made at home

Attach the knife, grind, hone

The HORL® Principle

Knife sharpening can sometimes be tricky, but the HORL® sharpeners make it super easy and a real pleasure for everyone. No prior knowledge or trying around for the right angle needed! While the grinding disc rolls gently back and forth along the blade, the knife stays in place by the Magnetic-Angle Support. For even more culinary delights in the kitchen.

Nobody wants to
sharpen knives, but
everyone wants
a sharp knife.

With the HORL® Sharpener, knife sharpening gives you a real sense of achievement! There are three models, two grinding angles and interchangeable grinding discs for maximum versatility. Our stylish sharpeners are a must in every kitchen.

Stylish design
easy to use
precise results

Grinding Disc

To begin with, the HORL® diamond grinding disc quickly provides a high-quality sharpness. The industrial diamonds used are well suited as grinding material for steels of any hardness.

Honing Disc

As a second step, the ceramic honing disc further refines the result. Its integrated grooves ensure a smooth knife edge and remove any abrasive dust.

Designed for daily use,
made for eternity.

Industrial diamonds are considered among the most durable and efficient abrasives available. With a grit size of 46 μm, the HORL® Standard Diamond disc grinds efficiently and precisely. Used properly, its grinding surface should never need replacement.

Two grinding angles.
Always sharp results.

… with our magnetic angle support

Strong magnets.
Secure attachment.

… with our S-Pad®.

Constant sharpening angle

Getting the sharpening angle right is key to success when it comes to grinding knives. The more consistently it is done, the more precise and lasting are the results. Our magnetic angle support is a practical way to ensure the knife is always held at exactly the right angle. Once sharpened with the HORL®, a knife can be quickly resharpened over and over again. Since grinding at a constant angle removes as little material as necessary, it helps the knife to last longer.

Secure hold
for precision in every application

The combination of powerful neodymium magnets and the HORL® S-Pad hold the knife securely during sharpening. Reinforced by the anti-slip effect of the S-Pad, even small blades can be sharpened consistently and reproducibly at the desired level.

As sharp as new.
Every day.



Micrograph of a standard kitchen knife blade upon leaving the factory


HORL®2 &

Micrograph after using a Diamond Standard disc and a ceramic honing disc



Micrograph after using HORL® whetstone fine and extrafine as well as the HORL® Leather (accessories)

horl® 2 Cruise

HORL Diamond

HORL Stainless Steel

Grinding angle 20°

Incl. 20% Tax,

horl® 2 Oak

HORL Diamond

HORL Ceramic

Grinding angle 15° / 20°

Changeable grinding discs

Incl. 20% Tax,

horl® 2 Pro

HORL Diamond

HORL Ceramic

Grinding angle 15° / 20°

Changeable grinding discs

Planetary gear: ratio 1:3

Incl. 20% Tax,

The HORL®2, a two-part rolling system developed by a German father and son, Otmar and Timo Horl, is now available in the United States. For a more consistent result, a magnetized wooden block holds the knife steady at a precise angle—20 degrees for most knives, or an optional 15 degrees for the finest blades—while the user rolls the cylinder with an industrial diamond surface across the blade. You finish with a ceramic disk to refine the process. Having two parts is not ideal, but the results are worth it.
| Florence Fabricant, The New York Times

Today, as a chef and restaurant owner, sharpening knives is a daily task at my Miami restaurant where we butcher all the meat needed to create our signature dishes, including osso buco, which gives our knives a serious workout. Thankfully, I found the HORL®2 Rolling Knife Sharpener, a major upgrade for both my home and restaurant kitchens.
| Adrianne Calvo, as told to Christa Glennie, Wall Street Journal.

HORL® sharpeners are good because they’re items that perform an important task that you’re likely to actually use a lot. I’ve used this sharpening system for several months to keep my knives sharp and the results have been good and consistent.
| Noah Kaufman, Epicurious

Designed in Freiburg.
Manufactured in Black Forest.

Can I sharpen my knife with
the Horl sharpener?

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send us a photo of your knife.
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