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

Read how the Cubikook and the Wamery — two of the most popular manual sharpeners on the market — measure up against each other.

Cubikook Manual vs Wamery 4-Stage Manual


Price at publication
Scissor sharpener
diamond, tungsten carbide, ceramicDiamond, tungsten carbide, ceramic
Grit size
Coarse, Medium, FineCoarse, Medium, Fine
L8.4 x W1.9 x H2.3 inchesL9.1 x W2.3 x H3.3 inches
Suitable for
Quick, casual sharpening on a low budget


Build Quality
Overall Design Scoring

The Cubikook is heavily function-oriented — it skips the bells and whistles and focuses on keeping the device sturdy, stable, and effective to use.

The overall build is mediocre at best. It has a spacious grip and a wide base but its materials, fit, and finish are nothing to write home about.


Slot Arrangement
Pulling Through
Stability on a Clean Surface
Stability on a Wet and Dirty Surface
Overall Usability Scoring

The Cubikook has a straightforward design with a flat base, a sturdy working section, and an intuitive slot arrangement. Everything supports a safe and easy sharpening experience. It’s the best handheld sharpener for those with weak or shaky hands.

The Wamery sharpener scored fairly well in this section, in part due to its simple yet convenient design. The height makes it a little awkward to use at times but other than that, there’s no steep learning curve to master.


Sharpening Time to Cut a Lemon
Maximum Sharpness Achieved
Edge Smoothness
Material Retention
Overall Performance Scoring

The Cubikook performed consistently well in all four categories: speed, sharpness, material retention, and edge smoothness. As pull-through sharpeners go, this one is one of the most well-rounded options.

The Wamery offered a decent performance. While it didn’t take the knife far beyond the serviceable level, we were impressed with how fast the sharpener brought it back to life from dead dullness. Its ability to preserve the blade material has also been matched by no other.

Overall Scores

Ease of Use
Overall Scoring

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


The Cubikook Chef’ Sharpener is the no-brainer choice here. It sharpens much faster and to a slightly higher level of sharpness. The device also boasts a strong, though simple, construction that offers excellent ease of use and stability.

The only area where the Wamery outperforms the Cubikook (and all other handheld sharpeners we’ve tested to date, for that matter) is with material retention. Unfortunately, that comes at the expense of mediocre sharpness and a lengthy sharpening time. 

We would also give credits to its extra sharpening slot for scissors, but if you’re looking for a sharpener for kitchen knives, the Wamery is certainly not among our first recommendations, if at all.

Behind the Comparison

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Anh Ngo is a writer with 9 years experience at different media outlets, covering from public news and events to product testing and analysis. At HealthyKitchen101, she works across different departments, communicating closely with its network of writers, editors, and health, tech, and search engine experts to provide a meaningful and pleasant reading experience for visitors.

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Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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