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Cubikook Manual vs Wamery 4-Stage Manual Side-by-Side Comparison

We compare how the Cubikook CS-T01 performs against the Wamery 4-Stage manual sharpener in terms of speed, sharpness, ease of use, and design.

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Cubikook CS-T01

Wamery 4-Stage

Cubikook Manual vs Wamery 4-Stage Manual

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Cubikook CS-T01Wamery 4-Stage8.68.08.59.47.88.16.87.7
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The Cubikook CS-T01 and the Wamery 4-stage sharpener both performed well, but they differ in build quality and design, and thus, ease of use.

The Wamery was faster (by a whopping 20 seconds) to bring a keen edge to a blunt knife. It wasted less blade steel; however, it also could not bring back the factory sharpness level like the Cubikook could. The Wamery left a decent edge, though not as smooth as that produced by the Cubikook.

The Cubikook does much better in terms of design and ease of use. Its strong build and low center of gravity keep it very stable during sharpening. The addition of a scissor slot on the Wamery increases its height, making it more prone to tipping despite the wide base. 

To sum up, the Wamery is a decent sharpener, but Cubikook is the more well-rounded and reliable choice.

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent stability 
  • Affordable price
  • Consistent sharpness
  • Solid and sturdy construction
  • Extra sharpening slot for scissors
  • Intuitive slot order
  • Wide base
  • Small ceramic rods
  • Flaky brand label
  • Shabby build
  • Excessive height, high center of gravity

Key Specs

Stages
3
3
Scissor sharpener
No
Yes
Abrasives
diamond, tungsten carbide, ceramic
Diamond, tungsten carbide, ceramic
Grit size
Coarse, Medium, Fine
Coarse, Medium, Fine
Dimensions
L8.4 x W1.9 x H2.3 inches
L9.1 x W2.3 x H3.3 inches
Suitable for
Quick, casual sharpening on a low budget

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$17.50
$17.50

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
8.1

Sharpening Time to Cut a Lemon

7.6
9.2
Sharpening Time
1 minutes 30 seconds
1 minute 10 seconds
Cutting Feel
Swift and smooth
Light and smooth

Material Retention

8.0
9.0
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
Metal residue on the abrasive slots on the Wamery knife sharpener
Tiny bits of metal got captured by the sharpening slot.
Metal residue on the abrasive slots on the Wamery knife sharpener
A bowl containing metal sharpening residue next to the base of the Wamery sharpener
Sharpening Time
1 minute
1 minute
Target Sharpness

Maximum Sharpness Achieved

8.0
6.0
Sharpening Time
6 minutes
6 minutes
Sharpness Level
8 (Chicken breast with skin, 1 swipe)
7 (ripe tomatoes, 1 swipe)

Edge Smoothness

8.7
7.3
Close up view in vignette of the knife blade and edge after sharpening with the Cubikook Chef' Sharpener
Close up view of the knife blade and edge after sharpening with the Wamery
There were few to no burrs on the edge.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.5
6.8

In the Box

The Cubikook 3-stage knife sharpener next to its package box
The Wamery knife and scissor sharpener lying on its side next to its package box

Dimensions

The Cubikook CS-T01 3-stage handheld sharpener with arrows and figures showing its dimensions
The Wamery handheld sharpener with arrows and figures showing its dimensions
Length
8.4" (21.3 cm)
9.1" (23.1 cm)
Width
1.9" (4.8 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Height
2.3" (5.8 cm)
3.3" (8.4 cm)
Weight
7.9 oz (225 g)
8.9 oz (252 g)

Build Quality

8.8
6.6
The abrasives and part of the handle of the Cubikook CS-T01
The main working part of the Wamery manual sharpener
Frontal overview of the sharpener.

Working Section

The working section of the Cubikook with 3 abrasive slots on a frame and part of its base
Up-close shot of the Wamery’s working section with 4 abrasive slots
Up-close shot of the working section.
Levels of Sharpening
Coarse, Medium, Fine
Coarse, medium, fine
Abrasive
Diamond rods, tungsten carbide blades, ceramic rods
Tungsten carbide blades, diamond rods, ceramic rods
Mechanism
Pull through
Pull-through
Sharpening Angle
20 degrees
Not mentioned

Base

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
The Wamery knife and scissor sharpener lying on its side, its base and base pads in full view
Material
ABS plastic
Synthetic silicone
Feet Type
silicone base
Slip-proof padding x 2

Grip

7.5
7.5
The grip of the Cubikook kitchen knife sharpener
A hand holding the Wamery 4-stage manual knife sharpener
Material
ABS
Rubber

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.4
7.7

Slot Arrangement

10
9.0
The working section on the Cubikook, with 3 slots featuring diamond rods, tungsten carbide blades, ceramic rods
The working section on the Wamery, with slot 1 for sharpening scissors and slots 2, 3, 4 for kitchen knives.
Frontal view of the sharpener with its slots.

Insertion

9.5
8.0
Top view of a knife being sharpened with the Cubikook, the sharpener being held in one hand

Pulling Through

9.0
6.0
Cubikook Pulling Through
Cubikook Knife Sharpener Pulling Through
The working section of the Wamery with 3 slots for knives and 1 for sharpening kitchen shears

Stability on a Clean Surface

9.5
7.5
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.
2 hands holding and sharpening a kitchen knife with the Wamery sharpener on a countertop

Stability on a Wet and Dirty Surface

8.0
7.0
2 hands holding and sharpening a kitchen knife with the Cubikook on a salt-sprinkled countertop
2 hands holding and sharpening a kitchen knife with the Wamery on a salt-sprinkled countertop
Testing the sharpener on a messy kitchen surface.

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