When a knife-maker pours so much time and loving care into each piece of cutlery, it pays to go the extra mile in maintaining your favorite Wusthof blades. The Wusthof Tri-hone Sharpener is the perfect tool for keeping your knives in top condition. Working through a combination of convenient design and 3 stages of grinding material, the Tri-hone, or try-stone as it is also referred to, provides a user-friendly counterpoint to sharpening steels, and better performance than a simplified knife sharpener.
The Tri-hone Sharpener gets its name from three sharpening surfaces: coarse, medium, and fine. The coarse surface features a grittier texture and is used to smooth out the most glaring imperfections in a blade, while the medium surface is less gritty and serves as the middle-step in the honing process. Lastly, the fine textured surface serves to precisely hone your blade’s edge, and also makes for excellent day-to-day maintenance. The Tri-hone Sharpener features a handsomely constructed wooden base, fitted with a triangular block that carries the sharpening surfaces. Each surface is color-coded and labeled for convenience, ensuring you’re always on the right step.
To ensure the safety and longevity of your Tri-hone Sharpener, Wusthof has included a bottle for easily applying water to re-wet the stone during use. The try-stone sharpener can be used on double as well as single-edged blades like a sushi knife.