang. Also replacement wheels can be purchased they don't last forever

Questions & Answers

Kylie V.

Kylie V.asked

Does this work on all brands of knives?

2 answers
DWR
DWR

It works best on Global knives because they have a different edge angle from many other knives. I have used it on my Mundial knives quite successfully, but with them I also alternate with a steel. Hope this helps.

lib57
lib57

If you watch Mino on youtube giving a demo on sharpening Global Knives, he says that the 2 wheel mino sharpener is for the Global knives and the 3 wheel is for the European knives. Personally, I wouldn't use it for anything other than Global unless you buy the 3 wheel one. The Global knife is a different shaped edge to other brand knives, that's why they hold their sharpness so well and for so long. I was given a 13 cm flexible utility Global knife when they first came to Australia just over 30 years ago and in that time, I've only sharpened it about 10 times. Admittedly, I don't have a big family so the usage is not as much as some families but it's still my go to knife. Still going strong after 3 decades. I don't believe there would be many knives you could say that about. Global knives quality is outstanding. Mr Mino, the creator of the knife, is still doing demos in public and on youtube. He's adorable. In his 80's. He explains how the unusual edge of the knife is the secret to the success of the brand.

COL BURG

COL BURGasked

is the minoSharp suitable for serrated edge knives?

2 answers
Chinerama
Chinerama

I don't think so. Think it's more suited for normal edges.

DWR
DWR

I've used the sharpener on vitorinox serated edge knives with good effect

SYLVANA k

SYLVANA kasked

What is the difference with the colours of the wheels?

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Rob
Rob

The different colours represent the differing coarseness of the wheels. The coarse wheel will grind away more material, more quickly. The finer wheel will grind away less and leave a finer cutting edge. Always use the finer wheel last.

SYLVANA k
SYLVANA k

Thank vry helpful

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