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Amesser A-65 vs. Cubikook CS-T01 Side-by-Side Comparison

We tested and compare the Amesser A-65 and the Cubikook CS-T01 manual sharpeners. Here’s what we found.

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Amesser A-65

Cubikook CS-T01

Amesser A-65 vs. Cubikook CS-T01: How They Stack Up in Our Tests

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Cubikook CS-T01Amesser A-658.68.08.59.47.76.39.39.1
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The Amesser A-65 and the Cubikook CS-T01 are good sharpeners, but if you’re looking for a device that can sharpen quickly without being too harsh on the knife, the latter is the better choice.

The sharpeners are well-designed and offer great stability during sharpening, with the Amesser benefiting from its weighted base while the Cubikook, from its low working section. Both are simple to use, though the Amesser’s soft finish and ergonomic handle make it more appealing to work with.

They sport very similar working sections, with diamond-coated rods, tungsten carbide blades, and ceramic rods as abrasives. However, the Cubikook garnered better scores in all performance categories. It took less time to sharpen and removed significantly less material from the knife’s edge.

Pros & Cons

  • Affordable
  • Instinctive and easy to use
  • Well-built with a solid design
  • Grippy and comfortable handle
  • Safety glove included
  • Excellent stability 
  • Affordable price
  • Consistent sharpness
  • Solid and sturdy construction
  • Tapered base
  • High center of gravity
  • Small ceramic rods
  • Flaky brand label

Key Specs

Stages
3
3
Scissor sharpene
No
No
Abrasives
Diamond, tungsten carbide, ceramic
diamond, tungsten carbide, ceramic
Grit size
Coarse, Medium, Fine
Coarse, Medium, Fine
Dimensions
L7.9 x W1.9 x H2.9 inches
L8.4 x W1.9 x H2.3 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$16.60
$17.50

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.3
8.0

Sharpening Time to Cut a Lemon

5.2
7.6
Sharpening Time
2 minutes
1 minutes 30 seconds
Cutting Feel
Swift and smooth
Swift and smooth

Material Retention

6.0
8.0
Metal residue on an abrasive slot on the Amesser handheld knife sharpener
Metal residue on an abrasive slot on the Amesser handheld knife sharpener
A bowl containing metal sharpening residue next to the base of the Amesser A-65 manual knife sharpener
Medal residue on the three abrasive slots on the Cubikook knife sharpener
Medal residue on the three abrasive slots on the Cubikook knife sharpener
A bowl containing metal sharpening residue next to the Cubikook sharpener
Sharpening Time
1 minute
1 minute
Target Sharpness

Maximum Sharpness Achieved

7.0
8.0
Sharpening Time
6 minutes
6 minutes
Sharpness Level
8 - (Chicken breast, two swipes)
8 (Chicken breast with skin, 1 swipe)

Edge Smoothness

7.7
8.7
Close up view in vignette of the knife blade and edge after sharpening with the Amesser A-65 knife sharpener
Close up view in vignette of the knife blade and edge after sharpening with the Cubikook Chef' Sharpener

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
8.5

In the Box

The Amesser sharpener next to its package box, a glove, and promotional leaflets
The Cubikook 3-stage knife sharpener next to its package box

Dimensions

The Amesser handheld sharpener with arrows and figures showing its dimensions
The Cubikook CS-T01 3-stage handheld sharpener with arrows and figures showing its dimensions
Length
7.9" (20.1 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)
Width
1.9" (4.8 cm)
1.9" (4.8 cm)
Height
2.9" (7.4 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Weight
6.4 oz (183 g)
7.9 oz (225 g)

Build Quality

9.2
8.8
The Amesser’s working section, with the abrasives detached from the base
The Amesser’s working section, with the abrasives detached from the base
The base of the Amesser, when the working section has been detached
The Amesser A-65’s abrasive section as detached from the base
The abrasives and part of the handle of the Cubikook CS-T01

Working Section

The working section of the Amesser A-65 with 3 abrasive slots: Prep, Sharpen, and Fine
The working section of the Cubikook with 3 abrasive slots on a frame and part of its base
Levels of Sharpening
Prepare, Sharpen, Polish
Coarse, Medium, Fine
Abrasive
Diamond-coated rods, tungsten steel blades, ceramic rods
Diamond rods, tungsten carbide blades, ceramic rods
Mechanism
Pull-through
Pull through
Sharpening Angle
20°
20 degrees

Base

The Amesser A-65 knife sharpener lying on a surface, with its base visible
The Amesser A-65 knife sharpener lying on a surface, with its base visible
Close-up view of the Amesser sharpener’s base pad
The Amesser A-65 manual sharpener on a salt-sprinkled surface, its base in full view
The Cubikook lying on a tabletop, its base and base pads in full view
The Cubikook lying on a tabletop, its base and base pads in full view
Cubikook Sharpener Base
Material
ABS plastic
ABS plastic
Feet Type
Non-slip rubber base
silicone base

Grip

9.5
7.5
The grip of the Amesser sharpener
The grip of the Amesser sharpener
A hand gripping on the Amesser A-65 manual sharpener
The grip of the Cubikook kitchen knife sharpener
Material
ABS plastic
ABS

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.1
9.4

Slot Arrangement

10
10
The working section on the Amesser A-65, with 3 slots featuring diamond rods, tungsten carbide blades, ceramic rods
The working section on the Cubikook, with 3 slots featuring diamond rods, tungsten carbide blades, ceramic rods

Insertion

9.0
9.5
Amesser A-65 Manual Knife Sharpener Insertion 1
Amesser A-65 Manual Knife Sharpener Insertion 1
Top view of a knife being sharpened with the Amesser A-65, the sharpener being held in one hand
Top view of a knife being sharpened with the Cubikook, the sharpener being held in one hand

Pulling Through

9.5
9.0
A hand holding the Amesser knife sharpener and sharpening a kitchen knife with it
Cubikook Pulling Through
Cubikook Knife Sharpener Pulling Through

Stability on a Clean Surface

9.0
9.5
Top view of a knife being sharpened with the Amesser 3-slot knife sharpener, with the user’s two hands visible
2 hands holding and sharpening a kitchen knife with the Cubikook sharpener on a countertop
The Cubikook has a low height and a wide base which helps minimize the risks of flipping during sharpening.

Stability on a Wet and Dirty Surface

7.5
8.0
Two hands holding and sharpening a kitchen knife with the Amesser 3-slot knife sharpener on a salt-sprinkled countertop
2 hands holding and sharpening a kitchen knife with the Cubikook on a salt-sprinkled countertop

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