HORL 2 Sharpener / Walnut


An efficient, effective, and truly unique knife sharpener suitable for both Western and Japanese blades.

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Product Details

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. But like a whetstone, it’s suitable to use on both Western and Japanese knives. 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 has two options on either side: 20° for standard Western blades and 15° for thinner Japanese blades. 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 also has two sides: a diamond disc for sharpening and a ceramic disc for honing. The standout feature of this HORL 2 model is that the sharpening and honing discs on either side of the roller are interchangeable, so you can affix higher grit discs (sold separately) for an even finer finish. The angle bar and roller are made from walnut or oak wood manufactured in-house by HORL in Germany’s Black Forest region. This sharpener will last forever, and every part is easily replaceable in the event of damage.

We recommend using this sharpener with the Horl Premium Sharpening Set, which includes two finer-grit discs for a more refined edge and leather strop that removes any metal residue and inconsistencies.

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

Why we love it

'Horl sharpeners are quick, neat, and effective. While whetstones take time and practice to master, Horl sharpeners do not. Using one is 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 8.5cm
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 840g
Material Walnut, stainless steel, silicone
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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