The Amesser A-65 and the Longzon 4-stage sharpeners are both of a decent size and solidly constructed. Both also sport a tapered base which slightly affects their ability to keep their balance during use.
The Amesser did a little better in our speed and sharpness tests, though arguably only because the Longzon was below average. On the other hand, the Longzon removed far less steel and left a much smoother and more even edge.
All in all, the Amesser is the slightly better choice. If you prefer the design of the Longzon but want better performance, check out its identical twin: the Mueller KS-4ST.
Pros & Cons
- Instinctive and easy to use
- Well-built with a solid design
- Grippy and comfortable handle
- Safety glove included
- Sleek design
- Substantial, accommodative size
- Fine, smooth knife edge
- Inclusion of protective gloves
- Slot for scissors
- Tapered base
- High center of gravity
- Tall base
- Slow sharpening
- Ineffective slot layout
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Analysis and Test Results
Sharpening Time to Cut a Lemon
Maximum Sharpness Achieved
In the Box
Stability on a Clean Surface
Stability on a Wet and Dirty Surface
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