From the manufacturer
Why a 15 Degree Angle?
The XV's 15 degree angled edge provides maximum performance and cuts more easily than a traditional 20 degree angled edge. “The thinner the edge the less effort it takes to cut and the easier the knife is to control. And, this thinner knife edge will last longer because of its unique triple-bevel Trizor XV edge technology.”
Protect Your Investment
Since all knives dull with use, it's important to protect your cutlery investments with the right maintenance tools. A knife's long-term performance depends on how it is resharpened.
Knives made of the finest steel will hold an edge longer, but even the best of knives dull with use- and the initial factory edge only lasts for the first few days or weeks of use.
Than for more than 99% of a knife's useful life, it's edge performance depends on how it is resharpened. Replicating the initial factory edge is not particularly relevant, especially since today's modern sharpeners can apply a better factory edge on every knife.
Why Chef'sChoice Sharpeners?
- Unique, world renowned sharpening systems that feature diamond abrasives
- Precicion angle guides
- 3-stage EdgeSelect sharpening system for optimum versatility
- Quickly and easily converts 20 degree knives to an optimal 15 degree edge
Diamond abrasives on the conical disks in Stage 1 create extremely fine ‘micro-grooves’ on the facets on both sides of the edge. It simultaneously creates the first major bevel of the arch-shaped edge at about a 15-degree angle. These micro-grooves on the edge facets give the knife more ‘bite.’