Stow-able Sharpener Options for Kitchen Knives

As someone who's looking for a sharpener that can be easily packed up and put away, and you're going to be using your sharpener to sharpen primarily kitchen knives, these are the best sharpener options for you. Any of the below options will make a great choice. When choosing an option, consider how frequently you plan to sharpen, as you'll want to choose a sharpener that's faster and more convenient to use if you plan to sharpen on a regular basis.


Precision Sharpener - WE130

If you have a larger collection of kitchen knives, and some of your knives are less common, like cleavers or high-end Japanese cutlery, the WE130 is a great choice. The WE130 offers great versatility in it's angle range and the convenience of the Cam-Lock Vise which is operated with a lever instead of an Allen key. The WE130 sharpener is a great choice for collectors of kitchen cutlery who plan to sharpen more frequently at home. The WE130 sharpener is designed to be mounted to a base for stability.


The WE130 has a Pro-Pack option, which is called the Pro-Pack III. If you want to go all-in on your sharpening, this option comes with a large assortment of attachments, adapters, and abrasives that will increase your sharpening capabilities.


To keep your sharpener and all your abrasives packed up neatly and safely, we recommend adding the Hard Carrying / Rolling Case to your order. This is the only case available that's compatible with the WE130 sharpener.

Generation 3 Pro Sharpener

The Generation 3 Pro is one of our most convenient sharpener models. It's not quite as versatile as the WE130 sharpener because it has a more limited angle range, but it's easier to operate and faster to use. If you have a large collection of kitchen knives, with not a lot a variety in the types of knives you'll be sharpening, or you plan to sharpen frequently for friends or family, this is a great option for you.


The Generation 3 Pro doesn't require the purchase of a separate base, as it's base is built-on, and also includes a storage area inside the sharpener for all your sharpening stones.


This sharpener comes with a hard carrying case which is already included in it's price, so you don't need to order one separately.


The Generation 3 Pro sharpener includes and extra set of abrasives, which are the 800/1000 grit diamond stones. They will produce very effective edges for cutting tasks in the kitchen. The following items also make great additions to this kit for sharpening your kitchen knives:


12" Guide Rods (only if you will be sharpening blades longer than 12"



Precision Sharpener - WE100

The WE100 sharpener is an excellent, budget-friendly choice if you are planning on sharpening your kitchen knives at home and you have 20 or fewer knives.


The WE100 sharpener is designed to be mounted to a base for stability. There are two base options to choose from: Aluminum and Granite. If you're going to be moving your sharpener in and out of storage, the Aluminum option is likely a better choice for you, as the granite base is very heavy. If you plan to leave your sharpener out in your kitchen, the granite base is a great looking option, making your sharpener not just a tool, but possibly a conversation piece with your guests.


If you would like to bundle more sharpening abrasives with the WE100 to produce extremely fine edges, choose the Pro-Pack I. The Pro-Pack I is a bundle that includes the WE100 sharpener, diamond stones in six grits from 100 up to 1000 grit, a set of leather strops to finish your edges, and the Aluminum Base.


To keep your sharpener and all your abrasives packed up neatly and safely, we recommend adding the Hard Carrying Case to your order.