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A sharp knife is as useful to the baker....

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The Roadside Pi...

A sharp knife is as useful to the baker....

as much as it is essential to the butcher. This item gets the Pie Kings highest rating! 5 Baguettes! The Chef'sChoice

Trizor XV. https://youtu.be/W4SitQ0cknc. Buck thirty from Amazon, well worth the price tag!

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BreadLee

I have this little dinky carbide sharpener that I use,  but also do it the old fashioned way..a la chef Ramsay.  Lol

https://youtu.be/SBn1i9YqN1k

That winner on test kitchen looks awesome though.  

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The Roadside Pi...

I have a steel also. The honing steel will polish an already sharp blade. This baby will accually take a 20 degree angle European blade and hone it to 15 degree Japanese angle!

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Justanoldguy

Diamonds are grand.....But make sure that the blade is free from fats, oils or greases before it contacts the diamonds. The knife's gotta be clean if you want it keen from diamond abrasion.

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The Roadside Pi...

actually stresses the importance of a clean grease free blade! The XV also has a manual cleaning/ reshaping setting for the #3 honing ceramic disks. They stress not to use the option to often.

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David R

I wouldn't go THAT far with the comparison - a baker without a sharp knife is slowed down, but a butcher without a sharp knife is out of work.

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The Roadside Pi...

You should get use to the fact that I tend to exaggerate! Smile...That being said it is one fine piece of Kitchen  gadgetree!

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BreadLee

Naw man!  Say it ain't so!  Lol. Hehe.. gotta have some fun on this thing.  Cheers! 

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David R

Pffft... I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate! 😁

Exaggeration causes well over half of misunderstandings online.

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Edo Bread

I have one. I think it is great.