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Cubikook CS-T01 3-Stage vs. Longzon 4-Stage Manual Sharpener Side-by-Side Comparison

Cubikook CS-T01 vs. Longzon 4-stage manual sharpener comparison: How they measure up in effectiveness, ease of use, and design.

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Cubikook CS-T01

Longzon 4-stage

Cubikook CS-T01 3-Stage vs. Longzon 4-Stage Manual Sharpener: Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

The Longzon 4-stage sharpener gave a decent performance in most of our tests, especially when it came to edge material retention and edge sharpness. However, it  was mediocre in the deciding ones, such as sharpness and sharpening time. Other than that, it’s a well-made, sturdy, straightforward piece of equipment.

The Cubikook CS-T01 3-stage sharpener comes with its own flaws, namely a poorly attached brand label and a shoddily-fitted ceramic rods; yet, it found itself among the top in all parameters. With a practical design and strong construction, it offered great stability and was among the safest and easiest to sharpen with.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 15%Design 35%Ease of UseCubikook CS-T01Longzon 4-stage8.68.08.59.47.05.69.18.2
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Pros & Cons

  • Excellent stability 
  • Affordable price
  • Consistent sharpness
  • Solid and sturdy construction
  • Sleek design
  • Substantial, accommodative size
  • Fine, smooth knife edge
  • Inclusion of protective gloves
  • Slot for scissors
  • Small ceramic rods
  • Flaky brand label
  • Tall base
  • Slow sharpening
  • Ineffective slot layout

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
L9.3 x W1.8 x H3.1 inches
Suitable for
Quick, casual sharpening on a low budget

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$17.50
$13.30

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
5.6

Sharpening Time to Cut a Lemon

7.6
1.0
Sharpening Time
1 minutes 30 seconds
3 minutes 10 seconds
Cutting Feel
Swift and smooth
Swift 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 in the sharpening slots of the Longzon knife sharpener
Metal residue in the sharpening slots of the Longzon knife sharpener
The Longzon household knife sharpener next to a bowl containing metal dust residue
Sharpening Time
1 minute
1 minute

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)

Edge Smoothness

8.7
9.0
Close up view in vignette of the knife blade and edge after sharpening with the Cubikook Chef' Sharpener
Longzon Knife Sharpener Edge Smoothness

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.5
9.1

In the Box

The Cubikook 3-stage knife sharpener next to its package box
The Longzon knife sharpener lying next to its package box, instruction leaflet, and two gloves

Dimensions

The Cubikook CS-T01 3-stage handheld sharpener with arrows and figures showing its dimensions
The Longzon household sharpener with arrows and figures showing its dimensions.
Length
8.4" (21.3 cm)
9.3" (23.6 cm)
Width
1.9" (4.8 cm)
1.8" (4.6 cm)
Height
2.3" (5.8 cm)
3.1" (7.9 cm)
Weight
7.9 oz (225 g)
8.7 oz (246 g)

Build Quality

8.8
9.1
The abrasives and part of the handle of the Cubikook CS-T01
The Longzon sharpener standing on a surface

Working Section

The working section of the Cubikook with 3 abrasive slots on a frame and part of its base
Longzon Knife Sharpener Working Section
Levels of Sharpening
Coarse, Medium, Fine
Sharpen, Hone, Polish
Abrasive
Diamond rods, tungsten carbide blades, ceramic rods
Tungsten carbide blades, diamond rods, ceramic rods
Mechanism
Pull through
Pull through
Sharpening Angle
20 degrees
20 degrees

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 Longzon sharpener lying on a surface with its base in full view
The Longzon sharpener lying on a surface with its base in full view
Part of the base of the Longzon manual knife sharpener
Material
ABS plastic
ABS
Feet Type
silicone base
EVA feet

Grip

7.5
9.0
The grip of the Cubikook kitchen knife sharpener
Longzon Knife Sharpener Grip
Material
ABS
ABS, TPR

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.4
8.2

Slot Arrangement

10
7.0
The working section on the Cubikook, with 3 slots featuring diamond rods, tungsten carbide blades, ceramic rods
The working section on the Longzon handheld sharpener, with 1 slot for scissors and slots 2, 3, 4 for knives

Insertion

9.5
9.0
Top view of a knife being sharpened with the Cubikook, the sharpener being held in one hand
Top view of a kitchen knife being sharpened using the Longzon with 2 hands holding them

Pulling Through

9.0
8.0
Cubikook Pulling Through
Cubikook Knife Sharpener Pulling Through
A kitchen knife being sharpened with the Longzon, and the 2 hands that hold the knife and the sharpener

Stability on a Clean Surface

9.5
8.5
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.
A hand holding the Longzon on a kitchen countertop and sharpening a knife with it.

Stability on a Wet and Dirty Surface

8.0
8.0
2 hands holding and sharpening a kitchen knife with the Cubikook on a salt-sprinkled countertop
A kitchen knife being sharpened with the Longzon on a countertop with salt particles

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