HORL 2 Cruise Sharpener


An efficient, effective, and truly unique knife sharpener for Western-style blades.

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Product Details

Made in Germany, the revolutionary HORL 2 sharpener takes the guesswork out of the most tricky aspect of using a whetstone: getting the sharpening angle right. It’s also exponentially quicker, as there is no soaking needed. There are two parts to the HORL 2: an angle support bar and a roller. The knife, blade side up, attaches to the angle support bar, which is set to 20°. The knife stays in place thanks to strong magnets, while you move the roller back and forth on the other side of the blade a few times. The roller has two sides: a diamond disc for sharpening and a stainless steel disc for honing. Due to the fixed discs, stainless steel honing stone, and single-sided angle support set to 20°, the Horl 2 Cruise can only be used on Western-style knives. (To sharpen Japanese-style knives or use interchangeable discs, see our Horl 2 or Horl 2 Pro knife sharpeners.) 

Please note: HORL products can only be shipped within the UK

Why we love it

'The HORL 2 Cruise is quick, neat, and effective way to sharpen Western-style knives. It’s like having the ease, speed and definition of a pull-through sharpener, but the versatility and relative gentleness of a whetstone.'

Specifications & Care

  • Protect the sharpener and the Magnetic Angle Support (MAS) from moisture
  • Clean the diamond grinding disc with an eraser to remove dust or for larger deposits, soak the surfaces in a hot water bath with dishwashing liquid and remove with a brush
  • The diamond steel disc will become less coarse after approximately 20 uses; this is intentional, and works as intended in subsequent uses
Country of Origin Germany
Dimensions Diameter 5.5cm X H 8.2cm
Material Beech, stainless steel, silicone
Technical Stats

The Magnetic Angle Support (MAS) contains strong neodymium magnets

  • Store out of the reach of children
  • Among other things, magnets can damage bank cards, pacemakers, mobile phones or other electronic devices
Warranty 2 years
Weight 760g
About The Brand


Timo and Otmar Horl, 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.

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