|Product Type: Electric knife sharpener||Collection: Hybrid Sharpener|
|Country of Manufacture: United States|
Always enthralled by knife sharpening, Friel included in his list the invention of a truly effective electric knife sharpener that would work on a wide variety of knives, particularly, fine quality gourmet knives. He rescued a 20-year-old set of Gerber knives from a closet. They were a present from his wife June, and to his great frustration, he had never been able to put a satisfactory edge on them.
With fierce determination and a personal deadline of three years to show himself adequate progress on the project, Friel set to work in a basement laboratory and then sought the assistance of other professionals. "They were the nucleus of the EdgeCraft team," recalls Friel. He created thirteen prototypes before he came up with one that satisfied him. Soon after its introduction, the Chef's Choice Diamond Hone Sharpener earned the acclaim of food experts and chefs worldwide, including Pierre Franey, Jacques Pépin and the late Craig Claiborne.
Friel compares the day he left DuPont to follow his second career to the day he walked away from Johns Hopkins University after earning a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering."Unlike the day I left Johns Hopkins, when I left DuPont I could proceed with the knowledge and confidence gained from some 40 years of hands-on experience," Friel recalls. "I saw a need and I had the confidence that I could deliver."
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Great Knife Sharpener
Carl from Brookings, OR– Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer
This is a great knife sharpener at a good price. I used to have one sharp and a lot of dull knives. Then I got this sharpener and now I have a lot of sharp knives. It is so nice to be able to choose the right blade for a particular use, again. I did not know how to sharpen knives until I took a chance on this. I am glad I did.
Diamond Hone Hybrid Sharpener
Pamela from Il.– Verified Buyer– Top 50 Reviewer
I gave this to a family member after helping out in their kitchen and finding only dull knives. She's been using it and said it keeps her knives nice and sharp.
Have not used it but one time.
allen from Stevensville, MT– Verified Buyer
Worked well like it so far will let you know more later