Original Coupon Deal
NEW Global Teikoku Knife Block Set 5pce
[eBay Plus] Global Ikasu Knife 7pc $241.02, Teikoku 5pc $186.42 Delivered @ Peter of Kensington eBay
Can anyone recommend a sharpening tool for the Teikoku set?
Good price on the water sharpener for under $32 or the older style is $26.52 if you just want a manual pull thru type sharpener. I don't think there's anything different in the ceramic stones, just the design?
Otherwise Global's ceramic and diamond steels are very good. Or were you wanting whetstones or an electronic sharpener?
To be honest, I have no idea what I need, or the pros and cons of the various types. Thanks for the links and question, you've given me something to look into and research :)
If you're unfamiliar with all sharpening methods, I would go with the wheel type sharpener.
They have 2 wheels of different aggressiveness (you can get another one that has 3 wheels). The plastic case and way the wheels are aligned takes all the guesswork out of keeping the blade at the right angle. Also very cheap.
A steel is great for everyday use but will take a little practice to keep the knife at the correct angle to the steel. Whetstones and electric sharpeners are generally more say once a week/month (or more depending on usage) to put an edge back on to the knife.
2nd Whitelie's post. I've had this set of knives for over 10 years and use the global water sharpener 2 to 3 times a year and I still get comments on how sharp the knives are when friends use them. I have the 2 wheel sharpner and have never replace the stone wheels, it's super easy and only takes about 20 seconds per knife to maintain the sharpness.
Hi whitelie - I'm a bit late but I ended up doing some reading and opted for the water sharpener. Seems a decent enough entry level solution for me. Thanks for your advice.
No worries, I think it will do the job nicely for you.
If you find they don't hold their edge for long, it may be worth getting them professionally sharpened to put a decent edge back on it and then it will be much easier to maintain with the ceramic water sharpener.
Get a global branded ceramic wheel one that uses water. I recommend a 3 wheel one, but if you dont damage or severely blunt your knives you only need a 2 wheel one. The 3rd wheel is a very coarse one to reshape the edge, the 2ns wheel is like a every month sharpen, and the fine one like every week (use dependent).
I'm not going to claim they're as good as real water stones and learning how to do it properly, but they're miles infront of most "kitchen knife sharpeners"
Here's the 3 wheel one. Didn't search for better price, this is just to give example of what it is.
Global knives use a particular angle on the edge (can't remember the degrees) and not all pull through sharpeners will match this.
Also the metal pull through sharpneres are just god awful and waste huge amounts of your blade material.
Got the 5 pcs set. Not the cheapest it has been but close enough!!
is there a quality difference? or same knives just a different package??
Just different package/knife block.
The only difference with the 7 piece set is:
* Paring Knife 8cm
* Cooks Knife 13cm
I've had the 7 piece set in the past, and rarely used the 8cm paring knife and rarely the 13cm cooks knife either. You'll spend most of your time using the 20cm cooks knife, and from time to time the 22cm bread knife and 11cm utility knife.
Ditto. The paring and miniature chefs knife are the two least used knives in my Ikasu set. Whilst the paring knife is generally a very useful on in most sets, including my Shuns, this one is so small as to make it unusable. Fortunately, the utility is also undersized, so I can use it in place of the paring knife.
Save the fifty-odd dollars and put it towards the three wheel minosharp to keep them in tip top condition…
Add $4.99 for 1 month of plus if your not already a member. otherwise $~11 postage (gold coast)
Edit: or not? Says it's +postage then I chose express then back to regular and it was free, who knows with ebay's buggy checkout.
Bought the ceramic sharpener linked in the comments today - now the paypal transaction is randomly refunded? No message or anything, I dont even know why I was checking paypal, it was a fluke I saw this. Anyone else getting refunds from POK?
Me too, going to nag the store now
No need. Refer below
Most people couldn’t get their orders through yesterday because of a technical error on eBay’s platform including myself.
There is a discussion thread in the fourms if you want to have a look.
You can order with the new code which is updated in this deal post. I ordered this morning and the order went through.
yeah cheers - I got a message from ebay a couple of hours after posting. By then I'd already paid again, so seems like all is going to plan
I used the code “PEOFY22” this morning. The code that was used in the deal yesterday was “EOFY22” which has caused the issues apparently, according to email I received from eBay.