- Performance (50%)7.5
- Design (15%)8.0
- Ease of Use (35%)7.0
- Performance (50%)6.0
- Design (15%)7.8
- Ease of Use (35%)7.5
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
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