Following success in Germany, HORL 1993 has announced the launch of its collection of sharpeners and accessories to the UK market.
The HORL system makes it possible to sharpen knives easily and precisely for professional level results in everyday use. The system works in two parts; a Magnetic Angle Support sharpening block holds the knife in place, then with a rolling action with a diamond grinder creates the perfect angle.
On the other side of the grinder, sits a ceramic honing disc which, after a few movements, significantly refines the grinding and results in a smooth and clean sharpened knife edge.
Timo Horl, founder of HORL 1993, commented: “We want to make it possible for everyone to sharpen their knives so that cutting is a real pleasure. To achieve this, we develop easy-to-use, stylish products that always feel great to use.”
HORL is located in Freiburg in southern Germany, and many of the processes, from selection of the wood, to final assembly, are done by hand by a family-like collaboration with local suppliers.
The sharpening system is available in three options:
HORL 2 Cruise
The all-rounder for sharpness with a 20 degree grinding angles and the proven combination of diamond adn stainless steel to ensure precise grinding results.
Offering interchangeable grinding discs, a 15 degree grinding angle for a filigree edge, and a 20 degree griding angle for more robust blades.
HORL 2 PRO
Featuring planetary gearing which provides a transmission ratio of 1:3, meaning the desired sharpness is achieved three times faster.
There are also a number of accessories, including grinding disks, holders and HORL leather to free the blade from grinding residue.