With two sharpening edges, a carbide set for basic sharpening and a ceramic set for finishing, the sharpening process couldn?t be simpler.

Position the sharpener on a flat, firm surface and pull your knife through at 90° to the sharpener, maintaining a light pressure as you go.

Repeat until sharp.

I tried the Quick-sharp out with several old and blunt knives and quickly achieved a good sharp edge.

Importantly, the design of this little gizmo means that the chances of hacking chunks off your thumb or forefinger are dramatically reduced thanks to its contoured holding surfaces, which effectively act as an integrated finger-guard.

Non-slip rubber inserts on the top and bottom also reduce the chances of the whole thing moving at a critical moment.