About Andy Kincain

Knife sharpener comparison 2020

I recently retired after 30 years as a history professor at a small college in Pennsylvania. I’m loving my retirement, as it gives me the chance to do everything I always wanted -- but didn’t have time for! 

Cooking has always been an interest of mine, and I really enjoy trying out new recipes from all over the world, especially Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine.

My other passion is spending as much time outdoors as I possibly can. My wife and I live outside of Pittsburgh, and we love heading into Allegheny National Forest whenever we can to hike, camp, and fish. I always try to barbecue any fish we catch at our campsite, or use them in a recipe when we get back home!

Since having good, sharp knives is essential for all of my hobbies, I decided to try out a variety of knife sharpeners in order to establish which one is the best and the easiest to use. Although I am by no means an expert, I learned so much about knife sharpeners from this undertaking that I wanted to share my findings with other people, and especially other amateur chefs like myself. 

My goal is to stop people from needlessly throwing away their old, blunt knives, because it really is possible (and actually pretty simple) to put a sharp blade on any knife in a matter of seconds. I hope my experience will help other people choose a high-quality, easy-to-use knife sharpener, so that they don’t have to spend their valuable time searching through hundreds of Amazon reviews, or waste their money on knife sharpeners that just don’t work. 

The views expressed in this blog are my own and do not reflect the views of my former employer.