While they couldn’t look more different from each other, the Amesser A-65 and the Sharpal 191H performed to quite similar levels.
Despite having one less sharpening slot, the Sharpal proved to be faster and more effective in our tests and slightly outdid the Amesser in material retention too. However, the margins in all those three categories were modest. The two also ended up with close scores on edge smoothness.
When it comes to design and ease of use, the Amesser definitely has the upper hand. Its conventional full body makes it easy to grab and work with, whereas the Sharpal’s cylindrical shape and unstable suction base makes sharpening challenging if not dangerous. For that reason, the Amesser ended up with a higher overall rating.
Pros & Cons
- Instinctive and easy to use
- Well-built with a solid design
- Grippy and comfortable handle
- Safety glove included
- Small footprint
- Affordable price
- One-handed sharpening (when the base works)
- Tapered base
- High center of gravity
- Suction cup only works on particular surfaces
- Ceramic blades don’t seem to work
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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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