How Does It Work?
Attach the blade to the side of the angle bar suitable for your blade. It will stay in place because of strong anti-slip magnets.
With one hand holding down the angle bar, roll the rolling sharpener against the other side of the blade. If your knife is dull, sharpen with the coarse disc first, then flip the roller and hone with the fine disc. If you are just maintaining an already sharp edge, use the honing disc only.
Now flip the blade to the other side and repeat the process. If using the premium sharpeners, just unscrew the existing stones at the end of the roller, swap for the higher grit ones, repeat, and polish with a strop.
Why We Love It
‘The HORL 2 seems almost too good to be true—quick, neat, effective. But it is true. While whetstones take time and practice to master, and may scratch your blade if used improperly, the HORL 2 does not. It’s like having the ease, speed and definition of a pull-through sharpener, but the precision and relative gentleness of a whetstone. It takes up a lot less space, too.’
If you want the kind of edge that professional chefs need for achieving effortless precision, the Premium Sharpening Set is the answer. It features #3000 and #6000 grit stones, interchangeable with the discs in the HORL 2 and HORL 2 Pro models, plus a polishing strop for that final flourish.
About the Brand
The father-and-son duo behind HORL-1993 had a singular vision: bring professional standards of knife sharpening to the home cook, simplified. What began at a home cellar is now a fully-staffed workshop in Germany’s Black Forest where every aspect of the manufacturing process is done locally, from steel melding to laser engraving.