My wife has a lot of kitchen knives...too many in my opinion, but I can't get her to pare down her collection. To prevent her from buying anymore knives, I decided to get her a sharpener so that she can bring some life back into these older blades. This is a nice quality sharpener at an affordable price. I particularly like the non-slip base, as it feels safer when you are sharpening your knives (or scissors). Yes, it can sharpen scissors too!