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SunrisePro Supreme vs Smith's 50264 Manual Sharpener Side-by-Side Comparison

The SunrisePro Supreme Manual and Smith's 50264 sharpener share more commonalities than their looks suggest. Here’s how they measure up.

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SunrisePro Supreme

Smith's Adjustable

SunrisePro Supreme vs Smith's 50264 Manual Sharpener

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Smith's AdjustableSunrisePro Supreme6.86.07.87.57.47.58.07.0
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They may look completely different, but the SunrisePro Supreme Manual and Smith's 50264 manual knife sharpeners have a lot in common: They both offer great sharpness and both have issues with stability.

The SunrisePro is more gentle on the knife edge: It removes less material and doesn’t create a wavy edge like the Smith’s does. It also has a more solid build. Its problem is in its awkward small size and a suction cup for a base that’s rather picky about where it stays in place.

With the Smith’s, you can achieve greater sharpness and avail of more grind angle choices. Unfortunately, its versatility sacryfies robustness, which in turn affects the knife edge. Also, its high center of gravity and a narrow base doesn’t help with stability.

The Smith’s costs twice the price of the SunrisePro at the time of writing; however, they’re both affordable. Your choice may boil down to personal preference.

Pros & Cons

  • Strong, sturdy build
  • Extremely quick sharpening
  • Great sharpness 
  • Affordable price
  • Strong suction base (while it works)
  • Angle-adjustable sharpening 
  • Sharpening slot for serrated blades included
  • Wide slot inserts
  • Replaceable abrasives (sold separately)
  • Suction base is surface-discriminatory
  • It can peel off a lot of metal
  • Shears off a considerable amount of metal
  • Awkward slot structure
  • Long, narrow base

Key Specs

Stages
1
2
Scissor sharpener
No
No
Abrasives
Tungsten carbide
Precision-ground carbide, ceramic
Grit size
Coarse
Coarse, Fine
Dimensions
L2.3 x W2.3 x H2.6 inches
L10.5 x W1.3 x H2.9 inches

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$25,98
$27.38

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.5
6.0

Sharpening Time to Cut a Lemon

9.6
8.0
Sharpening Time
1 minute 5 seconds
1 minute 25 seconds
Cutting Feel
Swift and smooth
Light and smooth

Material Retention

6.0
3.0
SunrisePro Supreme Material Retention
SunrisePro Supreme Material Retention
SunrisePro Material Retention
Metal residue on the Coarse slot of the Smith’s knife sharpener
Metal residue on the Coarse slot of the Smith’s knife sharpener
A bowl containing metal sharpening residue next to the base of the Smith’s 50264 knife sharpener
Sharpening Time
1 minute
1 minute
Target Sharpness

Maximum Sharpness Achieved

8.0
8.0
Sharpening Time
6 minutes
6 minutes
Sharpness Level
8 (Chicken breast with skin, 1 swipe)
8 (Chicken breast with skin, one swipe)

Edge Smoothness

5.0
4.5
SunrisePro Supreme Edge Smoothness
Close-up view of the knife blade and edge after sharpening with the Smith’s Pull-thru

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.0
7.8

In the Box

SunrisePro Supreme In the Box
The Smith’s 50264 Adjustable pull-thru sharpener next to its plastic casing

Dimensions

SunrisePro Dimensions
The Smith’s adjustable handheld sharpener with arrows and figures showing its dimensions
Length
2.3" (5.8 cm)
10.5" (26.7 cm)
Width
2.3" (5.8 cm)
1.3" (3.3 cm)
Height
2.6" (6.6 cm)
2.9" (7.4 cm)
Weight
2.3 oz (65 g)
8.8 oz (250 g)

Build Quality

8.0
8.2
SunrisePro Supreme Build Quality
The Smith’s Pull-thru sharpener with cover and angle knob detached on a cutting board, and a lemon slice

Working Section

SunrisePro Supreme Working Section
Top view of the angle knob on the Smith’s angle adjustable sharpener
Top view of the angle knob on the Smith’s angle adjustable sharpener
The working section of the Smith’s 50264 handheld sharpener, with its Coarse, Serrated, and Fine slots
Levels of Sharpening
Coarse
Sharpen, Hone/Polish
Abrasive
Metal blades
Precision-ground carbide, crossed ceramic
Mechanism
Pull through
Pull through
Sharpening Angle
20 degrees
14°, 16°, 18°, 20°, 22°, 24°

Base

SunrisePro Supreme Base
The Smith’s 50264 lying on a surface with its base and base pads in full view
The Smith’s 50264 lying on a surface with its base and base pads in full view
A base pad of the Smith’s sharpener
Material
Silicone
Rubber
Feet Type
Suction cup
Slip-proof soles

Grip

8.0
6.5
SunrisePro Supreme Grip
A hand holding the Smith’s manual knife sharpener
Material
ABS plastic
Rubber

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.0
7.5

Slot Arrangement

10
7.0
SunrisePro Supreme Slot Arrangement
The working section of the Smith’s 50264, with the angle knob and the Coarse, Serrated, and Fine abrasive slots

Insertion

7.5
10
SunrisePro Supreme Insertion
Close-up view of the Coarse slot of the Smith’s sharpener, its blades in full view

Pulling Through

6.0
7.5
Close-up view of the Fine slot on the Smith’s pull-thru, with nicks visible on the plastic frame

Stability on a Clean Surface

6.5
7.0
A person sharpening a knife with the Smith’s 50264 adjustable knife sharpener

Stability on a Wet and Dirty Surface

3.0
6.0
A person sharpening a knife with the Smith’s 50264 Pull-thru sharpener on a salt-sprinkled countertop

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