EdgeKeeper KnivesJune 29, 2017
EDGEKEEPER KNIVES: THE KNIVES THAT SHARPEN THEMSELVES
A knife that sharpens itself every time you use it? It’s a simple but brilliant idea – and at this price and quality the EdgeKeeper self-sharpening knife range offers incredible value for money as well as saving you time and effort.
We all know that we’re supposed to sharpen knives to keep their blades safely slicing without any finger-endangering side-slippage, but most of us are probably guilty of not doing so as often as we should… or in some cases, not at all.
Used properly, knife sharpeners are a wonderful tool to keep blades at a super-sharp cutting edge, but lots of us are a bit wary of using them. First of all, there’s the question of buying the right kind to suit your knife blades (Asian or European?); and if you’re using a steel or a whetstone, there’s the expertise required to position your blade at just the right angle to ensure your knives end up sharpened rather than damaged… it can seem like a job best left to the professionals.
The beauty of the EdgeKeeper range is that each knife’s protective sheath has a built-in sharpener which hones the blade every time you take it out and again when you put it away, so they’re sharpened little and often – the perfect way to maintain any blade edge. You don’t have to remember to sharpen them in the first place, or search out a separate sharpener, so they save you time and effort. And because the blades are made from high carbon stainless steel, they retain a precision edge that only gets better the more you use it – so you can be confident that they’ll always be the sharpest knives in the drawer.
GOING THE EXTRA MILE
When we first saw these knives in action, we were blown away by the technology – it’s such an amazing idea. However, as we always do when we find a new product, we took a closer look to see if we could improve them in any way… and saw an opportunity to do so by adding soft-grip handles. Only available at Lakeland, these exclusive handles ensure that you get the most comfortable and safest hold as well as the sharpest cut.
A BLADE FOR EVERY TASK
In the most useful sizes and shapes to tackle a huge list of kitchen tasks from slicing to dicing, peeling to paring and chopping to cutting, they make a fantastic all-round kitchen knife set too. There are other self-sharpening knives out there, but these ones are such great value it’s easy to treat yourself to the full EdgeKeeper knife range: Paring Knife; Utility Knife; 15cm Chef’s Knife and 20cm Chef’s Knife. And because a good sharp pair of kitchen scissors is an absolute essential, the Kitchen Scissors also come with a built-in sharpener so they’ll tackle all your opening, trimming and cutting jobs with a single, frustration-free swish of their blades.
FIND OUT MORE…
Stainless steel, carbon steel, ceramic, Damascus or titanium; smooth or serrated; Asian or European… there’s a whole world of knives out there, and the amount of choice can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together our Ultimate Knife Guide. It has loads of information about how to choose the right knives for you and your kitchen, together with advice about how best to store and sharpen them, and a guide to knife techniques that’ll soon have you chopping, carving, shredding and filleting with confidence.