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Amesser A-65 vs SunrisePro Supreme Side-by-Side Comparison

Amesser A-65 vs. SunrisePro Supreme sharpener. Read on for details on how they compare in terms of speed, effectiveness, and ease of use.

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Amesser A-65

SunrisePro Supreme

Amesser A-65 vs SunrisePro Supreme Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Amesser A-65SunrisePro Supreme7.76.39.39.17.47.58.07.0
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The Amesser A-65 and the SunrisePro Supreme are both aggressive sharpeners but the former is slightly more friendly to both the user and the knife’s edge.

The Amesser, while taking off a considerable amount of material from the knife edge produced a smoother edge, as expected with more polishing stages. It also boasts a design that offers more balance and stability and is overall the easier one to work with. 

The SunrisePro was faster by a far cry and could produce a keener edge, too. However, it shaved off just as much steel as the Amesser did and performed worse in terms of edge smoothness. With a modest body and a suction base that’s quite picky of the surfaces it sticks to, it didn’t score as well on ease of use either.

Pros & Cons

  • Affordable
  • Instinctive and easy to use
  • Well-built with a solid design
  • Grippy and comfortable handle
  • Safety glove included
  • Strong, sturdy build
  • Extremely quick sharpening
  • Great sharpness 
  • Affordable price
  • Strong suction base (while it works)
  • Tapered base
  • High center of gravity
  • Suction base is surface-discriminatory
  • It can peel off a lot of metal

Key Specs

Stages
3
1
Scissor sharpene
No
No
Abrasives
Diamond, tungsten carbide, ceramic
Tungsten carbide
Grit size
Coarse, Medium, Fine
Coarse
Dimensions
L7.9 x W1.9 x H2.9 inches
L2.3 x W2.3 x H2.6 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$16.60
$25,98

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.3
7.5

Sharpening Time to Cut a Lemon

5.2
9.6
Sharpening Time
2 minutes
1 minute 5 seconds
Cutting Feel
Swift and smooth
Swift and smooth

Material Retention

6.0
6.0
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
SunrisePro Supreme Material Retention
SunrisePro Supreme Material Retention
SunrisePro Material Retention
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
5.0
Close up view in vignette of the knife blade and edge after sharpening with the Amesser A-65 knife sharpener
SunrisePro Supreme Edge Smoothness

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
8.0

In the Box

The Amesser sharpener next to its package box, a glove, and promotional leaflets
SunrisePro Supreme In the Box

Dimensions

The Amesser handheld sharpener with arrows and figures showing its dimensions
SunrisePro Dimensions
Length
7.9" (20.1 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Width
1.9" (4.8 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Height
2.9" (7.4 cm)
2.6" (6.6 cm)
Weight
6.4 oz (183 g)
2.3 oz (65 g)

Build Quality

9.2
8.0
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
SunrisePro Supreme Build Quality

Working Section

The working section of the Amesser A-65 with 3 abrasive slots: Prep, Sharpen, and Fine
SunrisePro Supreme Working Section
Levels of Sharpening
Prepare, Sharpen, Polish
Coarse
Abrasive
Diamond-coated rods, tungsten steel blades, ceramic rods
Metal blades
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
SunrisePro Supreme Base
Material
ABS plastic
Silicone
Feet Type
Non-slip rubber base
Suction cup

Grip

9.5
8.0
The grip of the Amesser sharpener
The grip of the Amesser sharpener
A hand gripping on the Amesser A-65 manual sharpener
SunrisePro Supreme Grip
Material
ABS plastic
ABS plastic

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.1
7.0

Slot Arrangement

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

Insertion

9.0
7.5
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
SunrisePro Supreme Insertion

Pulling Through

9.5
6.0
A hand holding the Amesser knife sharpener and sharpening a kitchen knife with it

Stability on a Clean Surface

9.0
6.5
Top view of a knife being sharpened with the Amesser 3-slot knife sharpener, with the user’s two hands visible

Stability on a Wet and Dirty Surface

7.5
3.0
Two hands holding and sharpening a kitchen knife with the Amesser 3-slot knife sharpener on a salt-sprinkled countertop

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