The Brod & Taylor knife sharpener makes professional-quality sharpening at home foolproof – even for serrated knives. So simple to use anyone can achieve excellent results in seconds, even with very dull or damaged knives. The sharpener excels with all types of knives, including serrated blades and Japanese-style (single beveled edge) knives. High-quality Damascus blades can be honed without fear of damaging the edge. The unique sharpening technology features precision-ground ultra-hard carbide sharpeners on patented spring-action bars that adjust automatically to accommodate different blade angles. Three different sharpening methods are available with one tool. Damaged, nicked or very dull knives can be coarse-sharpened to restore a perfect “V” shape to the edge. With a simple change in hand position, all knives can be fine-sharpened (honed) as often as desired. Regular honing will maintain a sharp edge without removing metal and actually extend the lifetime of a blade. And for a super-sharp edge, smooth blades can be polished to a micro-bevel. Serrated and single-bevel knives are sharpened just by angling the knife handle to the side. Almost two pounds of hand-polished solid stainless steel create a rugged yet elegant design that is truly art of the cutting edge.